The Need for Leadership in a Changing Arctic

Speaker: Ambassador David Balton, Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State (retired)

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 4 November 2019

Where: Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall), Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: 4:30-6:00pm

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David Balton served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries in the Department of State, attaining the rank of Ambassador in 2006. He coordinated U.S. foreign policy concerning oceans and fisheries, as well as issues relating to the Arctic and Antarctica, and oversaw U.S. participation in international organizations dealing with these issues. U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2015-2017). He also co-chaired Arctic Council Task Forces that produced the 2011 Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement and the 2013 Arctic Oil Pollution Agreement.

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin
sharon.m.tribou-st.martin [at]

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