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Program Description

Date and Time

Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

What We'll Discuss

As Arctic nations, the United States and Canada have a responsibility to work together alongside other Artic nations to ensure the region remains peaceful, secure, and prosperous. Among the top challenges our countries face are dramatic physical and environmental changes that are making the Arctic more accessible and opening up new possibilities for resource extraction, seabed mining, tourism, and transit routes. We are also seeing increased geopolitical engagement by adversarial Arctic and non-Arctic states like Russia and China. Like Canada, the United States seeks sustainable economic development that supports local and Indigenous communities and respects principles of good governance and transparency. President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau included the Arctic prominently in their joint Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. Both Canada and the U.S. agreed to launch an expanded U.S.-Canada Arctic Dialogue to cover crosscutting issues related to continental security, economic and social development, and Arctic governance.