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Alaska: The Frontlines of  National Security and Climate Change
October 11

Alaska: The Frontlines of National Security and Climate Change


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Date October 11, 2017
Time 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location Captain Cook Hotel, Mid-Deck, Anchorage, AK

 

The impacts of climate change are far reaching and Alaska will likely suffer the brunt of the predicted consequences. Temperatures in the region are increasing two times faster than the rest of the globe causing ice and permafrost to melt, glaciers to recede, and everything from fish stocks to overall biodiversity to decrease. While local communities have been some of the first to witness changes, military installations and the U.S.’ larger Arctic strategy are also being forced to adapt.

 

Join us and the Institute of the North for a discussion with Major General Paul Eaton USA (Ret) on how climate change impacts national and global security and how those impacts uniquely and prominently effect Alaskans, both civilian and military.

 

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Speaker Biography:

Major General Paul D. Eaton

Since retirement from the US Army in 2006 after 33 years service, Major General Paul D. Eaton has actively engaged in the recent Presidential campaign and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the National Security Network. His Army assignments include Infantry command from the company to brigade levels and command of the Infantry Center at Fort Benning and Chief of Infantry. His most recent operational assignment was Commanding General of the command charged with reestablishing Iraqi Security Forces 2003-2004, where he built the command and established the structure and infrastructure for the Iraqi Armed Forces and Interior Ministry security forces. Other operational assignments include Somalia, Bosnia and Albania. Other assignments include the Joint Staff, Deputy Commanding General for Transformation and Stryker Unit Development and Assistant Professor and head of the French Department at West Point. He is a 1972 graduate of West Point, married to PJ Eaton and father to sons Shane and Joshua, and daughter Gina, all Soldiers.

 

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