ISAR-7 / Seventh International Symposium on Arctic Research / 第7回 国際北極研究シンポジウム


Brief Program of ISAR-7 will be opened in early December.

Keynote Speeches

The date and time of the speech will be announced at later date.

Rapid Arctic Warming and its Impact on Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities

Dalee Sambo Dorough

Senior Scholar and Special Advisor / Arctic Indigenous Peoples University of Alaska Anchorage, Former chair / Inuit Circumpolar Council, 2022 IASC Medalist

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough is the former Chairperson of the Inuit Circumpolar Council [2018- 2022]. She received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (2002) and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy, from The Fletcher School, Tufts University (1991). Presently, she is a Senior Scholar and Special Advisor on Arctic Indigenous Peoples, the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she was an Assistant Professor of International Relations. Dr. Dorough was Chairperson (2014) and an Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2010-2016). She is past co-Chair of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and has published contributions in the field of Indigenous human rights as well as Arctic Indigenous peoples, including a forthcoming co-authored chapter on The World Heritage Convention and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Oxford University Press manuscript on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.

Collaborating towards a pan-Arctic Observing System of System: perspectives from the Arctic PASSION project

Michael Karcher

Senior scientist / Alfred Wegener Institute, Coordinator / Arctic PASSION project, Chair / Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Flux study (ASOF), Advisory Board member / Nansen LEGACY, Member / SAON Board

Dr. Michael Karcher is a senior scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. He is a physical oceanographer by education and has been active in numerous interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral international projects dealing with the Arctic. He is currently acting as the scientific coordinator of the EU funded H2020 project ‘Arctic PASSION’ (Pan-Arctic Observing System of Systems - Implementing Observations for Societal Needs), a 4 year program meant to support the improvement of the Arctic environmental observing system with 35 partners from the EU, Canada, India, Japan, Korea and the US and 6 Arctic Indigenous Communities.

Environmental (in-)Security in the Arctic: Expanding Interdisciplinary Approaches

Marc Lanteigne

Associate Professor / The Arctic University of Norway

Dr. Marc Lanteigne is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UIT: The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, teaching information relations and Polar politics. He has previously taught in Britain, Canada, China and New Zealand. His research focusses on China, East Asia, and Polar Regional politics and international relations. He is chief editor of the Arctic news blog Over the Circle, and his current work includes the comparative politics of non-Arctic states, including in the Asia-Pacific, within the Arctic policy sphere. He is the author of Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction, co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, and has also published numerous articles on Chinese and East Asian politics and foreign policy, including Asia-Arctic diplomacy.

Transdisciplinary research on environmental issues

Juichi Yamagiwa

Director-General / Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, Director-General of RIHN, is a world-renowned researcher and expert in the study of primatology and human evolution. Awarded Doctor of Science from Kyoto University in 1987. After holding positions at the Karisoke Research Center, Japan Monkey Center, and Primate Research Institute Kyoto University, he has been Professor of Graduate School of Science at Kyoto University since 2002. Dean of Graduate School and Faculty of Science, 2011-2013. 26th President of Kyoto University, 2014-2020. Served as President of International Primatological Society, 2008-2012, also as Editor in Chief of Primates, a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal of primatology published by Springer Science+Business Media, 2010-2014. Domestically, he served as the president of JANU, the president of Science Council of Japan, and the ongoing member of Environmental Policy Committee of Ministry of Environment. His passion for fieldwork research frequently made him travel to some countries of Africa, where he discovered an abundance of new findings related to gorillas, through his unique viewpoint of evolution.