The CASR was established in early 2020 as a continuation of a former center in response
to increased demand for related research and activities.
The Arctic Security part of the center provides leading expertise on Arctic issues involving U.S. national
security, national defense, military, homeland defense, and homeland security. Many
members of CASR have broad expertise and experience with the public-sector authorities
that have responsibilities in such areas, nationally with the Department of Defense
and State Department as well as NORAD and NATO at the international level.
The Arctic Resilience part of the center also provides prominent expertise on Arctic issues involving climate
change and adaptation, disaster management and climate security that also includes
numerous security subtopics involving human security, food security, energy security,
corporate security, and many others. Many members of CASR have considerable experience
and credentials in these areas also, especially with regard to climate security, where
CASR has a strong capacity to provide knowledge and experience in policy and disaster
management complimentary to the natural sciences and engineering-related research
efforts, esp. at UAF.
Members of the Center for Arctic Security and Resilience are invited practitioner
and scholarly experts. Members are not paid staff or board representatives of the
Center. Funded research and activities are normally supported through grants or contracts.
Members of CASR generally provide networking and advising services as well as other
voluntary activities such as publishing or assistance with events like conferences.