Arctic eTalks is hosted by “The Watch” Command Magazine, United States Northern Command,
United States European Command, United States Indo-Pacific Command and the Center
for Arctic Security and Resilience.
Arctic eTalks is a monthly forum for open discussion (non-attribution) on key issues
affecting the Circumpolar Arctic for academics, defense and security professionals,
and military leaders from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland
and Faroe Islands), Norway, Sweden, and the United States
Sessions typically run about 90 minutes, with a 30-minute recorded presentation followed
by a 60-minute moderated discussion. While the presentation recording is normally
posted on the website, the discussion is not. Please ensure to join the event to take
part and listen to the Q&A session.
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- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - United Kingdom
- George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
- Joint Task Force (North) - Canadian Armed Forces
- Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom (UK MOD)
- NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom)
- North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN)
- Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)
- Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
- Royal Danish Defence College (fak.dk)
- United States Coast Guard (Arctic)
- William J. Perry Center, National Defense University (NDU)
Arctic eTalks - October 2021 - featuring Ambassador Michael Mann
Michael Mann has been Special Envoy for Arctic matters since April 1, 2020.
Prior to that, he was the EU’s Ambassador to Iceland.
Between 2011 and 2017, he was head of Strategic Communications at the European External
Action Service, doubling up as Chief Spokesperson to High Representative/Vice President
Catherine Ashton from 2011 to 2014.
Ambassador Mann worked as a European Commission Spokesperson between 2002 and 2011,
covering a wide range of portfolios.
He began his career in Brussels as a journalist, working for the Financial Times,
Reuters and Bloomberg News, among other media.
Presentation Slides: (Download)