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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July 20th – Fiscal Policy Study Group w/ Sen. Giessel

Fiscal Policy Study Group with Senator Cathy Giessel 8am-9am Morris Communications Senator Giessel will discuss the high healthcare costs in Alaska and how those costs intertwine with state budget and private sector economy.  She will also propose legislation as part of a solution to high healthcare costs. Click here to download her PowerPoint presentation. The […]

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. Commonwealth North will present a panel of experts to report on the value, income, and prospects of the State of Alaska’s key natural resources, financial assets, […]

July 18th – Informing Alaskans: Why We Need Investigative Journalism

Informing Alaskans: Why We Need Investigative Journalism with Walter “Robby” Robinson Editor At Large, The Boston Globe This program has sold out. Video will be available after the program. Wednesday, July 18th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C St. Suite 120 12pm – 1pm (doors open at 11:45am) Walter V. Robinson, Editor At Large […]


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