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 September 6, 2013

Program Series

 "Inside the Mind of a Terrorist"

Bard O'Neill,
Studies of Internal Warfare & Terrorism,
National War College

September 10, 2013
*Tuesday lunch program*

Program Series

"U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic"
 David Balton, U.S. Ambassador for Oceans & Fisheries
Fran Ulmer,
Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

 September 20, 2013
Program Series:
Global Health

"Biking Without Borders:
Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases"

Dr. Steve Fabes
 September 27, 2013
Program Series:
Northrim Oil & Gas

"Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map"
Trond-Erik Johansen,
ConocoPhillips Alaska

 October 7, 2013
*Evening program
at Bear's Tooth*

Get Connected Series
Not My Life: Slavery in Anchorage??
documentary with panel discussion to follow

Robin Bronen, AK Institute for Justice
Michelle DeWitt, Tundra Women's Coalition
Jolene Goeden, FBI

Sandy Parnell, First Lady of Alaska
 October 18, 2013
Program Series:
Shell Oil & Gas Series
"Energy and Security:
Strategies for a World in Transition"

David Goldwyn,
President & Founder,
Goldwyn Global Strategies

October 30, 2013
*Evening program at Wendy Williamson*

In partnership with UAA
"Before I Die"
Candy Chang,

 November 1, 2013
Program Series

"I Can See Russia From Here:
A Celebration of the Friendship Flight & 25 Years of an Open Border Between Two World Superpowers"

Steve Cowper, Former Governor of Alaska
Willie Hensley, Author, Professor
Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor of Alaska

 November 13-15, 2013
   National Conference
Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.


 November 22, 2013
Program Series:
Global Health

"Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?"
Dr. Jay Butler,
Senior Director,
Division of Community Health Services, ANTHC

 December 5, 2013
*Evening program at
Alaska Public Media*

Get Connected Series
Girl Rising documentary with panel discussion to follow
Shehla Anjum, Writer/Editor
Brian Callahan,
Global Campaign for Education
Zeynep Kilic,
UAA Sociology
Kimberly Pace,
UAA Women's Studies

 December 13, 2014
Program Series
"Making the Golden Connection:
An Olympian's Experience Carrying the Torch on the North Pole"
Pat Pitney,
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks

January 16, 2014
*Evening event at Tap Root*
World Wiz Pub Trivia Night
Fundraiser & Silent Auction
 January 23, 2014
*Evening program at Wendy Williamson*
 In partnership with UAA
"An Evening with Michele Norris"
Michele Norris,
NPR Correspondent &
Author of The Grace of Silence: A Memoir

 February 1, 2014
*Evening program at
UAA Lucy Cuddy*

 WorldQuest Academic WorldQuest Competition
Emcee: Professor Dr. Paul Dunscomb,
UAA History Dept.
Main Competitors: High School Students!
Supporting Competitors: Teachers, Parents, & Adults from the community!

 February 7, 2014
*Lunch program @
The Petroleum Club*

 World Music Festival Series
 "Globalization in Ireland:
The Lunasa Perspective"

Irish Quintet
Moderated by: Torrie Allen,
Chief Officer of Marketing & Development,
Alaska Public Media

 February 20, 2014
*Evening program at Wendy Williamson*
In partnership with UAA
"An Evening with Wil Haygood"
Wil Haygood,
Author of 'The Butler: A Witness to History'
February 21, 2014
*Lunch program @
The Petroleum Club*

Program Series
"Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know"
Yussef El Guindi,
Egyptian-American Playwright
Moderated by: Steve Lindbeck,
CEO & General Manager,
Alaska Public Media

 March 27, 2014
Program Series:
Bev Power's Memorial Program
"The Irish Comeback -
How Ireland is Meeting the Challenges of its
Economic Collapse"

Dinny McGinley,
Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Ireland
Intro by Dan Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage
 April 4-6, 2014
 World Music Festival
Alaska World Music Festival:
Exploring Global Cultures Through Music

 April 25, 2014
Program Series
"Who are these guys? Staying ahead of Emerging Markets"
Ambassador Richard Boucher
 May 2, 2014
Program Series:
Shell Oil & Gas Series
"Offshore Oil and Gas Governance in the Arctic:
A Leadership Role for the U.S."
Charles Ebinger,
Director of the Energy Security Initiative,
Brookings Institution

 May 16, 2014
Program Series
 "Combating rural poverty
through 'last mile' solutions"
Alex Counts,
President & CEO, Grameen Foundation

 May 28, 2014
Ambassador Series
 Sir Peter Westmacott,
British Ambassador to the U.S.

Intro by Diddy Hitchins, British Honorary Consul for Alaska


The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities. The Alaska World Affairs Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-partisan organization which is membership-based and is one of approximately 90 members of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC.

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