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Guest Lecture: Thorleif Thorleifsson, Explorer

Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time:7:00 pm
Location:Center for Faith and Life—Recital Hall

"A Voyage Around the North Pole: Modern Exploration and Climate Change"

Thorleif Thorleifsson and famous explorer Børge Ousland became the first persons to sail around the Arctic in one season in 2010.

Changes to the environment and climate of the Arctic are offering new opportunities for both competition and collaboration among the states on its periphery. Dynamism in the region will only increase in the coming decades, as water levels rise, gas and oil reserves are explored, and territorial claims are challenged. How do we successfully navigate the Arctic challenges of tomorrow?

Thorleifsons lecture will assess the state of the actual physical environment in the Arctic and its impact on the strategic environment.

He will talk about his voyage, and the challenges and environmental changes encountered along the way, as well as the Norwegian history of Arctic exploration and explorers of the past.

Contact: Tanya Gertz, 563-387-1536

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