BRINGING THE WORLD TO ALASKA

  Listen to our Podcast
Stay up to date on all of our latest events

 Upcoming Events

Events
Join Us
Donate
Sponsor AKWorld
Subscribe to AKWorld

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.

Find out More

Like us on Facebook


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.
Alaska World Affairs Council
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!
Alaska World Affairs Council
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!
Alaska World Affairs Council
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
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 9:00am
For a cool experience come to the World Wiz Pub Quiz on October 26th!

Q: Two winters ago, no place in Alaska got down to this temperature, not even Fairbanks. That’s the first time that has happened in 100 years. What was the temperature?

Share your answer in the comments below, stay tuned for the chilling results!

Make sure to get your tickets to World Wiz Pub Quiz online and bring 3 friends to complete your team of 4!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:00am
You are in for a treat at the World Wiz Pub Quiz on October 26th!

Q: There are over 300 varieties of Kit Kats in Japan. Which one is not one of them: Raw Fish, Wasabi, Purple Sweet Potato, or Cheesecake?

Share your answer in the comments below, no holds bar-ed!

Make sure to get your tickets to World Wiz Pub Quiz online and bring 3 friends to complete your team of 4!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 5:12pm
Thank you Emma Sky for your engaging and phenomenal presentation on "The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq," it was an honor hosting you!

Follow us on Twitter


Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 5:00pm
Which issue is more likely to be solve by effective diplomacy?
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:57pm
"We need to keep the limits of intervention in mind, I hope someday we will be cured of this tendency" -Ambassador Negroponte #Unfiltered
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:51pm
"In 2006 the people who were building nuclear reactors in Syria were actually North Koreans" -Ambassador Negroponte #Unfiltered
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:49pm
"In 1996 we had more military contact with Mongolia than we did with Mexico" -General Ralston #Unfiltered
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:42pm
"I think an independent Kurdistan would end up being stillborn" -Ambassador Negroponte #Unfiltered
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 4:38pm
"I think the conflict between the Iran Nuclear Deal and the new administration might not be that big of an issue" -Ambassador Negroponte