Sen. Begich: "google it"

2014-02-04 by News, Sports, and Art

Recorded Mon, February 3, 7:00pm at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
Joining us was U.S. Senator Mark Begich for a discussion about developing technologies and their uses in Alaska. Senator Begich is in his fifth year representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Already in his short time in the Senate, Begich has risen to key positions for Alaska. He was recently named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, where he will have a hands-on role in shaping spending cuts while also ensuring Alaska’s interests are not forgotten. He was also named to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the 113th Congress, another key posting with jurisdiction over the intersection between the federal government and America’s indigenous people. This event is part of the William H. Seward Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political

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Polaris Lecture: Talis Colberg speaks on frontier exceptionalism

2013-02-11 by

Recorded January 24th, 2013.

A graduate of Palmer High School, Pacific Lutheran University and Pepperdine University School of Law, Colberg earned a Ph.D. in northern political history and culture from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Appointed 20th attorney general for Alaska in 2006 by Gov. Palin, he was twice elected to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and twice elected as borough mayor. He has served as president of both the Alaska State Fair Board and the Palmer Rotary Club. He is chair of the Alaska State Humanities Forum and a member of the board of directors of the Alaska SeaLife Center. Former UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer appointed Colberg tenth director of the Matanuska-Susitna College in August 2010. He has been a history instructor at the college since 1992. He continues to teach history while serving as director.

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Polaris Commencement Lecture: Mark Blitz on 'Conserving Liberty'

2012-06-05 by

Mark N. Blitz (A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University) is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and Director of the Henry Salvatori Center at Claremont McKenna College.

He served during the Reagan administration as Associate Director of the United States Information Agency and as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He has been vice president of the Hudson Institute and has taught political theory at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of ‘Conserving Liberty;’ ‘Plato’s Political Philosophy;’ ‘Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life’; ‘and ‘Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’ and the Possibility of Political Philosophy.’ He is co-editor (with William Kristol) of ‘Educating the Prince.’

He was the first Polaris Commencement Lecture at UAA, sponsored by the UAA Democracy Forum, 49th State Fellows, the University Honors College, the Department of Political Science; and The Polaris Society.

This event was podcast on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Library 307.

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Polaris Lecture: 'The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln: A Reappraisal' presented by Forrest Nabors

2012-02-12 by

UAA professor Forrest A. Nabors presents the annual Lincoln Day Polaris Lecure, “The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln: A Reappraisal.” The Polaris Lecture Series is sponsored by the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program, University Honors Society and the Polaris Society.

Few Americans exceed Abraham Lincoln in popular esteem. But how great was he? In commemoration of Lincoln’s birthday, Professor Nabors will explain why Lincoln achieved even more for liberty than is generally understood.

Professor Nabors joined the political science faculty at UAA in Aug. 2011. He taught American government and political philosophy at Oregon State University and at University of Oregon, where he also completed his doctorate in 2011. He currently is writing a book about American political development through post-Civil War Reconstruction.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 12, 2012.

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Polaris Lecture: Deborah Nutter on 'The Changing Geopolitical Landscape and the Current World Crisis'

2011-11-28 by

Deborah Winslow Nutter, Dean of Tufts University’s The Fletcher School of Diplomacy, teaches foreign policy leadership and team dynamics in the Global Master of Arts Program.

The title of her address is “The Changing Geopolitical Landscape and the Current World Crisis: What it Means for Leaders and All of Us.” She addresses power shifts and power sharing on a global scale. Her talk was the Polaris Lecture for 2011-12, sponsored by the Forty Ninth State Fellows Program, among others. She is introduced by Professor James Muller.

This talk was recorded Nov. 28, 2011.

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