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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 CouncilFriday, September 21st, 2018 at 3:02pm
Weekly World News Update from The World Affairs Councils of America is out! U.S.-China Trade War; The Koreas Meet Again; 73rd UN General Assembly; Polish President Visits; Macedonia and Britain Referendums; Guatemala Issue Comes to a Head; AI for the Public Good.

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Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 4:31pm
There are many roads to war, but only one path to peace in North Korea.

Watch Glyn Ford talk about the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore this past June. Glyn will be featured in a lunch program on October 26th at 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage- Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff
Glyn Ford - Talking to North Korea: After the Summit
In this short video, North Korea expert and author of 'Talking to North Korea' Glyn Ford talks about the recent Trump-Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore. Lookin...
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 1:04pm
#TeaserTuesday

Take the quiz for a chance to win free attendance to AKWorld programs, AKWorld swag, or a table for 4 at World Wiz Pub Quiz!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 11:36am
Today is the first weekly #TeaserTuesday, are you ready to test your trivia skills? The quiz will go live at 12:00PM!

Every week we will be selecting one winner who took the quiz. They will receive AKWorld swag & a punch card for two people to attend an Alaska World Affairs Council program of their choice.

Take the quiz all 5 weeks and be entered for our grand prize: A TABLE FOR 4 AT World Wiz Pub Quiz! Drawing will take place on October 18th - One week before the pub quiz!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, September 17th, 2018 at 11:00am
Mission Statement Monday:

“One of the most frequent demands on the Council is that of providing speakers for various club meeting and school classes. This job falls all too often to the executive director. A couple of week’s ago, talks on Africa were giving at the senior high school from 8:45am until 3:45pm. Approximately 500 students were in the day’s audiences held in the school library.” - Evangeline Atwood, 1958

Students, have been, and will always be one of our top priorities, for this reason students receive complimentary admission to all of our programs courtesy of BP. We have a passion for investing in the next generation, that is why at every event we work hard to make our world-class speakers available to more students.
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, September 14th, 2018 at 11:30am
STARTING NEXT WEEK: Stay tuned every Tuesday for a special #TeaserTuesday that will help you prepare for World Wiz Pub Quiz by testing your international trivia knowledge and skills.

Every week we will be selecting one winner, having received a score of 100%, who will be awarded some AKWorld swag & a punch card for two people to attend an Alaska World Affairs Council program of their choice.

Take the quiz all 5 weeks and be entered for our grand prize: A TABLE FOR 4 AT WORLD WIZ! Drawing will take place on October 18th - One week before the pub quiz!

Best of luck to all, may the best trivia mind win!

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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