Ice Race – Who will be active in the changing Arctic landscape?

A distinguished panel discussion with Rear Admiral (RET) Lars Saunes, Chief Liasion Michael Hjorth, Deputy Chief Hreinn Pálsson, and US State Department Jon Harrison.

Thanks for listening!



  • Dr. Rebecca Pincus, U.S. Naval War College


  • Hreinn Pálsson, Deputy Chief of Mission – Minister Councelor for Iceland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Micheal Hjorth, Chief Liaison Element Faroe Islands, Joint Arctic Command
  • Rear Admiral (RET) Lars Saunes, Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy
  • Jon Harrison, OES Bureau, US State Department Senior Advisor




RECORDED: Friday, August 16th, 2018 at 49th State Brewing Company.

BROADCAST: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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