Conference on U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic

Friday, February 12, 2016
9:00am-4:15pm
1501 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Center on Global Energy Policy for a conference about U.S.-Russia relations in the arctic.

As the polar ice cap continues to melt, the Arctic is becoming an increasingly significant arena for international conflict and cooperation on trade, transit, energy, environmental, scientific, and security issues. The collapse of global oil prices has created new uncertainties in the region, with some surprising consequences. Join us as top Russian and Western scholars and policy experts discuss the current state of U.S.-Russian relations in the Arctic, and debate the future potential for conflict and cooperation between the two most powerful Arctic states.

Registration is required. Register here.

Read a write-up about the conference by the Brookings Institution.

Panel One: Setting the Scene
9:00-10:30am
Chair: Kimberly Marten, Barnard College and Harriman Institute       
Marlene Laruelle, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Paul A. Berkman, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Caitlyn Antrim, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans, Stimson Center
Alexander Sergunin, School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University
 
Panel Two: Energy Issues
10:45am-12:00pm
Chair: Natasha Udensiva, SIPA and Harriman Institute
Adam Louis (“Lou”) Shrier, SIPA
Tatiana Mitrova, Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Tim Boersma, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution
 
--Lunch break--
 
Panel Three: Military Issues: Realities on the Ground
1:30-2:45pm
Chair: Johan Norberg, Swedish Defense Research Agency and Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University
Lincoln Flake, US National Intelligence University
Anton Lavrov, Moscow Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (Moscow CAST)
Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy (confirmation pending)
 
Panel Four: Military Issues: Assessing Future Threats
3:00-4:15
Chair: Austin Long, SIPA and Harriman Institute
Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University
David Barno, School of International Service, American University
Pavel Baev, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
               
4:15pm Closing reception for panelists and audience
Panel One: Setting the Scene
Panel Two: Energy Issues
Panel Three: Military Issues: Realities on the Ground
Panel Four: Military Issues: Assessing Future Threats
Event File Attachments: