october, 2020

24oct17:0018:00Event OverVirtual EventAn Invitation to Online Model Arctic CouncilJoshua Gray, Olivia Silk, Rosemary Tregenza17:00 - 18:00 UTC Event Type :Day 2,MUN Impact Global Summit 2.0,Session 9 Event TagsDay 2,SDG 3,Session 9

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Today, as the global climate changes, the Arctic is one of the most important regions on the planet. Polar Aspect Associates Joshua Gray, Olivia Silk and Rosemary Tregenza will introduce you to this fascinating and fast-changing place, and invite you to explore it through our new and exciting Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) programme. Unique amongst international organisations, the Arctic Council’s table includes not only Arctic states, but the indigenous peoples who call the Arctic home, and it takes all of its decisions by unanimous consensus. 

OMAC delegates must rise to the challenge of finding the solutions that bring these states and peoples together on some of the most challenging social, environmental and economic issues facing the Arctic, and by extension the world. Join us to learn how to become an OMAC delegate, and for a taste of our free OMAC delegate training programme, coming to you this November!

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Joshua Gray, Olivia Silk, Rosemary Tregenza

Joshua Gray – Since 2018, Josh has taken part in a wide range of diplomatic simulations, including Model Arctic Council, Model United Nations and Model US Senate. In 2020, he served as Secretary of the Norwich Model Arctic Council, one of Polar Aspect’s in-person MACs. He has a passionate interest in the Arctic and Arctic issues, especially issues facing Arctic indigenous peoples, and he is keen to share this interest with other students and pupils. Josh is currently reading Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Olivia Silk – With family background in Yukon Territory, Olivia’s research interests include the Canadian North and how international governance mechanisms such as the Arctic Council affect indigenous communities. She has participated in two Model Arctic Council conferences at university level, including Polar Aspect’s NORMAC for University, and she is keen to make this type of simulation accessible to a wider audience. Olivia is currently reading for a Masters in Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Canada.

Rosemary Tregenza – Since 2017, Rosemary has participated in various model-diplomacy conferences, including Model Arctic Council and Model United Nations, both as a delegate and a member of the Secretariat. Her focus and interest now is on the art of ‘behind-the-scenes’ management of model-diplomacy conferences, so that other students and pupils can enjoy them as much as she does. Rosemary is currently reading Security Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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