Geopolitics, Security, and Energy in the Arctic

October 25, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Geopolitics, Security and Energy in the Arctic


The Honorable Amy Pope
Vice Chair
White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee;
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
National Security Council Staff

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.)
Special Representative for the Arctic
US Department of State;
Former Commandant
US Coast Guard

General Joseph Ralston, USAF (Ret.)
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Former Commander
US European Command;
Former Commander
Alaskan Command, Alaskan NORAD Region

Dr. Janine Davidson
Under Secretary 
US Navy

Rear Admiral Donald P. Loren, USN (Ret.)
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
US Department of Defense

Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.)
Former Deputy Secretary
Department of Homeland Security;
Former Commandant 
US Coast Guard

ADM Thomas Barrett, USCG (Ret.)
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company;
Former Vice Commandant
US Coast Guard;
Former Deputy Secretary
US Department of Transportation

Mead Treadwell
Pt Captial;
Former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska;
Former Chair
US Arctic Research Commission

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret.)
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
Pennsylvania State University


While commercial, environmental, and local community development aspects of the Arctic have received increasing attention in Washington in recent times, the US also faces growing national security challenges in the Arctic region. This is a worrying development, as the United States risks not being able to appropriately respond and posture for a rapidly changing security situation in the Arctic.

The Arctic is an inherently challenging region to operate in, with vast distances, limited infrastructure, and harsh climate. As human activity in the region grows, these conditions give rise to a range of pressing security issues, from Russia's growing militarization of the region and China's interest in the Arctic, to disaster and accident response and search and rescue operations. 

Please join the Atlantic Council as it convenes a leading group of officials and experts to address these challenges and take forward the debate on how the opening Arctic region impacts US national security.

RSVP by clicking Register above. We hope that you will be able to join us for this important event. 

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators)
Washington, DC 20005

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This event is generously supported by the Arctic Energy Center.

This invitation is transferrable and open to the public. 
The event is open to the press and on the record.