About Arctic Innovators

2016 Harvard Kennedy School Arctic Assembly delegation
2016 Harvard Kennedy School Arctic Assembly delegation

The Arctic Innovators program is a part of the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School's Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP). Its goal is to bring more young people into the expanding international discussion of Arctic issues, both to educate them about this fast changing region and its impacts on the rest of the globe and to equip them to contribute to developing and implementing sustainable solutions.

This project launched this fall with selection of a group of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students as the inaugural “Arctic Innovators” student cohort. They have a unique opportunity to learn from experts on Arctic issues and in a series of lecture-discussion sessions at HKS and will participate in the Arctic Innovation Lab at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland - the world’s largest annual gathering on Arctic affairs.

Arctic Innovators will meet five times during the fall semester and participate in a leadership trip to Iceland. (Travel costs will be largely covered by the Arctic Initiative.) Students will propose and develop an idea that can benefit the future Arctic.

The Arctic Innovators group is led by Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Fellow at ENRP and co-founder of the Arctic Initiative.

“Being a part of the Arctic group in 2016 and traveling to Iceland broadened my perspective on the dynamic region and deepened my understanding of the critical connections between Arctic countries and the rest of the world. We met with key leaders and experts and explored incredible scenery. The trip was a highlight of my HKS experience.”

Shira Miller, MC/MPA 2017