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

WILL THIS BE CHINA’S CENTURY? | DR. MEL GURTOV

Dr. Mel Gurtov takes issue with the widespread view that China is on the way to rivalling, or even displacing, the US as the dominant world power.

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...

Europe: America’s partner, America’s problem

KSKA: Tuesday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. This episode we’re featuring an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. LISTEN HERE

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the US Healthcare System

Lixin Huang currently serves as the President of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and has served in numerous capacities with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Lixin has traveled around the world presenting on the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in the United States. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Europe of the future: The Czech view

This unfiltered conversation will feature, Hynek Kmoníček, current Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA, speaking on Czech's role in European affairs, the Middle East, energy, and more. There will also be time for a number of audience members to pose their questions to the Ambassador directly. Thanks for listening!

Alaska Native Corporations in the World Economy

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 03, at 2:00 p.m. On the next Addressing Alaskans we'll hear from a panel discussion on Alaskan Native Corporations and their affect on the word Economy. This panel featured the CEOs of several companies speaking about what their companies are doing for the economies of Alaska, the United States and the world. LISTEN NOW

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.

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,...

Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market

This event brought together a number of Alaskan entrepreneurs to share ideas and their enthusiasm for trying new things. Each of the panelists for this panel discussion has tried their hand at a number of different projects and has great advice and insight for us all. LISTEN HERE

Education and Economic Opportunities for Women: solutions to poverty and conflict in Pakistan

KSKA: Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Jodi has been working with MDF since 2009. She is a former educator, earned a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Denver. Jodi visits Pakistan periodically and loves to share/present the meaningful work they do. Jodi is currently a board member of Four Valleys Community School and working on publishing a book about their experience providing education and economic opportunities to vulnerable populations in Pakistan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

What you should know about US-China trade tensions and why that matters for Alaska

The United States and China are major trade partners, but current economic tensions between the two countries could have far-reaching affects. Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council spoke at the Alaska World Affairs Council about what these trade issues might mean for Alaska. Thanks for listening!

AWAC Presents – America’s Diplomats

After watching the film "America's Diplomats" the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a live Q&A with Ambassador John Yates. LISTEN NOW

Kim Jong Un’s North Korea with Dr. Jung Pak

groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump–from a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean leader inside and outside the U.S. government.

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...

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

Globalization in Your Wine Glass

Economist Mike Veseth is editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including best-selling Wine Wars (2011), Extreme Wine (2013) and Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated! (2015). The Wine Economist was named 2015 “Best in the World” best wine blog by Gourmand International. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

After the Arctic Ice Melts with Fran Ulmer

Join Alaska World Affairs Council and Former Lt. Gov & Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer for a conversation about the arctic, climate change, and the intersections of environmental science and policy. Thanks for listening!
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Islam and peace

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. This week we’re learning more about Islam from some of our fellow residents of Anchorage. We’ll hear from a panel of three people as they answer questions and discuss the interfaith relationships of modern religions. LISTEN NOW

The Dance of Peace: South Korea and Alaska Reducing Tensions and Prompting Peace

Join AKWorld for a critical conversation focusing on the diplomatic, political, economic, and cultural circumstances on the Korean Peninsula, as well as broadening and deepening understanding of the U.S.-Korea relations. From a decades-old military alliance to deep economic ties and a large and vibrant Korean-American community, the linkages between the United States and the Korean Peninsula remain as important as ever.