Antonia Sohns at the Arctic Fulbright Week in Washington, DC

2016 November 18

From October 24 to 28, 2016, Antonia traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Arctic Fulbright Week. The Week served as the capstone symposium for the seventeen Fulbright Arctic scholars’ research over the last 18 months.

Fulbright Arctic Week included events at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the National Academy of Sciences. The presentations highlighted water, energy, health, and infrastructure in the Arctic.

The week was informative and it was a wonderful opportunity to learn and discuss Arctic policy and science with the scholars from all eight Arctic nations. The Fulbright Arctic initiative is a powerful example of the importance of international collaboration and interdisciplinary work. Additionally, the Arctic youth ambassadors provided insights into life in Alaska and how they are working to mitigate the impacts of climate change on their state.

Check out a cool Twitter movie of the event at the Smithsonian here.

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