CN Forum - Putting the Arctic in Plain Sight

Date and Time: 
11/16/2017 - 8:00am - 10:30am
Kellogg Cenger Big Ten C

MSUY Canadian Studies Center


Dr. Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Fellow and Faculty, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

With a career in the U.S. Coast Guard focused on Arctic Study and Policy, Lawson Brigham was awarded the American Polar Society’s 2015 Polar Medal and was recently appointed to the National Academies Polar Research Board. Having commanded several icebreaker Arctic & Antarctic expeditions, Dr. Brigham served as chief of Strategic Planning at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and chaired the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. A prominent scholar in Arctic Maritime, Dr. Brigham is an elected member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.

Faculty, students, business leaders, policymakers and community scholars are invited to meet Dr. Lawson Brigham and other distinguished guests to learn why the Arctic is at a critical stage and of global importance.

Nov. 15, Red Cedar Room: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception and Poster Session with remarks at 5:45 p.m., Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University

Nov. 16, Big Ten C: 8-10:30 a.m. CN Forum and Breakfast, Big Ten C, with registration and breakfast preceding an 8:30 a.m. program start

Pre-registration required: Registration is complimentary for both days.

CN Forum poster