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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.
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs Council
Join us next Thursday, January 24th, for Dr. Alexander James' presentation on, "The Hidden Curse of Natural Resources: Economic Impacts at Home and Abroad," where he will discuss how oil effects Alaska's economy and how it might not be as beneficial as it seems.

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The Hidden Curse of Natural Resources | Dr. Alexander James
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs Council
A throwback to our 2015 panel discussion on "International Participation in the Arctic" with senior Arctic official Ambassador David Balton, Anders Oskal with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the World Wildlife Fund’s Margaret Williams.

You can listen to a podcast of the 2015 event below and then attend our January 31st to see how the arctic has changed, or stayed the same, over the past 4 years.

Register online to attend After the Arctic Ice Melts | Hon. Fran Ulmer!

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Tonight’s presentation on @notmylifefilm and a panel discussion on how human trafficking affects Alaska @49thStateBrew AKWorld photo

Full house @49thStateBrew for Erin Ennis’ presentation on “US-China Trade Conflicts & Why it Matters for Alaska.” AKWorld photo

Thanks to our panelists for speaking about what we’ve learned in relation to Japan, AK fisheries, Arctic, and the EU in the past 60 years AKWorld photo

Huge thank you to Glyn Ford for speaking with us today on “Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Stand-Off.” We loved hosting you! AKWorld photo

“A few years ago there was international unity against North Korea, now that is starting to change“ -Glyn Ford #TalkingToNorthKorea

“It was science not scarcity that got Kim Jong-un talking to the US, it was the need for technology“ -Glyn Ford #TalkingToNorthKorea

Thanks to usoalaska, all active duty military personnel receive complimentary admission to our programs. Check out our upcoming program list, topics include: North Korea, US-China Trade…

What does international trivia, delicious beer, networking, and big ticket raffle prizes have to do with Alaska World Affairs Council? Join us for our most popular event- World Wiz Pub…

Thank you Ken Ballen for speaking to us on “Terrorists in Love: True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals.” Your presentation was phenomenal! AKWorld photo

“Millitaty intervention should be the last resort, it does not work and it often increases rates of radicalization” -Ken Ballen

“It’s not the religion that makes humans extreme, it is the interpretation of religion and it’s forceful application” -Ken Ballen

“Terrorists in Love, True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals” with Ken Ballen, today, 11:30 @49thStateBrew we hope to see you there! AKWorld photo

You may have noticed our new logo. To celebrate 60 years of educating Alaskans, and the generous support of Brad Fleming, Julie Hirt & the Atwood Foundation, we have created a new look reflecting our mission of inspiring Alaskans to learn about and engage in world affairs AKWorld photo

“The Middle East is not homogeneous, it is very diverse culturally from region to region” -John Moore #engagetheworld