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.


November 14th: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans

Commonwealth North Presents: A Shareholder’s Report for Alaskans Our 11th annual review of Alaska’s assets Tuesday, November 14th, Noon – 1:30PM, The Petroleum Club of Anchorage This program has sold-out 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 […]

November 17th: Reducing the High Cost of Health Care

Reducing the High Cost of Health Care: Implementing a State Health Care Authority Friday, November 17th The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Breakfast 7:30am – 8:30am Click here to watch video of this program. Click here to download the program’s  PowerPoint presentation. Commonwealth North will present a panel to discuss the findings of the State’s recent […]

Wednesday October 25th: Health Care Debate!

Commonwealth North Hosts the UAA Seawolf Debate Team! October 25th – The Petroleum Club of Anchorage Video of this program is now available online. 3301 C St. Suite 120 12pm – 1pm (doors open at 11:45am) Be it resolved: “The U.S. should implement a single payer model of health care.” Commonwealth North is proud to […]


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