The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ASCUS) is holding the 25th biennial conference November 13-16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec.

The North and Arctic Studies section is calling for proposals with a focus on Arctic policy in Canada, including Canada’s Arctic foreign policy, the foreign policy of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the declarations and policies of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, policies developed by the territorial governments or the Inuit regions and communities in Inuit Nunangat, recent policies pertaining to the Northwest Passage. Who is included and who is excluded in a particular Arctic policy? How do Canada’s Arctic foreign and domestic policies compare to those of other Arctic nation-states? How does Canada’s first Arctic foreign policy compare to the most recent foreign policy, and to what degree were Inuit included in policy development? How is Inuit policy used to strengthen Inuit interests in domestic and international affairs or to provide greater social benefits? How do film or other arts express or respond to a policy agenda? Papers accepted to the North and Arctic Studies Section may be considered for Issue #61 of the International Journal of Canadian Studies, Arctic Policy in Canada (currently scheduled for publication in Fall 2020).

Papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent scholars, practitioners, and exceptional undergraduates are welcome. Scholars interested in submitting a proposal should forward a working title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a current vitae (2 pgs. maximum) to the appropriate section chairs no later than April 15, 2019. Paper presenters must be current ACSUS members. Confirmations will be sent to participants by May 15, 2019.

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