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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, 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
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, June 15th, 2017 at 5:03pm
“This two-months-and-half of dialogue...has given us the opportunity to know each other better and really get to trust and develop a strong relationship," Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said at the joint press conference. "That definitely will be one of the best assets for the coming negotiations.”

Interested in learning more about NAFTA and Mexico-US relations? Join us on July 10th from lunch as we feature Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the current Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles, for an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce "Make it Monday" forum 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 CouncilWednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 12:35pm
Norwegian and Alaskan innovation alike were featured at our program last month entitled: "How Cool is That? Innovation in the Arctic." Listen to the program podcast on Alaska Public Media's AWAC Presents channel!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, June 9th, 2017 at 5:15pm
Join us Monday, July 10th as Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the current Consul General for Mexico to Los Angeles discusses "The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations and Trade in the Trump Era." This will be a Make it Monday Forum presented in partnership with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Visit our website for more information and stay tuned for details about a members-only dinner with Ambassador García de Alba!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, June 9th, 2017 at 11:51am
There are many reasons why you should join fellow Alaskans in supporting global education opportunities through membership with the Alaska World Affairs Council. Here are just a few, visit our website to learn more.

Membership starts at $25/year for a full 12 months of benefits and be divided into easy-to-manage quarterly installments.
http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/join-us/
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, June 9th, 2017 at 11:44am
Not a Silver+ member? Here is another chance to learn about Russia-Alaska relations on June 15th!

You're Invited to celebrate the launch and sale of "Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier" with author David Ramseur.

When: Thursday, June 15, 5-7 PM
Where: Blue Holloman Gallery
Book info: http://bit.ly/2rBjZLj
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 3:07pm
Missed Constanze Stelzenmüller's program last month on "Europe: America's Partner, America's Problem"? You are in luck! The program podcast is now available on Alaska Public Media's AWAC Presents channel -- check it out!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, June 1st, 2017 at 12:30pm
Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Alaska World Affairs Council and wondered why you should take that next step from participating in programs to supporting the organization?

William Theuer, Board Member of the Alaska World Affairs Council and Driver for the Anchorage School District joined to open his aperture and widen his view.

Membership starts at $25/year for a full 12 months of benefits and be divided into easy-to-manage quarterly installments. Visit our website or contact us to learn more.
http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/join-us/
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Mark your calendar Thursday, June 15th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm for an event celebrating the launch of David Ramseur's book, "Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier." This event will take place at the Blue Holloman Gallery on Arctic Blvd.

"Melting the Ice Curtain" tells the story of how inspiration, courage, and persistence by citizen-diplomats bridged a widening gap in superpower relations. David Ramseur was a first-hand witness to the danger and political intrigue, having flown on that first Friendship Flight, and having spent thirty years behind the scenes with some of Alaska’s highest officials. (Read more about "Melting the Ice Curtain" here: http://bit.ly/2rBjZLj)
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, May 25th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Alaska World Affairs Council and wondered why you should take that next step from participating in programs to supporting the organization?

Julie Hirt, Board Member of the Alaska World Affairs Council & Director of Account Management at Spawn joined to "work with smart people to bring global mindfulness to Alaska."

Membership starts at $25/year for a full 12 months of benefits and be divided into easy-to-manage quarterly installments. Visit our website or contact us to learn more. http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/join-us/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 1:20pm
Are you a Silver+ member of the Alaska World Affairs Council? If not, we have an opportunity next month that may prompt you to become one!

On June 15th, we will be heading to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center for a guided tour of their "Polar Bear Garden" exhibit highlighting U.S. – Russia relations in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska. Complimentary Museum admission is included with the tour and the group will head to CRUSH Wine Bistro & Cellar following the tour for a social!

Visit our website to learn more about this event and how to become a Silver+ member. (This event is limited to the first 15 Silver+ members to RSVP, make sure to confirm your spot soon!)

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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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