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An executive summary from the final HuSArctic conference, in Helsinki (October 23-27, 2018) is now available in English, Finnish, Norwegian, North Sami, Russian, and Swedish.


The book gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In the book, researchers provide recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities.


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There has been very little documented research conducted on food security in the Barents region when compared to other areas of the Arctic, such as Canada and Alaska. The authors specified that food security in the Arctic-Barents region is subject to a plurality of conditions attributable to the heterogeneity of the territory and national contexts that influence the governance of these territories.


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HuSArctic researcher were well presented at the ECoHuCy conference in Rovaniemi on May 24 and 25. The ECoHuCy project (“Enablement besides Constraints: Human Security and a Cyber Multi-disciplinary Framework in the European High North”) focuses on the interrelations of human security and cybersecurity, with a regional focus on the European High North.


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In November HuSArctic researcher Kamrul Hossain visited the 3rd International Academic Confernce on Human Security.



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It was in the mid 18th century that Finnish settlers moved to the southeastern tip on the Varanger fjord, in the eastern part of Finnmark and not far from Norway’s border to the Russian Federation, where they established the village Bugøynes.

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The five HuSArctic researchers Kamrul Hossain, Gerald Zojer, Wilfried Greaves, J. Miguel Roncero, and Michael Sheehan joint authored the article "Constructing Arctic security: an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding security in the Barents region", which was published by Polar Record in November 2016.


The HuSArctic Project gladly announces the publication of the book entitled “Understanding the Many Faces of Human Security: Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples”. The book is published by Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden / Boston) as part of its Studies in International Minority and Group Rights series. Edited by Dr Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei, the book addresses different aspects of human security challenges facing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region.



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On Thursday, February 25th, the HuSArctic research team in cooperation with the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland) successfully held a seminar titled: “Towards Arctic Security: Northern Aspects of Human Security.”



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