Policy-makers and administrators, academics and public policy experts are invited to join the Institute of the North for lunch with U.S. State Department Senior Arctic Official Julia Gourley. This special luncheon provides Alaskans with a unique opportunity to hear Ms. Gourley discuss the United States’ role within the Arctic Council in promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States on issues ranging from oil spill response, search and rescue, climate change impact, marine shipping, infrastructure development and environmental protection. She will also highlight the scientific work being carried out by the six expert working groups.
The event will take place at the Hotel Captain Cook Ballroom from 11:30am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided. $35 to attend.