Thursday, November 16, 2017
CN Forum: Putting the Arctic in Plain Sight
Join Dr. Lawson Brigham as he discusses the Arctic and its critical stage of global importance.
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 discussion will cover research needs, current dynamics that affect people living in the Arctic and across the world and how the research of Dr. Brigham and the scholars at MSU addresses the needs of the Artic.
Registration and breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. program start.
About the Presenter
With a renowned U.S. Coast Guard career 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.