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Expertise: Arctic geopolitics; Inuit; Canada – US Relations; energy and environmental security; climate change and sustainability; the politics of oil and gas; sovereignty
Erica Dingman is a researcher and writer whose work focuses on a broad spectrum of issues facing the Arctic in respect to climate change. From the geopolitical theater of Arctic stakeholders to interested non-Arctic parties such as the European Union and China, the Arctic is increasingly the focus of government policy and international relations. In this context, Erica’s research turns to the interconnection between climate change, hydrocarbon and mineral exploration, and the political participation of Inuit, one of the Arctic’s indigenous groups. This research raises questions related to human rights, governance, and the nexus of energy and water. The Arctic is a region of strategic interest with long-range global implications.
As a research associate at the Lower Manhattan Project (LMP) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Erica investigated and developed knowledge of ecosystems related to energy and environmental security. LMP captured the technological tools to integrate the challenges of the present with its implications for the future, providing the tools of foresight.
She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The New School. Born and raised in Canada, Erica is a longtime resident of the United States. She is a citizen of both countries, a duality that greatly influences her research.
M.A. in International Affairs: Concentration Conflict and Security,The New School
B.A. in Democracy and Cultural Pluralism, Dean’s List, The New School
Graduate Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
LECTURES & APPEARANCES
Panelist at Energy, Environment and Security in Asia sponsored by Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Reserve Officers Association, in Washington, D.C., 5 April 2012. “Asia’s Expanding Interest in the Arctic.”
Panelist at The European Union, Canada, and the Arctic: Challenges of International Governance, in Ottawa, Canada, 22-23 September 2011. Sustainable Development and Networked Governance: The EU and the Inuit Circumpolar Council.
Panelist at Going North: Accessing the Implications of Arctic Exploration & Development sponsored by NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and the Quebec Government, 2011. Reported in Mia Bennett ‘s Foreign Policy Blog “Arctic Panel Discussion: Science, Sovereignty, and the Inuit.”
Speaker at the New School’s Econsecurity Study Group. “Arctic Security,” March 2011.
Panelist at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal Canada, 16-19 March 2011. “Arctic Sovereignty: Is Climate Change the Linchpin that Redefines the Very Term?”
Guest lecturer at New York University for the class Green Design for a Living World. “Arctic Climate Change: A Northern Perspective,” 2010.
Panelist at the 17th Inuit Studies Conference at Université du Québec en Abitibi- Témiscamingue, 28-30 October 2010. “Does Climate Change Redefine Sovereignty?”
Panelist Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies, Providence, Rhode Island, 30 September-3 October 2010. “Has Canada Shown its Arcticness?”
SELECTED ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS
“The Warming of the Arctic and its Impact on Arctic Security,” Euro Atlantic Quarterly, Summer 2012, 20-21.
“Arctic Sustainability: The Predicament of Energy and Environmental Security,” Connections, the Quarterly Journal, Vol. XI, No. 1, Winter 2011, 1-10.
“Environmental Politics: How Technology has changed the Debate” in Cyberspaces and Global Affairs edited by Sean Costigan and Jake Perry, Ashgate, 2012 forthcoming.
Contributed to the policy newsletter, Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue. “European Union and the Inuit Circumpolar Council: Prospects for a Common Arctic Vision,” November 2011. Article also appeared in the European Union Centres of Excellence Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2011.
“Working Together for Arctic Security,” World Policy Institute Blog, November 29, 2011
“Arctic Leaks,” World Policy Institute Blog, June 9, 2011
“Sovereignty Matters: States, Security and Climate Change in the Arctic,” The New School’s International Affairs Working Paper Series, May 2011.
“The Arctic: Cooperation or Confrontation?” World Policy Institute Blog, March 23, 2011
“Has Canada Shown its Arcticness? “ Connections, the Quarterly Journal, Vol. X, No. 1, Winter 2010, 24-45