Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative Capstone

Walter Berbrick, associate professor, U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Wargaming Department, gives a keynote address during the Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative held at NWC’s Mahan Reading Room.
Walter Berbrick, associate professor, U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Wargaming Department, gives a keynote address during the Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative (NASI) held at NWC’s Mahan Reading Room. The NASI is the second session of the year and brought together representatives from six Arctic nations to engage and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of preserving peace and stability in the Arctic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

About this Event

Event Information

Apr. 08, 2019 - Apr. 09, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen, Norway

Walter Berbrick, Founding Director of the Arctic Studies Group

Participation is by invitation only.

About This Capstone

The seventeen Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative (NASI) researchers and their co-lead scholars --who hail from seven Arctic nations--will gather at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen, Norway.

The scholars will participate in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium and Naval War College Regional Alumni Symposium showcasing the results of the Newport Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 12 months.

As nations take concrete steps to work together to address shared security and defense challenges, NASI offers a collaborative model for scholarly exchange to help translate theory into practice. At our inaugural meeting in April 2018, we came as individual sailors and scholars from seven Arctic states and left as a team focusing our research on the themes of awareness, capabilities, and confidence building measures. We committed our effort to asking multidisciplinary research questions that are relevant and important to our countries and our naval services.

We met at the halfway mark in October 2018 once again to share our research progress and debate on principles of seapower for the Arctic region in the areas of awareness, capabilities, and confidence building measures.

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