Alaska World Affairs Council Presents
By KSKA Public Radio - FM 91.1 Anchorage, Alaska
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KSKA Public Radio (kska.org) and the Alaska World Affairs Council (alaskaworldaffairs.org) bring you a series of speakers from around the world discussing matters of politics, economics, history, culture and more. You can attend the live speaking events in Anchorage, tune in on KSKA FM 91.1 or subscribe to this podcast.
||“A Right Denied” *Global Education Series*||Whitney Tilson and Broken Pencil Productions present A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine Education Reform. Education reformer Whitney Tilson gives the most in-depth exploration ever committed to film of the twin achievement gaps that threaten ou||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jim DeHart on “Sex, Drugs and the Rule of Law: Supporting Civil Society and Equal Rights in Afghanistan”||Jim DeHart is the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State. He has been a career Foreign Service Officer since 1993, specializing in political affairs. In July 20||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Yong Zhao on “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization”||Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learn||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Douglas Johnston on “Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide”||Douglas M. Johnston is president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Johnston holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and has served in senior po||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2 Million Minutes: A Global Examination *Global Education Series*||This groundbreaking, controversial documentary film takes an in-depth look at how students in the United States allocate their high school years (approximately four years or two million minutes) compared with India and China. The film forms a picture of t||1/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ukraine: Peril and Opportunity||Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. From 2010-2012, she was Senior Vice Preside||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation||Aaron Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He has an M.S. in water resources management (1988, emphasizing hydrogeology) and a Ph.D. in environmental policy analysis (1992, e||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are Dictators Getting Smarter? The Battle Between Dictatorship and Democracy||William J. Dobson is the politics & foreign affairs editor for Slate. Previously, he served as the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Dobson is the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy. Mr. Dobson’s||11/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ukeleles for Peace: Music Bringing Israeli and Arab Youth Together||The sweet strumming of the ukulele invokes a feeling of island bliss. But one minute of listening to The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will make you realize this isn’t flip-flops music. Punk rock, rock and roll, pop music and oldies – you name it,||11/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Ronald Tammen on “Will China Rule the World?”||Ron Tammen is a scholar and professor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on th||10/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|