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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, September 23rd, 2016 at 2:28pm
One week from today, Ambassador Charles Shapiro will share his thoughts on Cuba, join us and ask the Ambassador your questions! Online registration is encouraged: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/shapiro-cuba/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 1:43pm
Join us for tonight's awesome panel on Community Connections & Solutions: From Zimbabwe & East Timor to Alaska at Cyrano's Theatre Company. Social starts at 5:30pm to be entered for door prizes, discussion starts at 6:00pm. #WorldMattersAK #WelcomingAnchorage
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 12:30pm
This Friday, journey to UAA for a special duet recital, On Wing of Song, with Krzysztof Biernacki and Mari Hahn; tickets available online. **AKWorld members can claim a $5 discount on tickets using coupon code AKAffairs16**

Baritone Krzysztof Biernacki established strong reputation as a powerful performer, versatile stage director, and talented pedagogue. Born and raised in Poland, his professional credits include opera, oratorio, concert, and recital performances in Canada, the United Sates, and Europe.

Dr. Mari Hahn’s credits include: two-time recipient of the prestigious Killam Fellowship at UBC, the soprano solo in Gorecki’s Third Symphony with the Anchorage Civic Orchestra, Bach’s St. John Passion and the Defiant Requiem with the Anchorage Concert Chorus under Murry Sidlin.

The two will come together Friday, September 23rd for a night of solo art songs, arias and operatic duets at the UAA Recital Hall.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 10:01am
Attention undergraduates! Have you seen our posts about the November National Conference on "America and Global Megatrends" hosted by The World Affairs Councils of America and wished you too could attend?

Contact Deputy Director, Alyssa Bish, at alyssa.bish@alaskaworldaffairs.org to learn how to apply for a scholarship to attend the conference. This scholarship is made possible by The World Affairs Councils of America and the deadline to apply is soon; don't wait, contact us today!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, September 19th, 2016 at 12:00pm
What better way to learn about the Arctic and Alaska's work in the region that GREAT videos? Check-out the "Heart of America's Arctic" series!
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Heart of America’s Arctic: Alaskan Indigenous Voices on Leadership
The Heart of America’s Arctic is a video series that summarizes some of the challenges and solutions for successful Arctic policy.
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