2015 Speaker Series #2: Exploring the Nexus Among Climate Change and National Security
Speaker: Captain Jonathan S. Spaner, USCG
Federal Bureau of Investigation
11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Friday, May 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
This presentation poses the Arctic as a case study of the intersection among climate change and national security. With complex realities bridging spheres of geo-politics, geo-economics, and geo-strategy, the Arctic is one of the most interesting regions in the world. Indeed, there is a new ocean forming right before our eyes and there will be extensive activity in the future involving adventure tourism, energy/mineral exploration, and trans-shipment. There are challenges and opportunities in this great region. The conversation will center upon strategy, governance, and international relations.