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Arne Riedel

Arctic Summer College Director,

Ecologic Institute Berlin

Arne Riedel is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, member of the Ecologic Legal team and coordinates the Institute's activities on Arctic issues. He has been working on the Development of Options for a German Environmental Policy for the Arctic for the German Federal Ministry of the Environment from 2012 to 2013 and co-authored the Gap Analysis Report in a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of the Development of the Arctic for the European Commission's (EC) Directorate-General for the Environment (DG Environment) from 2013 to 2014.  Arne Riedel’s work on the Arctic marine area and Arctic governance resulted inter alia in book chapters in “Arctic Marine Governance – Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation” (Tedsen E. et al., eds., 2014), in “The Changing Arctic and the European Union” (Stepien A. et al., eds., forthcoming), and in “Regionen und Regionalismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen” (Koschut S., ed., forthcoming). He also speaks regularly on Arctic governance aspects, the latest round tables being “Climate Change, Adaptation and Sustainability in the Arctic” at the Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi (November 18-19, 2014) and “Arctic Deeply – Arctic Energy and Sustainable Growth” at the Embassy of Canada, Washington DC (April 13 2015).

Max Grünig

Arctic Summer College Director,

Ecologic Institute US

Max Gruenig is Executive Vice President of Ecologic Institute US and Senior Fellow and Coordinator of European Research at Ecologic Institute Berlin. His research focuses on the transformation of the transport and energy sectors, as well as climate change policy  in Europe and the USA. He has extensive work experience on both sides of the Atlantic and coordinates the ELEEP network.

Katherine Weingartner

Program Manager

Katherine co-authored the Gap Analysis Report as part of the Preparatory Action, a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic  for the European Commission's (EC) Directorate-General for the Environment and served as a 2014 Arctic Summer College Fellow where she explored geopolitical and security issues in the Arctic in collaboration with an international working group. In 2016, she served as a World Wildlife Fund Fellow as part of the World Wildlife Fund's Arctic Program in Washington DC. Here, she conducted extensive research on the governance and implementation structures of the Arctic Council as well as recommended strategies for sustainable city development in the Alaskan Arctic. This Fellowship was financed through her acceptance of the Konrad von Moltke grant.

R. Andreas Kraemer

Initiator and Advisor

R. Andreas Kraemer is Founder & Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and Founding Chairman (pro bono) of Ecologic Institute US in Washington DC.  He initiated the Arctic Summer College and has served as a senior advisor to the program since 2011.  R. Andreas Kraemer is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of German Studies at Duke University.