PADM 671 Alaska Policy Frontiers with Professor Willie Hensley

This course will focus on Alaska and its future. It will address major historical eras that shaped Alaska. This will provide a backdrop for understanding and meeting challenges of creating policies and practical actions that will shape a livable and dynamic Alaska for future generations.

Willy Hensley served for 10 years in the Alaska Legislature; 4 years in the House and 6 years in the Senate.  He was a founder of NANA Regional Corporation, director for 20 years and finally president.  While at NANA, he directed its involvement in the oilfield services area, most specifically in the environmental services and drilling ventures.  He was active in the development of the world’s largest lead and zinc mine, Red Dog.  Hensley helped form the Alaska Federation of Natives, serving as Executive Director, President and Co-Chairman. Hensley is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the First Alaskans Institute and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Charter College.  Hensley is the author of Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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APF Syllabus Spring 2016.pdf

Flyer- Alaska Policy Frontiers 2016- Spring.docx