Global Implications of a Rapidly Changing Arctic

Understanding the 21st Century Arctic: A Global Conversation
  • Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
  • Featuring:

    Dr. Brendan Kelly
    Assistant Director for Polar Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Executive Office of the President

    Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White
    Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Director of Task Force Climate Change

    Dr. Martin Jeffries
    Program Officer & Arctic Science Advisor, Office of Naval Research, United States Arctic Research Commission

    Moderated by

    Heather A. Conley
    Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program, CSIS



    On behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Environment Programme, we welcome you to join us for the second session of our Arctic Speaker Series.  The series is designed to provide important information on critical political, environmental, economic, and governance developments in the Arctic.  This particular session will gather leading environmental scientists and U.S. government officials to examine the dramatic environmental changes confronting the Arctic region and their implications for Arctic and non-Arctic states alike.  What are the environmental, economic, and security consequences of the rapidly melting ice in the High North?  How will this phenomenon affect Arctic and non-Arctic actors?  Our expert panel will address these important questions among others.  We hope you can join us for this discussion.



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