Foreign Faux Pas – Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences

We’re featuring something a little different on the program this week. We’ll hear from a World Matters storytelling event titled “Foreign Faux Pas - Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences.” Formatted in the style of Arctic Entries, we’ll hear some “Oh no” moments from fellow Alaskans that have traveled abroad. Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents: Dr. Will Jacobs

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Professor Emeritus of history and political science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Will Jacobs invites you into his classroom to revisit World...

THE U.S.- CANADIAN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN ALASKA with BGEN SCOTT CLANCY

Join Alaska World Affairs Council for an in-depth discussion from Brigadier General on the US-Canadian military alliance, as well as military operations in Alaska.

Jim DeHart on “Sex, Drugs and the Rule of Law: Supporting Civil Society and Equal Rights in Afghanistan”

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Jim DeHart is the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State. He has been a career Foreign Service Officer since 1993, specializing in political affairs. In July 2013, he completed an assignment as Director of the Office of Afghanistan Affairs. From 2009-2010, he served in Panjshir, Afghanistan as director of the only civilian-led U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the country. Listen Now:

U.S.-Russia Relations: Back to Cold?

On previous episodes of this program we’ve heard a lot about how, in the past, Alaska and Russia helped to melt the 'Ice Curtain'. That was an important time in US and Russian relations. Things are a little different today though, and this program asks the question “Are we headed back to the cold?” Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents: General Chandler, US Air Force

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General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler is Commander of the Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command. He's served in the...

ATOMIC ENERGY AND THE ARROGANCE OF MAN: REVISITING THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER | SERHII PLOKHII

In his lecture, Serhii Plokhii draws on new sources to lay bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime’s control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl, claims Plokhii, looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world.

The EU’s Role as an International Actor: TTIP & Beyond

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Featuring Maciej Pisarski, deputy chief of mission, Polish embassy in Washington, D.C., and Dr. Philipp Ackermann, minister and deputy chief of mission, German embassy in Washington, D.C. Listen Now:

Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic? And other tales of Arctic infectious diseases

This week on the program we are taking a, somewhat humorous, but scientifically accurate look, at whether a zombie apocalypse, or other devastating plague could affect the arctic.   LISTEN

AWAC Presents: Ed Verona, U.S. – Russia Business Council

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Ed Verona is the President and CEO of the U.S. - Russia Business Council, which includes members of both Russian and American companies....

THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN DIPLOMAT: FACING A FIRING SQUAD IN AFRICA, LIVING IN COMMUNIST ROMANIA, LEADING THE US PEACE CORPS, FIGHTING FIRES, MORE

The Secret Life of an American Diplomat: Facing a Firing Squad in Africa, Living in Communist Romania, Leading the US Peace Corps, Fighting Fires, & More

Education and Economic Opportunities for Women: solutions to poverty and conflict in Pakistan

KSKA: Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Jodi has been working with MDF since 2009. She is a former educator, earned a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Denver. Jodi visits Pakistan periodically and loves to share/present the meaningful work they do. Jodi is currently a board member of Four Valleys Community School and working on publishing a book about their experience providing education and economic opportunities to vulnerable populations in Pakistan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

On this week’s program we have “Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This conversation features John Moore, a 20-year veteran of public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the Islamic world, and Lt. Col. Ty Moore – no relation – who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The two speakers offer their insight into the Middle East and take questions from the audience. Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents: Nick Lawson, Doctors Without Borders

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Nick Lawson (right) in Pakistan following the earthquake in 2005. To view more of Nick Lawson's photos, click the link below. Nick Lawson began working...

BUILDING PEACE IN A CHANGING STRATEGIC LANDSCAPE | NANCY LINDBORG

Join Alaska World Affairs Council and Nancy Lindborg, President/CEO of the United States Institute of Peace, to discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward.

The Arctic in Action: Accomplishments of the Arctic Council as we Look to the Future

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Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.) will lead the effort to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic Region, with a focus on Arctic Ocean governance, climate change, economic, environmental, and security issues in the Arctic region as the United States holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2015-2017. LISTEN NOW

Ice Race – Who will be active in the changing Arctic landscape?

A distinguished panel discussion with Rear Admiral (RET) Lars Saunes, Chief Liasion Michael Hjorth, Deputy Chief Hreinn Pálsson, and US State Department Jon Harrison. Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents: Lobsang Nyandak, the Dalai Lama's representative to the U.S.

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As we recognize Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, a little farther west, 2009 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising of 1959,...

WILL THIS BE CHINA’S CENTURY? | DR. MEL GURTOV

Dr. Mel Gurtov takes issue with the widespread view that China is on the way to rivalling, or even displacing, the US as the dominant world power.

Global Complexity: Risk & Opportunity

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A 24-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, Ambassador Crumpton served as an operations officer in the foreign field, including tours as Chief of Station. In 2005 the President of the United States appointed Crumpton as Ambassador-at-Large and the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State. He speaks about what we, as a nation, have learned since the events of 9/11 and his thoughts on our future. LISTEN NOW