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Geopolitics of the Arctic: The Camden Conference Discusses the Arctic—A Region in Peril


The 2021 Camden Conference explores the Arctic, one of the world’s least-known regions. The Arctic is also undergoing dramatic, irreversible changes traceable to global warming. As these changes alter the pace of climate change, they forewarn of the challenges ahead for human, animal and plant habitat—in Maine and elsewhere.  We’ll discuss how this transformation is creating a new arena for global power and competition.


Frances Ulmer, former chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; senior fellow, Harvard University Kennedy School

Paul A. Mayewski, professor, director, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine; has led more than 55 research missions to the Arctic and other extreme climate locations

Charles H. Norchi, professor, Maine School of Law; director, Center for Oceans and Coastal Law 

Holly Parker, director, UNE NORTH: The Institute for North Atlantic Studies


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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.