We are delighted to be joined by acclaimed political scientist Dr Gosia Smieszek in today’s episode. Gosia works at Norway’s Arctic University in Tromso, researching issues of Arctic Ocean governance. She is also passionate about gender equality and representation, and has co-founded the successful association “Women of the Arctic”.
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In this episode, we talk openly about the complexity of governing the Arctic Ocean, and the added challenges (and opportunities) that climate change brings. We also explore the experiences that motivated her and her colleagues to create the inspiring “Women of the Arctic” and Plan A initiative.
Gosia’s sense of purpose is clearly palpable, and seems to stem from the personal connection to the environment she finds in her daily life. How can we all be as determined to make a difference in the Arctic Ocean? Gosia says: “Do what brings you joy”.
Read the transcript of this episode.
Learn more about Plan A: http://www.genderisnotplanb.com/
Report on Gender Equality in the Arctic: https://www.uarctic.org/news/2021/5/report-on-gender-equality-in-the-arctic/