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Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

Recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council this week on Addressing Alaskans, Juneau-native and professor of International Studies at Pai Chai University in S. Korea, Dr. Jocelyn Clark explores the “the Korean Wave,” national branding, and the idea of soft power. What does the success of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” say about the globalization of culture?

KSKA: Tuesday 2/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

February 22, 2013
Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan

Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan

This week on Addressing Alaskans, four Alaskan service men and women join in a panel discussion about their overseas duty in Afghanistan. From 124 degree heat to understanding local culture, hear about the experiences that challenged, scared, surprised, and taught them the most while serving as a members of the United States Army and Air Force during the War in Afghanistan.

KSKA: Thursday 1/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

January 22, 2013
China in Transition: Opportunities in the Next Ten Years

China in Transition: Opportunities in the Next Ten Years

Founder and Managing Partner, JFP Holdings Ltd., Jack Perkowski was recorded speaking on “China in Transition: Opportunities in the Next Ten Years” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 14, 2012.

January 21, 2013
From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

More weapons make the United States less safe, according to Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear Preble explain why the United States must reduce it’s number of nuclear weapons delivery systems in order to increase security and save close to $1 trillion. His talk, “From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 6.

KSKA: Thursday 12/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

December 12, 2012
Alaska LNG Opportunities: Prospects in Japan, China, and other Asian Markets

Alaska LNG Opportunities: Prospects in Japan, China, and other Asian Markets

Research Director of Asian energy security at The National Bureau of Asian Research, Mikkal Herberg was recorded speaking on “Alaska LNG Opportunities:Prospects in Japan, China, and other Asian Markets” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 28, 2012.

December 7, 2012

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

China experts James and Deborah Fallows visited the University of Alaska Anchorage on November 12th. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listening to their evening presentation at the Wendy Williamson. Deborah offers opening remarks on learning the Chinese language and the meaning of love, followed by her husband, national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows. His talk focuses on his book Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Reports from China.

KSKA: Thursday 12/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 30, 2012
Iran’s Nuclear Policy and its Impact on the Region

Iran’s Nuclear Policy and its Impact on the Region

University of Hawaii lecturer, Farideh Farhi was recorded speaking on “Iran’s Nuclear Policy and its Impact on the Region” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 16, 2012.

November 16, 2012
U.S. Energy and Tax Policies:  Implications for Alaska’s Economy

U.S. Energy and Tax Policies: Implications for Alaska’s Economy

Senior VP & Chief Economist for the American Council for Capital Formation, Margo Thorning was recorded speaking on “U.S. Energy and Tax Policies: Implications for Alaska’s Economy” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 26, 2012 as part of the Northrim Oil & Gas Series.

October 31, 2012
Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights

Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights

Author, poet and Professor Chris Abani was recorded speaking on “Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights” at an event hosted by Alaska World Affairs Council in partnership with UAA Student Activities on Friday October 5, 2012.

October 15, 2012
The End of Poverty by 2040

The End of Poverty by 2040

Founder of FINCA, Dr. John Hatch was recorded speaking on “The End of Poverty by 2040″ at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, September 21, 2012.

September 26, 2012
Understanding Muslim Societies

Understanding Muslim Societies

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli was recorded speaking on “Understanding Muslim Societies” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, September 14, 2012.

September 17, 2012
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