Knik Lecture Series: Exploring the Pacific World
From the Pleistocene Ice Ages to its ‘hundred language’ city, Alaska has served as an ecological, strategic, and cultural crossroads that continues to connect the continental United States to the broader Pacific World. Please consider joining us for the second of the fall lectures, as we explore Alaska’s Pacific story, and how Alaskans made history via land, sea and air.
The Knik Lecture Series aims to present fresh interpretations and perspectives on WWII, in order to better remember, understand, and honor those who sacrificed so much 75 years ago today.
What: Routes to War, Victory and Freedom
When: October 12, 7pm
Author Meet & Greet, Book Signing with UAA Bookstore
Moderator: David Ramseur, Melting the Ice Curtain
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Filmmakers, Making Untold Stories, War Stories
Katherine Ringsmuth, UAA Adjunct Professor of History, Building the Alcan Highway
Craig Lang, Director of the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation, Code Name ALSIB: The Story of Lend Lease and the Alaska-Siberia Air Route
Ivan Hodes, Deputy Director, Friends of the Nike Site Summit, The Cold War in Cook Inlet
This is a free event and family friendly.
The Knik Lecture Series is a collaboration between UAA, Anchorage School District and Tundra Vision that connects local issues to global experiences and brings civic engagement to the community.
For more information contact Katherine Ringsmuth at 830-2251 or visit Tundra Vision on facebook for event details.