JWAC's 2017-2018 Season #36:
(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 (sometimes) find us on Facebook.

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

Upcoming events:

'Young Rural Women Lead Social Transformation in Traditional, Tribal Balochistan' with Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari

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

Presented in partnership with the Juneau Human Rights Commission: The Founding Director of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Quratul Ain Bakhteari has dedicated her career to raising the next generation of social and political activists in Pakistan. Despite a tumultuous adolescence and young adult life that included living in a refugee camp near Karachi and the responsibility of three children by the age of 22, Bakhteari managed to earn a doctorate degree and become a force for change. Her organization, the IDSP, focuses on training students in learning centers, offering them the opportunity to realize positive change in their communities.

Dr. Bakhteari will show us a 15-minute video about the leadership of women as midwives, and discuss her projects, efforts, and her own inspirational story.

'Beyond A War Zone: What's Next for Iraq' with Ambassador Lukman Faily

Wednesday | January 10th | 5:00 | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Lukman Faily served as the Iraqi Ambassador to Japan and then the United States. As well as being an official spokesperson for his nation on TV and radio, Ambassador Faily is an active leader in the large Iraqi diaspora community, and represents a rising generation of post-Saddam professionals, business leaders, and civic activists who have returned to Iraq to help build the country’s fledgling, free-market democracy. He is here to discuss his country's future.

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.

World Affairs Forum: 'Allies and Alliances in a Turbulent World'

March 22 - 24 [date change!] | UAS Egan Lecture Hall

European nations are facing great internal challenges in maintaining a sustainable European Union, while simultaneously facing the external reality that America’s contribution to world order is changing. As the new U.S. administration questions institutions like NATO while advancing an 'America first' philosophy, US leadership in defense, international law, economics, trade, and social policy is shifting away from the decades-old foundation constructed after World War II. Hence, where is Europe going under the changing world order; what will be the role of the U.S., and what will be the new allies and alliances in a turbulent world?

Forum speakers will describe the U.S. rise to undisputed world leader following World War II, and the institutions developed to protect western democracies; the challenges facing Europe today, their perception of America’s shift in foreign policy; and international institutions' reaction to these changes -particularly in the areas of defense, trade and social policy. As America's world leadership grows less undisputed, how will other nations fill the void?

Presented in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. Details will be posted as March nears. Mark your calendars, and read about past Forums here.

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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