Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events
Event Dates
Online: 9:00-10:30 am AKST, 1:00-2:30 pm EST

In recent years the Arctic has become the focus of increasing activity and attention due to a wide range of environmental, political, economic, social, and security factors. A U.S. administration under the leadership of President-Elect Joe Biden, as well as potential changes to the composition of Congress, may have profound consequences for U.S. Arctic policy and, as a result, for America’s relationships with both Arctic and non-Arctic nations. How might U.S. Arctic policy and posture change as a result of the U.S. election and how are these potential changes viewed from abroad?

Please join Wilson Center scholars and colleagues in a virtual roundtable discussion on the impacts and implications of the 2020 US election in the Arctic region.


Ambassador David Balton
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute; Former Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx
Former Ambassador for the European Union

Heather Exner-Pirot
Managing Editor, Arctic Yearbook

Ulf Sverdrup
Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Andrey Todorov
Research Fellow, Department for Disarmament and Conflict Resolution Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences


Michael Sfraga
Director, Polar Institute & Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program