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Meeting 21st Century Maritime Challenges in the U.S. Arctic

September 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


1300 – 1700 (EDT)

1300: Welcome and Program Overview Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) 

1305: Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Mr. Duncan Smith, Smith Advocacy Group LLC 

1310: Keynote:  U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) [Invited] 

“The role of the U.S. Arctic in national policies; current issues; future challenges” 

1320: Unique Opportunities & Threats in the U.S. ArcticPanel (Moderator: Mike Sfraga – Director, Polar Institute, The Wilson Center) 

1355: Today’s operating challenges in the dynamic U.S. Arctic Region (Moderator: Buddy Custard – President and CEO, Alaska Chadux̂ Network) 

1445: Break 

1455: Adapting strategies to rapidly evolving U.S. Arctic maritime activities (Moderator: Rachel Kallander – Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates) 

1545: Honorable Fran Ulmer, former Alaska State Lt Governor and former Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission [Invited] 

1555:  Closing remarks – Carleen Lyden Walker 


September 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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