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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March 15th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group   Friday, March 15th BP Energy Center 1014 Energy Court Click for Map 8am-9am On the 15th, we will have a briefing via teleconference with State OMB Director Donna Arduin to discuss the Governor’s proposed budget and the process of its development. Presentation Fiscal Study Group 031519 Handouts LFD Summary […]
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March 21st: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care

CWN Presents Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care Thursday, March 21st Noon-1:00pm The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. CWN is pleased to host the authors of, Overcharged : Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care. They argue that in order to make health care better and cheaper for all […]

February 20th: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans – CWN’s 13th Annual Alaska’s Assets Review

CWN Presents: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans Our 13th Annual Report on Alaska’s Assets   Wednesday, February 20th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Noon-1:30pm This program has sold out Video of the program can be viewed here. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation. On February 20th, Commonwealth North will host a panel of experts […]


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