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Svalbard – the world’s northernmost community in transition - Kjerstin Askholt

Kjerstin Askholt was appointed Governor of Svalbard last year. Thus, she is the Norwegian Government’s highest ranking representative on the archipelago. She is both Chief of Police and also holds the same authority as a County Governor on the mainland.
  • Svalbard – the world’s northernmost community in transition - Kjerstin Askholt
  • 2016-11-22T19:00:00+01:00
  • 2016-11-22T21:00:00+01:00
  • Kjerstin Askholt was appointed Governor of Svalbard last year. Thus, she is the Norwegian Government’s highest ranking representative on the archipelago. She is both Chief of Police and also holds the same authority as a County Governor on the mainland.
  • Was Öffentliche Veranstaltung Henrik-Steffens-Vorlesung
  • Wann 22.11.2016 von 19:00 bis 21:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo DOR 24, Raum 3.134
  • Termin zum Kalender hinzufügen iCal

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Svalbard – the world’s northernmost community in transition

 

The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, where Spitsbergen is the main island, is not only Norway’s northernmost region. It is the world’s northernmost permanently inhabited area.

Svalbard was a no man’s land until the Svalbard Treaty was signed in 1920. The Treaty recognises Norway’s full and absolute sovereignty over Svalbard, based on a non-discriminatory principle.

Kjerstin Askholt will talk about the management of Svalbard, the importance of preserving the natural environment on the archipelago and the transition from a trapping and coal mining society into today’s diverse, modern family community.  Research, education and tourism will be of increased importance as the coal mining industry is reduced, according to the Norwegian Government’s recently published White Paper on Svalbard.

 

Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.