Juneau World Affairs Council

Juneau World Affairs: David Ramseur, author of “Melting the Ice Curtain”

The Juneau World Affairs Council presents David Ramseur, author of “Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier.” Ramseur is a former Alaska journalist, and high-level staffer to Governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles, and Anchorage Mayor and U.S. Senator Mark Begich. He organized a 1988 flight between Nome and Provideniya in Siberia, to reunite indigenous people split by the Cold War. He’s currently a visiting scholar at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research.