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Ice-Diminishing Arctic Interview: Fran Ulmer

Fran Ulmer discussed the key takeaways from the first day, including the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice and what that means for the global community. She highlighted the urgency of looming issues to the global weather system and her hope that symposiums such as IDA will encourage learning, curiosity, and action. Ulmer is the Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission. Ulmer is the Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission.

Ice-Diminishing Arctic: Speaker Interview Series

On July 17 and 18, 2019, the US Arctic Research Commission, Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and US National Ice Center hosted the 8th Biennial Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA). Speakers discussed a wide array of issues facing the Arctic region, including: marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure and investments; governance; policy implications in the region; and much more.

America’s Highly Skilled Workforce, the Talent Pipeline, and H-1B Visas

Shortages of highly skilled professionals are one of the most significant challenges for industries across the United States. Many observers believe that government and industry-led training initiatives, access to high-skilled foreign nationals, and robust STEM education programs can and should be part of the solution.

Defense One Tech Summit 2019: The Role of Technology in Great State Competition

Today's national security leaders, industry and allies face a growing power competition between the United States, China and Russia where breakthrough technology will be more critical than ever. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy.