Arctic Report August 4, 2016

Susan “Sudie” Hargis, Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District (Alaska), spoke about tribal relations in Alaska—relating specifically to incident response, search and rescue, and subsistence hunting—as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Committee on Marine Transportation System in Washington D.C. on Aug. 4.
Hargis described the history and complex nature of government-tribal relations in Alaska.

Arctic Report July 20, 2016

The North Slope Borough Oil & Gas Forum provided the borough, the oil industry, and government regulators with an opportunity to have informed and facilitated conversations about how to achieve mutual priorities while far north petroleum projects are developed. 
The borough hosted the forum in Anchorage on July 20-22 and invited a wide range of individuals to both speak at the event and participate in the breakout sessions.  The format was for the speakers to present information about forum topics and then have breakout sessions to explore them in more detail. 

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

June 9, 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC Speakers: Mark F. BrzezinskiExecutive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate (R-AK) Robert J. Papp Jr., Special Representative to the Arctic, U.S. Department of State This webinar on Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments-Arctic as a Case Study  […]

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2016

June 9, 2016 – The Newseum, Washington, DC The Arctic Report will report on the following panels, in addition to parts of other panels: Closing the Loop on Trash: A Call to Action Local Voices and Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic Economy   — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic […]

ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research Seminar Series – Ambassador Mark Brzezinski

May 19, 2016 – ARCUS DC Office, Washington, D.C. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, provided a presentation giving an update on the activities of the U.S. Arctic Executive Steering Committee and briefed the group on the upcoming White House Arctic Science Ministerial being planned for September 28. — Please subscribe or sign in […]

Senate Energy & Natural Resources hearing to Examine the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program

May 19, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. In her opening statement, Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) said that over the past seven years, the Department has slowly but steadily abrogated the duty of managing our nation’s continental shelf properly.  “We now effectively have a Gulf of Mexico leasing program, and the shadow of a program […]

A Conversation with Arctic Youth Ambassador Esau Sinnok

May 16, 2016 – U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental & Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Oceans & Polar Affairs hosted a conversation on May 16 with one of the 22 U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors.  The ambassadors program was started by the U.S. State Department, the Alaska Region […]

One Arctic: U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

April 27-28, 2016 – The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. The World Policy Institute’s Arctic in Context initiative, in collaboration with Trent University, the University of Washington, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, hosted a two-day symposium exploring the concept of “One Arctic” from the point of view of the U.S. agenda, and how it fits into […]

Alaska Arctic Council Ad Hoc Working Group – Food Security

April 19, 2016 – Altwood State Office Building, Anchorage, Alaska Daniel Consenstein, State Executive Director, Alaska Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the featured speaker for the working group’s April 19 teleconference meeting. Consenstein said food security fits within the Arctic Council’s (AC) themes and initiatives on improving economic and community living conditions. […]

From the Bottom Up: Human Security in the Arctic

March 14, 2016 – The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center hosted an event, “From the Bottom Up: Human Security in the Arctic”, featuring Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, professor of international relations at the University of Tromsø—The Arctic University of Norway. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.