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AWAC Presents Podcast

AWAC Presents: Stephen Cohen

AWAC Presents: Stephen Cohen

SPEAKER: Stephen Cohen, Senior Policy Expert, Brookings Institution

TOPIC: “Will Pakistan become the most dangerous country in the world?”

RECORDED: Friday April 22, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Steve Cohen powerpoint, AWAC April 2001 (PDF)

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May 2, 2011
AWAC Presents: Fran Ulmer

AWAC Presents: Fran Ulmer

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

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May 2, 2011
AWAC Presents: Dr. William Meinecke

AWAC Presents: Dr. William Meinecke

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

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April 15, 2011
AWAC Presents: Ambassador Hussein Hassouna

AWAC Presents: Ambassador Hussein Hassouna

SPEAKER: Ambassador Hussein Hassouna, Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the U.S.

TOPIC: “”Current challenges facing the Middle East: An Arab world perspective.””

RECORDED: Friday April 8, 2011

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April 11, 2011
AWAC Presents: Victor D. Comras

AWAC Presents: Victor D. Comras

SPEAKER: Victor D. Comras, leading expert on international sanctions and the global effort to combat terrorism

TOPIC: “Flawed Diplomacy: The United Nations & the War on Terrorism”

RECORDED: Friday April 1, 2011

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April 6, 2011
AWAC Presents: Barry Blechman

AWAC Presents: Barry Blechman

SPEAKER: Barry Blechman, Ph.D., Co-Founder of the Stimson Cener

TOPIC: “Stopping Iran’s Quest for Nuclear Weapons”

RECORDED: Wednesday March 23, 2011

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March 25, 2011
AWAC Presents: Paul Dunscomb

AWAC Presents: Paul Dunscomb

SPEAKER: Paul Dunscomb, Associate Professor of East Asia History, University Alaska Anchorage

TOPIC:“Can Japan be Changed: Lessons of the Forgotten Postwar”

RECORDED: Friday, March 11, 2011

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March 15, 2011
AWAC Presents: Dr. Peter Schramm

AWAC Presents: Dr. Peter Schramm

SPEAKER: Dr. Peter W. Schramm, Executive Director, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

TOPIC: “Recollections from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956”

RECORDED: Friday, February 11, 2011

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February 11, 2011
AWAC Presents: T.R. Reid

AWAC Presents: T.R. Reid

SPEAKER: T.R. Reid, Reporter, author and regular NPR correspondent

TOPIC: “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”

RECORDED: Friday, February 4, 2011

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February 4, 2011
Addressing Alaskans: Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy

Addressing Alaskans: Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy

As Canada prepares to be the next Chair of the Arctic Council in 2013, followed by the United States, Jennifer Loten says “it’s important that we work together.” Loten is the Consul of Canada at Canada’s Anchorage Consulate office. She gave a presentation on Canada’sRead More

February 3, 2011
AWAC Presents: Dr. Gerhard Kuska

AWAC Presents: Dr. Gerhard Kuska

SPEAKER: Dr. Gerhard Kuska, President and CEO of Ocean Strategies

TOPIC: “Marine and Coastal Management in Abu Dhabi: Toward Sustainable Diversification”

RECORDED: Friday, January 21, 2011

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January 21, 2011
AWAC Presents: Solace International

AWAC Presents: Solace International

SPEAKER: Nathanial York, Ayub Azizi, Stanfill Marcus Stanfill from Solace International

TOPIC: “”International Aid Efficiency: Making Dollars Count””

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December 10, 2010
AWAC Presents: Megan Hall

AWAC Presents: Megan Hall

RECORDED: November 19, 2010

SPEAKER: Megan Hall, Reports and Political Affairs Officer, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State

TOPIC: “Combating Modern Day Slavery: The Trafficking of Persons”

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November 19, 2010
AWAC Presents: Susan Burk

AWAC Presents: Susan Burk

RECORDED: October 21, 2010

SPEAKER: Susan Burk, Ambassador, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation

TOPIC: “Nuclear Tipping Point”

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October 29, 2010
Addressing Alaskans: U.S. Senatorial Candidate-Student Forum

Addressing Alaskans: U.S. Senatorial Candidate-Student Forum

On Tuesday Alaska’s senatorial candidates met for a public debate at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, except this time Alaska’s students had the chance to participate.  The last third of the program was dedicated to questions on the United States Constitution from the students of… Read More

October 28, 2010
Addressing Alaskans: The Rise of Islamophobia

Addressing Alaskans: The Rise of Islamophobia

As the debate over Islamophobia rages on across the country, the Alaska World Affairs Council (AWAC) invited Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to address their group in Anchorage. Awad told Read More

October 21, 2010
AWAC Presents: Brad Gordon

AWAC Presents: Brad Gordon

RECORDED: September 28, 2010

SPEAKER: Brad Gordon, AIPAC Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs

TOPIC: “A Nuclear Iran: How large and how imminent a threat?”

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September 28, 2010
AWAC Presents: Ambassador Nicholas Veliotes

AWAC Presents: Ambassador Nicholas Veliotes

RECORDED: September 17, 2010

SPEAKERS: Ambassador Nicholas Veliotes

TOPIC: “Living With the World–The Role of Diplomacy”

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September 24, 2010
Addressing Alaskans: "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures"

Addressing Alaskans: "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures"

Former F.B.I. special agent Robert Wittman has recovered more than $225 million worth of stolen art and cultural property resulting in the prosecution and conviction of numerous individuals. From Rembrandt’s 1630 “Self-Portrait”, to Native American Apache medicine man Geronimo’s eagle feather war bonnet to one… Read More

September 16, 2010
AWAC Presents: Donald Tong

AWAC Presents: Donald Tong

RECORDED: September 9, 2010

SPEAKERS: Donald Tong, JP, Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

TOPIC: “”Hong Kong: A Destination and Gateway to China for US”

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September 15, 2010