The Foreign Service Journal, March 2021

66 MARCH 2021 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL James P. DeHart, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the U.S. coordinator for the Arctic region at the State Department. He served previously as senior adviser for security ne- gotiations and agreements, assistant chief of mission in Kabul and deputy chief of mission in Oslo, among many other assignments. He took the photos during a September 2020 trip to Greenland. He is a former chair of the FSJ Editorial Board. One Morning in Nuuk BY JAMES P. DEHART OFF-ROAD WITH THE FOREIGN SERVICE Despite our clean COVID-19 tests in Copenhagen, we were barred from official meetings in Greenland pending a five-day quarantine. Fortunately, we were allowed to go outside, so we booked a little yellow boat for a tour up one of the small fjords off Davis Strait. With our experienced Inuit captain, we weaved between ice floes at high speeds. We stopped to study icebergs, search for seals and follow a cresting humpback whale.