Jack Durkee is the Program Assistant for the Polar Institute. His responsibilities include program implementation, research, curating program content, and operational support, all in effort to help establish the Polar Institute as a premier platform for Arctic issues in Washington, DC. Jack has worked in various capacities at the Wilson Center, including as Executive Intern to Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman. He earned his B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) from UC San Diego.