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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, March 16th, 2018 at 4:27pm
Shop on Amazon Smile to make donations to the Alaska World Affairs Council at no extra charge to you! Amazon Smile donates a percent of your purchase to the charitable organization of your choice!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, March 16th, 2018 at 3:18pm
WorldNarratives storyteller highlight:

Tam Agosti-Gisler was raised in Anchorage and attended public schools. Her BA in International Relations was earned at Stanford University and included studies in France, Berlin, and Jerusalem. She subsequently earned her MAT. Tam was a French and Social Studies teacher in the Anchorage School District for 22 years. Tam worked as the executive director of the Anchorage School Business Partnership program until her election to the Anchorage School Board in 2012 of which she is currently president. She has been married to Hans Gisler for over 38 years. She is an avid traveler and has visited over 70 countries, speaks several languages and has taught English in Africa and Asia.

Please preregister on our website to hear Tam's entertaining story and take part in this amazing event on March 22, 2018!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilFriday, March 16th, 2018 at 12:57pm
High school students in Alaska can enter a contest to win up to $2,000!

To compete they must write an essay or make a video on what equal protection means to students and submit it before April 1, 2018. More information can be found by clicking the link below.

Best of luck to all!
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska World Affairs CouncilWednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 12:08pm
If you missed our program on "Around the World in 60 Minutes: Travel Tales & Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corps" you can now listen to the podcast of the event courtesy of Alaska Public Media.

Happy listening!
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilTuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 4:14pm
Have you signed up to be an online judge for Alaska History Day? If not, there is still time!

Simply contact state coordinator Amanda Dale at or call (907) 272-5503
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Alaska World Affairs CouncilMonday, March 12th, 2018 at 9:14am
Alaskan students have the opportunity to win one of 20 scholarships to study in China!

Scholarships from the Chinese Consulate include tuition, accommodation, stipend and medical insurance. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018. Interested parties can find additional information and applications by clicking the link below!

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