July 24, 2024
And now for something completely different! In February 2023, Michele Devlin, Professor of Environmental Security at the U.S. Army War College, traveled to the Antarctica and took us along through a little technological sleight of hand. Armed with her trusty iPhone and a list of questions and topics for discussion, Michele documented her journey and her reactions along the way. In this first of two episodes, Michele is joined by Managing Editor Buck Haberichter in the virtual studio to explain the hows and whys of her trip. Whether it's her arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina, her thoughts on the strategic importance of the polar regions, or her first steps on the continent of Antarctica this is a truly interesting and engaging episode that you've got to hear.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The current temporary theme we are using only credits a single guest. This episode featured Michele Devlin and Buck Haberichter.

And now for something completely different! In February 2023, Michele Devlin, Professor of Environmental Security at the U.S. Army War College, traveled to the Antarctica and took us along through a little technological sleight of hand. Armed with her trusty iPhone and a list of questions and topics for discussion, Michele documented her journey and her reactions along the way. In this first of two episodes, Michele is joined by Managing Editor Buck Haberichter in the virtual studio to explain the hows and whys of her trip. Whether it’s her arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina, her thoughts on the strategic importance of the polar regions, or her first steps on the continent of Antarctica this is a truly interesting and engaging episode that you’ve got to hear.

MEN WANTED for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

–Ernest Shackleton, 1914 advert

Michele’s first impressions upon arriving in Tierra del Fuego
Climate change in Ushuaia
The Expedition Leader
First Sighting of the South Shetland Islands

Dr. Michele Devlin is Professor of Environmental Security at the U.S. Army War College. She coordinates the AWC Polar Bears, a student/faculty community of interest on Arctic environmental security issues. Dr. Devlin recently returned from spending six months living and working above the Arctic Circle on health and human security issues with indigenous families, climate migrants, remote villagers, and other unique populations residing in the U.S. High North.

Buck Haberichter is the Managing Editor of War Room

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo Credit: Map by Maximilian Dörrbecker, Ship photo by APT, other photos by Michele Devlin

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