Juneau World Affairs Council

Juneau World Affairs Council

Refugees on the Border

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “Refugees on the Border” with Susan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has fed hundreds of refugees and housed some herself as a volunteer at El Calvario Refugee Shelter in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 40 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. She moved to New Mexico in 2006 after retiring from a long career…

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The Democracy for All Amendment

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “The Democracy for All Amendment” with Jeff Clements. Clements is the president of American Promise, a cross-partisan advocacy nonprofit seeking a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to limit money’s influence on elections. The organization is aiming for passage by 2026.

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Turkey, Iran, and the US with NPR Correspondent Peter Kenyon

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “Turkey, Iran, and the US: International Tensions Under the Trump Administration” with NPR correspondent Peter Kenyon. Kenyon is a former Alaska public radio reporter who began his public radio career in Petersburg. He’s been based in Istanbul since 2010 and previously covered the Middle East, north Africa and the…

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Beyond a War Zone: What’s Next for Iraq

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “Beyond a War Zone: What’s Next for Iraq” with Ambassador Lukman Faily. Faily served as Iraq’s ambassador to the United States from 2013 to 2016. He used to live the United Kingdom where he was active in the Iraqi community and several Iraqi NGOs.

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North Korea, Bellicose Tweets and Other Nuclear Challenges We Face with Philip Yun

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “North Korea, Bellicose Tweets and Other Nuclear Challenges We Face” with Philip Yun. Yun is the executive director of the Ploughshares Fund, a nonprofit that works to eliminate the dangers of nuclear weapons. Yun’s professional background includes time in academia, U.S.-North Korea diplomacy during the Clinton administration, and practicing…

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Vladivostok Today with U.S. Consul General Michael Keays

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “Vladivostok Today” with U.S. Consul General Michael Keays. Keays has led the U.S. Consulate in the Russian Far East since 2016. He’s been in the Foreign Service for over 25 years, with past postings in Israel, Poland and Jamaica. Keays contrasts modern U.S.-Russia relations with his experiences in the…

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The Ocean’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Awareness and Conservation

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents “The Ocean’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Awareness and Conservation” with Dr. Carlos Yaipen-Llanos. Dr. Yaipen-Llanos is a marine veterinarian and founding president of the Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals, or ORCA, in Peru. Through his work, he’s seen devastating effects on Peruvian waters and marine…