Luncheon Speakers

April 6, 2017–Dr. John Tichotsky–Communicating Uncertainty and Complexity: The Case of the Current Alaska Fiscal and Economic Crisis

Dr. John Tichotsky is a professional economist, who has worked as an academic, entrepreneur, policy and political advisor, and analyst. He specializes in the financing and economics of wealth management and natural resource development in Alaska, Northeast Asia, Europe and Central Asia. John Tichotsky’s experience includes working as an international advisor and consultant for Roman […]

Feb. 2, 2017–Jan Carolyn Hardy–What I wish I’d known about old age, but was too young and oblivious to ask.

Jan Carolyn Hardy is an active advocator in Alaska for elders and minority groups. As a community activist, she serves on the board for OPAG (Older Persons Action Group) and contributes to the Senior Voice newspaper. She is an executive board member and secretary for AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO), […]

Jan. 5, 2017–Martha Amore–Creating Anthologies and Community Writing

Martha Amore teaches in the English Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She achieved her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009 and has published stories in a number of journals and magazines, including Room, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal. In 2013, VP&D House published her novella in the […]