Past JWAC events: 2008-2009 season

This is a partial archive of past JWAC events. In over a decade of service to the community, we've put on hundreds of events that have brought scores of speakers before the community.

Joseph Montville: Middleast Diplomacy, Religion & Peacemaking
(Muslim/Jewish/Christian Relationships)

Wednesday, May 20 @ 5:30 PM | KTOO Studio

An insider's look at diplomatic accomplishments and shortfalls as they relate to religion in what is, from a religious and diplomatic point of view, one of the most difficult regions on Earth.

Susan Fitzgerald: Jews in Belarus

Tuesday, May 19 @ 5:30 PM | >Nickelodeon Theater

Susan had recently returned from a trip to Europe that included a week in the Belarusian capitol, Minsk. Together with her brother, she explored Minsk’s historic Jewish quarter and ultimately the two small towns that their parents' families came from. Susan was in Juneau in May and volunteered to share a travelogue of her journey.

Travelogue: Glimpses of Malawi: The Country, the People and the Clean Well Project with Paul Beran

Tuesday, May 5 @ 5:30 PM | Nickelodeon Theater

Paul took us into the bush of one of the world's poorest countries. The team Paul was on installed almost 60 hand pumps, each serving from 50 to 300 people in a three-way partnership between the village, the Church, and Marion Medical Mission. The mission was aimed at providing clean, safe water -something that greatly decreases small child mortality and water-born diseases.

Travelogue: Historic Europe with Doug Mertz and Margo Waring

Tuesday, April 21 @ 5:30 PM | >Nickelodeon Theater

Doug and Margo presented slides from a visit to Europe. Their presentation showcased the historic side of this well-worn part of the world.

Lobsang Nyandak: Future Prospects for Tibet

Wednesday, March 18 @ 5:30 PM | KTOO Studio

Mr. Nyandak is a representative of the Dalai Lama to the Americas. He is a former Cabinet Member of the Central Tibetan Administration. As a Cabinet Member, he headed the Department of Information and International Relations, the Department of Finance and the Department of Health. Prior to his appointment to the Tibetan Cabinet, he worked as the founding Executive Director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, and also as a member of the Tibetan parliament.