Public administration PhD student co-authors Politico op-ed
The piece, critical of the Coast Guard’s attempts to secure
an Arctic icebreaker, is based on research Zachary Huitink has done with two
Research conducted by Maxwell PhD candidate Zachary Huitink
— in collaboration with David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School, and Sean
O'Keefe, University Professor — forms the basis of an opinion piece published
by Politico earlier this fall.
The op-ed, titled “The Coast Guard's Flawed Icebreaker Plan,”
criticizes the Coast Guard for pursuing a plan to build a new icebreaker at the
cost of $1 billion. That icebreaker, which will take 10 years to complete, will
provide only the second icebreaker in America’s fleet, at a time when other
nations vying for control of the Arctic have dozens.
In the op-ed, Huitink, Van Slyke, and O’Keefe offer five
options for speedier, less expensive development of an icebreaker fleet. Those
suggestions are based on research that was prepared for a conference on the
Alaskan Arctic during summer 2015.
Read the entire Politico op-ed at Daily
Orange article here.
- Huitink’s work for the at IBM Center for the
Business of Government here
- More about the summer 2015 conference at Maxwell