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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August 15th: Fiscal Policy Study Group

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group Restructuring the Permanent Fund: Risks and Ramifications with Craig Richards, Member of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees Friday, August 17th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave This Friday, Craig Richards will join us to discuss how the fund is managed, the potential risks and benefits to restructuring […]

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. Commonwealth North is proud to host Mark Rosen, SVP and General Counsel for CNA, based in Arlington, VA, to discuss the rapidly growing international investment in Arctic development and his recommendations for how Arctic countries […]

August 1st – A Shareholders Report for Alaskans

Commonwealth North Presents: A Shareholders Report for Alaskans Our 12th annual review of Alaska’s assets Wednesday, August 1st, Noon – 1:30PM The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. Video of this program can be viewed by clicking here. The PowerPoint can be downloaded here. On August 1st, Commonwealth North will present a panel of […]


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