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Arctic Infrastructure: Needs and Opportunities in an Emerging Market

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With the Arctic experiencing unprecedented changes, there is heightened focus on the region for its economic potential. Investments in the region require an array of infrastructure to support sustainable, community-focused economic development, and to process and transport materials, people, and data. Infrastructure development has wide-ranging impacts and implications on the Arctic's environment and communities, and calls for sustainable approaches.

 

Please join the Wilson Center's Polar Institute and Global Risk & Resilience Program for a discussion on Arctic infrastructure and sustainable investment. This event will also be webcast, which will appear on the event webpage when the program begins.

 

Agenda

 

Introductory Remarks

  • Mike Sfraga, Director, Polar Institute, and Director, Global Risk & Resilience Program, Wilson Center

 

Keynote Remarks

  • Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman, Arctic Circle; former President of Iceland (1996 to 2016)
  • Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Mead Treadwell, Co-Chair, Polar Institute Advisory Committee, Wilson Center

 

Overview of Arctic Infrastructure Inventory

  • Jack Durkee, Project Manager, Arctic Infrastructure Inventory; Program Assistant, Polar Institute, Wilson Center

 

Armchair Discussion

  • Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman, Arctic Circle; former President of Iceland (1996 to 2016)
  • Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Mead Treadwell, Co-Chair, Polar Institute Advisory Committee, Wilson Center
  • Moderated by Mike Sfraga, Director, Polar Institute, and Director, Global Risk & Resilience Program, Wilson Center

 

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