Policy-makers need reliable and timely information about the Arctic, a region of rapid environmental, economic, and societal change. The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) facilitates sharing of the University of Alaska expertise in Arctic issues—ranging from natural resources to engineering to political science—with policy- and decision-makers. How do you prepare to respond to the circumstances? What information is needed to successfully navigate the uncertainty of a changing Arctic? Our center can provide you answers to these policy questions or connect you directly with people who have answers. Our topical areas of interest include:
November 17, 2018
Center for Arctic Policy Studies affiliates attend a meeting at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen and work with SALIENSEAS on scenarios workshop.
June 09, 2019
CAPS Program Coordinator Kelsey Aho gives Polar Science 101 webinar on writing policy briefs for early career researchers
9:30 am AK
Thursday October 28, 2021: CAPS hosts a 60 minute webinar with Political Science faculty members Dr. Brandon Boylan and Dr. Jeremy Speight pm conceptualizations of security as applied to Alaska's Arctic, with the case of port expansion in Nome, Alaska used to illustrate the importance of focusing on multiple scales and contexts.