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Polar Institute Events

The Polar Institute addresses Arctic and Antarctic policy contours through workshops, public events, policy forums, position papers, and other deliverables—leveraging community, domestic, and international partners to create a platform for in-depth, holistic analysis of the polar regions.

Photo of panelists during the Antarctic Conference

Highlight | The Rules-Based Order in Antarctica and Global Challenges

On September 27 and 28, 2023, the Wilson Center, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Coast Guard, US Department of State, Battelle, Lindblad Expeditions, and Hurtigruten Expeditions, hosted the first-ever conference on Antarctic policy in Washington, DC, with the aim of elevating dialogue on Antarctica’s connection to key US national interests.

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Highlight | Critical Minerals in the Arctic: Forging the Path Forward

On July 12 and 13, 2023, the Wilson Center, in partnership with the University of Alaska, Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office, and RAND Corporation, is hosting a two-day dialogue about critical minerals in the North American Arctic. The dialogue will develop policy recommendations for development of critical mineral resources in the Arctic, in the context of US national security, energy, climate, and technology goals.

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