Arctic Circle VIRTUAL
How will the Arctic be impacted by the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election?
6 October 2020
01:30pm EDT / 5:30pm GMT
A Dialogue with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
Moderated by H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman Arctic Circle, President of Iceland 1996-2016
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is considered the leader among her Congressional colleagues on Arctic issues. She has in recent years reached global fame due to her position in the US Senate. She is the U.S. Representative in the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region and co-chair of the Senate Arctic Caucus.
Senator Murkowski has been instrumental in promoting the importance of Arctic development in the U.S. She has emphasized that the U.S. "has to acknowledge [it's] role as an Arctic nation".
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will be moderating this event. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson served as President of Iceland for twenty years, 1996-2016; elected five times in nationwide elections. Previously, he was Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the first Professor of Political Science at the University of Iceland. He now serves as Chairman of the Arctic Circle.
All questions directed to the Senator were posted by participants, either before or during the event.