The Environment

Edlis Neeson Great Decisions: Struggles over the melting Arctic

Event information
Date
Tue Mar 2, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm MST
Location
Virtual
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In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Led by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. This year’s topics will include Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic, Persian Gulf Security Issues, NATO Relations and the Future of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, Struggles over the melting Arctic, US-China Relations, US-Russia Relations, Trade and Immigration Policy in the Americas, and the End of Globalization.

March 2: Struggles over the melting Arctic
U.S. President Donald Trump left many scratching their heads when it was rumored that he was looking to purchase the large island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal seems highly unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U.S. government toward engagement with the Arctic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of arctic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?

Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 26, running through Tuesday, March 16. All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Fee: $170, includes all sessions and readings.

This program is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact [email protected].