Ross Virginia

Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science
Director, Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding

Dartmouth College
Hinman Box 6182
109 Steele Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-0192
Fax: (603) 646-1682

Arctic Partnerships

The University of the Arctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy

The University of the Arctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy (IACP) is a collaboration between Dartmouth College, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of the Arctic. Through a series of meetings on Arctic issues requiring policy attention, IACP brings together representatives of governments, the academy, non-governmental groups, and indigenous peoples February 2013 U of Arctic Conferenceto discuss these issues, identify and prioritize the policy related research requirements, and help develop the agendas for governments to address pressing policy issues.

IACP Conferences have focused on Arctic security and climate change, health and well-being, climate change and human security, and marine shipping.


During the development of the IGERT program strong ties between Dartmouth and Greenland have formed. The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), and its Chair, Aqqaluk LyngeAqqaluk Lynge, have been instrumental in connecting Dartmouth faculty and students with ICC, the Greenland Self Government, Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) and other centers and groups. In recognition of his lifelong pursuit of human rights for all indigenous peoples, Aqqaluk Lynge was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters at the 2012 Dartmouth Commencement.