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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, August 13th, 2018 at 6:00pm
THIS FRIDAY: Join Dr. Karin von Hippel as she discusses “The Evolution of ISIL”​ at 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage​. Dr. Hippel is the current Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute. Previously, she has served as the US Department of State Senior Adviser in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, & as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.

Seats are filling up fast- Register now! $10 Members | $15 General Admission | Students and Military Free with Valid ID
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 11:02am
Get your tickets for "The Evolution of ISIL" and receive complimentary parking courtesy of EasyPark Alaska. Registration is available online until midnight on August 15th.
Reserve your seats now!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSunday, August 12th, 2018 at 3:52pm
Speaker Highlight:
Rear Admiral (ret) Lars Saunes, Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy

Rear Admiral (ret) Lars Saunes was born in Alesund Norway. He retired from the Navy from the position as Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy August 2017 and is now CNO Distinguished international fellow at the USNWC. He is a Submariner by trade and has held different command position on Kobben and Ula class submarines. He has been the commander of the Norwegian task group, Chief Naval operations at joint HQ, Commander submarine operating authority, Commandant and commander of the Norwegian Coast guard as well as Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy. He has served as the head naval section of the Norwegian defense high command/join and the Norwegian defense research Institute.

Register online to hear Rear Admiral (ret) Lars Saunes thoughts on "Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape."
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilSaturday, August 11th, 2018 at 12:48pm
Imagine a world where a boy’s dreams dictate the behavior of warriors in battle; where a young couple’s only release from forbidden love is death; where a suicide bomber survives only to become fiercely pro-American. This is the world of Terrorists in Love.

Join us on September 7th as Ken Ballen takes us deep into the secret heart of Islamic fundamentalism, providing a glimpse at the lives, loves, frustrations, and methods of those whose mission it is to destroy us.

Register online to attend!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:10pm
Speaker Highlight: Hreinn Pálsson, Deputy Chief of Mission – Minister Counselor for Iceland Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hreinn Palsson has worked for the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) since 2005. He first began working at the Icelandic Embassy in Washington DC, followed by the Dept. for administration and consular affairs in Reykjavik. He has also worked as the Consulate General of Iceland in Shanghai, the deputy head of mission at the Icelandic Embassy in Moscow, and is now deputy head of mission at the Icelandic Embassy in Washington D.C.

Palsson has worked in consular affairs, public diplomacy, comparative politics and international affairs with special emphasis US, UK, Russia, China and NATO.

If you would like to hear Palsson's opinions on "Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape," register online to save your tickets for this engaging panel discussion!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, August 10th, 2018 at 10:44am
At our two upcoming programs on August 16th and 17th , "Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape" and "The Evolution of ISIL" admission will be free to active duty, National Guard, Reservists and their spouses, compliments of USO Alaska. Military attendees must register in advance for free admission and free parking.

Registration is available through our website!

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