Arctic Policy Forum: The Role of Science in Responsible Development

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 15 November 2011

Where: Anchorage, Alaska


Join the Institute of the North for this quarter's Arctic Policy Forum. This presentation and networking event will focus on science and collaboration in the Arctic and will feature Michael Macrander, Lead Scientist for Shell and Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

The Institute of the North's Arctic Policy Forums are a new way of engaging in Arctic issues. These quarterly networking events serve to underline and elevate Alaska’s role in the Arctic. Informal policy presentations followed by networking events invite policy makers and administrators, researchers, community leaders and interested citizens together for an informal sharing opportunity. Participants will hear from expert presentations on key policy findings and positions; emerging Arctic technologies; and challenges facing infrastructure development in the Arctic. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time getting to know key stakeholders in Alaska’s Arctic.

At the community, state, regional, national or global level, Alaskans must understand their role in decisions affecting the state while maintaining strong relationships with one another and key partners. The Arctic Policy Forum will provide a space for accomplishing this.

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