The Middle East and the Trump administration

KSKA Tuesday, Dec. 5 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing in-depth opinions on the Trump administration and its relationship with the middle east. Greg Roman, CEO of the Middle East Forum, discusses the U.S.’s current relationship with middle eastern countries and how decisions made now can have lasting effects for international relations going forward. LISTEN HERE

The hidden curse of natural resources: economic impacts at home and abroad

A surprising feature of resource-rich economies is slow growth. It is often argued that natural-resource production impedes development by creating market or institutional failures. A declining resource sector is disproportionately reflected in resource-dependent countries. Dr. James Alexander argues that there is little evidence that resource dependence impedes growth in non-resource sectors. Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents: Nick Lawson, Doctors Without Borders

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...
Melting the Ice Curtain, book cover

Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War

KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE

Alaska Leaders: Celebrating women at the helm of Alaska’s future

Join Alaska World Affairs Council in honoring and celebrating the women leaders in our community. Thanks for listening!

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

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,...

Iran: Trump’s gift to the hardliners

KSKA: Tuesday, February, 27 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’ll explore an answer to the question “Will killing the Nuclear Deal bring the US and Iran closer to war?” It’s a complicated topic, but today’s speaker, Trita Parsi, an expert on US-Iranian relations, is as qualified as anyone to answer it. LISTEN HERE

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. Julian Dierkes

Recorded in Anchorage on May 8, Dr. Julian Dierkes examines the impact of  for-profit Japanese "shadow education" (juku) on the diversity of teaching and...

Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corp.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm. On the program this week we get to learn about the Alaskan Consular Corps. We’ll answer some questions like “who are consuls?” “why do we have them in Alaska?” and “what do they do?” This was a panel discussion featuring some very experienced consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home countries. LISTEN HERE

INUIT: THE ARCTIC WE WANT – DR. DALEE DOROUGH

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska) is the newly elected International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a non-governmental organization that represents approximately 165,000 Inuit from the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

AWAC Presents: Barbara Slavin

RECORDED: March 26, 2010 SPEAKER: Barbara Slavin, Former Assistant Managing Editor for the Washington Times, responsible for world and national security ...

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!

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.

AWAC Presents: Jonathan Huneke

RECORDED: Friday April 16, 2010 SPEAKER: Jonathan Huneke, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, United States Council for International Business United States Council for...

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 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

Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?

Dr. Jay Butler of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was recorded speaking on "Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 22, 2013. 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

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.