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The New Maritime Arctic: Crossroads of Globalization, Climate Change & Geopolitics

Feb 10, 2011

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Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography & Arctic Policy at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, presented a public lecture titled, "The New Maritime Arctic: Crossroads of Globalization, Climate Change & Geopolitics" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The discussion is the first of four lecture events in the School's "Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination" Series, co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of their 10th anniversary.Brigham is Distinguished Professor of Geography & Arctic Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North in Anchorage. Widely published in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Russia and Norway, his research interests for more than three decades have focused on the Soviet/Russian maritime Arctic, Arctic climate change, marine transportation, remote sensing of sea ice, Arctic environmental protection, and polar geopolitics.