Putting the Arctic in Plain Sight

11/15/2017 - 11/16/2017

 Register Today to visit with

Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Fellow and

Faculty, International Arctic Research Center,

University of Alaska Fairbanks

With a career in the U.S. Coast Guard focused on Arctic Study and Policy, Lawson Brigham was awarded the American Polar Society’s 2015 Polar Medal and was recently appointed to the National Academies Polar Research Board. Having commanded several icebreaker Arctic & Antarctic expeditions, Dr. Brigham served as chief of Strategic Planning at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and chaired the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. A prominent scholar in Arctic Maritime, Dr. Brigham is an elected member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.

A changing Arctic has long drawn the attention of environmental scientists and those across the world who are interested in supply chain logistics, community sustainability, and geopolitics. These dynamics present opportunity for some, but unfamiliar challenges for many. The Arctic calls for critical observation and research to proceed wisely into the future.

Faculty, students, business leaders, policy makers and community scholars are invited to meet Dr. Lawson Brigham and other distinguished guests to learn why the Arctic is at a critical stage and of global importance.

November 15, Red Cedar Room: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception and Poster Session with remarks at 5:45 p.m., Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University

November 16, Big Ten C: 8:00-10:30 a.m.

CN Forum and Breakfast, Big Ten C, with registration and breakfast preceding an 8:30 a.m. program start

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Registration is complimentary for both days. Pre-registration required. For questions and more information, including sponsorships and posters: Diane Drago, Coordinator, ddrago@dmsevents.com or 734-747-2746

Learn more about MSU’s Arctic Research Platform and Canadian Studies Center at: canadianstudies.isp.msu.edu