IARC Salons

A recurring seminar series hosted by a new set of graduate students or early career scientists each year

Salons are usually held monthly during the academic year. Themes vary widely and can range from physical or social science topics, to emerging concerns or issues at the confluence of science, society or career development.

The salon format is casual and several speakers share in a conversation surrounding a central theme, followed by questions.

Upcoming salons

IARC Salon: Arctic geopolitics

Join the International Arctic Research Center for the February IARC Salon. This month's discussion is with Mike Sfraga, Brandon Boylan and Matt Hickey on geopolitics in the Arctic.   Mike…

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Past salons

IARC Salon: Climate change from the New Zealand perspective

Join the International Arctic Research Center for the first IARC Salon of 2023. January’s panelists James Renwick, Richard Levy and Olaf Morgenstern will discuss climate change from the New Zealand perspective.…

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IARC Salon: AGU preview

Join the International Arctic Research Center for December's IARC Salon previewing several of the upcoming presentations that will take place during the American Geophysical Union conference in Chicago from December…

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IARC Salon: Climate challenges for Arctic infrastructure

Join the International Arctic Research Center for this semester's first IARC Salon. November's panelists Donald Walker and Torre Jorgenson will discuss climate challenges for Arctic infrastructure.   Donald Walker is a…

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IARC Salon— Arctic climate and health

The impacts of accelerating climate change are increasingly affecting health in the Arctic. May's IARC salon will explore the intersection between Arctic climate and health. This is the final IARC…

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IARC Salon—Engaging community in local science

Over the past decade, there has been an increasing push toward making science more relevant to affected communities. April's IARC salon explores how scientists and their organizations engage with local…

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IARC Salon—Science to action: How climate science informs policy

February’s IARC Salon will explore the intersection of climate science and policy. The speakers will explore how scientists can be climate advocates, and how science is informing climate policy and…

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IARC Salon—Local food security

Food security in the Arctic is impacted by a range of factors including geography, pollution, climate change and economic vulnerability. In this month’s IARC Salon we will hear about local…

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IARC Salon—Learning from large-scale climate conferences & reports

What are the goals of regional and international climate conferences and reports, and what can we learn from them? Join us for December's IARC Salon discussion about participating in large-scale…

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IARC Salon—The changing culture of fieldwork

The culture of safety and inclusion in fieldwork is evolving to consider changing conversations around social justice movements, risk management and technological innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated the…

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IARC Salon—Remote sensing at different scales

Join the International Arctic Research Center for October's IARC salon titled, Remote Sensing at Different Scales.  We use remote sensing at many different scales in our work - come learn about…

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IARC salon—Graduate Student Highlights

Join the International Arctic Research Center for April's IARC salon titled, Graduate Student Highlights. The discussion will showcase research conducted by University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate students. Salon panelists include:…

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IARC salon—Confronting (im)permanence: Infrastructure in a changing Arctic

Join the International Arctic Research Center for March's IARC salon titled, Confronting (im)permanence: Infrastructure in a changing Arctic. The discussion will explore how the northern design and engineering community is grappling with…

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IARC salon—New Dimensions of Arctic Security

Join the International Arctic Research Center for January's IARC salon titled, New Dimensions of Arctic Security. The discussion will explore Alaska's evolving role in national and Arctic security. Salon panelists…

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IARC salon—Science Literacy & Communication

Join the International Arctic Research Center for January's IARC salon titled, Science literacy and communication. The salon panelists include: Rick Thoman, climate specialist Christi Buffington, science education specialist Mike DeLue,…

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IARC salon—Co-production of knowledge and competitive collaboration

Join the International Arctic Research Center for December's IARC salon titled, Co-production of knowledge and competitive collaboration. The salon panelists include: Uma Bhatt- Professor, UAF Department of Atmospheric Science Researcher,…

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IARC salon — Political Climate and Climate Politics: A Four Year Forecast

Join the International Arctic Research Center for this year's first IARC salon titled, political climate and climate politics: a four year forecast. The salon panelists include: Stephen Gray, PhD Director,…

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Gardening in the Arctic

Join the International Arctic Research Center for this month’s virtual IARC Salon on making the most of your Alaskan garden this summer. There will be a Q&A after the panel…

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Stories from MOSAiC

Join the International Arctic Research Center for this month’s IARC Salon featuring scientists Rob Rember and Marc Oggier. The pair will speak about their sea ice research on the historic…

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Improving climate change coverage in news

Join the International Arctic Research Center for January's research salon panel discussion on working together to improve climate change coverage in the news. Hear perspectives from a journalist, a climate…

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Interior Alaska Air Quality

Join IARC for December's research salon panel discussion on air quality.

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Alaska’s 2019 extended wildfire season

Join the International Arctic Research Center for October’s research salon panel discussion on Alaska's 2019 extended wildfire season. Hear perspectives from Uma Bhatt, Joe Little and Nancy Fresco. Light refreshments…

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IARC Salon- Communicating your science to the press

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our May IARC Salon – Communicating your science to the press. Come hear perspectives and insights from: Ravenna Koenig - reporter at…

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IARC Salon-Fostering an effective research environment for early-career researchers

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our April IARC Salon – Fostering an effective research environment for early-career researchers. Come hear perspectives and insights from Rich Collins, Associate…

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IARC Salon- Conservation of Arctic ecosystems

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our March IARC Salon – Conservation of Arctic marine ecosystems. Come hear perspectives and insights from Nicole Misarti of the Water and…

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IARC Salon- Project leadership & management in research

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our first IARC Salon this semester – Project leadership & management in research. Come hear perspectives and insights from Pips Veazey, Alaska EPSCoR; Michael Castellini,…

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IARC salon: Communicating science at AGU

Join us for the December IARC Salon seminar on science communication at AGU. Experienced presenters John Walsh and Ned Rozell will give tips and tricks for giving a great science…

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IARC Salon: Mental health in the sciences

The November IARC Salon, IARC salon- mental health, will take place Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2-3 p.m. in Akasofu 401. Come hear perspectives and insights from Kaja Brix, Jessie Young-Robertson and…

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IARC Salon- Using social media in the sciences

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our first IARC Salon this academic year - Using social media in the sciences. Come hear how Brian Brettschneider, Rick Thoman, Kristin Timm, and…

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Perspectives on citizen science in the Arctic

IARC’s April Research Salon Series seminar will explore citizen science.

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UAV applications in the Arctic

IARC’s March Research Salon Series Seminar will explore unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Come learn about connecting machine and science to tell a story that you couldn’t tell before.

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