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CSIS - The Road to Iqaluit: The Arctic Agenda on the Eve of the U.S. Chairmanship

April 17, 2015 • Washington, DC

Starts: 9:00 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Site: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Address: 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

On April 24-25, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry, his fellow Arctic Council Foreign Ministers and indigenous representatives will gather in Iqaluit, Canada when, at the conclusion of the ministerial meeting, the United States will assume its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The United States has outlined an ambitious chairmanship agenda to include a strong focus on addressing the effects of climate change, particularly the impacts of pollutants; improving ocean stewardship and maritime safety; and improving the health and well-being for those who live in the Arctic region. Please join us for keynote remarks by Senator Lisa Murkowski followed by a discussion on the future of offshore energy development in the American Arctic based on the recent release of the National Petroleum Council’s Arctic Study as well as a discussion on developments in Arctic health and well-being upon the occasion of the release of a new CSIS policy report on Arctic Health and the U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship.

Drue Pearce is on a panel which is entitled "The Economic Dimension: The Future of Energy Development in the American Arctic."