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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
AWAC Presents: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States

AWAC Presents: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States

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.”

June 11, 2011
The Death of Bin Laden

The Death of Bin Laden

For most of his 30 year career, Peter Probst served with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. On May 13 in Anchorage, he addressed the Alaska World Affairs Council on the significance of Osama Bin Laden’s… Read More

May 19, 2011
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