This was a discussion about the importance of teaching Alaska’s history and it’s connection to America’s military history, race issues, and the rest of the world.
- Katie Johnson Ringsmuth, PhD, is the sole proprietor of Tundra Vision and teaches U.S. Alaska, and World History at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Ringsmuth is currently working with UAF, NPS, Trident Seafoods, and the Alaska Association of Historic Preservation to collect, interpret, and share the stories of cannery workers from the historic NN Cannery at South Naknek. She is also collaborating with Alaska Council of Social Studies and the Anchorage School District to bolster and assist Alaska Studies teachers.
- Paul Dunscomb, PhD is the UAA Department of HistoryChair as well as a Professor of East Asian History. He worked in broadcast television for several years before beginning graduate studies in history. A long-time member of the Alaska World Affairs Council, Dr. Dunscomb has served as Board Chair, Program Committee Chair, WorldQuest and World Wiz Master Emcee, featured speaker, and featured moderator, among other roles.
- Lisa Falskow- Alaska World Affairs Council president
RECORDED: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 49th State Brewing Company.
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