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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.
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 11:00am
We invite you to meet our panelists for Friday's Islam & Peace - A conversation feat. various perspectives.

Heather Barbour is an attorney in Anchorage, and is a member and representative of the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, Alaska (ICCAA), the largest Muslim community in Alaska. Heather was raised as a Christian, but began a serious study of Islam following 9/11 with a scholar in California, while in law school. She converted to Islam in 2004. Heather came to Alaska in 2007, and became involved with the ICCAA, where she later met her husband. Heather is a Sunni Muslim, and is involved with interfaith dialogue, outreach, and education.

Online registration closes tonight, secure your tickets --> http://bit.ly/2ifL9Sg
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm
We invite you to meet our panelists for Friday's Islam & Peace - A conversation feat. various perspectives.

Sajid Raza is a graduate student in Transportation Engineering at the UAA: University of Alaska Anchorage. Raza is from Pakistan and a representative of the International Students Club at UAA. He is also working as a Graduate Research Assistant on different research projects at UAA.

Program info & tickets --> http://bit.ly/2ifL9Sg
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10:47am
Author David Priess will join The World Affairs Councils of America for a FREE timely conference call Thursday, January 19, at 10:00-10:30 AM AK, to discuss "The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to American Presidents from Kennedy to Obama."

Access Number: 1-218-895-7963
Passcode: 2017#
(Please dial in shortly before 10:00 AK, as the prompts can take a minute or two)
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, January 16th, 2017 at 12:00pm
We invite you to meet our panelists for Friday's Islam & Peace - A conversation feat. various perspectives.

Bin Jones, also known as Shabaan Jones, is a 3rd generation African American Muslim originally from South Carolina. After attending college for one year in New York, he got married. In 2013, Jones moved to Alaska for more opportunities, such as jobs and school. He is currently working towards his Bachelors in Education. Jones follows the Sufi doctrine which is the spirit of Islam and believes that mankind is the family of God. He is a member of a group called UMCF (United Muslim Christian Forum) which is dedicated to promoting peace and love between the two faith and removing misunderstandings.

Program info & tickets --> http://bit.ly/2ifL9Sg
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, January 13th, 2017 at 12:20pm
We are in our final week of accepting story submissions for our March 8th, "Cultures of Alaska" event. If you have an international or cultural story you would like to share, please let us know. (If you have a friend with a story to share, please encourage them to consider it!)

Info about the event and the form to submit your story pitch can be found on our website.

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