Arctic Highlights Forum

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Davis Concert Hall, UAF Campus

Speakers will present updates on activities that occurred between 2015 and 2017, related to but separate from official Arctic Council efforts. Alaska leaders will act as moderators, interpreting the implications for and importance to the state. Moderators include Brian Rogers, Karen Perdue and Craig Fleener, in cooperation with and input from Alaska community, business, policy and traditional leaders.


1:30 PM    Welcome by Brian Rogers, Veronica Slajer and Mead Treadwell

      State of Alaska introduction

  • Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott


     Indigenous Knowledge Roundtable

       Moderated by Evon Peter, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Organized by the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat

  • Dr. Rane Willerslav, University of Aarhus

  • Dr. Henry Huntington, Huntington Consulting

  • Svein Disch Mathiesen, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

3:00 PM      The Álgu Fund

  • Jim Gamble, Aleut International Association; Chair, The Algu Fund

  • Sam Alexander, Gwich’in Council International

3:15 PM     Congressman Don Young

3:20 PM      Arctic Shipping Best Practice Forum

  • Michael Kingston, Managing Director, Kingston Associates

3:35 PM      WWF Arctic Council Scorecard

  • Alexander Shestakov, WWF Arctic Program

4:05 PM      Meteorological Cooperation in the Arctic

4:35 PM     Arctic Council Secretariat Update

  •  Magnús Jóhannesson, Executive Director

5:00 PM    Adjourn