Ambassador Charles Snyder

Former Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Charles Snyder's talk on “Drugs and Thugs: State Department's role in Battling Narcotics and Crime" was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 16, 2011.

Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian’s Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Service at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Pat Pitney was recorded speaking on ”Making the Golden Connection: An Olympian's Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 13, 2013. Listen Now

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:

AWAC Presents: Dr. Jan Agosti, Gates Foundation

Anchorage grown, Dr. Jan Agosti returns home to talk about Global Health and the Gates Foundation Approach to Global Health Inequity. As Senior Program...

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...

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.

AWAC Presents: Gerard Baker

Despite the decline of the US dollar against the euro, Gerard Baker predicts a "stark decline" in the European economy within the next 25...

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

AWAC Presents: John Cassara

RECORDED: Friday April 23, 2010 SPEAKER: John Cassara, former federal intelligence officer TOPIC: "Terrorist Financing: The War Behind the War on Terror" John Cassara...

Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis on “Lithuania: A Start-Up Nation”

Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis speaks on Lithuania's culture of entrepreneurship and the nation's potential in a global economy. Listen now:

King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway addresses the Alaska World Affairs Council alongside a panel of Arctic experts, including Craig Fleener, Fran Ulmer and Borge Ousland. KSKA: Tuesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

AWAC Presents: Dr. Timothy Thomas

RECORDED: Friday December 4, 2009 SPEAKER: Dr. Timothy Thomas, epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Alaska TOPIC: “The HIV situation in Kenya: Epidemiology and Interventions” About Alaska...

AWAC Presents: Megan Hall

RECORDED: November 19, 2010 SPEAKER: Megan Hall, Reports and Political Affairs Officer, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State TOPIC: "Combating...

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....

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.

AWAC Presents: Operation Enduring Freedom

This week on AWAC Presents, four Alaska servicemen who served in Afghanistan share their experiences and insights on their overseas duty. Colonel Edward Daly,...

Autism: A Global Story

Listen to a special edition of Line One: Your Health Connection when host Dr. Woodard interviews ABC News' John Donovan about his forthcoming book on autism. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council this interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hilton Anchorage on Friday April 12 and can be heard Monday on KSKA's Line One. KSKA: Monday 4/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

AWAC Presents: Rick Fox

Alaska Asset Manager for Shell Exploration and Production, Rick Fox spoke on "The Global Energy Challenge - Shell's Interest in the Alaska Offshore." In...

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!

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 effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Listen Now: