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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, August 16th, 2018 at 10:17am
Today is the day! There are still seats open for "Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape." Anyone is welcome to join us at 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage from 6-7PM and take part in this awesome panel discussion!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 11:15am
Today is the last day you can register for The Evolution of ISIL, register online now so you don't miss out on this incredible presentation!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 4:05pm
Speaker Highlight:
Michael Hjorth, Chief Liaison Element Faroe Islands, Joint Arctic Command

Michael Hjorth started his Arctic career in 1982 onboard Operational Patrol Vessels of the HVIDBJOERNEN Class. Later, he served as a young officer in both the THETIS Class frigates and as Executive Officer in the AGDLEK Class. Ashore, Michael Hjorth has served as staff officer in the former Greenland Command Headquarters and in the Danish Joint Arctic Command Headquarters as Chief Operations. Today, Michael Hjorth is the head of Joint Arctic Command’s liaison element in the Faroe Islands.

Michael Hjorth has Arctic maritime experience from the last decades with knowledge of Joint Arctic Command’s cooperation with Arctic partners e.g. in the Arctic Coast Guard Forum.
Michael Hjorth has NATO experience from Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway, (2007-2010). Michael Hjorth was assigned as analyst training NATO Maritime Component Commanders in the rotating Response Forces. Later, he was appointed as JWC’s ISAF Chief Analyst responsible for analyzing the quality of JWC exercises and the overall training status of the Training Audiences rotating into ISAF Headquarters in Kabul. As Chief Analyst Michael Hjorth had four travels to Kabul for data capture and also a longer period in 2008 in the Long Term Planning Branch (CJ5).
As head of Joint Arctic Command’s Liaison Element Faroe Islands in Tórshavn, Michael Hjorth is responsible for daily operational cooperation with Faroese partners liaising with the Joint Arctic Command in Nuuk, Greenland.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Michael Hjorth's thought on "Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape." Register online to attend!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 11:13am
Registration closes tonight for Ice Race: Who Will be Active in the Changing Arctic Landscape, make sure to reserve your tickets!
Alaska World Affairs Council
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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