Brandon Ray is a masters student in University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. He previously earned a masters degree in atmospheric science, studying Arctic sea ice predictability at seasonal to interannual timescales, with the goal of allowing stakeholders to better understand the limitations of seasonal forecasts. Brandon was a member of the inaugural Arctic Research Fellows program at University of Washington. A naval officer of ten years, Brandon is also interested in how climate change has been incorporated into national security strategies, focusing specifically on the Arctic.
Research interests: Arctic climate and energy policy, and how the narratives surrounding major climate change reports – from Inuit leaders and the international climate change science and policy communities – are reshaping Arctic identities.
International Policy Research Arctic Fellow Activities
- “Arctic Indigenous Voices on Oil Development in Clyde River, Nunavut,” Arctic and International Relations Series, Issue #5, forthcoming 2017.
- “The Makivik Corporation: 40th Anniversary and Beyond” (6:48 min.), Arctic Indigenous Economies Video Series (November 2016).
- “The United States and Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil: Moving beyond the Juncture,” Arctic and International Relations Series, Summer 2016 Issue #3.
- “Reframing Sustainable Development in the Arctic Council,” Arctic and International Relations Series, Summer 2016 Issue #3.