黛博拉• L• 威廉姆斯是阿拉斯加保恒协会的会长。作为哈佛大学法学院的毕业生，她曾经担任阿拉斯加特别部（由总统任命）的部长助理以及阿拉斯加保恒基金会的常务董事。
Deborah L Williams is President of Alaska Conservation Solutions. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she has previously served as Special Assistant to the Secretary for Alaska (a presidential appointment) and as Executive Director of the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
The Arctic has warmed at twice the rate of the rest of the world, and the polar region now presents both challenges and opportunities for policy-makers in the US. Deborah Williams reports from Alaska.