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:

'Environment Knows no Boundaries' with Dr. Mustafa Elhawi

DATE CHANGE: TBA -early October? | 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 deteriorating environmental situation in Gaza; approaches to educating children in non-violence; as well as possible cooperation between charities, NGOs, and communitiy organizations from Alaska with sister organizations in Gaza.

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.

JWAC takes no stand on any public issue, nor recommends any policy, party, viewpoint, or candidate.