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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, October 18th, 2018 at 3:56pm
Congratulations to Mischell Anderson for winning the grand prize table for four drawing at World Wiz Pub Quiz! See you and your three smartest friends next Thursday!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 12:21pm
Stay tuned on Thursday for the announcement of the Grand Prize Table for Four at World Wiz Pub Quiz! Take our #TeaserTuesday for your last chance to be entered to win!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, October 15th, 2018 at 11:00am
Mission Statement Monday:

“The Alaska World Affairs Council members want to help the cause of peace by informing themselves and all Alaskans. It has no “plan” or suggested foreign policy. It is an educational organization that simply brings out the facts – you make up our own mind.”

The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities. Come to one of our programs to join the conversation and tell us what YOU think!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, October 12th, 2018 at 5:54pm
Join us next week for an exciting presentation on International Cyber Crimes: Mirai Botnet | FBI William Walton. Walton oversees the Cyber and Counterintelligence squads at the FBI’s Anchorage Division.

Online registration will close at midnight on October 18th, preregister to save your seat before they are all gone!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, October 11th, 2018 at 3:41pm
"There is a direct contradiction between Trump’s aggressive economic nationalism and his administration’s commitment to defend the South China Sea. The South China Sea is not the United States’ home waters; it is China’s. Geography still matters. And because the United States is so far away, its only hope is to offer an uplifting regional vision that anchors its military one.”
-- CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

To learn more about the future of US-China relations, join us on November 16th for an informative program on US-China Trade Conflicts & Why It Matters for Alaska with Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council, Erin Ennis. Preregister online to reserve your seats!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilThursday, October 11th, 2018 at 12:49pm
This year our current events trivia round - "Water Cooler Conversations" is being sponsored by the generous individuals at Rising Tide Communications. Thank you for supporting civil discourse and international education in Alaska!

Grab your smartest friends and form a team at World Wiz Pub Quiz on October 25!

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8:36am
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… https://t.co/TdFbZgZy6t
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 10:01am
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… https://t.co/onhpJKgycF
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 11:03am
Thank you Ken Ballen for speaking to us on “Terrorists in Love: True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals.” Your presentation was phenomenal! https://t.co/KPXOvz8YmA AKWorld photo
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 10:54am
“Millitaty intervention should be the last resort, it does not work and it often increases rates of radicalization” -Ken Ballen
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 10:52am
“It’s not the religion that makes humans extreme, it is the interpretation of religion and it’s forceful application” -Ken Ballen
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 8:14am
“Terrorists in Love, True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals” with Ken Ballen, today, 11:30 @49thStateBrew we hope to see you there! https://t.co/ciXjjTrnaS AKWorld photo