Patuxent Defense Forum
July 17-18, 2019
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
8th Symposium on the Impacts of of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
A joint program of The Woodrow Wilson Center, the U.S. National Ice Center, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, the Patuxent Partnership, and the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
The symposium will focus on naval and other maritime operations in an “ice-free Arctic” and brings together experts on arctic marine operations, the environment, science, policy, law, and governance. High-level opening remarks are anticipated from members of the Alaska Congressional Delegation, NOAA, Navy, USCG, USARC, industry, and other representatives from the US, Arctic nations, and international community.
About the Center
The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) explores contemporary and historical issues associated with the ideas of democracy, liberty and justice in national and international contexts. It supports research that enhances our understanding of liberal democracy and its critics. CSD facilitates activities that strengthen democracy and the rule of law; enhance security and individual freedoms; invigorate the civil society; encourage free enterprise; and increase economic, environmental, educational and cultural equity.