Alaska World Affairs Council Presents
Ukraine: Peril and Opportunity12/18/14
Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. From 2010-2012, she was Senior Vice...
Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation
Aaron Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He has an M.S. in water resources management (1988, emphasizing hydrogeology) and a Ph.D. in environmental policy analysis...
Are Dictators Getting Smarter? The Battle Between Dictatorship and...
William J. Dobson is the politics & foreign affairs editor for Slate. Previously, he served as the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Dobson is the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy. Mr. Dobson’s...
Ukeleles for Peace: Music Bringing Israeli and Arab Youth Together
The sweet strumming of the ukulele invokes a feeling of island bliss. But one minute of listening to The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will make you realize this isn’t flip-flops music. Punk rock, rock and roll, pop music and oldies – you name it,...
Dr. Ronald Tammen on “Will China Rule the World?”
Ron Tammen is a scholar and professor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers...
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh on “Syria: From Struggle for Freedom to Humanitarian...
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is the managing editor of the...
Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”
Being of Iraqi origin,Farah Killidar has significant personal and professional interest in Iraq’s legal and political development. She has made presentations in the Middle East, the U.K. and the U.S. on Iraq’s legal system and the foreign investment...
Opening Remarks of the 2014 Alaska Cold War Conference
The 2014 Alaska Cold War conference brought together veterans, military officials and the public. The following podcast includes the conference's opening remarks by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, followed by an address from Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, head of...
British Ambassador Speaks on U.K.-Alaska Relations
Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. "Brits are quite adventurous...
Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions
Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its President and CEO in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright...
The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its...
Irish minister Dinny McGinley was recorded speaking on "The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse" on March 27, 2014. Listen now:
Globalization in Ireland: The Lunasa Perspective
The Irish quartet Lunasa was recorded speaking on ”Globalization in Ireland” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on February 7, 2014. Listen now:
Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian’s Experience Carrying the...
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Service at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Pat Pitney was recorded speaking on ”Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian's Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on...
Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?
Dr. Jay Butler of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was recorded speaking on "Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 22, 2013. Listen Now
I Can See Russia From Here
"I Can See Russia From Here: A Celebration of the Friendship Flight & 25 Years of an Open Border Between Two World Superpowers" a panel discussion with Steve Cowper, Willie Hensley and Med Treadwell was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on...
Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition
President & Founder, Goldwyn Global Strategies, David Goldwyn was recorded speaking on "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 18, 2013. Listen Now
Not My Life: Slavery in Anchorage
The first human trafficking case prosecuted in the United States happened right here in Anchorage, Alaska.Not My Life is a documentary depicting the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide. The film was shown at Bear...
Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map
President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Trond-Erik Johansen was recorded speaking on “Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map” at the Alaska World Affairs Council in Anchorage on September 27, 2013. Listen Now
Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected...
Dr. Steven Fabes was recorded speaking on "Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 20, 2013. Listen Now
U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic
U.S. Ambassador for Oceans & Fisheries, David Balton was recorded speaking on "U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 10, 2013. Listen Now
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