Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic? Tales of Arctic Infectious Diseases with the CDC’s Dr. Michael Bruce

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Date(s) - Friday, April 13, 2018
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Bear Tooth Theatre


Speaker – Dr. Michael Bruce

Michael Bruce is a public health physician and medical epidemiologist trained in Internal and Preventive Medicine. He is the Epidemiology Team Leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

For the past 18 years, his work has focused on improving the health of Alaskans and peoples of the Arctic. He has worked to create, manage and analyze data from the international circumpolar surveillance (ICS) system for invasive bacterial diseases that includes Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden and Finland. He has received numerous awards and has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters.

Moderator: Lise Falskow, President & CEO of the Alaska World Affairs Council
Lise Falskow was born and raised in Alaska and holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College. She worked as a CPA in Seattle, Washington and Zurich, Switzerland. She then helped establish a Financial Analyst Group for the Energy Division of a major oil company in Oslo, Norway. As a dual Norwegian and US Citizen, her interest in world cultures has taken her to many exciting places, including her return to Anchorage, Alaska where she is the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consul for Alaska. Lise has a passion for sports, music (including playing the piano), and participating in Ironman Triathlon Competitions.

  • Lunch at this program will be available for individual order and purchase from Bear Tooth Theatre.
  • Doors will open at 11:00am. At 11:45am, we will begin the pre-program interview with Dr. Bruce discussing his career and studies journey for the students in attendance. At Noon, we will begin the official program.
  • Online registration closes Wednesday, April 11th at midnight. Remaining spaces will be sold at the door.

  • High school and college students who register in advance receive complimentary admission with a slice of pizza and soda thanks to the generous support of BP. Online pre-registration and presentation of a valid student ID at check-in is required to qualify.
  • Teachers who would like to bring a group of students to this program must submit a request via the online form here at least one week in advance to inquire about availability. Questions should be directed to Deputy Director, Alyssa Bish.


Active-duty military personnel and their spouses who register in advance receive complimentary admission thanks to generous support from USO Alaska. Online pre-registration and presentation of a valid military ID at check-in is required to qualify.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Active-Duty Military Admission, 4/13
Admission for active-duty military personnel and spouses with valid military ID. Does not include lunch.
Ambassador Member Admission, 4/13
For current Ambassador level members of the Alaska World Affairs Council and their complimentary guest. Does not include food.
General Admission, 4/13
General admission. Does not include lunch.
Guest Pass Admission, 4/13
For non-members who posses a guest pass from the 16/17 membership promotion OR non-member guests of BOARD members. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, we will require payment for your admission.
Member Admission, 4/13
Admission for current members of the Alaska World Affairs Council. Does not include lunch.
Punchcard Admisson, 4/13
For current punchcard holders only. Must present punchcard at check-in. Does not include food.
Student Admission with Lunch, 4/13
Admission for full-time high school and college students with valid student ID. Includes pizza buffet. Groups of 5 or more students must contact our office to confirm availability.