3 March 2017: Speakers Series - Dr. Dee Williams

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a special presentation by ISSP Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society, Dr. Dee Williams.

Dr. Williams lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Alaska Regional Office of the US Geological Survey-the science agency of the US Department of the Interior.
Dr. William's talk focused on a broad review of the state of progress for bridging Indigenous Knowledge with Arctic science and environmental assessments, addressing some of the current challenges and probing ideas about constructive directions for advancement from an Alaskan perspective.
During the last 15 years, Dr. Williams has worked in close coordination with resource management agencies and stakeholder groups in the Arctic to plan, design, and direct a wide range of physical, biological, and social research to monitor and mitigate impacts from energy sector development and ongoing climate change. He holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, with particular research expertise in resource management challenges involving Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Rim. Prior to government service, he earned multiple degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York, and worked as a professor and consultant to international development organizations. He has published numerous books and articles in the field of environmental anthropology, and serves on multiple Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committees concerned with the advancement of Arctic science.
ISSP Director Monica Gattinger chaired the session.
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