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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 CouncilMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:35pm
December 1st Speaker Feature - Dave Heatwole

Dave Heatwole is a former Alaska oil company executive who caught the “Russia bug” through the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and traveled numerous times to Russia as one of the few Alaska businessmen who were successful working there. Heatwole even met his wife working in Russia.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 2:10pm
If you missed our October 13th event with Emma Sky on "The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq" you can now listen to a podcast of the presentation courtesy of Alaska Public Media.

Happy listening!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 1:00pm
December 1st Speaker Feature - Elena Kostonko-Farkus

Elena Kostonko-Farkus is West High School’s Russian language teacher and founder of the Anchorage public school Russian immersion program. Farkus moved to Alaska from Magadan, Russia, in 1992, operated a Russian bookstore in Anchorage and promotes Russian cultural understanding.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:30am
Today on the closing morning of #WACA2017 we got an amazing preview of our March 30th speaker’s depth and breadth of knowledge during a Cover to Cover panel discussion featuring Steven Pifer.

Register to join us for the March program online today!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 2:30pm
These AKWorld ladies claimed prime front-row seats for The World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference panels featuring alumni of Seeds of Peace and business leaders on NAFTA.

The conference is an amazing collection of back-to-back-to-back conversations spanning the world. Thanks to the WACA team for another spectacular day at #WACA2017 #FutureofAmerica, we are ready for the embassy receptions to begin soon!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 11:00am
#TBT to our event "China as Number One: So What?" with guest speaker Damien Ma. Ma is a widely circulated author and expert on the Chinese economy. He is Fellow and Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute at the University of Chigago, focused on investment and policy programs and leads on various research projects and activities.

Ma recently wrote an article for MarcoPolo on China and natural gas. MacroPolo is a new initiative of the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute. It houses the vast majority of the research, writing, and products of the Institute, and everything is open and free to the public. Their aim is to decode China’s economic arrival across multiple dimensions.

Click on the link below to read Damien Ma's article!

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