“LEND-LEASE AND ARCTIC CONVOYS: FROM REGIONAL COOPERATION TOWARDS GLOBAL COALITION”
August 30, 2016
Northern Arctic Federal University
Northern Arctic Federal University located in Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia, is happy to announce the forthcoming celebrations dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Allied Arctic Convoy DERVISH. The celebrations will be held on 29 August – 1 September 2016 in Arkhangelsk and offer a diverse programme of ceremonial, public and cultural events.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference “Lend-Lease and Arctic Convoys: From Regional Cooperation Towards Global Coalition” to be hosted by the Northern Arctic Federal University on August 30, 2016 alongside the extended programme on the regional level that you are also welcome to enjoy.
The Conference will be attended by officials, diplomatic missions, federal and regional authorities, veterans, researchers, students, general public, and media.
Conference Concept and Relevance
The joint economic potential of the Allied coalition became one of the most important sources for the victory in the World War II. The mechanism of Lend-Lease allowed the Allies to make efficient and prompt use of this potential, and continued to influence the world affairs even after the War’s conclusion, laying foundations for the concept of collaboration pool as well as several key international economic, political and cultural organizations. The Lend-Lease concept thus became one of the main global consolidating factors during and after the War. Today we can learn a lot from this joint experience in order to apply it for the development of effective solutions to combat international terrorism, global disasters, epidemics and other modern challenges calling for consolidation of efforts on the part of the international community.
One could hardly overestimate the role of the Northern Convoys as the shortest and most important route for strategic cargo supply to the USSR. The collaboration experience of the navy of 40 nations in the Arctic remains unparalleled and calls for further investigation.
Topics To Be Addressed
Within the framework of the Conference the following topics are offered for discussion:
- The strategy of the Allied coalition during World War II;
- The role of the Lend-Lease policy;
- The political and historical context of the Northern Convoys history;
- The convoy operation management;
- The contribution of different nations in the convoy operations;
- The importance of the northern route for the victory.
For further information, please contact Svetlana Pirogova, Head of NArFU International Communications Unit, at s.pirogova(at)narfu.ru.