“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. 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!

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

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

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.

AWAC Presents: Dr. Will Jacobs

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

Military in Alaska: Past, present, and future

KSKA: Tuesday, March 07, at 2:00 p.m. This time we’re learning more about the military here in Alaska and it's influence on the state. You'll hear from two generals and their perspective on the financial situation on the state and continued growth. LISTEN NOW

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

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:

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

Global Complexity: Risk & Opportunity

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

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

AWAC Presents: General Chandler, US Air Force

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...

The Arab fall and Egyptian politics

KSKA: Tuesday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re learning more about politics and regional issues in Egypt. Eric Trager, the author of Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute. LISTEN HERE

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

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:

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!

Israel’s First Bedouin Diplomat, Ishmael Khaldi, on “Israel and it’s Counter-Terrorism Stategies“

In a moderated discussion with Israel’s First Bedouin Diplomat, Ishmael Khaldi, we will explore the topic of Israel’s counter-terrorism strategies. LISTEN NOW

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.

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

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

China as #1: So what?

KSKA Tuesday, May 09 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re examining the future of China, and its precarious position as a developing nation. This presentation was given by Damien Ma, a political analyst, and author of the book In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. His talk is called “China as Number One: So What?” and examines how far China has developed over the last 35 years, and where they are headed now. LISTEN HERE

Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East

Dr. Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2007 in the field of Political Science. Dr. Ciddi continues to author scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, as well as participate in media appearances. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at Georgetown, Dr. Ciddi also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies. KSKA: Tuesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

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!