The Arctic Studies Group (ASG) is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff and students with interest, expertise, or experience in the dynamic and emerging Arctic region. In August 2013, the ASG was created to educate leaders, strengthen maritime partnerships, and generate rigorous, forward-thinking, and timely research to support the needs of the joint and naval community. The ASG provides a platform for students and faculty to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research on Arctic governance and security issues.
ASG students will explore the linkage between Arctic culture, history, economics, and security through independent research, gaming, field trips, and frequent engagement with regional and functional experts from government, academia, and industry. The curriculum encourages creative, out-of-the box thinking that enables students to explore solutions to real-world planning missions and problem sets provided by leaders from the Navy, Coast Guard, U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and the Arctic Council. In cooperation with other regional study groups and departments, the ASG hosts a series of lecturers, roundtables, and workshops throughout the year to link students and faculty with scholars and practitioners from both Arctic and non-Arctic states.
ASG faculty frequently publish scholarly articles and books on the region and present their research findings to senior leaders and at major academic conferences.