Day: April 1, 2017

Arctic Security Conference

The SAIS Arctic Security Conferenceon “Hot Spot or Cold Front” will convene 10 am-3 pm Monday April 3 in the Kenney Auditorium at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, lunch served and open to the public:


How can nations pursue their self-interests while managing the immense geographical shifts occurring in the Arctic, and how will Arctic policy change as new economic opportunities present themselves? As the region thaws, what conflict prevention and management infrastructure may be utilized or created to mitigate future conflicts? Where are the opportunities for creating climate resilient policy and infrastructure in the region?

Registration starts at 10:00am

Keynote (10:30am-11:00am):

Fran Ulmer – Chair, US Arctic Research Commission

Security Panel (11:00am-12:30pm):

Moderator: Seth Andre Myers – The Arctic Institute

Rear Admiral (retired) David Titley – Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University

Aaretti Siitonen – First Secretary, Embassy of Finland

Former Ambassador Ken Yalowitz – Director, Georgetown MSFS Conflict Resolution Program

Retired Judge Alice Hill – Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Energy and Environment Panel (1:30pm-3:00pm):

Moderator: Berit Enge – High North News

Cathleen Kelly – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Inuuteq Holm Olsen – Head of Representation, Greenland Representation

Olafr Røsnes – Energy Counselor, Embassy of Norway

Jessica Shadian – Senior Fellow, University of Toronto

Lunch and refreshments will be served

Event is on the record and open to the public

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