Eric Paglia, PhD. candidate in Environmental History at KTH in Stockholm has been chosen as the Executive Secretary of APECS Sweden for 2014. Eric’s research on the nexus of science and geopolitics in the Arctic is being conducted within the Mistra Arctic Futures project ‘Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance’. Eric has made several research trips to Svalbard, including to the international scientific community of Ny-Ålesund where he spent a week visiting various science stations this past summer. You can read more about Eric’s impressions of his fieldwork in Ny-Ålesund here. The Steering Committee of APECS especially liked Eric’s stated interested in attracting more humanist and social science scholars to our organization. Eric also has an interest in science outreach, being the host and producer of ThinkGloballyRadio.org.