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      February 19, 2018

      Monday   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      2901 Spirit Way
      Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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      United States' Role in the Arctic and What Alaskans Need to Know about Plans and Future Developments

      Notable guest speakers Lawson Brigham, Randy “Church” Kee, and Darren Prokop come together to discuss their views about Alaska and the changing Arctic.

      Lawson W. Brigham is Faculty and Fellow at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (2005– 9) and previously was a career US Coast Guard officer who commanded four ships, including the polar icebreaker Polar Sea. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (BS), a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, and holds graduate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil & PhD).

      Randy “Church” Kee, Major General USAF (Ret.) had an impressive 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force. He is a career pilot and possesses three graduate degrees. In 2016, he became the Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center--a U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center of Excellence, hosted by the University of Alaska. At the Center, he leads an interdisciplinary team of 40 university and industry researchers to develop and transition technologies, innovate products and educational programs in order to improve crisis response capabilities related to emerging maritime challenges posed by the dynamic Arctic environment.

      Darren Prokop is Professor of Logistics at UAA. He has published research in leading academic journals with topics ranging from: cabotage regulations; air cargo logistics; and supply chain security modelling. Prior to his academic career, he worked in government as an economist and in the private sector in inventory planning. He is author of numerous books including Global Supply Chain Security and Management: Appraising Programs, Preventing Crimes (2017), Concepts of Transportation Economics (2016), and The Business of Transportation (2014). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Manitoba.


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