Aileen-02-2011Aileen A. Espíritu – the Principal Investigator for the ARCSUS project. Ph.D., The Barents Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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WorldClient_edited-7Greg Poelzer –  Executive Chair at the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) at the University of Saskatchewan where he is also an Associate Professor of Political Studies and an Associate Member of the schools of Public Policy and Environment and Sustainability.




Neuls photoEmmy Stavøstrand Neuls – International Project Officer at the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development at University of Saskatchewan.  Emmy provides project management of ARCSUS on behalf of the ICNGD.




Orttung image smallDr. Robert Orttung is Assistant Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and an associate research professor of international affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also President of the Resource Security Institute and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Dr. Orttung received a B.A. in Russian Studies from Stanford University and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. More info




Oleg Anisimov – Professor of physical geography in the Hydrological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ph.D. He is a member of the Russian Geographical Society and the American Geographical Union. He is a co-Chair of the International Permafrost Association Working on Permafrost and Climate, and he is author of more than 100 scientific papers. Read more




Tamara Popova – Research Assistant at International Project Officer at the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development at University of Saskatchewan. Tamara also provides administrative support to the ARCSUS website. She is also currently a Master student in the Master in Northern Governance and Development program at ICNGD.