Ethnologist • Switzerland
“The Arctic couldn’t be better cared for than by those who call it home and want to preserve it for their descendents”
Yvon Csonka teaches ethnology at the University of Greenland in Nuuk. After studying in Neuchatel, Paris and Quebec and making a number of visits to the Far North, he became the president of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association. He has been patiently carving out a place for the social sciences – and specifically the theme of forced migrations – in the 2007-2008 International Polar Year.