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 strives to provide the population with a wide spectrum of viewpoints and information while not taking a stand on current-day issues, guided by the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship.
We aim to educate Alaskans about world issues and engage the community in meaningful dialogue. We believe that each additional mind in the room inevitably contributes to new ideas. The Council welcomes new perspectives and input from a broad spectrum of community members as we continue to present our traditional speaker programs and explore new opportunities for outreach growth.
Where We Work
What We Do
The purpose of the Alaska World Affairs Council is to: (1) Support and strengthen the United States and its institutions by developing an informed public and promoting international understanding, awareness and involvement in current day world issues; (2) Stimulate interest in world affairs and inspire the public to be involved in world issues, through a program of lectures, discussion forums, media events and other educational activities; (3) Inform and educate our students, from the elementary through the university levels, in the importance of involvement in, and understanding of, world affairs; (4) Provide support materials, training opportunities and discussion forums for teachers in the fields of foreign policy, geography and current events; (5) Facilitate cooperation among groups and organizations with similar goals, locally, nationally and internationally.