Attend a virtual Ph.D. panel on the geopolitics of the Arctic
The Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education is hosting an online event entitled “Geopolitics of the Arctic – A Ph.D. Panel Discussion” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7-8:30 p.m. To register for the event, please go to the Eventbrite.
The Arctic Circle is emerging as one of the frontlines for competition among world powers. With the U.S., Russia and China seeking to expand their Arctic footprints to obtain a military advantage and exploit natural resources, the region’s strategic relevance is increasing as part of this quest for global dominance.
Salve Regina’s Humanities and International Relations doctoral programs invite participants to join students for a panel discussion featuring Artic experts and scholars. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Sean O’Callaghan, Salve Regina’s program director for the Ph.D. in humanities, and Dr. Symeon Giannakos, program director for the Ph.D. in international relations. The online discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the virtual audience.
Panelists are Commander Pontus Krohn, a naval officer from the Royal Swedish Navy, who is currently on leave of absence to conduct doctoral studies in international relations at Salve Regina. He will present the regional view.
Dr. Walter Berbrick is an associate professor and founding director of the Arctic Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College, and he will summarize the view of the U.S. Navy.
Ryan M. Ciocco is a Salve Regina alumnus in political science and global security specialist in the private sector with experience in geopolitical and country risk, open-source and protective intelligence. He will address the nexus between Russian and Chinese interests in the area.
To register for the event, please go to the Eventbrite.
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