EXTERNAL EVENT | Securing the Future of America’s Arctic: Professionalizing our Arctic National Security Workforce
Note: this event is hosted by the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. Please direct any questions to the Ted Stevens Center.
The United States is an Arctic Nation, but are we communicating that to the average citizen? How are we preparing ourselves for long-term success in tackling the many challenges that face the Arctic Region? In this session, Dr. Hila Levy, Assistant Director for Ocean, Polar, and Natural Security at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will challenge us to think beyond military modernization and infrastructure investments, and focus on what it means to be an Arctic professional in the modern era—an effective partner and ambassador—and how to ensure an Arctic-conscious talent pipeline for the national security workforce of tomorrow.
Dr. Hila Levy serves as the Assistant Director for Ocean, Polar, and Natural Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In parallel careers as a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer and polar ecologist, she has worked in national security, international relations, science, and environmental management on every continent.
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more
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