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: 

AWAC Presents: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States was recorded Friday, June 10 speaking at the Alaska World Affairs Council on "Britain, the USA and Alaska in the 21st Century."

Competing Visions for Palestine

Hussein Ibish, Senior Research Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on August 26, speaking on "Competing Visions for Palestine."

AWAC Presents: Ambassador Nicholas Veliotes

RECORDED: September 17, 2010 SPEAKERS: Ambassador Nicholas Veliotes TOPIC: "Living With the World--The Role of Diplomacy" Download Audio (MP3) ABOUT: Alaska World Affairs Council Presents is a...

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

AWAC Presents: Teachers Touring Turkey

RECORDED: Thursday November 5, 2009 SPEAKER: Local teachers - Debi Bye, Marilyn Doore, Leigh Anne Bonney, Stephanie Seward, Kathie Steele and John Fick - selected...

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!

Ukraine: Peril and Opportunity

Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. From 2010-2012, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters. In this position, she was responsible for designing and implementing corporate strategy in Washington, DC and other key capitals around the globe. During this time, she also held the Distinguished National Security Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy. Listen Now:

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

AWAC Presents: “Qatar: More than just oil and natural gas”

Listen in as Ambassador Mohamed Jaham Al Kuwari discusses Qatar’s increasing role in the world, oil and natural gas development as vehicle for change, his country’s efforts in defeating extremism, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, among other things with General Joseph Ralston (USAF, Retired). LISTEN NOW

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. Karin von Hippel, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Anchorage grown, Dr. Karin von Hippel has conducted research for the United Nations, the European Union and now the Center for Strategic and International...

AWAC Presents: Ambassador Sudjahnan

Ambassador of The Republic of Indonesia to the United States, Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat spoke on "Indonesia - US relations and current Indonesian development" in Anchorage...

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...

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:

AWAC Presents: Dr. Susan Martin

Dr. Susan Martin is the director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. A longtime expert on immigration and...

Ambassador Henry MacDonald

Suriname Ambassador to the U.N., Henry MacDonald's talk on "Climate Change: Forest Conservation in the Republic of Suriname and the Way Forward" was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 2, 2011.

Can Alaska Learn from Norway’s Oil and Gas Success?

The panel discussion featuring Elle Ede, Statoil Alaska; Brad Keithly, Perkins Coie; Rebecca Logan, Alaska Industry Support Alliance; and Hugh Short, Alaska Growth Capital was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on January 13, 2012.

AWAC Presents: Alan Tonelson

Alan Tonelson, from the U.S. Business and Industry Council in Washington D.C. addresses the Wal-Mart affect on American national economic strategy. Is Wal-Mart Good...


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.