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

Who Are These Guys? Staying Ahead of Emerging Markets

Ambassador Richard Boucher gives a talk called "Who are these guys? Staying ahead of emerging markets." His presentation was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council and was recorded on April 25 at the Anchorage Hilton. Listen now:

Addressing Alaskans: The Rise of Islamophobia

As the debate over Islamophobia rages on across the country, the Alaska World Affairs Council (AWAC) invited Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of...

Understanding Muslim Societies

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli was recorded speaking on "Understanding Muslim Societies" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, September 14, 2012.

AWAC Presents: Dr. Julian Dierkes

Recorded in Anchorage on May 8, Dr. Julian Dierkes examines the impact of  for-profit Japanese "shadow education" (juku) on the diversity of teaching and...

AWAC Presents: John Hamilton, U.S. foreign service

A career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service for 35 years, John Hamilton was ambassador to Peru from 1999 - 2002 and to Guatemala...

AWAC Presents: Susan Burk

RECORDED: October 21, 2010 SPEAKER: Susan Burk, Ambassador, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation TOPIC: "Nuclear Tipping Point" ABOUT: Alaska World Affairs Council Presents...

Ukeleles for Peace: Music Bringing Israeli and Arab Youth Together

The sweet strumming of the ukulele invokes a feeling of island bliss. But one minute of listening to The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will make you realize this isn’t flip-flops music. Punk rock, rock and roll, pop music and oldies – you name it, this octet will play it on their ukuleles. Peter Moss and all the musicians of the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra are delighted to be supporters of the children’s project in Israel “Ukeleles for Peace,” which was founded and realized by the music lecturer Paul Moore several years ago together with both Israeli and Palestinian children. A part of the wages of the orchestra will be donated every evening to this award winning reconciliation project, in which kids with the help of music and inexpensive musical instruments discover, together with parents and schools, a way forward throughout this war-torn region. Listen now:

AWAC Presents – America’s Diplomats

After watching the film "America's Diplomats" the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a live Q&A with Ambassador John Yates. LISTEN NOW

Inside The Mind of a Terrorist

Professor of International Affairs at the National War College, Dr. Bard E. O'Neill was recorded speaking on "Inside The Mind of a Terrorist" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 6, 2013. Listen Now

The Power of Educating Girls

Educate girls and you will change the world. This is the message of Girl Rising, a film that tells the stories of nine different girls around the world. Following a screening of Girl Rising, the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on the power of educating girls with members of Anchorage's academic community and Brian Callahan from the Global Campaign for Education. KSKA: Tuesday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

International cooperation in the Arctic

Alaska's position as the only Arctic state amid U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council makes it an obvious destination for wide-ranging discussions. On the next Addressing Alaskans, join senior Arctic official Ambassador David Balton, Anders Oskal with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the World Wildlife Fund's Margaret Williams for an engaging dialogue hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 p.m. Listen now:

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,...

Can America and The Muslim World Be Friends?

In his 2006 novel The Order of Light where young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, author Haroon Mohgul says he predicted the Arab Spring. At the Alaska World Affairs Council on April 6, Mohgul discussed the the Muslim world's relationship with the West over the years asking audiences to consider, "Can America and the Muslim World Be Friends?" Listen on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 4/12 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

AWAC Presents: Victor D. Comras

SPEAKER: Victor D. Comras, leading expert on international sanctions and the global effort to combat terrorism TOPIC: "Flawed Diplomacy: The United Nations & the War...

UAE’s Emergence on the World’s Stage: Overview of UAE-US Relations

The Honorable Abdulla Alsaboosi has been appointed consul general of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles covering the West Coast in July 2013. Prior to this assignment, he was the director of the American and Pacific Affairs Department with the title of ambassador at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Listen Now:

AWAC Presents: Barbara Slavin

RECORDED: March 26, 2010 SPEAKER: Barbara Slavin, Former Assistant Managing Editor for the Washington Times, responsible for world and national security ...

AWAC Presents: Nick Lawson, Doctors Without Borders

Nick Lawson (right) in Pakistan following the earthquake in 2005. To view more of Nick Lawson's photos, click the link below. Nick Lawson began working...

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!

Shifting International Petroleum Landscape

Fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Edward Chow was recorded speaking on "Shifting International Petroleum Landscape" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on May 11, 2012.