Commonwealth North’s mission is to educate Alaskans on significant public policy issues and assist in identifying effective solutions.

In that process, CWN fills a unique, non-partisan niche that provides Alaskans with access to policy makers, frank dialogue, and continual civic engagement.  We bring clarity to issues free from political bias, and advocate for thoughtful, deliberative development of public policy.

Governors Bill Egan and Walter Hickel founded the organization in 1979 to bring together Alaskans who cared about Alaska then and into its future. Having once been political opponents, they united to create a non-partisan environment that continues to bring together some of the most inspiring leaders and thinkers of the day; to study and explore the unique nature of Alaska; to wrestle with the toughest policy issues; and prepare Alaskans to step up to public service.

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September 26th: New Investments & New Oil

North Slope Update: New Investments and New Oil Wednesday, September 26th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. (doors open at 11:45am) Alaska’s North Slope has seen a substantial uptick in investment in new oil and gas projects, and producers have announced several major new oil discoveries – one of which […]

September 21st, Fiscal Policy Study Group w/ King Economics

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group   Friday, September 21st 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Avenue Ed King, Principal of King Economics Group, will present his views on the Permanent Fund, the recent POMV legislation, and forecasting methodology. This program is a continuation of our series of study group meetings to understand the Permanent Fund in […]

August 15th: Emerging Challenges to Arctic Security

Emerging Challenges to Arctic Security Mark Rosen, J.D., LL.M. The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Wednesday, August 15th 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. Mark Rosen’s PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here. Video can be viewed online here. Commonwealth North is proud to host Mark Rosen, SVP and General Counsel for CNA, based in Arlington, VA, to discuss the […]


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