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The Arctic & Northern Studies Program and the Political Science Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) are sponsoring a Model Arctic Council (MAC) from March 9-15, 2016.

The Model Arctic Council (MAC) is an experiential learning exercise in which graduate and advanced undergraduate students from universities across Arctic countries and around the world will convene to represent and simulate the work of Member States, Permanent Participants, and Observers of the Arctic Council (AC).

The following are partner institutions with UAF in the MAC 2016: Dartmouth University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, St.Petersburg State University, Umeå University, United States Coast Guard Academy, University of Akureyri, University of Lapland, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, University of Washington.

Participation is not limited to students with affiliations with the above-listed universities. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from any university are encouraged to apply! The deadline for applications is November 6, 2015.

Funding: All conference-related costs while students are in Fairbanks will be covered by the host institution, UAF. This includes accommodations (based on double occupancy), local transportation, and meals. Students are responsible for obtaining funding to cover the cost of their transportation to and from Fairbanks. We encourage applicants to seek funding for transportation by contacting their universities' administrations, their countries' ministries of foreign affairs, or organizations or institutions working on Arctic affairs.

Preparation: All students are expected to prepare in advance for the simulation independently and, if possible, through courses and extra-curricular programs at their universities. All participants must also take part in a series of online sessions on AC protocols and procedures to prepare them for the 2016 MAC. Information about these webinars will appear soon on our website.

Further information and the application are available at the MAC 2016 website.

The MAC is a Thematic Network (TN) of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) consortium. Information about the TN can be found here.

The MAC will take place in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW). Information about ASSW can be found here.
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