Antarctica: U.S. Research and Diplomacy on the Southern Continent
The United States is one of 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and has a long history of interest in the region. This program will specifically explore the importance of U.S. research efforts in and around the continent, the unique role of the U.S. Coast Guard in supporting these endeavors, as well as U.S. diplomatic interests and efforts in a time of dynamic change. Among other distinguished speakers, panelists include the Director of the U.S. Antarctica Program and the Captain of the nation’s only heavy icebreaker.
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