ACCUSARS II
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ACCUSARS II

March 25-26, 2021

Event Overview

ADAC and NAADSN (The North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network at Trent University, Peterborough Ontario), kindly invite participants to join us in a follow-up meeting from the Advancing Collaboration in Canada-U.S. Arctic Regional Security (ACCUSARS) conference in September 2020.

The purpose of ACCUSARS II is to create a subset Strategic Foresight Assessment (SFA) for the North American Arctic, by specifically focusing on Alaska and Western Canada.

ACCUSARS I provided an initial SFA for the Canadian Arctic, which provided an initial baseline to be further developed. We plan to conduct ACCUSARS II as a virtual meeting and kindly invite Canadian and American participants from ACCUSARS I to rejoin us for the meeting. Note, later in 2021, ADAC and NAADSN plan to conduct “ACCUSARS III” focusing on Eastern Canada and Greenland to complete a comprehensive Analysis to North American Arctic Security.

Day 1: March 25

Theater 1

7:30 - 7:45

Welcome and Orienting Remarks

By: Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer,
Maj Gen (Ret), Church Kee

7:45 - 8:10

Opening Address

Understanding the Developing Landscape of the North American Arctic

By: Mr. Tony Penikett

8:10 - 9:20

Panel Discussion 1

Unclassified trends in developing Arctic security risks to the Arctic, with a specific focus towards Alaskan and Western Canadian Arctic region: What is common and what is distinct?

By: Panel Moderator: Church Kee,
MG Peter Andrysiak,
CAPT Leanne Lusk,
BGen F.W. Radiff,
Assistant Supervisor Special Agent Shawn Peters,
CAPT (Navy) Jake French,
Assistant Commissioner, Arctic Region, Neil O’Rourke

9:30 - 10:40

Panel Discussion 2

The Arctic Economic Security Environment: Navigating Uncertainty

By: Panel Moderator: Whitney Lackenbauer,
Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot,
Mr. Taylor Holshauser,
Mr. David Clarke,
Mr. Harry Flahtery,
Ms. Christi Bell,
Dr. Rob Huebert

10:40 - 11:00

Introduction to Strategic Foresight Activity

By: CDR Aaron Delano-Johnson,
LCDR Ryan Hawn

11:20 - 12:20

Strategic Foresight Activity

Converting themes and trends into indicators of threat/risk

12:20 - 12:40

Strategic Foresight Activity

Reports and Discussion

12:40 - 14:40

Wrap Up for Day 1

By: Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer,
Church Kee


Day 2: March 26

Theater 1

8:00 - 8:10

Administrative Remarks

By: Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer,
Church Kee

8:10 - 9:30

Panel Discussion 3

Arctic residents of Alaska and Western Canada: Arctic Security starts here.

By: Panel Moderator: Maj Conrad Schubert,
Dr. Liza Mack,
Mr. Ted Smith,
Mr. Ken Smith,
Mr. Nagruck Harcharek,
Dr. Peter Kikkert,
Ms. Bridget Larocque

9:40 - 10:50

Panel Discussion 4

Insights into maritime operations and environmental change

By: Panel Moderator: Troy Bouffard,
Dr. Lilian “Doc” Alessa,
Mr. Shannon Jenkins,
Dr. Craig Tweedie,
Dr. Adam Lajeunesse,
LCdr Hal Shiels,
Mr. Steve Thompson

10:50 - 11:05

Introduction to Strategic Foresight Activity 2

By: CDR Aaron Delano-Johnson,
LCDR Ryan Hawn

11:05 - 12:20

Strategic Foresight Activity 2

Addressing and prioritizing security concerns

11:20 - 12:20

Strategic Foresight Activity

Converting themes and trends into indicators of threat/risk

12:20 - 12:40

Arctic Research Priorities Activity

Reports and Discussion

12:40 - 12:50

Final Remarks

By: Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer,
Church Kee


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