Marcy Kaptur

From the office of:

Marcy Kaptur

Briefing: Arctic Policy 101

From: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur
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Date: 10/20/2014

Staff Briefing:

Arctic Policy 101

As Opportunities and Challenges in the Arctic Grow,

How does American Arctic Policy Respond?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

2225 Rayburn HOB


Diminishing Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, including the opportunity for increased trans-Arctic shipping and new access to oil and gas resources.  However, heightened interest also comes with increasing territorial claims from Arctic states, sovereignty and security issues, as well as a need for assessing and improving Arctic infrastructure.


Congressional staff is invited to a briefing on America’s evolving Arctic policy with remarks by:


Andrew Holland

Senior Fellow for Energy

American Security Project


Ronald O’Rourke

Specialist in Naval Affairs

Congressional Research Services

U.S. Coast Guard

Representative TBD