Jack Durkee is the Program Assistant for the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and project manager of its new Arctic Infrastructure Inventory. In this role, he advises the director on the Institute's strategic growth and content development; he also executes all program operations, including event coordination, financial and budget management, grant management, and administrative items. He previously worked with both the CEO's Office and the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center. His research interests include US Arctic policy, Arctic geopolitics, and international relations. He received his BA in Political Science from UC San Diego.