The Raising of Alaska

Our brains develop the most during infancy. During that crucial stage, research has shown what happens – or what doesn’t – can ripple across a lifetime. This Forum@360 features a discussion with early childhood experts from around Alaska. Lisa Phu hosts. Panelists include economic analyst Jim Calvin with McDowell Group; Joy Lyon, Executive Director of…

Juneau World Affairs Council

Spreading the Venezuelan Music Program El Sistema Worldwide

Tony Woodcock is President of the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. The NEC just graduated its fifth class of Sistema Fellows. These Fellows are educated in Venezuela’s El Sistema music principles, which Tony will explain in his talk. The Fellows are creating and leading musical education centers for children throughout the United…


Middle East to Southeast

Three exchange students from Yemen, Bahrain, and Gaza are spending a year in Juneau and Haines. Maha Abdulrazzaq, Abdulla Husain, and Haytham Mohanna will talk about adapting to life in Southeast Alaska, going to American schools, and what they miss about home. Audience will get to participate in a Q&A session with the students. Lisa…