AWAC Presents: Brad Gordon

RECORDED: September 28, 2010 SPEAKER: Brad Gordon, AIPAC Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs TOPIC: "A Nuclear Iran: How large and how imminent a threat?” ABOUT: Alaska...

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!

Beyond Earth – talking about space travel

KSKA: Tuesday, March 07, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re learning more about space travel and planetary colonization. Charles Wohlforth discusses his new book, Beyond Earth, and answers questions about humanity and its potential for reaching new worlds. LISTEN NOW

AWAC Presents: Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the US

His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak has served in the Russian Foreign Ministry since 1977, including stints as ambassador to Belgium, Russian representative to NATO,...

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:

“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:

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...

AWAC Presents: Ian Williams

UN correspondent for The Nation, Ian Williams gives an "Insiders Critique of the United Nations." Quoting Winston Churchill on democracy, Williams explains why the...

Who Are These Guys? Staying Ahead of Emerging Markets

Ambassador Richard Boucher gives a talk called "Who are these guys? Staying ahead of emerging markets." His presentation was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council and was recorded on April 25 at the Anchorage Hilton. Listen now:

Falling Oil Prices: What Norway Is Doing and Recommendations for Alaskans and Other Arctic Countries

KSKA: Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas, visited Alaska and spoke on what the Norway oil and gas community is doing, insight into how they combat falling oil prices and recommendations for Alaskans and other Arctic countries. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

AWAC Presents: Robin Bronen

This week on Alaska World Affairs Council Presents: Robin Bronen, recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 7. Bronen is the Executive...

AWAC Presents: Donald Tong

RECORDED: September 9, 2010 SPEAKERS: Donald Tong, JP, Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government TOPIC: ""Hong Kong:...

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

Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions

Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its President and CEO in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. His talk, hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, was recorded May 16. Listen now:

The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse

Irish minister Dinny McGinley was recorded speaking on "The Irish Comeback: How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its Economic Collapse" on March 27, 2014. Listen now: 

Cuba: The Embargo Within the Embargo

KSKA Tuesday, December 13 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Charles Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and a senior lecturer at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Previously, he held numerous senior positions at the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Western Hemisphere, and Coordinator for Cuban Affairs. LISTEN NOW

AWAC Presents: Andrea Baker

RECORDED: Friday December 11, 2009 SPEAKER: Andrea Baker, Director of Enterprise 2.0 for Navstar Inc. TOPIC: “Innovating Bureaucracy: Getting Government to Share” Andrea Baker: Enterprise 2.0 Evangelist Andrea...

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...

Dr. Douglas Johnston on “Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide”

Douglas M. Johnston is president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Johnston holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and has served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors. Among his government assignments, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and planning officer with the President’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. He has taught courses in international security at Harvard and was the founding director of the university’s Executive Program in National and International Security. Dr. Johnston is a Captain in the Naval Reserve and, at the age of 27, was the youngest officer in the navy to qualify for command of a nuclear submarine. Listen Now:

AWAC Presents: Patrick Yack

RECORDED: Friday April 10, 2010 SPEAKER: Patrick Yack, Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Vice President of News and Public Media...