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AWAC Presents Podcast

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 - 1:59 pm
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 - 2:43 pm
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 - 4:52 pm
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 - 2:19 pm
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 - 3:45 pm
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 - 2:29 pm

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 - 3:10 pm

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 - 5:23 pm

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 - 11:42 am
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 - 12:09 pm

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 - 5:17 pm

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 - 9:51 pm
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 - 9:51 pm
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 - 7:39 pm
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 - 7:31 pm
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 - 11:37 am
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 - 5:06 pm
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 - 4:26 pm
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 - 12:49 pm
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 - 4:27 pm