Lisa Eyler Takes Helm of AKWorld as President and CEO.

The Executive Board of the Alaska World Affairs Council (AKWorld) welcomes Lisa Eyler – its new President and CEO. She succeeds Lise Kristiansen, who dynamically led AKWorld for 16 years. The Alaska World Affairs Council is dedicated to “bringing the world to Alaska,” stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved […]

Lise Kristiansen to leave AKWorld in 2023

The Alaska World Affairs Council announces President and CEO Lise Kristiansen will be stepping down from her role after 16 years of distinguished leadership and dedicated service to the organization. The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization which is dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members and community […]

Alaska Native Perspectives of an Evolving Arctic Environment

The rapid weather changes that are ongoing throughout the Arctic can be felt around the world. Two Alaska Native women give this AKWorld program’s participants from near and far the opportunity to listen and discuss how important this environmental issue is not only for Alaska, but the entire world. This program engages in a civil […]

How Alaska’s Ninja Warrior is Changing the World

The Alaska World Affairs Council has been able to offer programs that bring the world to Alaska for the past 60 years. Now, during these unprecedented times we are able to use Zoom to bring Alaska to the world! With people tuning in from around the world, people are able to engage in this wonderful […]

WorldQuest: A place to make connections

WorldQuest is not only a wonderful event that is a well-rounded, engaging, and fun test of knowledge related to international affairs, it is also a great opportunity for students to meet other students, teachers, and professionals who share a common interest in global issues. The fun, easy-to-understand multiple-choice format creates an environment of collaboration within […]

Managing Global Insecurity – Photos, Tweets, & Podcast!

On April 22nd, Dr. Stephen Stedman of the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at Stanford University spoke with over 120 Alaskans on the issues of global security facing the us currently and in the years to come. He gave us some reasons for hope (for example, declining rates of poverty overall), while […]

Music, Art, & Justice – Photos, Tweets, & Podcast!

On April 8th, AKWorld hosted a panel discussion focusing the impact that art has on social movements and change locally and globally. The panel featured Murry Sidlin, the creator and conductor of the Defiant Requiem; Julie Decker, the Director and CEO of the Anchorage Museum; and George Martinez, a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State […]

Speaker Stories – Welcome Julie!

Julie Decker acts as a messenger of the North through her work curating art and sharing culture as the Director and CEO of the Anchorage Museum. Since 2010, when Julie became the curator of the Anchorage museum, she has been heavily involved in sharing the art and cultures of the North with Alaskans. Julie has […]

Social Enterprise & Community Impact – Photos!

On April 7th, Dr. Yaso Thiru and Eric McCallum participated in a panel discussion moderated by Corey Hester about the impacts that social enterprise can have on the community on both a local and a global scale. Dr. Thiru’s insights gained from studying and writing about social enterprises around the world and Eric’s experiences as […]

Speaker Stories – Welcome Torrie!

Torrie, the Chief Officer of Marketing and Development at Alaska Public Media, will be showcasing his passion of public broadcasting with the Alaska World Affairs Council this Friday for the Music, Art, & Justice lecture. Torrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the performing arts and broadcast media to Alaska from all over: […]