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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
"Our culture has to be practiced in order to be strong." -Derrick Pottle

Join Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough, International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, for her presentation on Inuit: The Arctic We Want.

Friday, May 3, 12-1PM, 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage.
Alaska World Affairs Council
Keeping the Inuit Way of Life Alive in a Changing World | Short Film Showcase
In Northeastern Canada, a traditional Inuit hunter, carver, and guide is watching the world change before his eyes. In Keeper of the Flame, Derrick Pottle sh...
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs Council
You may know the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa every holiday season, but do you know how the tradition started?

If you want to know more about some of NORAD's other, equally important, responsibilities, join us in three weeks for Brigadier General Scott Clancy's presenation on The US-Canadian Alliance for Peace and Security in Alaska.

Register online to attend! Friday, May 10th, 12-1PM, at 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage.

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While the Bering Strait is mostly used as a route for Arctic transportation and trade, sometimes there is other traffic drifting across the channel...

Join us in April for a discussion on the Bering Strait, Alaska, and Arctic Resources!

International Women’s Day panel. Women at the Helm of Alaska’s Future. #balanceforbetter @beartooth_ak AKWorld photo

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

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