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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Fiscal Policy Study Group – October 19th

CWN Fiscal Policy Study Group Friday, October 19th 8am-9am Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Ave Co-chair Eric Wohlforth and study group member Brian Hove previously circulated memos to the group exploring several discussion points regarding the Permanent Fund. We will discuss them in detail at tomorrow’s meeting. We will also discuss potential recommendations for a […]

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)   Commonwealth North is proud to once again host the internationally award winning University of Alaska Anchorage […]

October 5th: BP Alaska North Slope Update

CWN Energy Action Coalition     BP Alaska Prudhoe Proud: 40 More Years with Fabian Wirnkar, VP, Reservoir Development, BP   Friday, October 5th Noon-1pm Morris Communications 301 Arctic Slope Avenue Fabian Wirnkar will give us an update on BP Alaska’s North Slope operations and plans to unlock 40 more years of oil and gas. […]

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