Past JWAC events: 2011-2012 season
'Energy Security Without Going Broke, Destroying the Climate, or Militarizing the Arctic Ocean' with Albert Bates
Wednesday, May 30th| 5:00 PM | JACC Gallery Room
'The Shifting International Petroleum Landscape' with Edward Chow of the Energy and National Security Program
Thursday, May 10th | 5:PM | KTOO Studio
Edward Chow has advised he U.S. and foreign governments on oil and gas issues following a twenty-year career with Chevron. He is a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS, and is an international energy expert with more than thirty years of oil industry experience. He has worked in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. He has developed policy and business strategy and successfully negotiated complex, multibillion-dollar international business ventures. He specializes in oil and gas investments in emerging economies. He has advised U.S. and foreign governments, international oil companies, multinational corporations, multilateral agencies, and international financial institutions. [Rebroadcasted on 360 North June 29th]
'Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict' with Ran Bar Yoshafat
Sunday, April 29th | 7:PM |JACC Gallery Room
'Alaska and the UN: More Connected Than You Know' with Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation
Wednesday, May 2nd | 5:PM | KTOO Studio
Kathy Calvin served as press secretary to Senator Gary Hart through his 1984 presidential bid. Afterward she became director of editorial administration for U.S. News and World Report, where she worked for twelve years, during which time the magazine went from third to first among the ''big three'' American news magazines. She went on to lead U.S. media relations for the public relations company Hill & Knowlton. In 1997 Calvin joined America Online as senior vice president and chief communications officer. In 2001, following the AOL–Time Warner merger, she became the president of the newly-created AOL Time Warner Foundation. In that capacity, she also guided the company's philanthropic activities and was the chief architect of the its corporate responsibility initiatives. She co-founded the Stargazer Foundation in 1999, and joined the UN Foundation in 2003, being promoted to CEO in 2009. In 2011, Newsweek named her one of ''150 Women Who Shake the World.'
'The Facts Matter' with Howard Weaver, former editer of the Anchorage Daily News
Wednesday, April 25th | 5:PM | Nugget Mall, across from Hearthside
'The Coming Renaissance in North American Oil' with Lou Pugliaresi, President of the Energy Policy Research Foundation
Wednesday, Apr. 18th | 5:PM | JACC Site JACC Gallery Room
'The Italian Justice System' with Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Bud Carpeneti
Friday, March 30 | 5:00 | KTOO Studio
Chief Justice Walter (Bud) Carpeneti received his undergraduate degree in history from Stanford University and his J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Following a stint as law clerk for Alaska justices Dimond and Rabinowitz, he worked in private practice in San Francisco for several years before returning to Alaska to serve as a public defender. Governor Jay Hammond appointed Carpeneti to the Alaska Superior Court in 1981. While on the Superior Court, he was a member of the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct and of the Three-Judge Sentencing Panel. He was also Chair of the Supreme Court's Criminal Sentencing Practices and Procedures Committee. In 1998, Governor Tony Knowles appointed him to the state's Supreme Court. While on the Supreme Court, he chaired its Judicial Education Committee. The other justices named him Chief Justice in 2009. He is of Italian extraction, and maintains strong ties with the nation about which he spoke.
'U.S. Health Care: The Good News' -a discussion of his upcoming PBS film with T.R. Reid
Wednesday, Mar. 21st | 5:00 | UAS Egan Library
Travelogue: 'Vietnam' with Elfrida Nord
Tuesday, Mar. 6th | 5:30-6:30pm | Gold Town Nickelodeon
'Afghanistan' with Senator Mark Begich
Sunday, Mar. 4th | 2:00pm | KTOO Studio
Friday, Feb. 3rd | Doors opened at 6:00 | Centennial Hall
Travelogue: 'From St. Petersburg to Moscow by Riverboat' with Kurt and Bev Smith
Tuesday, Jan. 24th | 5:30pm | Gold Town Nickelodeon
'Marketing Alaska's Gas on World Markets' with Larry Persily
Thursday, Jan.19th | 5:00 | JACC
Report of Recent Travels in Europe and the Middle East with Governor Sean Parnell
Monday, Dec.12th | 12:00 noon | JACC
Wednesday, Nov. 30th | After the Travelogue | JACC | It's a potluck! Bring something scrumptious!
JWAC's Annual Meeting occurs every November, and is the time when we gather to make goals, prioritize, and elect new board members (interested? Send us an e-mail!).
Travelogue: 'A Tour of Turkey' with Doug Mertz & Margo Waring
Wednesday, Nov. 30th | 6:00 | JACC | Bring lots of food so there's enough for everyone!
Forum: 'The Politics of Global Climate Change.'
November 10, 11, 12 (Thurs, Fri, Sat) | See Schedule for times | UAS Campus
This year's Fall Forum was a big one, and covered an issue that's close to home for all Alaskans. Click here to see the schedule and learn about 2011's speaker panel.
'Neither Easy Nor Quick: Doing the right thing for Israel, Palestine and America' with Ambassador Edward Peck.
Wednesday, Oct 19th | 5:00 | KTOO TV Studio [map]
Ambassador Edward Peck is a retired career United States diplomat who served thirty-two-years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served as Chief of Mission in Baghdad from 1977 to 1980, and later held senior posts both in Washington and abroad. He also served as a Foreign Service Officer in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, and as Ambassador in Mauritania. He served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism for the Reagan Administration. He is president of Foreign Services International, a consulting firm that works with governments, businesses and educational institutions across the world.
Tuesday Night Travelogue: 'A Train Ride from Amsterdam to Beijing, with Focus on Siberia and Mongolia.'
Tuesday, Sep 27th | 5:30 | Goldtown Nickelodeon
Middle East Mini Forum: 'Competing Imperatives' -Revisiting and Updating the Status of Peace talks
Saturday, Sept. 10 | 1:30 - 5:30 | Centennial Hall | Event Poster
'From Morocco to the Levant' with Peter Kenyon
Thursday, August 18th | 5:00 | JACC | Event Poster
Peter Kenyon is an award-winning foreign correspondent for National Public Radio based in Istanbul. He is covering Iran’s ongoing political crisis as well as the business of Persian Gulf oil and its international influences.
Prior to taking this assignment in 2010, Kenyon spent five years in Cairo covering Middle Eastern and North African countries from Syria to Morocco. From 2001 to 2005, He was based in Jerusalem and covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to regular stints in Iraq, he has followed stories to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco and other countries in the region.