JWAC's 2014-2015 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!
'Revisiting Human Rights in Guatemala in the aftermath of the civil war' with Maria Offer
Monday, March 9th |5:00 | KTOO Studios
Maria Offer is a reading and curriculum specialist and education consultant who does volunteer literacy work with Indigenous communities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru (as well as developing culturally responsive programs for Alaskan Native students). Ms. Offer did volunteer work in Guatemala during the 1980s when that country's civil war was taking place, and is currently working to set up a program to support primary and secondary education for Indigenous children in a rural area of Guatemala, which she will tell us about. She will also discuss the genocide trial of Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, as well as human trafficking, which is a serious problem in Guatemala.
'Comedy, Economics & Carbon Tax!' with Yoram Bauman
Wednesday, Apil 1st |5:00 | KTOO Studios
Yoram Bauman Ph.D, "the world’s first and only stand-up economist," performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. Dr. bauman is the founder of Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that has raised nearly $100,000 for local non-profits in his Seattle home. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.
'Managing Global Insecurity' with Stephen Stedman
Wednesday | April 8th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Stephen Stedman is a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, part of Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. His most recent book, written with Bruce Jones and Carlos Pascual, is Power and Responsibility: Creating International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats (2009).
From 2011-12, Professor Stedman served as the Director for the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security, a body of eminent persons tasked with developing recommendations on promoting and protecting the integrity of elections and international electoral assistance. The Commission is a joint project of the Kofi Annan Foundation and International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization that works on international democracy and electoral assistance.
'Greenland and the Changing Arctic: Climate, Culture, and Self-Determination' with Richard Caulfield
Wednesday | April 15 | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Dr. Rick Caulfield, UAS Provost, will share insights about Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat), which is experiencing dramatic change as a 21st century Inuit homeland. Part of the Danish realm, Greenland is engaged with the global economy through fishing, mining, and tourism while struggling to hold on to indigenous traditions. Climate change has long had a profound effect on those traditions, requiring successful Greenlandic societies to be highly flexible. Greenlanders today are reassessing their traditional ways of life, their identity, and their role in the global economy. This talk explores these changes, which have many parallels with Arctic Alaska--focusing on issues of climate, economy, culture and language, and indigenous self-determination.
'Cyberwar and Warfare' with Lawrence Husick
Wednesday | April 29 | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Lawrence Husick is Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Center for the Study of Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies, with a particular focus on technology leverage as a defining characteristic of the modern terrorist. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center's Program on Teaching Innovation and a faculty member at the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering, and the Zanvyl-Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Biotechnology Program of the Johns Hopkins University.
-Paul Barker was most recently the Country Director for Save the Children International in Afghanistan. He also has recent experience regarding diplomacy in Iran.
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.