Seward Lecture: David Azzerad on "Equalizing Opportunity: How Far Should We Go?

2014-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

In this Seward Lecture, David Azzerad, director of the Simon Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., addresses the question, “Equalizing Opportunity: How Far Should We Go?”

David Azerrad devotes his time and research to America’s founding principles, exploring the American political tradition with policymakers, political leaders and the public at large, and connecting our founding principles to the thorny questions of the day. Before joining Heritage in 2010, he spent two years at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni promoting civic literacy. In 2007, he was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute in California. His writings have appeared in The Times of London (writing as a correspondent in Malaysia), New York Daily News, The Washington Times, National Review Online and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. A native of Canada, Azerrad received his first degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.A. in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa.

The William H. Seward Lecture Series, founded in 2013 by Professor Guy Burnett of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia while he was teaching in the UAA Department of Political Science, takes its name from the American statesman who served successively as Governor of and U.S. Senator from New York before becoming Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In 1867, he was instrumental in arranging the American purchase of Alaska from Russia. The Seward Lecture program, organized by the UAA Department of Political Science, focuses on political issues and policies of interest to Alaskans and Americans. Its lectures are free and open to the public. They thrive because of the interest and support of their audience.

This event was recorded in Library 307 on Monday Oct. 20, 2014.



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Black Student Union panel on Ferguson, Mo. 10-21-2014

2014-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

The Black Student Union at UAA hosted a panel discussion on the ongoing civil unrest in Ferguson Missouri after the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown. BSU president Andrew Freed introduced panelists Dwayne Jones, retired APD officer, Stephanie Thorn, former assistant attorney general for Missouri now residing in Anchorage, history professor Ian Hartman and English professor Jervette Ward.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 21. 2014.



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KRUA: Student Storyboard 10-17-14 UAA Dance Club president Taylor Hicks

2014-10-19 by

This version of Student Storyboard featured UAA Dance Club president Taylor Hicks and volunteer host Kathleen McCoy. This conversation was recorded in the KRUA 88.1 FM studios on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.



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KRUA: Student Storyboard 10-10-14 UAA Glee Club

2014-10-11 by News, Sports, and Art

Today’s guests on Student Storyboard are a dozen members from the UAA Glee Club. They include Lailani Cook, Hazel De Los Santos, Monica Repuya, Ana Rodriguez, Krisse Steinman, Joseph Adams, Chris Hawk, Sammy Alex, jean Sacdain, Chris Peters, AJ Colding.

Student Storyboard always features students and their work, ambitions and projects. It airs on KRUA Fridays 11 am-noon and repeats Mondays at 5 pm during the fall 2014 semester. Volunteer DJ Kathleen McCoy hosts the show.

This program was recorded in the studios of KRUA 88.1 FM The Edge on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.



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Immigration in Alaska

2014-10-10 by

The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, Difficult Dialogues Initiative & Seawolf Debate Program debate issues related to Immigration in Alaska.

A bill recently passed by the Alaska legislature changes the duration of an Alaska driver’s license to match the expiration date of a resident immigrant’s documentation. Questions have been raised as to the role of the state in enforcing federal immigration laws, and the costs to the state of doing so. Join us as we debate this new law, and discuss several other immigration issues in Alaska.

This event was part of a series sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence since 2003 to offer the UAA and Anchorage communities access to university resources as a basis for discussions of policies and issues affecting its future.



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