Join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30pm for a conversation on Canadian and U.S. leadership in the Arctic, emerging priorities in the region, and how these developments might affect international energy and environmental policy.
The Arctic has grown in importance as a focal point on international security, environmental protection, and climate change, as well as a new frontier for trade, shipping, and resource exploration.
Since the early '90s, the Arctic Council has served as an major intergovernmental cooperative and has expanded to include indigenous group representatives, government observers from non-Arctic countries, and NGOs. In May 2015, Canada will pass Chairmanship of this diverse group to the United States.
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General and the Québec Government Office in New York.
Moderator: Carolyn Kissane, CGA Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director.
Betsy Baker, Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at Institute for Energy and the Environment and Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Malte Humpert, Executive Director, Center for Circumpolar Security Studies, The Arctic Institut
Joël Plouffe, Fellow, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute
David Scott, Executive Director, Canadian Polar Commission
Seating is available on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity. Preregistration does not guarantee entry.
Tuesday, February 17, 6.30 -7.45 pm
NYU School of Professional Studies
Downtown - Woolworth 15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street)