Arctic Domain Topic Of Defense Forum

2019-08-27T14:55:25+00:00 November 23, 2017|

The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland are coming together to present the 12th annual Patuxent Defense Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. The theme this year is “The Arctic Domain: From Economics to National Security.” Check-in and coffee will open at 8:15 am. The keynote speaker and moderator for the event is retired US Air Force Maj. Gen. Randy “Church” Kee, Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center, a DHS CoE, hosted by University of Alaska.

(From The Lexington Park Leader) —

Maj. Gen. Kee served as the Director of Strategy and Policy, Headquarters US European Command in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, before he retired in December 2015.

Other speakers include:
Rear Adm. Jon White, USN (ret.), President and CEO at Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Dr. Michael Sfraga, Director, Polar Initiative, The Woodrow Wilson Center
Cara Condit, Executive Director, Center for Arctic Study and Policy, USCGA

Panels and topics will include:

  • Panel I: Balancing Economic Development and the Environment
  • Panel II: This Land is My Land, This Land is Whose Land – Territorial Challenges
  • Panel III: National Security in the Arctic (an “economy of force” theater)

The Patuxent Defense Forum addresses issues that are central to US defense and foreign affairs. During the daylong forum, panelists who represent policymakers, academics, and government officials, will discuss topics like climate change, responsible resource extraction, energy development, tourism, territorial claims and defense issues, rights of indigenous peoples, the US Arctic strategy, and international frameworks for cooperation.

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