Dr Karen Everett is a Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, with a focus on trade and investment in the Canadian North, as well as border security in Arctic and sub-Arctic borderlands. She completed her PhD program at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University where her research examined security in the Canadian North, including emerging regional border management issues. Additionally, she explored how securitisation theory and the principles of multi-level governance can contribute to the policy-making process. Karen is also a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the Arctic Futures Initiative and a member of the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security. She is currently based in Austria.