October 28, 2014
- 8:30 AM
Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
and member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, will join
Commonwealth North and partner organizations to bring Alaskans an update on a
number of critical topics including security issues in Ukraine and the Middle
East and the Ebola virus. He will also discuss issues affecting Alaska's trade
partners in the Pacific region, and Arctic commerce. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will make opening
remarks and introduce Senator Corker.
U.S. Senator Lisa
Murkowski joined the U.S. Senate in 2002. She is the first Alaskan-born Senator
and only the sixth United States Senator to serve the state. She is the ranking
member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and also serves on
the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she is the ranking Republican of the
Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Senator Murkowski is a member of the
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - the first Alaskan to
serve on that panel - and also is a senior member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
U.S. Senator Bob
Corker was elected in 2006 to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. He is the ranking
member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and an active member of the
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was established in 1816 as one of
the original ten standing committees of the Senate. Throughout its history, the
committee has been instrumental in developing and influencing United States
foreign policy, at different times supporting and opposing the policies of
presidents and secretaries of state. The committee has considered, debated, and
reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of
Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945.
This event is organized in partnership with World Trade Center Alaska
and the Alaska World Affairs Council.
CWN Members $24, Non-Member $29
Members of World Trade Center Alaska can register with the CWN member rate by contacting Aaron Weddle at (907)258-9522.