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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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Did you know that the Alaska World Affairs Council has its own channel on Alaska Public Media? Visit AWAC Presents to listen to our past programs; ranging anywhere from personal narriatives of local Alaskans to topics on foreign policy. You can listen directly from the website or through the podcast link for iTunes.

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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