Conference Sessions


The 2021 Fletcher Arctic Conference will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Nonetheless, we expect a highly engaging and participatory experience and invite everyone to attend. All the times noted below are in Eastern Time.

We recommend a lunch break between the Breakout Room Discussion and Panel 3.

Friday, February 26

9:55 AMOpening Remarks by Professor Rockford Weitz
10:00 – 11:00 AMPanel 1: Preventing and Responding to the Growing Environmental Threats to the Arctic Ocean
11:15 AM – 12:00 PMPanel 2: Adapting for an Unknown Arctic Future
12:45 – 1:45 PMPanel 3: The Changing Nature of Arctic Security
2:00-2:30 PMKeynote: Admiral & 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard Karl L. Shultz
2:45 PMClosing Remarks by Dean Rachel Kyte