Per Augustsson of Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies will discuss changes in the Arctic at a SACU luncheon in Washington

“CHANGES IN THE ARCTIC: Melting Ice Means New Challenges and Opportunities” is the title of a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29 with speaker Per Augustsson of Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies/Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington, D.C.

MR. AUGUSTSSON will discuss changes in the Arctic, which produces many questions, such as who owns the Arctic and the resources beneath the ice and water; how the changing climate will affect fish and marine mammals; and who will regulate shipping and guarantee security in the North.

THE LUNCHEON will be held at the Pier Seven Restaurant at the Channel Inn, located at 650 Water Street, S.W., on the Washington waterfront, beginning at 12 noon with cocktails and concluding at 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00 and non-members $29.00. Parking is available on the street or in the Channel Inn parking garage. The Metro Green Line stop Waterfront Station is located nearby.

FOR RESERVATIONS: ekcarl@msn.com. Choice of menus: (1) Broiled filet of sole and scallops, (2) Seafood Newburg, (3) Breast of chicken tarragon, (4) N.Y. medallions of beef sirloin, or (5) Fresh fruit plate with cottage cheese. Please make reservations by Monday, Feb. 27. Cancellations should be made no later than 9 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

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