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KSKA Public Radio (kska.org) and the Alaska World Affairs Council (alaskaworldaffairs.org) bring you a series of speakers from around the world discussing matters of politics, economics, history, culture and more. You can attend the live speaking events in Anchorage.

KSKA Public Radio (kska.org) and the Alaska World Affairs Council (alaskaworldaffairs.org) bring you a series of speakers from around the world discussing matters of politics, economics, history, culture and more. You can attend the live speaking events in Anchorage.
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Anchorage, AK

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KSKA Public Radio (kska.org) and the Alaska World Affairs Council (alaskaworldaffairs.org) bring you a series of speakers from around the world discussing matters of politics, economics, history, culture and more. You can attend the live speaking events in Anchorage.

Twitter:

@AKWorld

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska World Affairs Council 406 G Street, suite 207 Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (907) 276-8038


Episodes

Europe of the future: The Czech view

8/30/2018
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This unfiltered conversation will feature, Hynek Kmoníček, current Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA, speaking on Czech's role in European affairs, the Middle East, energy, and more. There will also be time for a number of audience members to pose their questions to the Ambassador directly. Thanks for listening!

Duration:01:04:54

Ice Race – Who will be active in the changing Arctic landscape?

8/24/2018
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A distinguished panel discussion with Rear Admiral (RET) Lars Saunes, Chief Liasion Michael Hjorth, Deputy Chief Hreinn Pálsson, and US State Department Jon Harrison. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:59:14

Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

8/10/2018
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On this week’s program we have “Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This conversation features John Moore, a 20-year veteran of public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the Islamic world, and Lt. Col. Ty Moore – no relation – who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The two speakers offer their insight into the Middle East and take questions from the audience. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:58:57

Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic? And other tales of Arctic infectious diseases

4/20/2018
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This week on the program we are taking a, somewhat humorous, but scientifically accurate look, at whether a zombie apocalypse, or other devastating plague could affect the arctic. LISTEN

Duration:01:18:10

U.S.-Russia Relations: Back to Cold?

4/6/2018
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On previous episodes of this program we’ve heard a lot about how, in the past, Alaska and Russia helped to melt the 'Ice Curtain'. That was an important time in US and Russian relations. Things are a little different today though, and this program asks the question “Are we headed back to the cold?” Thanks for listening!

Duration:01:26:42

Foreign Faux Pas – Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences

3/30/2018
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We’re featuring something a little different on the program this week. We’ll hear from a World Matters storytelling event titled “Foreign Faux Pas - Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences.” Formatted in the style of Arctic Entries, we’ll hear some “Oh no” moments from fellow Alaskans that have traveled abroad. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:53:57

Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corp.

3/9/2018
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KSKA: Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm. On the program this week we get to learn about the Alaskan Consular Corps. We’ll answer some questions like “who are consuls?” “why do we have them in Alaska?” and “what do they do?” This was a panel discussion featuring some very experienced consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home countries. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Iran: Trump’s gift to the hardliners

2/23/2018
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KSKA: Tuesday, February, 27 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’ll explore an answer to the question “Will killing the Nuclear Deal bring the US and Iran closer to war?” It’s a complicated topic, but today’s speaker, Trita Parsi, an expert on US-Iranian relations, is as qualified as anyone to answer it. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War

2/16/2018
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KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

The Middle East and the Trump administration

12/1/2017
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KSKA Tuesday, Dec. 5 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing in-depth opinions on the Trump administration and its relationship with the middle east. Greg Roman, CEO of the Middle East Forum, discusses the U.S.’s current relationship with middle eastern countries and how decisions made now can have lasting effects for international relations going forward. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market

11/20/2017
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This event brought together a number of Alaskan entrepreneurs to share ideas and their enthusiasm for trying new things. Each of the panelists for this panel discussion has tried their hand at a number of different projects and has great advice and insight for us all. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:06

U.S. National Security Unfiltered

11/17/2017
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KSKA: Tuesday, November, 21 2017, at 2:00 p.m. During this show we’ll be hearing an unfiltered conversation about at U.S. national security with former Ambassador John Negroponte and General Joseph Ralston. Ambassador Negroponte served as Deputy Secretary of State and the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:52:57

The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

11/3/2017
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KSKA: Tuesday, November 07, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re taking a look back at mistakes made in Iraq from an insider’s perspective. Emma Sky, author of “The Unraveling:High Hopes and Missed Opportunities,” and Director of the World Fellows Program at Yale University, discusses how both internal and external political forces caused the mission in Iraq to fail and created lasting instability in the whole region. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Alaska’s role in a commercial space industry

10/27/2017
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KSKA Tuesday, Oct. 31 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing about Alaska’s role in the commercial space industry. We feature two distinguished guests to discuss the rapidly growing commercial space industry and Alaska’s potential role. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska’s connected history

10/9/2017
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This was a discussion about the importance of teaching Alaska's history and it's connection to America's military history, race issues, and the rest of the world. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:54:03

Practice What You Preach: Can World Religions Coexist?

10/3/2017
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This was a conversation featuring leaders of multiple faiths and audience participation. LISTEN HERE

Duration:01:21:12

The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era

7/28/2017
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KSKA Tuesday, Aug. 01 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing from Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles on “The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era.” The ambassador shares his views on the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. He also discusses what all of the North American countries have to gain by working together instead of moving apart. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:52:57

Sheila Watt-Cloutier on “The Right to Be Cold”

6/23/2017
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KSKA: Tuesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. The Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

How Cool is That? Innovation in the Arctic

6/2/2017
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KSKA: Tuesday, June, 06 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Though the Arctic regions of the world are remote and less populated, there can still be plenty of innovation to be found. In this show we’ll be hearing from a number of innovators about projects under way, both here in Alaska and abroad. LISTEN HERE

Duration:01:18:21

Europe: America’s partner, America’s problem

5/26/2017
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KSKA: Tuesday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. This episode we’re featuring an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. LISTEN HERE