JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'The Gathering Crisis of Food Security in Africa: Its Nature, Geography and Possible Solutions' with Roland Bunch
Wednesday | August 26th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Roland Bunch has worked as a consultant in agricultural development for over 40 NGOs and governments in 50 nations, including Cornell University, the Ford Foundation, several of the Oxfams, Save the Children, CARE, and the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, Swaziland, Laos and Vietnam. In 1982, he authored the second of his four books, Two Ears of Corn, A Guide to People-Centered Agricultural Improvement, which was eventually published in ten languages and became one of the all-time best-sellers in agricultural development.
He has also, over the last 30 years, been one of several worldwide leaders (along with a half-dozen Brazilians) in developing green manure/cover crop technologies and spreading them around the world. Roland has been nominated for the Global 500 Award, the US President’s End the Hunger Prize, and the World Food Prize.
'The Success of British Columbia's Carbon Tax and What It Means for Alaska' with Eion Madden
Tuesday | September 15th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Eion Madden (pronounced "Owen") grew up in Ireland where he witnessed a drastic shift in the climate, from mild and rainy to one of extremes. He trained as a lawyer, serving firstly as a corporate attorney to an international diamond company, and then as a criminal prosecutor for the Irish State. In 2009, he traded in his career as a criminal lawyer to complete a post-graduate degree in climate change and moved to British Columbia. He came “straight off the boat” to work as a legal assistant at Ecojustice, Canada’s only national environmental law charity, where he tracked applications to Canadian regulatory bodies, before joining Wilderness Committee as their Climate Campaigner. For the last three years he has worked with British Columbians to stop harmful resource projects and move toward real action on climate change. His latest work is on climate solutions and the potential power of effective carbon pricing in North America.
Fall Forum: 'The Politics of Water'
Thurs, Fri, Sat | October 22-24th | UAS Egan Lecture Hall
[Full details on the program, times, and speakers will be available soon.]
Water is a necessity for virtually all life forms on earth. Its availability and its quality are diverse--local scarcity, population pressures, mass consumption, pollution and climate change all contribute to this diversity. Thus, water is a strategic natural resource. By 2025 more than half of the nations of the world will face fresh water stress or shortages. The Juneau World Affairs Forum will explore models of conflict and cooperation between governments over access to water.
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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