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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 CouncilThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 9:20am
#TBT to last years #WorldQuest competition. The mission of Academic World Quest is to provide high school students with a rigorous and engaging way to learn about the world, testing them on their knowledge of global issues.

Academic Student WorldQuest Competition 2018 will be on February 8th at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 5:30PM-9:00PM. Tomorrow is the last day for teachers and students to submit an online application to be eligible to participate. The application can be found on our website at
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, January 12th, 2018 at 2:09pm
Thank you to all of the speakers we hosted today, Honorary Consul Diddy Hitchins of the UK, Deputy Consul General Ohkeum of Korea, Honorary Consul Bonnie Melielo of Italy, Consul Masatoshi of Japan, and our moderator Honorary Consul Lise Falskow of Norway. We appreciate your enlightening discussion on your positions in Alaska and about all the wonderful things each country has to offer!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, January 11th, 2018 at 3:53pm
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are one month away!

Join us tomorrow for a discussion on Around the World in 60 Minutes for a chance to talk with with Ms. Ohkeum Kwon of the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea in Anchorage about South Korea's first Winter Games!
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평창 동계 올림픽 홍보 영상 2017
재미 대한 체육회 2017년 8월 15일 KSA In USA
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 5:45pm
Saturday, February 3rd, join Keys to Life for the Cultural Storytelling Festival ~

Dive deeper into the rich cultural diversity of Anchorage through a day of storytelling, with African, African American, Chinese, Filipino, Latino, Japanese, Alaska Native stories and more!

Internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte will join in the celebration, sharing a story that highlights the importance of storytelling and teaches us how to build community through sharing our own stories.

This community event is FREE to participate. Advance registration is required.

#WelcomingAnchorage #CelebrateDiversity
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 10:44am
Today is the last day to register online for Around the World in 60 Minutes to receive information about FREE parking >>

Meet our final panelist - Diddy R.M. Hitchins PhD MBE, British Honorary Consul

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, brought up in southern England; BSc (Social Sciences) University of Southampton, UK , MA (Political Behaviour), PhD (Government) University of Essex, UK. First academic appointment, while completing PhD research, at University of Ghana, Legon, West Africa. Subsequently, 30 year career with Department of Political Science, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA, rising from Assistant Professor to Associate and then Full Professor. Specialist fields are Comparative Politics and International Relations. Several terms as Chair of Political Science, and also Director of International Studies at UAA. Founding director of UAA’s Canadian and North Pacific Studies Programs. Research in China, Japan and the Koreas and extended research time in Canada, the Russian Far East and the Arctic. Past President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the USA (ACSUS). Since 1985, British Honorary Consul for Alaska. Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II with Member of British Empire (MBE) award in 2005. Inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame 2013. Now Professor Emerita but still working on international Model Arctic Council project in partnership with the Arctic Council and the University of the Arctic, which was included as an US Public Diplomacy priority for the US Presidency of the Arctic Council, and has been taken up as a continuing priority by the Finnish chairmanship.

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Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 11:11am
Thank you to all of our speakers for a wonderfully engaging presentation! AKWorld photo
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:53am
"One of the best things about Japan is that it is one of the safest tourist destinations in the world" Consul Masatoshi Sato
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:45am
"When visiting Italy it is important to get out of the big cities and explore the small communities" -Honorary Italy Consul Bonnie Melielo
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:36am
"The Consul was created in 2007 to increase cooperation between Alaskans and Koreans" - Deputy Consul Gerneral of Korea Ohkeum Kwon
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:32am
"We strive to engage Alaskans in Japanese cultural and educational programs" - Japan Consul Masatoshi Sato #EngageTheWorld
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 10:15am
"Diplomacy is one of the oldest businesses in the world" -Honorary UK Consul Duffy Hitchins #AroundTheWorld #60Minutes