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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, July 10th, 2017 at 3:18pm
Thank you, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, for another spectacular joint program! The conversation was insightful and informative with a variety of topics covered from economics and trade to immigration and geographical context.

Keep an ear open for the Alaska Public Media broadcast on KSKA and online podcast to come.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, July 10th, 2017 at 11:40am
Another amazing speaker coffee for AKWorld VIPs. Ambassador Carlos García de Alba is a gifted storyteller with a phenomenal ability to convey information and data in a manner that connects with his audience.

We look forward to the luncheon presentation and hope to see you at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center at 11:30am!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, July 10th, 2017 at 10:46am
There is space remaining for walk-ins at today's joint program with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce featuring Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles, who will be speaking on “The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era.”

Join us at the Dena'ina Center when doors open at 11:30am!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, July 7th, 2017 at 1:06pm
The online registration deadline for Monday's luncheon with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles, is quickly approaching. Visit the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce website by 5:00pm today to claim your space!

The Ambassador will be joined by Mead Treadwell to discuss “The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era."
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, July 6th, 2017 at 12:08pm
AKWorld VIPs: Don't forget to RSVP to Alyssa at alyssa.bish@alaskaworldaffairs.org by tomorrow (Friday) to join us on Monday for coffee or dinner with Ambassador García de Alba.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, June 29th, 2017 at 4:56pm
"'NAFTA is 30 years old. It hasn't kept up with today's economy,' said Mike Myers, a Texan who runs a maquila* owned by Metal Industries, a Florida-based company that makes vents for air conditioners and heating systems."

Learn more about the future of NAFTA and Mexico-US relations with us on July 10th at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce "Make it Monday" forum featuring Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles.

Info >> www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/mexico-consul-general/

*Maquilas = the mostly American-owned factories that line the Mexican side of the border with the U.S
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, June 29th, 2017 at 1:10pm
What are your plans for the holiday weekend? If you will be in town on July 4th, we encourage you to attend the parade and festival on the Delaney Park Strip​ starting at 11:00am.

This year's theme is "A Great American Melting Pot" and our friends at Bridge Builders of Anchorage​ welcome you to join them in your cultural attire to walk in the parade. Preparation and staging will be at the ConocoPhillips building at 10:00am.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 4:41pm
We are hosting two special opportunities for AKWorld VIPs to connect with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba in small-group settings. Would you like to receive invites to special coffees and dinners with visiting speakers?

Contact Deputy Director, Alyssa Bish, at alyssa.bish@alaskaworldaffairs.org or (907)276-8038 to learn how you can become an AKWorld VIP and join the Ambassador for coffee or dinner!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, June 23rd, 2017 at 4:27pm
Why should you care about the status of NAFTA and join us at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on July 10th to learn more?

This article by the Harvard Business Review, has some insights into the interests of each country (US, Mexico, Canada) and the potential impacts.

To learn more about the Mexican perspective, register to attend July 10's "The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations and Trade in the Trump Era" with Mexico Consul General to Los Angeles, Ambassador Carlos García de Alba.

http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/mexico-consul-general/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSunday, June 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Need NAFTA 101? Read the article below and visit our website for information on our July 10th luncheon on "The New NAFTA."

At a luncheon hosted with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska World Affairs Council will feature Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles, on "The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era."

http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/mexico-consul-general/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, June 15th, 2017 at 11:28pm
We had a great evening with Adam from the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center as he shared the story of the "Polar Bear Garden." If you have not been to see this exhibit yet, we highly recommend it! #russia #usa #alaska

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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
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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