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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November 9th: Post Election Update with Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Post Election Update with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski   The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Friday, November 9th Noon-1pm (doors open at 11:45am) This program has sold out. Video of the program will be available next week. Commonwealth North is proud to welcome U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski to give us an update on the latest news […]

Fiscal Policy Study Group: November 2nd

Fiscal Policy Study Group November 2nd Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Avenue 8am-9am   We will continue our discussion of the Permanent Fund and potential report recommendations. We will be joined by Craig Richards, Chairman of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees, and former Alaska Attorney General. If you have not yet done so, […]

October 31st: CWN Hosts the UAA Seawolf Debate Team

Commonwealth North Presents: The UAA Seawolf Debate Team Be it resolved: The State of Alaska should always prioritize renewable resources over non-renewable resources   October 31st The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 12pm – 1pm (doors open at 11:45am) Video of this program is now available online. Commonwealth North is proud to once again host the […]


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