Dinner Discussion: The Arctic
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a dinner discussion on the Arctic on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North in Anchorage, will be the guest speaker. A light dinner will be served. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney. Space is limited.
Lawson Brigham was chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment from 2005-2009 and was Vice Chair of the Council’s working group on Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment. Brigham was a career U.S. Coast Guard officer serving from 1970-95 and retiring with the rank of Captain. He served at sea in command of four Coast Guard cutters including a patrol boat, Great Lakes icebreaker, offshore law enforcement cutter, and the polar icebreaker Polar Sea sailing in Alaskan, Arctic and Antarctic waters. He also served as Chief of Strategic Planning in Washington, DC. He has participated in more than 15 Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, including Polar Sea’s crossing of the Arctic Ocean in summer 1994.