The Center for Arctic Security and Resilience serves as the lead for strategic and
operational Arctic-related national security and related endeavors. CASR’s subject
matter experts contribute to the field’s knowledge and scholarly base through research,
consultation, and education to meet the challenging issues shaping the Circumpolar
North and Arctic Region.
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 component of CASR provides prominent expertise on Arctic issues involving climate
change and adaptation, disaster response and recovery, and climate security that also
includes numerous security subtopics involving human security, food security, energy
security, and corporate continuity in Alaska's Arctic Indigenous communities. CASR's resilience
leaders have considerable experience and credentials with regard to climate security,
where CASR has a strong capacity to provide knowledge and experience in policy and
disaster management that compliments the natural sciences and engineering-related
research efforts, esp. at UAF
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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.