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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.

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@AKWorld

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English

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


Episodes

ATOMIC ENERGY AND THE ARROGANCE OF MAN: REVISITING THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER | SERHII PLOKHII

6/12/2019
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In his lecture, Serhii Plokhii draws on new sources to lay bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime’s control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl, claims Plokhii, looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. The post ATOMIC ENERGY AND THE ARROGANCE OF MAN: REVISITING THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR...

Duration:01:07:16

THE U.S.- CANADIAN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN ALASKA with BGEN SCOTT CLANCY

6/10/2019
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Join Alaska World Affairs Council for an in-depth discussion from Brigadier General on the US-Canadian military alliance, as well as military operations in Alaska. The post THE U.S.- CANADIAN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN ALASKA with BGEN SCOTT CLANCY appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:57:29

INUIT: THE ARCTIC WE WANT – DR. DALEE DOROUGH

6/10/2019
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Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska) is the newly elected International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a non-governmental organization that represents approximately 165,000 Inuit from the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. The post INUIT: THE ARCTIC WE WANT – DR. DALEE DOROUGH appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:01:01:35

Alaska Leaders: Celebrating women at the helm of Alaska’s future

3/22/2019
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Join Alaska World Affairs Council in honoring and celebrating the women leaders in our community. Thanks for listening! The post Alaska Leaders: Celebrating women at the helm of Alaska’s future appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:01:07:00

The hidden curse of natural resources: economic impacts at home and abroad

3/13/2019
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A surprising feature of resource-rich economies is slow growth. It is often argued that natural-resource production impedes development by creating market or institutional failures. A declining resource sector is disproportionately reflected in resource-dependent countries. Dr. James Alexander argues that there is little evidence that resource dependence impedes growth in non-resource sectors. Thanks for listening! The post The hidden curse of natural resources: economic impacts at home...

Duration:01:01:33

After the Arctic Ice Melts with Fran Ulmer

2/13/2019
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Join Alaska World Affairs Council and Former Lt. Gov & Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer for a conversation about the arctic, climate change, and the intersections of environmental science and policy. Thanks for listening! The post After the Arctic Ice Melts with Fran Ulmer appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:54:53

What you should know about US-China trade tensions and why that matters for Alaska

1/15/2019
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The United States and China are major trade partners, but current economic tensions between the two countries could have far-reaching affects. Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council spoke at the Alaska World Affairs Council about what these trade issues might mean for Alaska. Thanks for listening! The post What you should know about US-China trade tensions and why that matters for Alaska appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

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! The post Europe of the future: The Czech view appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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! The post Ice Race – Who will be active in the changing Arctic landscape? appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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! The post Middle East...

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 The post Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic? And other tales of Arctic infectious diseases appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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! The post U.S.-Russia Relations: Back to Cold? appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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! The post Foreign Faux Pas – Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corp. appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post Iran: Trump’s gift to the hardliners appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the...

Duration:00:58:57

Anchorage – UPS’s Gateway to the Asia-Pacific region

12/19/2017
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This event centered on the history, and future, of freight, flight and shipping in Alaska and it's relationship to Asia and the whole Pacific region. What has it taken to get us this far? What can Anchorage, and Alaska, do to expand our influence in the region. The post Anchorage – UPS’s Gateway to the Asia-Pacific region appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post The Middle East and the Trump administration appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

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 The post U.S. National Security Unfiltered appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:52:57