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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, April 28th, 2017 at 3:19pm
Enjoyed today's presentation with Damien Ma? Join us for our FIRST lunch time program at 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage next Friday, May 5th with Constanze Stelzenmuller.

Admission is only $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Lunch of your choosing will be available for purchase. (Full-time students and active-duty military can claim FREE lunch vouchers!)

Speaker bio & event registration: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/transatlantic-relations/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, April 28th, 2017 at 3:03pm
Amazing presentation by Damien Ma today, keep an eye out for the podcast to come on Alaska Public Media.

He and his wife are loving their first trip to Alaska and we hope to have them back as our guests in the future!
#AKWorld #WorldAffairs #AmazingAlaska
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, April 28th, 2017 at 11:42am
This morning's speaker coffee with Damien Ma was PHENOMENAL! You will not want to miss today's program on China as Number One: So What? -- there are a few seats available, please join us at the downtown Hilton at 11:30am to claim yours!
#China #SpeakSoftlyCarryBigPurse
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, April 27th, 2017 at 12:31pm
The Asian Alaskan Cultural Center invites you to their 2017 Asian Culture Night featuring Folklorico Filipino Canada on Thursday, May 4th, 7:00pm in the Atwood Concert Hall.

Tickets available online for $20-25.

#Culture #WelcomingAnchorage #Filipino
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 12:30pm
“If you want to know what keeps Chinese President Xi Jinping awake at night, read [In Line Behind a Billion People]. It describes the daunting economic, environmental, social, and political problems facing China with lively, jargon-free writing and highly informative facts and graphs. A readable, balanced and comprehensive account that I’ll recommend to anyone traveling or doing business in China, and to college teachers.”
—Susan L. Shirk, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC-San Diego

Join us this FRIDAY to hear from the co-author, Damien Ma, as he talks with Alaskans about "China as Number One: So What?."
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:30pm
Today at 2:00pm, tune-in to KSKA 91.1 FM for Dr. Eric Trager's program on "Arab Fall." The podcast will be available at the link below soon following the broadcast.

Thank you, Alaska Public Media, for helping us share the world with Alaskans, you ROCK!

#PublicMedia #WorldAffairs #EngagetheWorld
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 8:30am
AKWorld VIPs: There are only a couple seats remaining at the upcoming speaker coffees with visiting experts, Damien Ma (this Friday at 8:00am) and Constanze Stelzenmüller (next Friday at 8:00am). Contact Alyssa at alyssa.bish@alaskaworldaffairs.org to claim your spot in the conversation!
#WorldAffairs #CoffeeConversations #GoBeyondTheProgram #AKWorldVIP
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:00pm
This weekend the 2017 Alaska WorldQuest Champions from Dimond High School journey to Washington, DC to compete in The World Affairs Councils of America's 2017 National Academic WorldQuest Competition.

Show your support for these AMAZING Alaskan students using #AWQ2017 and follow the competition on WACA's Twitter feed (@WACAmerica).
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, April 24th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Friday's China as Number One: So What? speaker, Damien Ma, is the co-author of "In Line Behind a Billion People," praise for the book includes:

“The hardest challenge in making sense of China’s potential is balancing an awareness of its strengths and possibilities with an appreciation of the obstacles and pitfalls it confronts. Damien Ma and William Adams have found a wonderful, original, and convincing way to portray this tension between China’s strengths and its vulnerabilities. I hope that anyone who plans to do business with, or even think about, China will read their book.” —James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly

Info & tickets to the 4/28 program ->> www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/china-number-one/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:49pm
We are excited to be a part of tonight's presentation by Leon Aron on US-Russia relations at the Anchorage Museum. Talk starts at 7:00pm, you still have time to join us! #akworld #partner #supportcommunity #worldaffairs
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, April 21st, 2017 at 4:00pm
Alaskans really can be found all over the world, including Nigeria!

Check-out this press release shared with AKWorld by the U.S. Department of State:

-- U.S. Mission to Africa’s Most Populous Nation Includes Five Alaskans --

The United States Mission to the Federal Republic of Nigeria is pleased to draw the attention of Alaskan media to the interesting coincidence of five Alaskan diplomats currently serving with distinction at both the Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General Lagos. The small proportion of Alaskans in the Foreign Service makes this grouping uncommon. The five diplomats are Donald Alderman (from Ketchikan), Michael Carney (Anchorage), Maria Davydenko (Eagle River), Joel Kopp (Kenai), and Meghan Moore (Anchorage).

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington, said "I am proud of the extraordinary service of our Alaskan officers as they represent their country and home state in Africa's most dynamic and populous nation. Their work on the front lines of diplomacy here in Nigeria is not only advancing one of America's most consequential bilateral relationships, but also helping to keep America safe, strong, and prosperous."

<< See the photos below for additional info and a photo of the Alaskans in Nigeria! >>

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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
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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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