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