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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, October 20th, 2017 at 2:37pm
A huge thank you to Ambassador Negroponte for speaking at the Alaska World Affairs Council three times in the past two days. We are glad to have had the opportunity to host such an influential speaker!

Additional thank you to the nearly 200 guests, including 50 students who were able to attend!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 11:00am
Last weeks speaker Emma Sky, who lead a captivating presentation on The Unraveling: High Hopes & Missed Opportunities, just published an article for The Guardian on the recent fleeing of Kurds from the city of Kirkuk, and the clear need for a negotiated settlement that can bring stability.

Feel free to check out her article by clicking on the link below, happy reading!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 9:00am
Win prizes and the noble title of trivia master at the World Wiz Pub Quiz on October 26th!

Q: Who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature?

Share your answer in the comments below!

Make sure to get your tickets to World Wiz Pub Quiz online and bring 3 friends to complete your team of 4!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, October 19th, 2017 at 9:07pm
Thank you, Ambassador Negroponte and General Ralston for your enlightening conversation on US National Security Unfiltered. It was our pleasure having you!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:51pm
#TBT to our presentation in May 2016 on "One to One: Bridging Military and Civilian Priorities on Global Subjects That Matter - Russia." This program was intended to create interactive conversations spotlighting the perspectives of military and civilian guest speakers on global subjects that matter. The guest speakers for this event were Lieutenant General Russell Handy of the Alaska Command and David Ramseur of Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). The discussion was moderated by General Joseph Ralston (USAF Retired).

General Ralston has spoken for us several times and is an Advisor Director for the Alaska World Affairs Council. Tonight he will be speaking with Ambassador Negroponte at our event "US National Security Unfiltered."

Feel free to join us for this engaging conversation, doors will open at 5:30PM at the 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:05pm
On Tuesday, October 24th, at 6:30-7:30PM at the Loussac Library's atrium, the Municipality of Anchorage Mayor's office will be hosting the second "Tradition Tuesday" of the season, this event will be focused around members of Anchorage's Russian Community.

These events are an opportunity to celebrate diversity, make connections, and provide cultural enrichment. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diverse communities that make Anchorage unique.

For more information please visit:
http://www.muni.org/Departments/Mayor/WelcomingAnchorage/Pages/TraditionTuesday.aspx

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 11:29am
Huge thank you to Ambassador Negroponte for speaking three times in the past two days! We are glad to have had the opportunity to host you! https://t.co/cObmFkKXT2 AKWorld photo
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 11:04am
"Don't blame the UN for ineffectiveness, it is caused by the inability for the great powers to agree" -Ambassador Negroponte #WorldOfTurmoil
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:48am
"I think that it would be harder to abolish the position of Director of Intellgence than it was to set up" -Ambassador Negroponte
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:27am
"It is important to recognize the efforts Canada makes towards world peace, we cannot take them for granted" -Ambassador Negroponte
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:24am
"Our partner countries aren't technically allies but they are still crucially important to us" -Ambassador Negroponte #WorldOfTurmoil
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:21am
"When we think about a world of turmoil we need to be subjective, the media plays a huge role in our perception" -Ambassador Negroponte