Steffen Weber, Secretary General
Mr. Weber is the co-founder and Secretary General of the Arctic Forum Foundation. He worked in the European Parliament as Chief Adviser on the Arctic Report and Adviser on foreign affairs, resources, energy and development. Prior to these commitments he worked as Director EU of the Project on an “EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy” for the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, a German Think Tank, and gained experience as a Political and before also Legal Counsel and Lawyer in International and Corporate Law.
Mr. Weber has an Academic background in law and political science and is affiliated with several think tanks and institutes in Europe, including Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, CES, The European Geopolitical Forum and the Geopolitics North Network including CSIS, MGIMO, IUH and SWP.
Dr. Cécile Pelaudeix, Head of Research Cooperation
Cécile advises and participate in the development of the Science Policy Forum. She also contributes to the development of projects in the other fora of the Foundation. Dr. Cécile Pelaudeix is also a lecturer in Sciences Po Lyon, and research associate in PACTE-Sciences Po Grenoble. Member of the Group of Research ‘International & Europe’ in PACTE, Sciences Po Grenoble, and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Chantier Arctique”, CNRS, Paris, she has done extensive fieldworks in Arctic communities and remote camps in Baffin Island. Her research interests focus on the EU Arctic Policy, Canadian Arctic Policy, Arctic states bilateral relations with the EU, Indigenous governance, and the impact of globalization on the governance of the Arctic region.
Kenya Armbrister, Communications Officer
Kenya is the Arctic Forum Foundation’s Communications Officer. Before joining, Kenya worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2009, she was awarded a Robert Schuman scholarship in the Directorate-General of External Policy at the European Parliament where she focused on transatlantic relations between the EU-US. She also worked as an Intern for Congressman Eliott Engel in the United States Congress. Her acaedmic background includes a Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University in London, and a Bachelor of Arts in European History from San Francisco State University.
Siril Lem, Project Coordinator
Siril is the Arctic Forum Foundation’s Project Coordinator. In addition to coordinating different projects for the AFF, Siril is responsible for daily administrative tasks. She has a Master of Arts in European Studies from Maastricht University and a Bachelor in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen.