Antarctica: U.S. Research and Diplomacy on the Southern Continent

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 13 November 2020

Where: Online: 10:00-11:30 am AKST, 2:00-3:30 pm EST

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The United States is one of 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and has a long history of interest in the region. This program will specifically explore the importance of U.S. research efforts in and around the continent, the unique role of the U.S. Coast Guard in supporting these endeavors, as well as U.S. diplomatic interests and efforts in a time of dynamic change.

Moderator & Introductory Remarks:

  • Michael Sfraga, Director, Polar Institute & Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program
  • Marisol Maddox, Arctic Analyst, Polar Institute


  • Dr. Kelly Kenison Falkner, Director, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation; Director, U.S. Antarctic Program
  • Captain William Woityra, Commanding Officer, USCGC POLAR STAR

Additional speakers to be announced.

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