A New Security Architecture for the Arctic: A North American Perspective

  • Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
  • You are cordially invited to a discussion with

    Vice Admiral Brian M. Salerno
    Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard

    and

    Lieutenant General Walter Semianiw
    Commander of Canada Command

    on

    "A New Security Architecture for the Arctic: A North American Perspective"

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    2:30pm - 4:00pm

    B1 Conference Room
    CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

    Potential offshore drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, a scarcity of icebreakers and critical infrastructure, and a dramatic increase in shipping and human activity - these are but a few examples of the pressing need for new and innovative approaches to security and cooperation in a rapidly transforming Arctic.

    Please join us for a discussion with Deputy Commandant for Operations of the United States Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Brian M. Salerno and Lieutenant General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command. They will discuss the opportunities and challenges of today's Arctic security environment as well as prospects for future international cooperation, private sector collaboration and resource requirements.  The discussion will begin with an overview of the recent CSIS report entitled "A New Security Architecture for the Arctic: An American Perspective" and will be moderated by CSIS Europe Program Director and author of the report, Heather Conley.

    Please RSVP to Terry Toland at TToland@csis.org if you plan to attend.

    The event will be on the record.