New Opportunities for Arctic Science, Policy, and Diplomacy in the Biden Administration
Institute of Arctic Studies
Webinar date/time: Monday, 22 February 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
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The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth invites registration for a webinar titled New Opportunities for Arctic Science, Policy, and Diplomacy in the Biden Administration. This webinar will take place Monday, 22 February 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST.
With climate as a central organizing principle of the new Biden Administration’s global approach, U.S.-Arctic science, policy, and diplomacy are expected to take on increasing importance. As the poles warm, complex and intersecting issues of climate change, natural resource development, Arctic Ocean governance, Arctic Council cooperation, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and U.S.-Russia security become central to U.S.-global interests. This panel of experts will discuss the many opportunities and challenges facing the Biden administration as it formulates a new U.S.-Arctic strategy that highlights Alaska and our global responsibilities as an Arctic nation.
Panelists will include:
- Mark Brzezinski - U.S. Ambassador to Sweden (ret.), former Executive Director of the White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee and currently principal of Brzezinski Strategies;
- Melody B. Burkins - Associate Director, Dickey Center, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Governing Board, International Science Council (ISC); and
- Michael Sfraga - Director, Polar Institute and Global Risk and Resilience Program, Wilson Center and Affiliate Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center.
The webinar will be moderated by Ross A. Virginia, Director of the Dickey Center Institute of Arctic Studies, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies Program, Global Fellow, Wilson Center Polar Institute.
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