Who We Are
What We Do
Policy-makers need reliable and timely information about the Arctic, a region of rapid environmental, economic, and societal change. The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) facilitates sharing of the University of Alaska expertise in Arctic issues—ranging from natural resources to engineering to political science—with policy- and decision-makers. How do you prepare to respond to the circumstances? What information is needed to successfully navigate the uncertainty of a changing Arctic? Our center can provide you answers to these policy questions or connect you directly with people who have answers.
April 01, 2020
New paper by Dr. Berill Blair (CAPS Affiliate) and Dr. Amy Lauren Lovecraft (CAPS Director) published in open-access Sustainability Journal.
January 11, 2020
Liz Bowman, Center for Arctic Policy Studies graduate assistant, is currently attending the International Arctic School at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.
October 21, 2019
CAPS Graduate Assistant Liz Bowman was invited to guest lecture on the Arctic and climate change at a high school in Palouse, Washington.
2:00 pm AKST
CAPS hosts a 75-minute webinar on the topic of China in the Arctic with Dr. Qingchao Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Liz Bowman (UAF), co-authors of a recent paper on the topic.
10:00 AM AKST
Elevator Pitches and 2-pagers for Policy Makers
4:00 PM UTC /8:00 AM AKSTAre you interested in communicating your science to non-experts? Have you wondered how your research might be applied to policy? Join this webinar to learn two essential skills in communicating science with policy makers and other non-experts. Hosted by APECS, IARPC, and CAPS.
Webinar/IARC 407 UAF
10:00 - 11:00 am AKST
Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks