GCI partners with think tank for series about a global Arctic

GCI partners with think tank for series about a global Arctic

Series seeks to keep Alaskans informed on Arctic issues

  • Juneau Empire
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:47pm
  • NewsAlaska

Declining sea ice means more countries, including Russia and China, are more interested in the Arctic.

GCI and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. — the nation’s non-partisan policy think tank established as part of the Smithsonian Institute— have partnered to bring these important discussion to Alaskans.

In a five-part series on GCI Channel 907, Alaskans can tune in to programming addressing international implications of a new, global Arctic, as well as local and regional impacts ranging from border security to food and water security.

The Wilson Center Polar Institute’s program series, “The Arctic and U.S. National Security,” airs Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12, starting at 8 p.m. each day.

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“As the Arctic grows more prominent on the geopolitical and economic landscapes, it’s more important than ever that we keep the residents of the nation’s only Arctic state informed,” said GCI Federal Regulatory Attorney Tim Stelzig in a press release. “As Alaska’s premier Arctic telecommunications provider, GCI works to elevate the dialogue between those who live in the Arctic and those looking to the Arctic for opportunity.”

Among those slated to appear in the series are Polar Institute’s Director Dr. Michael Sfraga, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz and other local, state, national and private sector leaders.

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