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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 CouncilFriday, February 17th, 2017 at 10:04am
The Alaska World Affairs Council (AKWorld) is pleased to announce the champions of the 2017 Alaska Academic Student WorldQuest Competition. From Dimond High School, students Amy Cordell, Rachel Lowrence, Douglas Roth and Laura Kuk, won first place out of 24 teams representing nine high schools at the Saturday, February 11th competition hosted at the Dena’ina Center.

The winning students, who formed their own team without the benefit of a teacher/coach, earned themselves a trip to Washington, D.C. for the opportunity to compete at the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest 2017 National Competition hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:45pm
Every year we are completely blown away by the intelligence and dedication of the high school students who compete in Academic WorldQuest. This year is no different.

Watch this KTVA 11's Daybreak segment to hear for yourself the importance of WorldQuest in contributing to an informed democracy, from the mouths of Alaska's best and brightest HIGH SCHOOL students.

There is space remaining to meet the students and see them in action, tomorrow, Feb. 11th, 5-9PM at the Dena'ina Center. Tickets available at the door. #AKWorldQuest
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Did you know a limited number of FREE spaces are available for active-duty military personnel to attend each of our luncheon programs? Military personnel can thank the generosity of an anonymous donor for the opportunity to join us for world-class speakers on a range of global topics.

Check-out of next luncheon on Friday, February 17th from noon to 1:00pm at the Dena'ina Center on Checkmate: Predictions on Russia's Maneuvering & the U.S. Response with retired US Navy Captain, Gary Tabach.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, February 10th, 2017 at 8:17am
Watch KTVA 11's Daybreak today at 9:00am to hear from two 2016 WorldQuest winning students from West Anchorage High School who will be returning to compete at tomorrow evening's competition. #AKWorldQuest
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, February 9th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Meet our featured speaker for FEB 17th - Retired US Navy Captain, Gary (Yuri) Tabach

Captain Tabach served a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy on various diplomatic missions to the former Soviet Union and its satellite states, including successfully negotiating the hostage release of UNOMIG personnel in Georgia in the early 90’s. At the end of his esteemed career, Captain Tabach also served as Chief of Staff for the NATO Military Liaison Mission in Moscow, Russia.

Learn more about Captain Tabach and secure your ticket to attend Checkmate: Predictions on Russia's Maneuvering & the U.S. Response on FEB. 17th.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, February 9th, 2017 at 9:00am
Tonight at 7:00pm, head over to the UAA Multicultural Center in Rasmuson Hall for a FREE screening of the film, "The Bad Kids," set in the Majave Desert. Refreshments will be provided and free parking is available in the West Campus lot. #education

Watch the film trailer -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RukXyvLxm8
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Did you know our luncheon programs are FREE for full-time students to attend? Students can thank BP for the opportunity to join us for world-class speakers on a range of global topics.

Check-out of next luncheon on Friday, February 17th from noon to 1:00pm at the Dena'ina Center on Checkmate: Predictions on Russia's Maneuvering & the U.S. Response with retired US Navy Captain, Gary Tabach.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 1:58pm
We only need 5 more student team sponsors at $250 to meet our goal of matching each of the 25 teams from nine high schools participating in the Academic Student WorldQuest Competition this Saturday with a community sponsor.

Choose to support Alaskan high school students challenging themselves on global issues by becoming a sponsor of Academic Student WorldQuest today. Encourage your friends to step-up as well by sharing this post. #AKWorldQuest

(Watch students from past competitions in action here: http://bit.ly/2koKEX8)
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Thank you Mr. Havelock for highlighting the Alaska World Affairs Council's work to educate Alaskans of all ages about foreign affairs in your Alaska Dispatch News column this past week.

We hope you all consider supporting the 100+ high school students participating in the 2017 Academic Student WorldQuest Competition this Saturday.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 11:58am
Due to President's Day and parent teacher conferences, the We as Global Citizens volunteer judge opportunity has been pushed back one week to February 27 through March 1st.

Please see the Google form below for additional information and to sign-up to volunteer.

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Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:40pm
@hvbeckett Ah, thanks! If you are ever back in town, we would love to have you join us!
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:39pm
Thanks for joining us Eagle River High School -- the students had the BEST questions! @ASD_Info https://t.co/inb9hGH5Im
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