Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Frances Ulmer is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center. She has served in a variety of capacities, including: Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor, state legislator, mayor of Juneau, Alaska, professor, lawyer, research director, and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. She serves on the boards of the National Parks Conservation Association and The Nature Conservancy. She has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford, and at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She has lectured internationally on Arctic issues from Antarctica to the North Pole.