Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen is Professor of Northern Studies and the inaugural Barents Chair in Politics at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø). He is a Danish national, who grew up in Reykjavik and has a deep personal and professional commitment to the North Atlantic and Arctic. Rasmus studied in Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Geneva, Lausanne and Amsterdam. His PhD is from the University of Cambridge with a year at Sciences Po. Rasmus was postdoc at Harvard, United Nations University (Yokohama) and Aalborg University. His main research interest is transnational flows of knowledge, talent and resources between the West and East. Rasmus directs the workpackage developing European science diplomacy theory and strategy in H2020 InsSciDE. Rasmus is on sabbatical at Sorbonne University for 2020-21. He coordinates the Norwegian-Russian PhD course Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic and the Norway-EU Science Diplomacy Network.
Caroline Humphrey is an anthropologist who has worked in Russia, Mongolia, China, India, Nepal, and Ukraine. She has written on post-socialist economies; barter and marketplaces; the politics of memory; naming practices; ethics and conceptions of freedom. Recently she has completed an international research project on socio-economic interactions on the Russia–Mongolia–China border. Recent publications: A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism, Chicago (2013); Trust and Mistrust in the Economies of the China-Russia Borderlands, Amsterdam University Press (2018); with Franck Billé On the Edge: Life Along the Russia-China Border, Harvard (2021).
Keun-Wook Paik is an independent researcher and consultant. Currently he is in the process of setting up the Sino-Russian EnergyForum. He has been affiliated with Chatham House during 1995-2020 as research fellow and senior research fellow, associate fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme (EERP), Chatham House. His affiliation at OIES (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) as a senior research fellow began in January 2007, and was closed in December 2019. Keun-Wook Paik is a recognised global authority on Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation affairs, and is author of Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation: The Reality and Implications (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Gas and Oil in Northeast Asia: Policies, Projects and Prospects (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1995). He is co-editor of Handbook of Energy Politics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018). He was appointed as advisor to the Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation Committee, under China National Petroleum Corp in the late 1990s, and then appointed as advisor to the Chairman of Government, Sakha Republic, Russian Federation in early 2000s.
Timothy Reilly is the Founder and Chairman of the Arctic Advisory Group.
Chris Alden is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.
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