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Isaac Edwards, Esq.

Senior Counsel

Isaaac Edwards
US Arctic Research Commission
4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22203
202-285-3511

Mr. Isaac Edwards is Senior Counsel of the US Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency of Presidential appointees that advises the White House and Congress on Arctic research matters and works with executive branch agencies to establish and execute a national Arctic research plan. The Commission also facilitates cooperation with local and state governments and recommends means for developing international scientific cooperation in the Arctic.

Prior to joining the USARC, Mr. Edwards, who was born in Alaska, worked in the United States Senate for 23 years. He served as Deputy Chief Counsel/Senior Counsel on the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee until January 2021.

On the Committee, Mr. Edwards was responsible for Arctic, international energy and US-affiliated islands issues. He represented Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican-Alaska) as the US member of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region. He coordinated and prepared remarks for Senator Murkowski’s participation in Arctic Parliamentarian conferences, Arctic Council Ministerial meetings, Arctic Circle Assembly conferences, Arctic Frontiers, Munich Security Conference Arctic Security Roundtables, and a variety of other Arctic policy forums.

Before that (2003-2009), he served as Legislative Director for Senator Lisa Murkowski, and as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Frank Murkowski (Republican-Alaska).