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Wednesday, April 11 

1900               Arctic Images Presentation by Prof. David Caron PDF Icon
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Thursday, April 12 

0640               First conference buses depart Conference Hotels and CGA (drop off outside Leamy Hall)

0700                  Registration opens at Coast Guard Academy Alumni Center

0720                  Last conference buses depart Conference Hotels for CGA (drop off outside Leamy Hall)

0700-0750       Continental Breakfast for all Conference Presenters and Attendees

0800              Welcoming Remarks
                           Conference Co-Chairs: Professor David Caron and CDR Russ Bowman
                                                                       CAPT Glenn Sulmasy - Biography
                                                                       Chair, Department of Humanities
                                                                       U.S. Coast Guard Academy

                                                                       RADM Sandra L. Stosz - Biography
                                                                       U.S. Coast Guard Academy
                                                                       VADM Brian M. Salerno - Biography
                                                                       Deputy Commandant for Operations
                                                                       U.S. Coast Guard

Panel 1: History of Leadership in the Arctic  (0830 - 0930) 

When Leadership Mattered: Opportunities Seized and Missed

CDR Brigid Pavilonis -
Chief, Government, History, and Ethics
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel -
Chair, History Department
Creighton University - Omaha, Nebraska
Arctic Diplomacy: Canada and the United States in the Northwest Passage
Presentation:  Opportunities Seized and Opportunities that Remain PDF Icon

Professor Shelagh D. Grant -  Biography
Trent University – Ontario, Canada
Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America
(Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for best English language book on Global Affairs)
Presentation: Claiming the Arctic: Motivation, Vision and Leadership PDF Icon 

Dr. Dennis Noble - Biography
Historian and Writer
Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy - From American Slave to Arctic Hero
Presentation: Captain Michael A. "Hell Roaring Mike" Healy, USRCS PDF Icon 

0930-0945       Break

Panel 2: Leadership in Arctic Science and Research  (0945 - 1145) 

Perspective on Change

Dr. Martha McConnell -
Department of Science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences

Dr. John Walsh - Biography
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment
Presentation: Arctic System Changes, Past and Present PDF Icon

Dr. Donald K. Perovich - Biography
Research Geophysicist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Presentation: Sea Ice Changes PDF Icon

Dr. Donald L. Gautier - Biography
Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Presentation: Petroleum in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities PDF Icon 

Dr. Larry Mayer - Biography
Professor of Earth Science and Ocean Engineering
Director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
University of New Hampshire
Presentation: Mapping the Extended Continental Shelf in a Changing Arctic PDF Icon

Dr. George Hunt - Biography
Research Professor, Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
University of Washington
Presentation: Arctic Marine Ecosystems PDF Icon


1145-1200       Transit to Coast Guard Academy Officer’s Club 

1200-1300    Lunch/Keynote:
                           RADM Thomas Ostebo - Biography

                           Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District

1300-1315       Break 

Panel 3: Leadership in Arctic Maritime Safety  (1315 - 1445) 

Providing Leadership in Maritime Risk Reduction and Mitigation Measures for a Vast and Challenging Environment

Professor Craig Allen Sr.
- Biography
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Judson Falknor Professor of Law
University of Washington School of Law

Dr. Lawson Brigham
- Biography
Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Former Chair, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment
Presentation: AMSA's Legacy and Strategic Value to the Arctic States PDF Icon

Professor Thomas M. Leschine - Biography
Vice Chair, Marine Board of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board
Director and Professor
Rabinowitz Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
University of Washington

Mr. Ross MacDonald Biography
Manager, Special Projects and Arctic Shipping Marine Safety
Transport Canada
Presentation: The Polar Code: Arctic Shipping Safety PDF Icon   

Mr. James A. Watson IV - Biography
Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
U.S. Department of Interior
Rear Admiral, USCG (Ret.)
Presentation: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement PDF Icon 


1445-1500       Break 

Panel 4: Leadership in Arctic Maritime Stewardship  (1500 - 1600) 

Bridging the Gap

CDR Russ Bowman -
Chief, Law Faculty
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Merv FingasBiography
Author, Oil Spill Science and Technology
Presentation: Arctic Oil Spills and Studies: A Perspective PDF Icon 

Dr. John Whitney - Biography
Scientific Support Coordinator, Alaska Region
Office of Response and Restoration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Presentation: Risks of and Resopnse to Oil Spills in the Alaskan Arctic PDF Icon 

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink - Biography
Senior Attorney and Director, Ocean Program
Environmental Law Institute
Presentation: Linking CMSP to the Arctic Subsistence and Stewardship Framework PDF Icon 


1600-1700        Free time, transit to Leamy Hall 

 1700-1800       Social Hour, Leamy Ballroom
                            Cadet Poster Presentations

1800-1930         Dinner/Keynote:
                             "Science, Service, and Stewardship: Leadership in the Arctic"
                             Dr. Jane Lubchenco -
                             Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator

1930-2100         Conference buses run between Leamy Hall and Conference Hotels 

Friday, April 13 

0640                    First conference buses depart Conference Hotels and CGA (drop off outside Leamy Hall)

0700-0800         Registration available at Coast Guard Officer’s Club
0720                    Last conference buses depart Conference Hotels for CGA (drop off outside Leamy Hall)

                             Continental Breakfast for all Conference Presenters and Attendees

Panel 5: Leadership in Arctic Legal Issues  (0800 - 0930) 

Cooperation, Coordination, or Conflict?

Professor David D. Caron
- Biography
C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
University of California at Berkeley
Co-Director, Miller Institute on Global Challenges and the Law
Co-Director, The Law of the Sea Institute

Professor Michael Byers - Biography
Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Professor Bernard H. Oxman - Biography
Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law
University of Miami

Captain Alexander S. Skaridov (Ret.) Biography
St. Petersburg Institute for Ocean Law
Presentation PDF Icon

The Honorable Tullio TrevesBiography
Professor of International Law , University of Milan
Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg (1996-2011)


0930-0945         Break 

Panel 6: Leadership in Arctic Governance  (0945-1115) 

Ambassador Reno Harnish
 - Biography
Director, Center for Environment and National Security
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

The Honorable Lloyd AxworthyBiography
President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg

Ambassador David Balton - Biography
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries
Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science
Department of State

Mr. Peter E. Slaiby - Biography
Vice President
Shell Alaska
Exploration and Appraisal

Ms. Lisa Speer - Biography
International Oceans Program Director
Natural Resources Defense Council

1115-1130         Break 

1130                    Lunch/Conference Recap 

1200                    Closing Remarks:
                             ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr. - Biography

                             U.S. Coast Guard

                             Conference Conclusion and Final Logistics Brief, Conference Co-Chairs 

1300-1430         Conference buses run between CGA Officer’s Club and Conference Hotels 

Note: In this academic conference, all speakers will be presenting their personal views, unless otherwise indicated.