Governance

Global Arctic is a project and brand of “Ecologie & Communauté”, a limited company established in 2000 under Swiss law and incorporated in Geneva, Switzerland.

Matthias Finger

Matthias Finger

Co-founder and Director of the GlobalArctic project

Matthias Finger is the Director of the GlobalArctic network and a Research Professor at the Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU) in Arkhangelsk, Russia. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva. He has been an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (New York), an Associate Professor at Columbia University (New York), a Professor of Management of Public Enterprises at the Swiss Federal Institute of Public Administration, and between 2002 and 2020 the Swiss Post Chair in Management of Network Industries at EPFL. He is today also a Professor Emeritus at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

Gunnar Rekvig

Gunnar Rekvig

Manager

Gunnar is the Nansen Professor for 2019-2021. He holds a PhD in International and Regional Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and an MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the Centre for Peace Studies at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. He is employed at UiT the Arctic University of Norway as an Associate Professor in International Politics at the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education.

Lassi Heininen

Lassi Heininen

Special Advisor

Lassi is Emeritus Professor of Arctic Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, and Adjunct professor (Docent) of Northern Geopolitics at University of Oulu, Finland. He is also Visiting Professor at University of Akureyri, Iceland and at Trent University, Canada; Director of International Summer School in Karelia at Petrozavodsk State University, Russia. Lassi is furthermore the Chairman of Northern Research Forum’s Steering Committee, and Leader of the UArctic-NRF Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security Studies. Lassi has since created a spin-off – the GlobalArctic Mission Council – together with the Arctic Circle Assembly.

Ozan Barış Süt

Ozan Barış Süt

Webmaster and Designer

Ozan Barış Süt is the Webmaster and Designer at GlobalArctic. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English language and literature and teaching from Hacettepe University, Ankara.