Arctic eTalks - December 2021


Arctic eTalks

Arctic eTalks is hosted by “The Watch” Command Magazine, United States Northern Command, United States European Command, United States Indo-Pacific Command and the Center for Arctic Security and Resilience.

Arctic eTalks is a monthly forum for open discussion (non-attribution) on key issues affecting the Circumpolar Arctic for academics, defense and security professionals, and military leaders from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands), Norway, Sweden, and the United States

Sessions typically run about 90 minutes, with a 30-minute recorded presentation followed by a 60-minute moderated discussion. While the presentation recording is normally posted on the website, the discussion is not. Please ensure to join the event to take part and listen to the Q&A session. 

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Partners Include:

  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - United Kingdom
  • George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
  • Joint Task Force (North) - Canadian Armed Forces
  • Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom (UK MOD)
  • NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom)
  • North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN)
  • Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)
  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Royal Danish Defence College (
  • United States Coast Guard (Arctic)
  • William J. Perry Center, National Defense University (NDU)

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Arctic eTalks  - December 2021 - featuring Christina Henriksen



The President of the Saami Council is from Girkonjárga/Kirkenes, where the Norwegian side of Sápmi borders Finland and the Russian Federation. She represents the Norwegian Saami Association (Norgga Sámiid Riikkasearvi) in the Council and served as a Member of the Sámi Parliament (Norwegian side) for one period (2013-2017). Ms Henriksen’s academic background comprises political, social and religious science, Russian history and French and North Sámi languages. She has professional experience from the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation, including cooperation with indigenous partners and organizations in the north and project cooperation with Russia, as well as from EU relations in Brussels. She is also an educated teacher. Ms Henriksen has been in the leadership of Sámi organizations for 20 years, she has held positions in various boards and committees, and was the Director of the Board for the Riddu Riđđu Festival (2015-2019).   


Presentation Recording (Forthcoming):


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