About us

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.

2014_WMF_Workshops16The 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. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities. 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.

Meet our Staff and Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Mead Treadwell

Meet the AWAC Board of Directors


Meet the Alaska World Staff

From our members…

I really like people and want to meet and learn from as many different people as possible. AWAC gives me a chance to meet people with incredible stories and experiences that I can learn from.
– Turner Vail