Working with Policy Makers
- Dr. Heinenen shares his years of experience working with policy makers, not just to share scientific information with, but how to influence how policy is formed.

Presenter: Lassi Heininen - Northern Research Forum/ University of Lapland

Dr. Lassi Heininen is a University Lecturer and Adjunct Professor (Docent) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland. Among his other academic positions are Adjunct Professor at Frost Center for Canadian Studies, Trent University, Canada; Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and Visiting Professor at University of Akureyri, Iceland. He is also the chairman of the International Steering Committee for the Northern Research Forum. His research fields include International Relations, Geopolitics, Security Studies, Environmental Politics, Political History, European Studies, Russian Studies and Northern/Arctic Studies. His publications include circa 50 scientific articles in peerreviewed and other international scientific journals and edited volumes, circa 80 scientific articles in Finnish peerreviewed and other scientific journals and conference proceedings and 12 scientific monographs. Among the recent articles are ”Pohjoinen geopoliittinen alue”, Maa, Seutu, Kulmakunta. Näkökulmia aluehistorialliseen tutkimukseen. SKS, 2009; “The Changing Geo-Politics of the North”, Arctic Idea, August 2008; “Different Images of the Arctic, and the circumpolar North in world politics”, Knowledge and Power in the Arctic. Conference proceedings; “The Importance of Northern Dimension Foreign Policies in the Geopolitics of the Circumpolar North” (with Heather Nicol), Geopolitics, Vol. 12, 2007; “Impacts of Globalization, and the Circumpolar North in World Politics”, Polar Geography, Vol. 29, 2005, No. 2; “Circumpolar International Relations and Geopolitics”, AHDR (Arctic Human Development Report) 2004.

This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skills, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations. More information can be found at apecs.is/victoria2009

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