Lowell Lecture

Diplomacy and Intrigue in the Arctic

Date & Time

Nov. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


David Balton, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium




Maggie See (aquariumlectures@neaq.org, 617-973-6596)

The Arctic region is undergoing profound changes, driven primarily by a warming climate. The nations and peoples of the Arctic are struggling to adapt to these changes. Over the past decade–and despite all manner of friction in the relationship between the United States and Russia–a new international architecture for governing the Arctic is beginning to emerge. Ambassador David Balton, who has played a key role in building this architecture, will review the state of play and consider what may lie ahead in the coming years.This is the eighth annual John H. Carlson Lecture presented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lorenz Center and the New England Aquarium. The registration list will be shared with MIT.