Seminar with Craig Fleener, State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor

January 6, 2017
By Jessica Rohde

 Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)

Speaker: Craig Fleener, State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor

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The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Craig Fleener (State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor. The event will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. It is available online as a live-stream event to those unable to attend in person. Registration is required for this event.  

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest to Federal agency officials, Congressional staff, NGOs, associations, and the public.

This seminar will be presented by Craig Fleener the State of Alaska's Arctic Policy Advisor. 

Craig is Gwich’in and originally from Fort Yukon, Alaska and currently resides in Anchorage.

From 2010-2013 he served as the Deputy Commissioner of Game, Subsistence, and Habitat for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Anchorage, Alaska providing policy oversight on wildlife and subsistence management representing the department at the Board of Game, Arctic Policy forums, legislative briefings, and outreach. Additionally, he served from 2008-2010 as the Director of the Division of Subsistence.

Craig served as the Executive Director of the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments until 2007 where he managed health care, education, and natural resources. He was the first Director of Natural Resources in Fort Yukon and served as the regional biologist for several years.

He has spent more than 28 years in the military with four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and 24 years in the Alaska National Guard where he continues to serve as a Major and the Senior Intelligence Officer with the 176th Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Craig brings decades of experience conducting research in the Arctic. He’s provided support to search and rescue missions throughout Alaska, served as a permanent participant to the Arctic Council including in-depth work on several of the working groups of the Arctic Council. He has worked on human dimensions issues related to subsistence, climate change, and adaptation in the Arctic and served on numerous boards and commissions such as the Gwich’in Council International, International Porcupine Caribou Board, and the Yukon River Panel.

He has a Master of Arts, graduating with honors, in Intelligence Studies from American Public University where in 2013 he wrote a thesis on U.S. Arctic Policy; A Race for the Arctic. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1999 with a BSc. in Natural Resources Management and completed substantial work towards an MSc. in Wildlife Biology through the Resources and the Environment Program at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Brit Myers, ARCUS

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