NU Military Writers' Symposium talk ft. Troy Bouffard

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1pm to 1:50pm

158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 5663

https://www.norwich.edu/military-writers-symposium/symposium-2021
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The Arctic is critical to regional stability. All Arctic states agree that peaceful cooperation is ideal; however, the possibility of future conflict is also a reality. The Arctic now occupies a central position within Chinese and Russian foreign policy. Russia is building up its presence in the Arctic and subsequently other Arctic nations are responding by increasing their Arctic footprint and capabilities. Cooperation or conflict centers on competition over strategic resources, maritime control, and geopolitical uncertainty. The 2021 Military Writers’ Symposium will explore various dimensions of the Arctic with aims at leading toward cooperation and regional security.

Bio: Troy J. Bouffard, MSG (Ret.) U.S. Army, holds a Master of Arts in Arctic Policy and is currently completing a Ph.D. program with a focus on Russian Arctic defense strategy and international law. He is the director of the UAF Center for Arctic Security and Resilience. As a defense contractor, he was co-principal investigator of the Department of Defense Arctic Defense and Security Orientation program with USNORTHCOM and ALCOM started in 2013. His portfolio includes the development and delivery of an Arctic Security graduate concentration and certificate as well as an edX course. Troy is a network coordinator for the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network and a non-resident Research Fellow with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba. He recently served as a contracted supervisor and chief editor for a NATO Arctic research project. Other activities include delegate and project experience (current) with the Arctic Council and numerous panel and conference presentations. He also conducts many inter/national Arctic events. He has published many peer-reviewed and commentary articles and regularly engages with media

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