On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Arctic Consensus invites you to a dialogue meeting on “Cooperation and opportunities in the Unity of the Realm”
Please note that the event will be in Danish.
During the event, Ulrik Pram Gad, PhD, associate professor at Aalborg University, will talk about how to avoid putting obstacles in the way of each other in the Unity of the Realm. His proposals are based on his new book that analyzes the stories that both Greenland and Denmark tell about what the meaning of community is: Greenland needs input on its way to independence – but Denmark takes up too much of the horizon. And Danish politicians find it difficult to figure out what to fill in the heading ‘equal partnership’.
Afterwards, Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, member of the Danish parliament for Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA), will contribute with a presentation on the topic “Realm: conflicting or common interests?”, where she will talk about experiences and offer her view on the future construction of the realm.
Subsequently, Michael Keldsen, attorney at Kromann Reumert, who for more than 35 years has worked with conditions in Greenland and Greenlandic companies, will talk about: “…the challenges the Unity of the Realm is facing, as a consequence of a constant, Greenlandic doubt in the Unity of the Realm, and the enormous spending of resources in the Greenlandic society toward the independence project, which for many generations to come will be unable to realise; challenges, which in the name of independence, are caused by an introvert focus on the school system and language teaching amongst others – which is counterproductive in regards to the wish of becoming a nation standing on its own feet in a global world.” Based on knowledge on the situation in the US Virgin Islands (the former Danish West Indies), Michael will also draw some parallels about small nations and their ability to act in a global world.
Please join us:
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 pm in the Arctic House, Vesterbro 79, 9000 Aalborg.
A reception with a light snack will follow the seminar.
NOTE: Due to limited seating, registration is necessary.