7th High-Level Dialogue on SDGs in the Arctic: US (Seattle)

Date: 2018-04-19 11:00:00 AM - 2018-04-19 12:15:00 PM
Venue: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Event Website: http://www.arcticencounter.com/

On 19 April 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), together with the Canadian Studies Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, hosted the 7th High-Level Dialogue on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arctic’ at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. The dialogue was convened on ‘Arctic Transportation: Bridging Needs, Opportunities and Investment’; held at the 2018 Arctic Encounter Symposium, the largest annual Arctic conference in the United States; and was chaired by Dr Dwayne Menezes, Founder and Director of PRPI. Following an opening address by Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen (Finland), Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials at the Arctic Council, affirming the importance of the topic to the Finnish chairmanship of the Arctic Council, we had short presentations by six distinguished speakers drawn from policy, academia and industry.


Aleqa Hammond, former Premier of Greenland and current Chair of the Greenland Committee in the Danish Parliament
Tony Penikett, former Premier of Yukon, former UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, and currently Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University
Drew Pearce, Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation, formerly Senior Advisor – Alaska Affairs to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, and former member of the Alaska House of Representatives and State Senator and Senate President of the Alaska State Senate
Major-General Randy “Church” Kee, USAF (retd), Executive Director of the Alaska Domain Awareness Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence hosted at the University of Alaska
Heather Nicol, Professor, School of the Environment, Trent University, and former UW Canada Chair in Arctic Studies
Scott Habberstad, Director of Sales and Community Marketing at Alaska Airlines and Director of the Alaska Travel Industry Association

Chair: Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Founder and Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative

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