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.
Fiscal Action Coalition Alaska Communications Business Technology Center Friday, August 25th 7:30am-8:30am The next meeting of the Fiscal Action Coalition will be on the 25th, when we will be joined by Senator Anna MacKinnon. Senator MacKinnon is Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Avenue between Old Seward […]
The U.S. Coast Guard in the Last Frontier CWN Hosts the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard August 24th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am Commonwealth North is proud to host Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He will discuss trans-Arctic shipping, the acquisition of new Coast Guard ice breakers […]
Alaska’s Role in a Commercial Space Industry August 22nd The Petroleum Club of Anchorage noon – 1pm (doors open at 11:45am) Commonwealth North is joining with the Alaska World Affairs Council to welcome Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Defense and Interior Security, and Dr. Pete Worden former Director of NASA’s Ames Research […]