JWAC's 2016-2017 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.

Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.

JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!

Upcoming events:

'Melting the Ice Curtain - The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier' with David Ramseur

Tuesday | July 18th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

David Ramseur is a visiting scholar in public policy at UAA's Institute of Social and Economic Research. He was foreign policy advisor and chief of staff to Senator Mark Begich, and served Governors Tony Knowles and Steve Cowper (''cooper'') as chief of staff, foreign policy advisor, and press secretary.

Ramseur helped organize the 1988 'Friendship Flight' between Nome, Alaska and Provideniya, Russia, which reunited Native peoples of common languages and cultures for the first time in four decades. His book, Melting the Ice Curtain, will be published June 1 by University of Alaska Press. His presentation will include slides from his new book and travels.

Dr. Mustafa Elhawi

Tuesday | September 19th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Dr. Elhawi is associate professor in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at al-Aqsa University in Gaza City. He is the national coordinator of the Non-Violence Project in Palestine which offers courses in conflict resolution, peace education, and reconciliation with local and international organizations. Dr. Elhawi is also part of the Community Bridge Initiative, which trains people around the world in conflict resolution, peace-making and active non-violence. He has traveled and participated in professional forums extensively in Israel, other Middle East countries, India and Europe. Dr. Elhawi holds a PhD from the University of Salford in Manchester.

Dr. Elhawi will speak about the environmental situation in Gaza, as well as possible cooperation between Alaska Native and Palestinian NGOs.

Dr. Carlos Yaipen-Llanos

Tuesday | September 26th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Dr. Yaipen-Llanos is a marine veterinarian and founding President of the Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA) in Peru. He leads a marine animal stranding, rescue and rehabilitation network that links environmental-, animal- and public-health with climate change and human impacts. He trains international students that wish to develop a professional career in marine sciences and conservation.

He is member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, observer for the International Whaling Commission, and member of the UNESCO International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange.

Dr. Yaipen-Llanos will speak about the effects of climate change in Peruvian waters and marine animals and the devastation of coastal communities.

Fall Forum 2017

Oct. 26 - 28 | UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Presented in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. Details will be posted once we create them. Mark your calendars, and read about past Forums here.

WorldQuest 2018!

Friday, Feb 2nd | 6:00 | Centennial Hall

WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Click here to read more and watch this spot for details of next year's event.

All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.

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