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Knik Lecture Series: October 12, 2017

Date Posted: October 3, 2017       Categories: News

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

Where: Eagle River High School Multipurpose Room

When: October 12, 7pm

Public Reception:

Author Meet & Greet, Book Signing with UAA Bookstore

Connect Knik!

Featured Speakers:

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




Keynote Address:

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.