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Looking North - Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainably Developing a Changing Arctic

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In the lead up to the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council, 2015-2017, the U.S. Embassy Sweden and the National Geographic Society invited a diverse range of guests on Friday to discuss an important topic: sustainable development in the Arctic. Ambassador Brzezinski was joined in the panel discussion by Gary Knell, President and CEO of National Geographic; Björn Dahlbäck, Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat; Terry Garcia, National Geographic’s Chief Science and Exploration Officer; Niila Inga, a reindeer herder and head of the Laevas Sami Village in Northern Sweden; and Börge Ousland, a Norwegian polar explorer, writer and photographer.