Alaska’s fiscal challenge threatens the resilienc e of the Permanent Fund. Please join the Institute of the North for a week-long online series exploring the Fund’s origins, evolution, and best policies for the future. You can join the free seminar series via Zoom at

  • Gregg Erickson, economic consultant. Presentation
  • Gunnar KnappProfessor Emeritus of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage and former Director, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research. Presentation

You can watch the recording of Monday’s live stream here


You can watch the recording of Tuesday’s live stream here

  • Craig Richards, attorney, former Attorney General, Permanent Fund Trustee. Presentation

Links to Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation’s resolutions: “2000 POMV Resolution”, “2003 POMV Resolution”, “2004 POMV Resolution”, 2020 POMV Resolution“, “2020 Trustees Paper

You can watch the recording of Wednesday’s live stream here

  • Steve Johnson & UAA’s Seawolf Debate Team
Topic: Alaskans’ duty to preserve the Permanent Fund for future generations outweighs the present generation’s interest in a Permanent Fund Dividend.
You can watch the recording of Thursday’s live stream here
  • Larry Persily (moderator) Visiting Atwood Chair in Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage and a former state Deputy Commissioner of Revenue. 
  • Pat Pitney, President of the University of Alaska, former Director of Legislative Finance Division, former Director of Office of Budget Management 
  • Rick Halford, State House Majority Leader during passage of the Dividend, former Senate President, current Co-Chair of the Permanent Fund Defenders
  • Eric Wohlforth, attorney, former Commissioner of Revenue, former Chairman of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees
You can watch the recording of Friday’s live stream here