August 26, 2015 | Dartmouth Now
Updated September 3, 2015
On August 31, President Barack Obama is traveling to Anchorage to participate in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science Ross Virginia, director of the Institute of Arctic Studies will be there along with Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of the eight countries that belong to the Arctic Council—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States—as well as delegates from more than a dozen Arctic Council observer states.
“I’m particularly excited to hear what President Obama has to say about the Arctic. This is an important opportunity to share with the American people why we care about Alaska as part of the Arctic," says Virginia, who is also co-lead scholar for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative.
Also attending is Leehi Yona ’16, who is doing her senior fellowship project on Arctic climate policy.
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Video-Obama at GLACIER