Admiral Papp became the State Department’s Special Representative for the Arctic in July of 2014. He is leading the effort to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic Region, with a focus on Arctic Ocean governance, climate change, economic, environmental, and security issues in the Arctic region as the United States holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2015-2017.
You’ll also find the slideshow that was shown during the event linked below.
- Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. USCG (Ret.), Prior to his appointment, Admiral Papp served as the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and led the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard and Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Headquarters; as Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District; and as Director of Reserve and Training.
- Ian Dutton, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alaska World Affairs Council and founder of Nautilus Impact Investing LLC
HOSTS: Alaska World Affairs Council
- A.W.A.C. webpage for the event
- Our Arctic Nation, blog mentioned during the presentation
- Homepage for the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA)
RECORDED: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel.