Stewart Watters is tasked with establishing a NIAS Arctic Research Group to look at the growing interest in the Arctic region by Asian countries and, in particular, what this means for the Nordic countries and the Arctic Council.
Stewart has previously worked as Advocacy Director at an international NGO focused on political dialogue with China and before joining NIAS he worked on foreign policy and human rights at the UK Parliament in London. He has conducted assignments at foreign ministries across Europe, in Washington DC, New Delhi, Beijing and Tokyo.
Stewart is a British national but speaks Danish and has previously studied at Aarhus University. He studied for a joint Masters in Politics and Scandinavian Studies at Edinburgh University. His Masters thesis looked at the strategic role of Greenland during the Cold War and its impact on Greenlandic autonomy.