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Natalia Mirovitskaya participates in Pan-Arctic cooperation experts’ meeting

Natalia Mirovitskaya, professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, served as a presenter and moderator during the Pan-Arctic Cooperation: Problems and Prospects workshop convened by the University of Maine School of Law.

Natalia Mirovitskaya
Natalia Mirovitskaya, PhD

Held in April, the experts’ meeting was devoted to examining the problems in Arctic cooperation against the backdrop of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Workshop participants discussed how the new geopolitics of our time has affected the prospects for cooperation in climate science, for fulfilling the rights of indigenous peoples, for adherence to international law, and for education and research collaborations.

During the "International Law and the Law of the Sea" session, Mirovitskaya presented her research paper on Governance for the New Arctic: Challenges of coordinating a complex international regime against the backdrop of Russia’s war in Ukraine. She also moderated a panel discussion on Indigenous people in the Russian Arctic.

Mirovitskaya, who joined Duke as a faculty member in 1995, earned her PhD at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Economics). Her professional focus is on political economy of development and peacebuilding. She has led and participated in numerous projects on the design, implementation and effectiveness of international resource regimes, environmental security, sustainable development and conflict prevention.