the World
to Alaska.

Join the Conversation

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.

Upcoming Events

The Alaska World Affairs Council is pleased to offer a variety of events to engage Alaskans with the world through informative dialogues. 

Who We Are

Alaska World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on hosting meaningful, informative and interactive international education programs for the people of Alaska.

Successfully fulfilling that mission since 1958, we rely on contributions from generous and active supporters, like you, to improve and expand our program delivery to reach more Alaskans, in more ways, with every event.

Our Programs

Anyone with an interest in global affairs is welcome! From pub trivia fundraisers to the Consul General for Norway, our events cover a range of topics and tones!

– Check out our upcoming events

– Visit our event archive 

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Join Us!

There are many ways to get involved with AKWorld! No matter which way you choose, you are joining a dynamic group of Alaskans who are engaging with the world. 

Membership has perks and benefits at every level!

Volunteer with us

– Become an AKWorld sponsor

For Educators

Did you know local and visiting speakers can be requested by teachers?! We have partnered with local schools and ConocoPhillips to make our world-class speakers available.

Get in touch with us to learn more about this amazing program!

– Learn about our programming for students

Who We Are

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. 

Read more about Evangeline Atwood’s legacy at Alaska World Affairs

– Meet our Board Members and Staff

Opportunities for Students

AKWorld’s programming for students allows us to cultivate curiosity about the world in Alaskan youth and expose students to the wide range of opportunities that become available with global perspective.

Speed Mentoring

Speed Mentoring is a comprehensive, full-day event, which provides a meaningful jumpstart to participating students’ postsecondary journeys.


Academic WorldQuest, the World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program, is a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students.

Become a Student Member

Get involved with AKWorld by joining us as a member today!

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.