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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 CouncilMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Thank you to our speakers Katie Ringsmuth PhD and Paul Dunscomb PhD for their interesting discussion on the necessity of learning Alaska's history at last week's program "Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History." Thank you also to the community members who joined us for this enlightening presentation!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 5:48pm
Did you make it to the Civics Fair today to talk with Deputy Director, Alyssa? Make sure to add more great Welcoming Week events to your calendar, visit the Welcoming Anchorage page to learn more. See you out and about!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 2:54pm
Come join us at the Civics Fair until 3PM at the Loussac Library. Lots of great organizations in the room and speakers on the schedule!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, September 15th, 2017 at 4:36pm
We had the pleasure of hosting Imam Imad Enchassi, one of our speakers from last weeks program "Practice What You Preach: Can World Religions Coexist?" This was the Imam's first visit to Alaska and he spoke with Your Alaska Link about his trip and what lead him here.

The video of this interview can be found by visiting: http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/imam-imad-enchassi-i-m-here-to-advocate-educate/article_4885f818-942b-11e7-bb73-b3757c5f93ef.html
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, September 14th, 2017 at 2:44pm
We regret to inform you that the event next Friday, September 22nd on "Under the Thumb of Terrorism: Life in Gaza Under Hamas" with Dr. El-Hawi has been cancelled due to unforeseen complications.

We have closed online registration and will be reaching out to those who pre-paid to process refunds or transfer program registration to another of our confirmed programs. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Join us tomorrow, September 14th, 6:00-7:00pm at the 49th State Brewing Co, featuring a conversation with Katie Ringsmuth, PhD and Paul Dunscomb, PhD on "Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History."

Tickets are available for $10 for members and $15 for the general public. High school, full-time university students, and active-duty military qualify for complimentary admission with advance registration. Please visit our website to learn more about the speakers and registration.
http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/many-traditions-one-alaska/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 11:36pm
Welcoming Anchorage has another amazing #WelcomingWeek coming up starting this Friday! Check-out their Facebook page for more information about each event. See you out and about!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 3:36pm
Thank you to USO Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - JBER for sponsoring our event "Under the Thumb of Terrorism: Life in Gaza Under Hamas" with Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi on Friday, September 22nd from 12:00-1:00PM at the 49th State Brewing Co.

Active-duty military personnel, National Guard and Reserve and their spouses will get complimentary admission to this event if they register in advance. Online pre-registration and presentation of a valid military ID at check-in is required.

For information about the event or registration go to: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/mustafa-el-hawi-gaza/

https://alaska.uso.org/events/jber-alaska-world-affairs-council-presentation-under-the-thumb-of-terrorism-114
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 1:15pm
Join us this Saturday, September 16th, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Loussac Library for the Welcoming Week Civics Fair. This event is hosted by The Anchorage Public Library, Alaska Bar Association, ACLU of Alaska, Anchorage Youth Court, and Welcoming Anchorage in recognition of Citizenship & Constitution Day.

Please stop by and visit our booth, as well as the booths of the 20 other civic organizations that will be attending, including AK Humanities Forum, Alaska Literacy Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 907Hub, League of Women Voters/AK Youth Vote, and the First Alaskans Institute.

More information about the event, location, and participating organizations can be found at:
http://www.bridgebuildersak.org/community-events/2017/9/16/welcoming-week-civics-fair
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, September 11th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Tonight at 9PM and 10PM, AKWorld President and CEO Lise Falskow joins Maria Athens on Your Alaska Link (Coastal Television) for an update on what we have coming up this fall at the Alaska World Affairs Council.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, September 8th, 2017 at 2:32pm
Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi is a Professor at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza. He has over a decade of experience in conflict resolution, mediation and nonviolence activities, and reconciliation. For the past five years, Dr. El-Hawi has been was working with Save the Children – USA, Canada Fund and the EU to prepare needs assessments, concept papers, project proposals and evaluation projects.

This is a great opportunity to learn from an experienced speaker about conflicts that Gaza is facing. Tickets are available online for Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi's Sept. 22nd conversation on "Under the Thumb of Terrorism: Life in Gaza Under Hamas."

http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/mustafa-el-hawi-gaza/

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:56pm
When is it acceptable for citizens of Alaska stop learning about Alaska History? #OneAlaska
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"Our history is bringing people together in extraordinary ways" -Katie Ringsmuth PhD #OneAlaska https://t.co/V2gUCZV6cc AKWorld photo
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:31pm
"The idea that Alaska is somehow not connected to the rest of he world needs to be challenged" -Paul Dunscomb PhD #OneAlaska
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:28pm
"When you take Alaska History you are taking World History, we are the bridge" -Katie Ringsmuth PhD #OneAlaska
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 12:52pm
Tonight 6-7 @ 49th State Brewing Co, "Many Traditions One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History"

Join us! #OneAlaska
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