AWAC Presents: Barry Blechman

SPEAKER: Barry Blechman, Ph.D., Co-Founder of the Stimson Cener TOPIC: "Stopping Iran's Quest for Nuclear Weapons" RECORDED: Wednesday March 23, 2011 ABOUT: Alaska World Affairs...

Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”

Being of Iraqi origin, Farah Killidar has significant personal and professional interest in Iraq’s legal and political development. She has made presentations in the Middle East, the U.K. and the U.S. on Iraq’s legal system and the foreign investment climate; published articles on the subject; was invited as guest-lecturer at educational institutes; advised corporate and government clients on foreign investment in Iraq and ongoing changes to the legal and political system. When residing in Alaska, Farah acted as the executive director of the Alaska World Affairs Council and, more recently, as an independent legal consultant advising the U.S. Department of Commerce on Iraq’s commercial law development. Listen now:

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


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.

From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

More weapons make the United States less safe, according to Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear Preble explain why the United States must reduce it's number of nuclear weapons delivery systems in order to increase security and save close to $1 trillion. His talk, "From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems" was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 6. KSKA: Thursday 12/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

AWAC Presents: Dr. Ingrid Mattson

President of the Islamic Society North America, Dr. Ingrid Mattson spoke on "Framing Muslim Women: Islam, Gender and Human Rights in the Global Media."...

AWAC Presents: Kirk Talbott

RECORDED: May 14, 2010 SPEAKER: Kirk Talbott, President & CEO - World Affairs Council of America TOPIC: “Linking Environment, Human Rights, and Good Governance: Overcoming the...

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...

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....

Opening Remarks of the 2014 Alaska Cold War Conference

The 2014 Alaska Cold War conference brought together veterans, military officials and the public. The following podcast includes the conference's opening remarks by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, followed by an address from Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, head of Alaska Command. Listen now:

AWAC Presents: Solace International

SPEAKER: Nathanial York, Ayub Azizi, Stanfill Marcus Stanfill from Solace International TOPIC: “"International Aid Efficiency: Making Dollars Count"” ABOUT: Alaska World Affairs Council Presents is...

2 Million Minutes: A Global Examination *Global Education Series*

This groundbreaking, controversial documentary film takes an in-depth look at how students in the United States allocate their high school years (approximately four years or two million minutes) compared with India and China. The film forms a picture of the various levels of global education and addresses the implications of these differences on the 21st century global economy. The film was followed by a live panel discussion with a question and answer period. Listen Now:

Globalization in Ireland: The Lunasa Perspective

The Irish quartet Lunasa was recorded speaking on ”Globalization in Ireland” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on February 7, 2014. Listen now: 

AWAC Presents: John Hamilton, U.S. foreign service

A career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service for 35 years, John Hamilton was ambassador to Peru from 1999 - 2002 and to Guatemala...

Ten Years Later: Looking back at China and the Pacific with General Howie Chandler, USAF (Retired)

General Howie Chandler transitioned from military service following duty as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in March 2011 after completing over 36 years of distinguished service. As the second highest ranking officer in the Air Force, he formulated Air Force policy and guidance for over 680,000 Active-Duty, Guard, Reserve and Civilian Airmen serving in the United States and overseas. He was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Air Force personnel for worldwide operations.

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!

Cyberthreats: The New Strategic Battleground

Is cyberspace the battleground of the 21st century? Technology consultant Lawrence Husick gives a talk on technology's importance in international relations, war fighting and terrorism. Listen now:

U.S. National Security Unfiltered

KSKA: Tuesday, November, 21 2017, at 2:00 p.m. During this show we’ll be hearing an unfiltered conversation about at U.S. national security with former Ambassador John Negroponte and General Joseph Ralston. Ambassador Negroponte served as Deputy Secretary of State and the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. LISTEN HERE

Dr. Yong Zhao on “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization”

Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Listen Now:

U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic

U.S. Ambassador for Oceans & Fisheries, David Balton was recorded speaking on "U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 10, 2013. Listen Now