UW-Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies
The UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies brings scholars, scientists, practitioners and leaders involved in Arctic affairs to the University of Washington. Among other activities, each Fulbright chair offers a seminar on Arctic issues to undergraduate and graduate students, expanding the educational reach of the Future of Ice Initiative to otherwise inaccessible international figures.
Tony Penikett, a Vancouver-based mediator, served in politics for 25 years including Chief of Staff to federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent; five terms in the Yukon Legislative Assembly; and two terms as Premier of Canada’s Yukon Territory (1985-92). His government negotiated final agreement for First Nation land claims in the territory and passed pioneering education, health, language legislation, as well as leading a much-admired bottom-up economic planning process.
The program is sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs; Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; College of Arts and Sciences; College of the Environment; and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States.
For more information on the program visit the Canadian Studies Center site.