Kamrul Hossain standing at the corridor of the Arktikum building.
Kamrul Hossain leads the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre. Photo: Santeri Happonen.

Kamrul Hossain elected to the IASSA Council

10.6.2024 10:15

International Arctic Social Science Association (IASSA) promotes research co-operation in all Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the world.

IASSA is governed by an elected eight-member Council and a General Assembly consisting of all members having paid their membership. The new Council was announced on June 2, 2024, at the General Assembly of IASSA, held in Bodø, Norway.

The Council consists of seven members and the President, who serves for a three-year period. The Council is the executive body of IASSA that facilitates its work and takes appropriate actions following the decisions of the General Assembly.

One crucial responsibility of the Council is to organize the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, to be held in 2027 in Greenland, on behalf of IASSA and the General Assembly in collaboration with the local organizing committee. 

Researcher professor Kamrul Hossain from the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland has been elected to the Council as a member for the next three years, 2024–2027.

Nominated for IASSA President 2024–2027:

 Maria Ackrén, Professor in Political Science Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland (President of the Council)

Aaron John Spitzer, Associate Professor of Arctic Governance, University of Bergen (Norway)

Anita Lafferty, PhD in Education and Member of Liidlii Kue First Nation (Canada)

Helena Gonzales Lindberg, Senior researcher, Nordland Research Institute (Norway)

Joan Nymand Larsen, Professor of Economics and Arctic Studies, University of Akureyri (Iceland)

Karen (Kat) Hodgson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dep.of Government, University of Bergen (Norway)

Kamrul Hossain, Research Professor and Director, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM), Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (Finland)

Tatiana Degai, Assistant Professor, Dep. of Anthropology, University of Victoria (Canada)

More information:
Kamrul Hossain, research professor
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4281

About IASSA: International Arctic Social Sciences Association (iassa.org)