CASP Quarterly Updates
Center for Arctic Study and Policy Quarterly Update - Second Quarter 2016
Greetings from the Center for Arctic Study and Policy! In this issue, we reflect on our busy spring semester and summer season. Dr. Becca Pincus, our Class of ’65 Chair of Arctic Studies, offered a course on “Politics and Policy in the Arctic,” which provided cadets a specialized understanding of the key issues confronting the United States in the Arctic region. Supported by our CASP Fellows, Dr. Lawson Brigham, Mr. Craig Allen and Mr. Jim Ellis, these future Coast Guard officers studied U.S. and international policy responses to environmental change, economic development, and emerging policy related to resource extraction, vessel traffic, national security, and maritime domain awareness. Students participated in the Academy’s annual Senior Symposium—which was well attended by not only our faculty and staff, but also by representatives from CG-5PW, the Research and Development Center, and Connecticut College.
Center for Arctic Study and Policy Quarterly Update - First Quarter 2016
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the “Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP) Update.” As Humanities Department Head, I have the great fortune of including CASP staff and faculty as part of our team—and the pleasure of reporting on their good work. Since CASP was formally created in the fall of 2014, our main focus has been to develop a robust scholarly agenda and solidify our staffing.