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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, September 21st, 2017 at 3:12pm
Saturday, September 30th, at 5:00PM at the UAA Arts Building there will be an "Alaskan Mosaic" Concert. Join the Center of Russian-American Friendship & Trade of Alaska and enjoy the musical talents of our local community as well as a silent auction and refreshments.

For more information about the event and tickets please visit:http://www.craftofalaska.com/events.html
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, September 21st, 2017 at 3:01pm
We could not be happier to announce a very cool company -- K2 Dronotics -- is leading the way as the first sponsor of our coolest annual event -- World Wiz Pub Quiz!

K2 Dronotics makes drones more useful in the Arctic and beyond through service, hardware, and data. They are using small drones to solve big problems.

Another fun fact about K2 Dronotics: CEO & Chief Pilot, Ben Kellie, is also a past featured speaker of the Alaska World Affairs Council on the topic of global entrepreneurship.

Thank you, K2 Dronotics!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 3:00pm
Thursday, September 21st is the United Nations International Day of Peace. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

The Alaska Center for Spiritual Living and the Alaska Botanical Garden will be hosting an event at the Alaska Botanical Gardens 6:00-6:45PM for a sound meditation/peace observances, celebrating and in concerts with the world for PEACE.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 2:48pm
The first Knik Lecture Series will start at Chugiak High School on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00PM. This event will have a variety of speakers that will present fresh interpretations and perspectives on WWII, in order to better remember, understand, and honor those who sacrificed so much 75 years ago today.

For more information contact Katie Ringsmuth at (907)830-2251 or visit Tundra Vision for details.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Thank you to our speakers Katie Ringsmuth PhD and Paul Dunscomb PhD for their interesting discussion on the necessity of learning Alaska's history at last week's program "Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History." Thank you also to the community members who joined us for this enlightening presentation!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 5:48pm
Did you make it to the Civics Fair today to talk with Deputy Director, Alyssa? Make sure to add more great Welcoming Week events to your calendar, visit the Welcoming Anchorage page to learn more. See you out and about!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 2:54pm
Come join us at the Civics Fair until 3PM at the Loussac Library. Lots of great organizations in the room and speakers on the schedule!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, September 15th, 2017 at 4:36pm
We had the pleasure of hosting Imam Imad Enchassi, one of our speakers from last weeks program "Practice What You Preach: Can World Religions Coexist?" This was the Imam's first visit to Alaska and he spoke with Your Alaska Link about his trip and what lead him here.

The video of this interview can be found by visiting: http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/imam-imad-enchassi-i-m-here-to-advocate-educate/article_4885f818-942b-11e7-bb73-b3757c5f93ef.html
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, September 14th, 2017 at 2:44pm
We regret to inform you that the event next Friday, September 22nd on "Under the Thumb of Terrorism: Life in Gaza Under Hamas" with Dr. El-Hawi has been cancelled due to unforeseen complications.

We have closed online registration and will be reaching out to those who pre-paid to process refunds or transfer program registration to another of our confirmed programs. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm
Join us tomorrow, September 14th, 6:00-7:00pm at the 49th State Brewing Co, featuring a conversation with Katie Ringsmuth, PhD and Paul Dunscomb, PhD on "Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History."

Tickets are available for $10 for members and $15 for the general public. High school, full-time university students, and active-duty military qualify for complimentary admission with advance registration. Please visit our website to learn more about the speakers and registration.
http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/many-traditions-one-alaska/
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 11:36pm
Welcoming Anchorage has another amazing #WelcomingWeek coming up starting this Friday! Check-out their Facebook page for more information about each event. See you out and about!

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:56pm
When is it acceptable for citizens of Alaska stop learning about Alaska History? #OneAlaska
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"Our history is bringing people together in extraordinary ways" -Katie Ringsmuth PhD #OneAlaska https://t.co/V2gUCZV6cc AKWorld photo
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:31pm
"The idea that Alaska is somehow not connected to the rest of he world needs to be challenged" -Paul Dunscomb PhD #OneAlaska
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4:28pm
"When you take Alaska History you are taking World History, we are the bridge" -Katie Ringsmuth PhD #OneAlaska
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 12:52pm
Tonight 6-7 @ 49th State Brewing Co, "Many Traditions One Alaska: Teaching Alaska's Connected History"

Join us! #OneAlaska
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