Elana Wilson Rowe
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Elana Wilson Rowe is research professor at NUPI and an adjunct professor at Nord University.
She holds a PhD in Geography/Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge (2006). Her areas of expertise include international relations in the Arctic, science and expert knowledge in global governance, climate politics and Russian foreign and northern policy.
You can find full text versions of some of Wilson Rowe’s work at Academia and Research Gate.
2002-2006 D. Phil., human geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
2001-2002 M. Phil., human geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
1997-2001 B.A., Geography/Russian, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
2006- Senior Research Fellow/Research Professor, NUPI
2006- Senior research fellow, NUPI 2010- Adjunct Professor at Nord University
2002-2006 Teaching Assistant/Supervisor, Geography Department, University of Cambridge
Publications All publications
Navigating Breakup: Security realities of freezing politics and thawing landscapes in the ArcticPublication : Report | 2023
Russia’s re-invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had immediate and ongoing effects for Arctic security and cooperative governance at both a regio1
Space, nature and hierarchy: the ecosystemic politics of the Caspian SeaPublication | 2022
The Anthropocene has given rise to growing efforts to govern the world’s ecosystems. There is a hitch, however, ecosystems do not respect sovereign b1
A Governance and Risk Inventory for a Changing ArcticPublication : Report | 2020
Background Paper for the Arctic Security Roundtable at the Munich Security Conference 2020
Ecosystemic politics: Analyzing the consequences of speaking for adjacent nature on the global stagePublication : Academic article | 2021
This article introduces a conceptual framework for analysing and comparing the broader or unintended effects of cooperation anchored in border-crossi1
Livet ved Havet (Life along the Ocean)Publication : Popular scientific chapter/article | 0
This chapter translates the core findings of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy into Norwegian and relates them to Norwegian domest1
Projects All projects
Munich Security Forum - Arctic Security Roundtable (MSF - ASR)Research project | 2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This roundtable is organized by the MSC in cooperation with NUPI and Wilson Centre....
The Lorax Project: Understanding Ecosystemic Politics (LORAX)Research project | 2018 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?...
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental ResponsibilityResearch project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility is an independent and free-standing body tasked with assessing the environmental status of oil, gas, and mining companies in the Arctic....
The Market for AnarchyResearch project | 2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The Market for Anarchy project seeks to better understand how state behaviour is shaped by assessments of and responses to different types of risks. ...
Great Powers and Arctic Politics (GPARC)Research project | 2017 - 2020 (Completed)
GPARC aims to provide up-to-date academic and policy analyses of how major powers (USA, Russia, China) set parameters for and intervene in the maritime politics of the Arctic....
Events All events
Are we making progress on reducing Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing? Challenges and MeasuresEventWed 27 Apr 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: C.J. Hambrosplass 2 D / Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
This seminar seeks to take stock of the progress made by states, regional organizations, and their international partners in reducing IUU fishing, discuss the most successful measures available so far, and reflect on the main challenges of such an endeavour and what can be done differently.
Governing oceans in an age of global shiftsEventMon 17 Jun 2019Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
How can we ensure that the oceans are governed in a secure and sustainable way? How can coastal states like Norway use the oceans to increase their economic growth? Welcome to this seminar and launch of NUPI’s new Center for Ocean Governance.
Theory seminar: Science, technology, and ideas of expansive territorial sovereignty in Western international relationsEventWed 31 Jan 2018Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Justiina Dahl visits NUPI to talk about what failed attempts to settle the Arctic can tell us about norm development in the international system
Corporate Social Responsibility for Petroleum in Northern Norway and the Russian ArcticEventTue 3 Nov 2015Time: 10:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Communities and governments hold diverse expectations regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) for Arctic oil and gas. This seminar features two presentations adrressing this topic.
Norway's Russia policy: Realistic or idealistic?EventTue 4 Dec 2012Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Litteraturhuset, Henrik Wergeland-salen
How has Norway's policy towards Russia developed over the last 20 year? Is it governed by interests, values or both? And how successful is our Russia policy?
Articles All articles
Security realities of freezing politics and thawing landscapes in the Arctic17 Feb 2023
How to address Arctic security and governance issues in a region marked by climate change and geopolitical challenges?
Call for papers for a panel at the European International Studies Association Pan-European Conference (EISAPEC 2022)10 Feb 2022
Want to submit a paper for EISCAPEC 2022? Now is your chance.
Transnational Ecosystems Cooperation is Taking off19 Aug 2021
Do these efforts to govern border-crossing ecosystems have unique effects that matter for global politics more generally?
Russia, Asia and International Trade3 Jan 2022
What is the role of Russia, the Arctic and Asia in global politics? How are these societies developing? How do international trade, innovation and po1
The Board3 Jan 2022
The Ministry of Education and Research has appointed the NUPI board for the period 2022 - 2025