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British Ambassador Speaks on U.K.-Alaska Relations

British Ambassador Speaks on U.K.-Alaska Relations

Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. “Brits are quite adventurous people, as they were back in Captain Cook’s time,” Westmacott says. They’re also among the world’s top consumers of canned Alaska salmon. Hear Westmacott’s perspective from across the pond on Alaska, the Arctic and more.

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June 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions

Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions

Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its President and CEO in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. His talk, hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, was recorded May 16.

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June 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm
“Why the Arctic Matters” with Alice Rogoff

“Why the Arctic Matters” with Alice Rogoff

Alaska Dispatch publisher Alice Rogoff discusses why the Arctic matters at an Alaska World Affairs Council lecture recorded May 2, 2014.

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May 8, 2014 - 3:03 pm
Who Are These Guys? Staying Ahead of Emerging Markets

Who Are These Guys? Staying Ahead of Emerging Markets

Ambassador Richard Boucher gives a talk called “Who are these guys? Staying ahead of emerging markets.” His presentation was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council and was recorded on April 25 at the Anchorage Hilton.

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April 29, 2014 - 3:21 pm
The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse

The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse

Irish minister Dinny McGinley was recorded speaking on “The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse” on March 27, 2014.

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April 1, 2014 - 12:58 pm
Globalization in Ireland: The Lunasa Perspective

Globalization in Ireland: The Lunasa Perspective

The Irish quartet Lunasa was recorded speaking on ”Globalization in Ireland” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on February 7, 2014.

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February 11, 2014 - 1:54 pm
Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian’s Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole

Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian’s Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Service at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Pat Pitney was recorded speaking on ”Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian’s Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 13, 2013.

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December 13, 2013 - 4:36 pm
The Power of Educating Girls

The Power of Educating Girls

Educate girls and you will change the world. This is the message of Girl Rising, a film that tells the stories of nine different girls around the world. Following a screening of Girl Rising, the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on the power of educating girls with members of Anchorage’s academic community and Brian Callahan from the Global Campaign for Education.

KSKA: Tuesday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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December 6, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?

Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?

Dr. Jay Butler of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was recorded speaking on “Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 22, 2013.

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November 25, 2013 - 4:52 pm

I Can See Russia From Here

“I Can See Russia From Here: A Celebration of the Friendship Flight & 25 Years of an Open Border Between Two World Superpowers” a panel discussion with Steve Cowper, Willie Hensley and Med Treadwell was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 1, 2013.

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November 1, 2013 - 3:45 pm
Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

President & Founder, Goldwyn Global Strategies, David Goldwyn was recorded speaking on “Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 18, 2013.

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October 18, 2013 - 9:32 am

Not My Life: Slavery in Anchorage

The first human trafficking case prosecuted in the United States happened right here in Anchorage, Alaska. Not My Life is a documentary depicting the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide. The film was shown at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage and followed by panel discussion on slavery in Alaska with Robin Bronen from the Alaska Institute for Justice, Michelle DeWitt from Tundra Women’s Coalition, Jolene Goeden from the FBI and First Lady of Alaska, Sandy Parnell.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map

Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map

President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Trond-Erik Johansen was recorded speaking on “Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map” at the Alaska World Affairs Council in Anchorage on September 27, 2013.

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September 27, 2013 - 3:32 pm
Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases

Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dr. Steven Fabes was recorded speaking on “Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 20, 2013.

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September 20, 2013 - 3:05 pm
U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic

U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic

U.S. Ambassador for Oceans & Fisheries, David Balton was recorded speaking on “U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 10, 2013.

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September 10, 2013 - 3:06 pm
Inside The Mind of a Terrorist

Inside The Mind of a Terrorist

Professor of International Affairs at the National War College, Dr. Bard E. O’Neill was recorded speaking on “Inside The Mind of a Terrorist” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 6, 2013.

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September 6, 2013 - 9:30 am
Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S.A.

Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S.A.

Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S.A., Ashok Kumar Mirpuri was recorded speaking at the Alaska World Affairs Council’s Ambassador Speaker Series on June 28, 2013.

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June 30, 2013 - 12:17 pm
The Betrayal of American Prosperity

The Betrayal of American Prosperity

This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, his talk entitled “The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era” was recorded in Anchorage on May 3.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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June 7, 2013 - 12:25 pm

The Obama Administration’s Pivot from the Middle East to Asia

Pulitzer Prize Winning Foreign Correspondent, Lewis Simons was recorded speaking on “The Obama Administration’s Pivot from the Middle East to Asia” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on May 17, 2013.

May 17, 2013 - 3:06 pm
Exorbitant Privilege: The Decline of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System

Exorbitant Privilege: The Decline of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Professor Barry Eichengreen reviews the past, present and future of the United States dollar contending the gradual decline of the dollar and rise of other currencies will ultimately strengthen the world economy. Recorded last week at the Alaska World Affairs Council listen to Eichengreen’s talk based on his book Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System Tuesday on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 4/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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April 26, 2013 - 12:30 pm