Context is Everything Series: Arctic Dynamics, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • 23 Oct 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • 1620 L Street NW, Washington DC, 20036


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Breakfast Speaker Panel at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

1620 L Street NW, Washington DC, 20036

The facility is easily accessed by metro and is near multiple public parking garages.

Date: Wednesday October 23rd, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Foreign Area Officers Association (FAOA) and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security are coming together to begin a series of security, economic, and policy focused breakfast panels. The panels will bring together experts that will build your context on complex issues around the globe.

We kick of the series with a discussion on the Arctic. The political, economic and security dynamics of the Arctic have shifted over the past decade, garnering increased international attention and refinement to national strategies for a region, often overlooked in the past. While boundary disagreements between the Arctic Ocean littoral states are not new, perceived strategic opportunities are now driving contestation over economic and political sovereignty in the region. The underwater Lomonosov Ridge at the North Pole is just one example where claims have led to formal disputes. The opening of the Northern Sea Route is another area with the potential to have profound impact on Arctic economic opportunities and security concerns. Will tensions grow in the Arctic? Will realpolitik take over the icy north? Who are the emerging actors? What are the economic opportunities and risks to the Arctic? What is the context to be considered for an Arctic Strategy?

The distinguished panel members will address the Arctic in a discussion moderated by Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colón, adviser to the US Arctic Research Commission and former the US National Ice Center’s Chief Scientist.

Panel Members:

  • Rear Admiral Martin la Cour-Andersen, Danish Defense Attaché
  • Major Jason Hall, DoD's Arctic Strategy
  • Mr. Gregory O’Brien, Department of State Senior Oceans Policy Advisor
  • Additional Speaker pending

Price: Members: $25 per person; Non-Members $30 per person (continental breakfast provided)

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