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Jack Durkee

Senior Program Associate, Polar Institute // Manager, Arctic Infrastructure Inventory

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Jack Durkee is the Senior Program Associate for the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and Manager of its Arctic Infrastructure Inventory. As Program Associate, he advises the director on the Institute's strategic growth and content development, and coordinates strategic partnerships; he also plays a leading role in the Greenland Dialogues. As Manager, he maintains the Inventory and is responsible for building a larger program on economic development. He joined the Wilson Center in 2017 and previously was the Program Assistant of the Polar Institute, building the program from its inception; he also worked with both the CEO's Office and the Middle East Program during that time. His research interests include US Arctic policy, Arctic geopolitics, and international relations. He received his B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego. He enjoys chess, listening to music, and travel in his free time.