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What is the Alaska World Affairs Council?

The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship.

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Alaska World Affairs Council

The Alaska World Affairs Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-partisan organization which is membership-based and is one of approximately 90 members of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Our moderator extraordinaire for tomorrow's Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market program is an amazing and inspiring entrepreneur in her own right, Katherine Jernstrom.

Katherine is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Boardroom, Managing Partner of Alyeska Venture Management, Board member of Launch Alaska, and so much more. She is a strong advocate for startups and was recently profiled on Engine's #StartupsEverywhere.

Learn more about Katherine on our website and secure your ticket to this exciting opportunity to engage with Alaskan entrepreneurs succeeding in the global market!
http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/ak-global-entrepreneurs/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 9:30am
"Starting Atikus has allowed me to build on my work in microfinance and pursue targeted, meaningful impact that I believe will change the sector for the better." - Mary Miner

Our third featured Alaskan entrepreneur running a global business is Mary Miner, Co-Founder of Atikus. Read more about her entrepreneurial journey and bio on our website and secure your ticket to join the conversation Wednesday evening!

http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/ak-global-entrepreneurs/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 6:30pm
All of Wednesday's entrepreneurs call the The Boardroom home for their Anchorage working space. For insight into The Boardroom concept and a quick intro to Ben Kellie, CEO of K2 Dronotics, watch this KTVA 11 News piece from 2015.

Bio info about Kellie is available on our website as well as tickets to Wednesday's evening conversation on Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/ak-global-entrepreneurs/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 4:15pm
Join us Wednesday, May 17th for Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market. Social begins at 5:30pm with program at 6:00pm.

Tickets are $10-15/person. Visit our website for info about the featured entrepreneurs and tickets: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/ak-global-entrepreneurs/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 2:36pm
Fun Fact: One of Wednesday's featured entrepreneurs for Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market was recognized in 2016 as a top 40 under 40 individual by the National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation.

Nicholas Begich has nearly 20 years of business and information technology management experience, and has led and advised global development teams for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture-backed startups. He is the CEO and Founder of FarShore Partners, a custom software development firm that presently employs over 150 people around the world.

Learn more about Begich and purchase your tickets for the evening discussion on our website!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, May 11th, 2017 at 3:09pm
North x North Festival is this weekend!

Check-out all the great Alaskan and international events and activities included in the North x North Festival. #Arctic
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Tonight is the last night to register online for How Cool is That?! Innovation in the Arctic, our Friday program featuring the Norwegian Ambassador to the US, a Norwegian innovator, and 6 AMAZING Alaskan innovators -- don't miss out, secure your ticket online!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 12:30pm
We invite you to meet our featured guests for Friday's program, How Cool is That?! Innovation in the Arctic. Our final featured Alaskan guest is Kristina Woolston.

Kristina Woolston is Vice President External Relations for Quintillion, a private company headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska that will build and operate the Quintillion Subsea Cable System. Quintillion’s fiber optic cable system will bring high speed internet to the Alaska communities of Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright and Barrow, and expanded services to Alaska’s oil field, Prudhoe Bay in 2017.

More info & tickets -->> http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/arctic-innovation/
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 8:30am
We invite you to meet our featured guests for Friday's program, How Cool is That?! Innovation in the Arctic. Our next featured Alaskan guest is Cameron Willingham.

Cameron was born and raised in Alaska and has spent the past 10 years working towards building a stronger, healthier food system in the North. Before founding Vertical Harvest Hydroponics with Dan Perpich and Linda Janes, Cameron was a Research Professional at the University of Alaska Fairbanks working in Controlled Environment Agriculture.

More info & tickets -->> http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/arctic-innovation/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 7:30pm
We invite you to meet our featured guests for Friday's program, How Cool is That?! Innovation in the Arctic​. Our next featured Alaskan guest is Devany Plentovich.

Devany Plentovich has spent the last 7 years as the Program Manager for Biomass and Combined Heat and Power for the Alaska Energy Authority, focusing on project development in the 200+ rural communities that are not tied to the Anchorage-Fairbanks power grid. Devany’s previous experience includes 22 years with a consumer products corporation where she managed projects in biomass co-generation, environmental sustainability, and product development.

More info & tickets -->> http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/arctic-innovation/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 4:00pm
We invite you to meet our featured guests for Friday's program, How Cool is That?! Innovation in the Arctic. Our next featured Alaskan guest is Holly Nordlum.

Holly Nordlum of Holly Nordlum Naniq Design’s work reflects where she comes from but also who she is now, an Urban woman, a mother, and a working Inuit woman. She was born and raised outside the Alaskan village of Kotzebue, a small hub of eleven other native villages in the Northwest Coast of Alaska. Most recently she has focused on researching traditional tattooing techniques and reintroduce traditional tattooing to Alaska.

More info & tickets -->> http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/arctic-innovation/

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Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 4:48pm
Leon Aron's talk on US-Russia relations @AnchorageMuseum starts at 7:00pm, you still have time to join us! #partner #worldaffairs https://t.co/lwzBrIqmEH AKWorld photo
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 10:20am
@EricTrager18 is shaking things up with a dynamic interactive talk on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood #Egypt #arabfall #MuslimBrotherhood https://t.co/k85rLGrRuY AKWorld photo
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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 2:09pm
See you tonight, 5:30pm @49thStateBrew on 3rd Ave for our Intercultural Alaska story night! Tix available at the door: $10 Mem / $15 NonMem https://t.co/NaXEdComG6 AKWorld photo
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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 1:36pm
AK high school seniors planning to attend an AK uni: we have a scholarship for you! Deadline to apply is April 1. https://t.co/5KFTjmll7a https://t.co/YQZL6exxVO AKWorld photo
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