AWAC Presents Podcast
In his 2006 novel The Order of Light where young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, author Haroon Mohgul says he predicted the Arab Spring. At the Alaska World Affairs Council on April 6, Mohgul discussed the the Muslim world’s relationship with the West over the years asking audiences to consider, “Can America and the Muslim World Be Friends?” Listen on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 4/12 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Weeks before he presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court hearing on health care reform, author and filmmaker T.R. Reid visited to Alaska to help breakdown the 3000+ page Affordable Health Care Act. Reid explained the new rules for insurance providers, doctors and even fast food restaurants in his talk entitled “Affordable Health Care Act (Obama’s Health Reform) in Plain English” recorded at UAA on March 22.
KSKA: Thursday 4/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Larry Persily’s talk entitled “Alaska’s Natural Gas: Does Any Country Need It?” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council in Anchorage on January 20, 2012.
The panel discussion featuring Elle Ede, Statoil Alaska; Brad Keithly, Perkins Coie; Rebecca Logan, Alaska Industry Support Alliance; and Hugh Short, Alaska Growth Capital was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on January 13, 2012.
A LNG pioneer, Shell will considerably increase production of Liquified Natural Gas in years to come. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Marta Jara from Shell Mexico discusses global markets for LNG, Shell’s big picture priorities and the construction of a massive liquefied natural gas project in Australia that entails building the world’s first floating LNG plant.
KSKA: Thursday 1/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
‘The Great Game’ was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907.
“Perception is everything,” according to Edward Peck, former U.S. diplomat in Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt . “In our country people are unable to understand the importance of trying to get a grasp on the perceptions of those people over there,” said Peck at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 21. Listen to his talk entitled, “The Arab Spring: Geography, History and Religion Shape a Vital Region” this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 10/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Christopher Paul De Cure, Australian Consul-General of Los Angeles was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 9, speaking on “Australia and Alaska: Is China’s demand for resources shifting the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region?””
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of The Republic of Iceland was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Monday June 20, speaking on “The Global Crisis and the Future of the North: Lessons from Iceland.”
Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States was recorded Friday, June 10 speaking at the Alaska World Affairs Council on “Britain, the USA and Alaska in the 21st Century.”
TOPIC: “Will Pakistan become the most dangerous country in the world?”
RECORDED: Friday April 22, 2011
SLIDESHOW: Steve Cohen powerpoint, AWAC April 2001 (PDF)
SPEAKER: Fran Ulmer, Chancellor, UAA
TOPIC: “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission: Lessons Learned and Implications for Alaska and the Arctic”
RECORDED: Friday April 22, 2011
SPEAKER: William Meinecke, Ph.D., United States Holocaust Museum Historian
TOPIC: “Conversation with William Meinecke, PhD, United States Holocaust Museum Memorial historian. Moderated by David Gottstein, Founder of Dynamic Capital Management and Alaska Chairman of AIPAC”
RECORDED: Friday April 15, 2011