As an expert of maritime and arctic security, Dr. Rob Huebert titles his speech “The Militarization of the Arctic”. Dr. Huebert is a current Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary and holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations from Carleton University. Dr. Huebert also taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba. He is a leading Canadian commentator on Arctic security and defence issues in media, academic, and policy circles and continues to monitor and analyze Arctic defence and international security trends. His primary focus is on strategic policy and military capabilities and how developments impact on Canadian Arctic security.
In 2010 he was appointed as a director to the Canadian Polar Commission. Dr. Huebert specializes in Canadian Arctic Security, Maritime Security and Canadian Defence. He has had his work appear in the International Journal, Canadian Foreign Policy, Isuma-Canadian Journal of Policy and the Canadian Military Journal. He was co-editor of Commercial Satellite Imagery and United Nations Peacekeeping and Breaking Ice: Canadian Integrated Ocean Management in the Canadian North. Dr. Huebert also co-authored Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship and (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies