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The Changing Face and Role of British Representation in the U.S. and Around the World

The Changing Face and Role of British Representation in the U.S. and Around the World

British Consul General in San Francisco, Priya Guha was recorded speaking on “The Changing Face and Role of British Representation in the U.S. and Around the World” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, September 7, 2012.

September 10, 2012
Challenges for German Foreign Policy in 2012

Challenges for German Foreign Policy in 2012

German Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Peter Ammon was recorded speaking on “Challenges for German Foreign Policy in 2012″ at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

June 11, 2012
Shifting International Petroleum Landscape

Shifting International Petroleum Landscape

Fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Edward Chow was recorded speaking on “Shifting International Petroleum Landscape” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on May 11, 2012.

May 18, 2012
Alaska & the UN: More Connected Than You Know

Alaska & the UN: More Connected Than You Know

Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation, Kathy Calvin was recorded speaking on “Alaska & the UN: More Connected Than You Know” at the  Alaska World Affairs Council on May 4, 2012.

May 9, 2012
The Coming Renaissance in North American Oil and Gas

The Coming Renaissance in North American Oil and Gas

President of Energy Policy Research Foundation, Lou Pugliaresi was recorded speaking on “The Coming Renaissance in North American Oil and Gas” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on April 20, 2012.

April 23, 2012
Can America and The Muslim World Be Friends?

Can America and The Muslim World Be Friends?

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

April 11, 2012
Affordable Health Care Act in Plain English

Affordable Health Care Act in Plain English

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

April 3, 2012
Alaska’s Place in the World Economy

Alaska’s Place in the World Economy

Chief Investment Officer of Guggenheim Partners, Scott Minerd was recorded speaking on “Alaska’s Place in the World Economy” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on March 2, 2012.

March 8, 2012
Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects

Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects

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.

January 20, 2012
Can Alaska Learn from Norway’s Oil and Gas Success?

Can Alaska Learn from Norway’s Oil and Gas Success?

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.

January 13, 2012
Global LNG – A Shell View

Global LNG – A Shell View

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

January 12, 2012
Ambassador Henry MacDonald

Ambassador Henry MacDonald

Suriname Ambassador to the U.N., Henry MacDonald’s talk on “Climate Change: Forest Conservation in the Republic of Suriname and the Way Forward” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 2, 2011.

December 8, 2011

The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Power

‘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.

November 21, 2011

Ola Borten Moe

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ola Borten Moe’s talk on “Energy in Norway – Moving Northward” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 4, 2011.

November 11, 2011

The Arab Spring: Geography, History and Religion Shape a Vital Region


Ambassador Edward Peck atop the Hilton Anchorage for the Alaska World Affairs Council luncheon on Oct. 21. Photo and audio recording by Will Theurer, Alaska World Affairs Council.

“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

October 25, 2011
Billy Shore

Billy Shore

Billy Shore, Chairman and CEO of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America was recorded speaking at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 7, 2011.

October 12, 2011

Ambassador Charles Snyder

Former Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Charles Snyder’s talk on “Drugs and Thugs: State Department’s role in Battling Narcotics and Crime” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 16, 2011.

September 21, 2011

Competing Visions for Palestine

Hussein Ibish, Senior Research Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on August 26, speaking on “Competing Visions for Palestine.”

September 9, 2011
Christopher Paul De Cure, Australian Consul General

Christopher Paul De Cure, Australian Consul General

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?””

August 26, 2011
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland

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.”

June 21, 2011