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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, March 27th, 2017 at 3:07pm
Start prepping for our April 28th program with Damien Ma on China as Number One: So What? by participating in this FREE Cover to Cover conference call offered by The World Affairs Councils of America.

WACA will host Howard W. French on his new book, "Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power," for April's Cover to Cover conference call Tuesday, April 11, at 10:00-10:30AM AK.

Register below for call-in details -->>
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSunday, March 26th, 2017 at 11:13am
We value the feedback of our community and invite you to share your opinions with us through our Spring 2017 survey. Taking less than 5 minutes of your time, the survey will help us better provide meaningful opportunities for you to learn about and engage with the world from right here in Alaska.

The survey is completely anonymous and covers areas such as: what topics and regions you are most interested in, how you heard about AKWorld, and when and where you prefer to attend events.

Upon submitting your survey, you can choose to be entered into a drawing to win our swag package with our umbrella, tote bag, travel mug, and more!

This survey will be open through May 17th and paper copies will be available at programs.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 7:04pm
Alaskans, have you applied for your PFD yet? The deadline is approaching on the 31st and we ask you to consider supporting the Alaska World Affairs Council's efforts to educate and engage Alaskans with the world by donating a portion of your PFD through Pick Click Give.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 5:09pm
Next Friday's featured speaker, Dr. Eric Trager, was recently quoted in a Foreign Policy article on the Muslim Brotherhood. He had the following to say: “If the Trump Administration tries and fails to designate the Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, it could backfire: Brotherhood organizations would likely hail this as a victory and use a failed designation as evidence to claim — falsely — that they are nonviolent.” (Read the full article here: http://atfp.co/2mOTo8k)

Learn more about Dr. Trager and register to attend his presentation on Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days next Friday, March 31st at noon.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 10:23pm
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:30pm
EasyPark wants to help make it easier for you to attend our Friday program on Military in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future with current and former Alaska Command Commanders by offering FREE parking! Simply park in either of the EasyPark garages on 6th or 7th Avenue and bring your parking ticket with you to the event to be validated.

We recommend checking their website before heading downtown to confirm the garage location (if you are not familiar with the area).

Thank you so much EasyPark!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 3:12pm
Live on KSKA 91.1 now -- Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting through Stories. Tune-in to listen and keep an eye out for the podcast to be posted soon.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 3:46pm
Online registration for Friday's Military in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future discussion with current and former Alaska Command Commanders closes Wednesday at 5:00pm. Visit our website to secure your ticket!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 12:18pm
This Saturday, you are invited to, From Tables of Istanbul to Dances of Turkey, a special evening of food, film and dancing with Zeynep Kiliç and Rabia.

"Tables of Istanbul" captures the personal story of Zeynep Kiliç, an immigrant originally from Turkey whose vocation is a sociologist but her passion is exploring Turkish cuisine. The documentary investigates Turkish finer foods. She discusses Istanbul's food movements through conversations with chefs, restaurateurs, researchers, food writers, activists and families.

Dance performer, Rabia is also a Turkish transplant to Alaska. In Alaska, she uses music and dance to link and build bridges across the continents.

When: Saturday, March 25th, 6:15pm
Where: Wild Berry Theatre, 5295 Juneau St, 99518
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, March 17th, 2017 at 12:25pm
Here's an article from today's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on the military's presence in Alaska -- What do you think? What are your questions for Gen. Ralston (USAF Ret.) and Lt. Gen. Wilsbach at next Friday's Military in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future luncheon discussion?

Have you secured your ticket to the program yet? You can do so here: www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/military-in-alaska/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 3:19pm
Our friends at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invite you to their second annual 2017 Alaska Young Professionals Summit March 30th and 31st. With this amazing line-up of speakers, this an event Alaskan young professionals should not miss!

Visit the Chamber website for more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2m0f4wz
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 11:14am
USO Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - JBER has stepped-up to make it possible for active-duty military personnel and their spouses to attend our March 24th Military in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future luncheon with former and current Alaska Command Commanders. Thank you, USO!!!

Military personnel: online pre-registration is required to claim a complimentary ticket. Visit our website to secure your space today and invite your colleagues!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Missed Suki Kim's sold out presentation on "Going Undercover in North Korea"?

Catch it at 8:00pm tonight on KSKA 91.1 on Addressing Alaskans. The podcast link will be available shortly after on Alaska Public Media's AWAC Presents channel.

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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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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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Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 10:47am
Possible future flights from #Alaska to the East Coast in 30 mins with new space rockets, according to @WohlforthC