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.
Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan
This week on Addressing Alaskans, four Alaskan service men and women join in a panel discussion about their overseas duty in Afghanistan. From 124 degree heat to understanding local culture, hear about the experiences that challenged, scared, surprised, and taught them the most while serving as a members of the United States Army and Air Force during the War in Afghanistan. KSKA: Thursday 1/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War
KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE
Managing Global Insecurity
KSKA: Tuesday, May 10 @ 2:00 pm. Dr. Stephen Stedman analyzes the threats that surround us, but does not yield to the temptation to despair. He rightly points out that in a world of problems without passports, our security and prosperity depend on unprecedented international cooperation, and that such cooperation is within our reach. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
The hidden curse of natural resources: economic impacts at home and abroad
A surprising feature of resource-rich economies is slow growth. It is often argued that natural-resource production impedes development by creating market or institutional failures. A declining resource sector is disproportionately reflected in resource-dependent countries. Dr. James Alexander argues that there is little evidence that resource dependence impedes growth in non-resource sectors. Thanks for listening!
AWAC Presents: Dr. Will Jacobs
Professor Emeritus of history and political science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Will Jacobs invites you into his classroom to revisit World...
Checkmate: Predictions on Russia’s manuevering & the U.S. response
Captain Gary (Yuri) Tabach was born in Moscow, USSR and lived there until 1976 when his family immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1985, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Captain Tabach holds the distinction of being the first Soviet-born citizen to be commissioned an officer in the Armed Forces of the United States. LISTEN NOW
The Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and learn and has required school leaders and teachers to work tirelessly to maintain student learning amidst constant changes and uncertainty. Join this discussion with AKWorld and Professor Yong Zhao to consider the future of schooling and the positive opportunities for change as a result of the pandemic.
Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?
Dr. Jay Butler of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was recorded speaking on "Health: Is It an Personal, Public or Social Issue?" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 22, 2013. Listen Now
Iran: Trump’s gift to the hardliners
KSKA: Tuesday, February, 27 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’ll explore an answer to the question “Will killing the Nuclear Deal bring the US and Iran closer to war?” It’s a complicated topic, but today’s speaker, Trita Parsi, an expert on US-Iranian relations, is as qualified as anyone to answer it. LISTEN HERE
Falling Oil Prices: What Norway Is Doing and Recommendations for Alaskans and Other Arctic Countries
KSKA: Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas, visited Alaska and spoke on what the Norway oil and gas community is doing, insight into how they combat falling oil prices and recommendations for Alaskans and other Arctic countries. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Alaska Leaders: Celebrating women at the helm of Alaska’s future
Join Alaska World Affairs Council in honoring and celebrating the women leaders in our community. Thanks for listening!
AWAC Presents: Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the US
His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak has served in the Russian Foreign Ministry since 1977, including stints as ambassador to Belgium, Russian representative to NATO,...
Going undercover in North Korea
KSKA: Tuesday, March, 14 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Suki Kim is a South Korean-born, American novelist and investigative journalist and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. LISTEN NOW
AMBASSADORS UNPLUGGED SERIES | Ambassador Anniken Krutnes & Consul General Okko-Pekka Salmimies
mimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles. This program is a part of the Evangeline Atwood Distinguished Speakers Series and Ambassadors Unplugged, a series of talks with Ambassadors on issues such as climate change, gender equality, technology, alternative energy, and the world post-Covid.
“Why the Arctic Matters” with Alice Rogoff
Alaska Dispatch publisher Alice Rogoff discusses why the Arctic matters at an Alaska World Affairs Council lecture recorded May 2, 2014. Listen now:
Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corp.
KSKA: Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm. On the program this week we get to learn about the Alaskan Consular Corps. We’ll answer some questions like “who are consuls?” “why do we have them in Alaska?” and “what do they do?” This was a panel discussion featuring some very experienced consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home countries. LISTEN HERE
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
INUIT: THE ARCTIC WE WANT – DR. DALEE DOROUGH
Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska) is the newly elected International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a non-governmental organization that represents approximately 165,000 Inuit from the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canada and Greenland.
AWAC Presents: General Chandler, US Air Force
General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler is Commander of the Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command. He's served in the...