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Commonwealth North Forum The Military and Coast Guard in Alaska:Measuring the Impact, Strengthening the Connections Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Noon-1pm Online The military and Coast Guard have long played an important role in Alaska’s economy and civil society. This program will feature findings from recent research by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development […]
Fiscal Policy Study Group Work Session Friday, January 15 8am-9am Online Due to unforeseen circumstances, Senator Natasha von Imhof will be rescheduled to another date as soon as possible. On Friday, we will have a work session to discuss future potential study topics and guest speakers for the Fiscal Policy Study Group. The program is […]
Arctic Policy Study Group Premier Caroline Cochrane Northwest Territories Canada Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Noon – 1:00 p.m. AKST Online Commonwealth North is pleased to host the honorable Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Canada. In addition to her role as premier, Ms. Cochrane serves as Minister of Executive & Indigenous Affairs, Minister Responsible for […]
Fiscal Policy Study Group State Revenue Briefing Friday, January 8, 2021 8am-9am Online Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney with the Alaska Department of Revenue will join Commonwealth North’s Fiscal Policy Study Group for a briefing on the new revenue forecast, including a review of what’s changed since the spring forecast. The program is free of charge but please […]
Legislative Agenda 2021: CWN’s 14th Annual Legislator Meet and Greet Wednesday, December 16 Online noon-1:30pm As we approach a new legislative session in January, the State of Alaska faces a serious budget outook and other critical public policy issues. Our legislators will be asked to make important public policy decisions that will affect Alaskans for […]
Energy Policy Study Group Blue Fuels – A Review of the Technology, Financial Outlook, and Implications for Hydrogen & Ammonia in Alaska Mark A. Foster Friday, December 4th noon-1pm Online Mark’s PowerPoint can be downloaded here Mark will review his research into the science and technology emerging in the blue fuels market and the potential […]
Arctic Policy Study Group Powering Alaska’s Arctic Wednesday, October 14 8am-9am Online Alaska’s Arctic communities are innovating toward new and renewable energy opportunities. This panel will provide an overview of the trends that are driving clean energy and electrification projects in the Arctic as well as showcase several projects that demonstrate how communities and energy […]
Fiscal Policy Study Group Budget Discussions with Legislative Candidates Friday, October 9th 8am-9am Online We have invited candidates for the Legislature to join the study group over the next four Fridays to discuss their approach to Alaska’s budget challenges. This Friday we will host our first group of candidates. If you have not done so […]
Commonwealth North Forum Senator Lisa Murkowski: Pending Federal Actions and Alaska’s Arctic Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Noon-1pm Online Video is available here. Senator Murkowski will speak to recent and pending federal actions, legislation, and appropriations to more fully realize the U.S. position as an Arctic nation.  Discuss the re-established Arctic Energy Office, its role, what […]
Arctic Policy Study Group The Arctic Council Wednesday, September 30 8am-9am Online Established in 1996, the Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the […]