Talk of Alaska: The United States’ new Arctic strategy

an Alaska ice road
(Photo by Wayne Svejnoha/U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

On the next Talk of Alaska, Lori Townsend and her guests will be breaking down the White House’s new National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The plan outlines the United States’ approaches and goals for safety, international cooperation, economic opportunity, and environmental protection over the next 10 years. The plan was released in October amid heightened concerns for the future stability and security of the Arctic. As Russia and China lay claim to future Arctic resources, what is the U.S. plan for maintaining peace? We’ll discuss the way forward with the officials who crafted the plan.

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

Dr. Alondra Nelson, deputy director of science and society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Larry Hinzman, executive director, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

David Balton, executive director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Read the NSAR here.

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.