“Alaska’s Global Economy: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going”

Featuring Margie Brown, former President & CEO, CIRI; Larry Cash, President & CEO, RIM Architects; and Dr. Rashmi Prasad, Dean, College of Business & Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage. Moderated by Dr. Paul Dunscomb, professor of East Asian history at UAA. Listen Now:

Yoram Bauman on “Comedy, Economics, and Carbon Tax!”

Yoram Bauman is an environmental economist and a carbon tax Fellow at Sightline Institute. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Washington and works in Washington state and elsewhere on climate change economics and policy, particularly focusing on carbon pricing. His most recent academic paper (“Climate Sensitivity: Should the Climate Tail Wag the Policy Dog?”) was co-authored with UW climate scientist Gerard Roe and appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change. Dr. Bauman is part of the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Listen Now:

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.

Military In Alaska: Strategic Importance Then And Now

Alaska's position in the far north makes it a strategic location for U.S. military operations. At a luncheon hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, former Alaskan Command head Gen. Joe Ralston and current Alaskan Command head Lt. Gen. Russell Handy talk about the strategic importance of Alaska - then and now. KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights

Author, poet and Professor Chris Abani was recorded speaking on "Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights" at an event hosted by Alaska World Affairs Council in partnership with UAA Student Activities on Friday October 5, 2012.

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:

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: Dr. William Beeman

Listen to Dr. William Beeman on U.S. - Iranian Relations During the Obama Era this week on KSKA's Addressing Alaskans, Thursday (Oct 29) at...

The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Power

'The Great Game' was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907.

Addressing Alaskans: Senator Begich and Ambassador Grabar-Kitarović

Senator Mark Begich met with Croatia's ambassador to the United States at a joint luncheon hosted by the the Alaska World...

AWAC Presents: Herb Meyer

During the Reagan Administration, Herb Meyer produced national intelligence estimates and other top secret publications for President Reagan and his team of national security...

AWAC Presents: Mia Bloom

Dr. Mia Bloom is the author of Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror. With research specialties in ethnic conflicts, rape in war...

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: 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,...

AWAC Presents: Colonel Sylvain Bedard

In 2007 Colonel Sylvain Bedard became the Deputy Commander of the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base. A joint organization of...

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

Dr. Ronald Tammen on “Will China Rule the World?”

Ron Tammen is a scholar and professor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to U.S. foreign and national security policy. Listen now:

The Betrayal of American Prosperity

This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, his talk entitled "The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era" was recorded in Anchorage on May 3. KSKA: Tuesday 6/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

The Death of Bin Laden

For most of his 30 year career, Peter Probst served with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of...

Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation

Aaron Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He has an M.S. in water resources management (1988, emphasizing hydrogeology) and a Ph.D. in environmental policy analysis (1992, emphasizing dispute resolution) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on issues relating transboundary water resources to political conflict and cooperation, where his training combining environmental science with dispute resolution theory and practice have been particularly appropriate. Listen Now: