Visiting Fulbright Scholar and Doctor of Law, Elena Gladun, will give an overview of recent educational and research projects in Siberia and Yamal regions of the Russian Arctic, the most effective supports for sustainable development, and Indigenous rights and interests at a lunchtime talk on Friday, May 17, in ISER’s conference room at noon.

Elena GladunProf. Gladun, who leads the Research Division, “Legal and economic frameworks for sustainable development of the northern territories in Russia,” is a professor at the Institute of State and Law, University of Tyumen, where she coordinates the Arctic Initiative Center. Her research focuses on rights and interests of northern Indigenous peoples and legal regulations of natural resource use and environmental protection in the Arctic.

Prof. Gladun teaches several master degree courses including, “Law and Policy for Sustainable Development of the Russian Arctic,” “Global Environmental Management,” and “Legal Regulations of Petroleum Industry in Russia.”

In 2014, Prof. Gladun launched the International Summer School, “Way to the North,” bringing together students and professors from the U.S., Germany, Norway and other European countries to study northern territories of Russia (Tyumen Region and Yamal Region). The programs provides an opportunity to travel to the Russian North, view historical and archeological sites, stay with the northern indigenous peoples, and to build a network among Russian young people, researchers and the business community. Currently, Prof. Gladun leads a joint project with the University of Lapland to design a multinational interdisciplinary master’s degree program, “STEP into Russian Arctic.”


Note: This talk will not be streamed or recorded.