Global interest in the Arctic

Fran Ulmer,U.S. Arctic Research Commission chairwoman Credit U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission chairwoman
Credit U.S. Arctic Research Commission

In assuming chairmanship of the Arctic Council once again, the United States has upped its attention to Arctic issues. On the heels of the Department of State’s GLACIER conference in Anchorage, the Alaska World Affairs Council invited representatives from nations one wouldn’t necessarily assume would have an interest in the Arctic. Their discussion with U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer helps to show how this global interest is taking shape.

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  • Fran Ulmer, chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Dr. Henryka Moscicka-Dendys, Undersecretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs, European Policy and Human Rights, Poland
  • Tony Siddique, Ambassador & Special Envoy for Oceanic Affairs, Republic of Singapore
  • Kim Chan-Woo, Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, Republic of South Korea

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

RECORDED: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Egan Center


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