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Join us for an interactive conversation with Ambassador of Norway, Anniken Krutnes, and Ambassador Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles. This program is a part of the Evangeline Atwood Distinguished Speakers Series and Ambassadors Unplugged, a series of talks with Ambassadors on issues such as climate change, gender equali…
 
The Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World | Yong Zhao, PH.D The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and learn and has required school leaders and teachers to work tirelessly to maintain student learning amidst constant changes and uncertainty. Join this discussion with AKWorld and Professor Yong Zhao to consider the fu…
 
Join AKWorld for a critical conversation focusing on the diplomatic, political, economic, and cultural circumstances on the Korean Peninsula, as well as broadening and deepening understanding of the U.S.-Korea relations. From a decades-old military alliance to deep economic ties and a large and vibrant Korean-American community, the linkages betwee…
 
A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump–from a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean leader inside and outside the U.S. government. When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following h…
 
BIO: General Howie Chandler transitioned from military service following duty as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in March 2011 after completing over 36 years of distinguished service. As the second highest ranking officer in the Air Force, he formulated Air Force policy and guidance for over 680,000 Active-Duty, Guard, Reserv…
 
Dr. Mel Gurtov takes issue with the widespread view that China is on the way to rivalling, or even displacing, the US as the dominant world power. Arguing that China’s economic rise has exacerbated problems of social inequality, environmental degradation, official corruption, and more – and that its military capabilities and ambitions are far more …
 
Join Alaska World Affairs Council and Nancy Lindborg, President/CEO of the United States Institute of Peace, to discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward. Lindborg’s remarks reflect a lifetime of working in the world’s most fragile regions and a time when the global humanitarian system is at a bre…
 
The Secret Life of an American Diplomat: Facing a Firing Squad in Africa, Living in Communist Romania, Leading the US Peace Corps, Fighting Fires, & More Jay Katzen has lived a truly incredible life of service, both foreign and domestic. Serving as a Foreign Service Officer posted in Australia, Burundi, Congo, communist Romania, Mali, at the United…
 
Friday, April 12, 2019 Serhii Plokhii On the morning of April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In his lecture, Serhii Plokhii draw…
 
BGen Scott Clancy BGen Scott Clancy was born and raised in Ottawa Ontario where his parents still reside. He joined the Air Cadets when he was young in order to follow his dream of flying, becoming a glider and private pilot. BGen Clancy joined the military in 1984 and attended the Royal Military College St Jean (RMC) Saint-Jean, graduating in 1989…
 
Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough 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. She holds a Ph.D. from University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (2002) an…
 
Join Alaska World Affairs Council in honoring and celebrating the women leaders in our community. Panelists include: Janet Weiss, President of BP Alaska, Sheri Buretta, Chairman of the Board, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Diane Kaplan, President and CEO of Rasmuson Foundation, & Col. Patricia Csànk, Commander, JBER and the 673rd Air Base Wing, Alaska…
 
The Resource Curse: A Statistical Mirage? 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 t…
 
(Photo courtesy of the Alaska World Affairs Council) The Arctic has been warming almost twice as quickly as the rest of the planet and its effects can be felt worldwide. Research thus far shows the warming Arctic impacts weather patterns as far away as mid-latitude areas like California by weakening the jet stream. Colder water in the Pacific North…
 
Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US- China Business Council. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska World Affairs Council) 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 Alask…
 
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. Pavol Šepeľák, current Consul General of the Cze…
 
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! MODERATOR: Dr. Rebecca Pincus, U.S. Naval War College SPEAKERS: Hreinn Pálsson, Deputy Chief of Mission – Minister Councelor for Iceland Ministry of Foreign Affa…
 
“Middle-East-Map” from Flickr user: Amy Statton 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 r…
 
Besides Atka villagers, many others are buried in the Killisnoo cemetery. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO) 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. We’re featuring Michael Bruce who is a public health physician and medi…
 
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?” We’ll hear 5 main topics and issues: 1. Recent his…
 
Larry Rivers speaking at a World Matters event hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. Photo: Robin Spaulding. 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,…
 
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 a number of distinguished consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home countrie…
 
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 GUESTS: Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Graweme…
 
In a time when the political climate paints our country and Russia as very distrustful of one another, 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 Al…
 
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 event did feature a video presented by UPS and a slideshow, which are both featured …
 
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 GUEST: Gregg Rom…
 
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. This event also featured a fantastic question and answer period with local middle…
 
During this show we’ll be hearing an unfiltered conversation about 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 GUESTS: John D. Negroponte held government …
 
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 instabilit…
 
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak during flight test on July 11, 2017. The THAAD weapon system successfully intercepted an air-launched intermediate-range ballistic missile target. (Public domain photo by Leah Garton/Missile Defense Agency) This week we’re hearing about…
 
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 GUESTS: Katie Johnson Ringsmuth, PhD, is the sole proprietor of Tundra Vision and teaches U.S. Alaska, and World History at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Ringsmuth is cu…
 
This was a conversation featuring leaders of multiple faiths and audience participation. LISTEN HERE GUESTS: Pastor Michael Bunton (Baptist Pastor at Greater Friendship Baptist Church) – Pastor Michael Andrew Bunton was born to William A. Bunton Jr, Senior Pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Buffalo, New York, and First Lady Wanda Lee Bu…
 
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 ins…
 
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—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and traveled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit …
 
Ice floats in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland above the Arctic circle on July 10, 2008. A new paper from Arizona State University physicists proposes using sea water pumps to facilitate more ice formation in the Arctic. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) Though the Arctic regions of the world are remote and less populated, there can…
 
European Union Flag. Flickr: Friedemann W.-W. This episode we’re featuring an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. She’ll discuss the current political and financial climate in Europe, that reaches across the Atlantic to America. LISTEN HERE GUESTS: Constanze Stelzenmüller, is the inaugural Robert …
 
Photo: DoD, Glenn Fawcett This week we’re examining the future of China, and its precarious position as a developing nation. This presentation was given by Damien Ma, a political analyst, and author of the book In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. His talk is called “China as Number One: So Wh…
 
Photo from Georgetown Univ. Press This week we’re learning more about politics and regional issues in Egypt. Eric Trager, the author of Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute. He is an expert on Egyptian politics and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was in …
 
General Joseph Ralston – (USAF, Retired) General Ralston served in the nation’s second highest-ranking military position as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as Commander of U.S. European Command and Commander of NATO. General Ralston is known to many Alaskans as the former Commander of the Alaskan Command and the Alaskan N…
 
This week we’re featuring a World Matters storytelling event titled “Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting Through Stories.” Five storytellers share with us their stories of immigration, culture, heritage and integration. All of which help make Alaska such a diverse place to live. LISTEN NOW SPEAKERS: Amanda Dale – from Alaska Ti…
 
Photo courtesy: Suki Kim Suki Kim is a South Korean-born, American novelist and investigative journalist and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. She is the author of recent New York Times-bestselling literary nonfiction, Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite, has traveled to North Korea…
 
Captain Gary (Yuri) Tabach was born in Moscow, USSR and lived there until 1976 when his family immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1985, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Captain Tabach holds the distinction of being the first Soviet-born citizen to be commissioned an …
 
This week we’re learning more about space travel and planetary colonization. Charles Wohlforth discusses his new book, Beyond Earth, and answers questions about humanity and its potential for reaching new worlds. It’s a scientific, and economic, examination at what it would take for humans to leave this planet to explore new worlds and possibly col…
 
Photo courtesy; Edward Musiak, Flickr This week we’re learning more about Islam from some of our fellow residents of Anchorage. We’ll hear from a panel of three people as they answer questions and discuss the interfaith relationships of modern religions. Lise Falskow, President & CEO of the Alaska World Affairs Council, moderates the discussion. LI…
 
This unique program will featured the documentary, America’s Diplomats, followed by a live Q&A with Ambassador John Yates. Those interested in diplomacy as a potential career as well as those who love learning about and engaging with America’s history, will not want to miss this program. LISTEN NOW GUESTS: John Yates, Secretary of State Condoleezza…
 
Map of Alaska Native Corporations. On the next Addressing Alaskans we’ll hear from a panel discussion on Alaskan Native Corporations and their affect on the word Economy. This panel featured the CEOs of several companies speaking about what their companies are doing for the economies of Alaska, the United States and the world. LISTEN NOW GUESTS: Ja…
 
The Cuban flag. Photo: Frans Persoon At the World Affairs Council he has organized and led five trips to Cuba, including with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Shapiro’s op-eds have been published most recently the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Latin America Advisor, the Huffington Post, the Miami Herald, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Los Angeles T…
 
In June 2016, AKWorld President and CEO, Lise Falskow, joined a World Affairs Councils of America Leadership Mission to Israel, experiencing the country for the first time. While in Israel, Khaldi, who is a former AKWorld speaker, hosted Lise for a couple days, sharing his perspective of Israel with her. In a moderated discussion with Israel’s Firs…
 
A 24-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, Ambassador Crumpton served as an operations officer in the foreign field, including tours as Chief of Station. From 1998-1999 he was the Deputy Chief of the FBI’s International Terrorist Operations Section. From 1999-2001 he served as the Deputy (Operations) of the CIA Counterterrorist Center. Aft…
 
Admiral Papp speaking to the AWAC. Photo: Eric Bork/KSKA Admiral Papp speaking to the AWAC. Photo: Eric Bork/KSKA Admiral Papp became the State Department’s Special Representative for the Arctic in July of 2014. He is leading the effort to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic Region, with a focus on Arctic Ocean governance, climate change, economic…
 
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