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This Week

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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Fri Sep 12, 2014 - Sun Sep 21, 2014
Thu Sep 4, 2014 - Sun Sep 28, 2014

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September 2014
Post-event Middle East roundtable discussion moderated by Jackson School Director Resat Kasaba

Jackson School Information

Jewish Studies Program

Middle East Center

Tuesday September 16, 2014
Post-event discussion follows 7:45 p.m. event
Town Hall Seattle

"Lawrence Wright: Camp David’s Complex Peace"

Town Hall Seattle

http://www.townhallseattle.org/lawrence-wright-camp-davids-complex-peace/

In September of 1978, three nations came together at Camp David to create what ultimately became the first Middle Eastern peace treaty. Through a day-by-day account of the peace talks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright looks at how this landmark agreement was reached. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David is the untold story of Carter’s push for peace, hard feelings felt by participants, and far-reaching implications of the agreement. By analyzing the actions of President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, he offers “hallmark insight” into those tense days. He’ll also analyze the ripple effects created by this tumultuous process. Wright is also the author of Going Clear, The Looming Tower, and a staff writer with The New Yorker.

Post-Event Discussion: Following the program, there will be a post-event discussion moderated by Reşat Kasaba, Director of UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, as part of Town Hall’s Civic Roundtable Series. Stay for this 9 pm discussion to share thoughts on Wright’s lecture and learn about the Jackson School’s resources for staying up-to-date on current affairs in the Middle East.

Presented by: Town Hall, World Affairs Council, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.

Tickets: $5.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.


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The UK Political, Economic, and Business Environment" with Simon Moore

Center for West European Studies

European Union Center of Excellence

Wednesday September 17, 2014
7:30am
Russell Investments (1301 Second Ave, Floor 18, Seattle)

Simon Moore, International Director of the Confederation of British Industry

World Affairs Council

Center for West European Studies

The World Affairs Council, in partnership with the British American
Business Council of the Pacific Northwest, cordially invites you to join
us for a timely discussion with Simon Moore, International Director of
the Confederation of British Industry. Mr. Moore will address the following:

* The current issues dominating the UK's political and economic
landscape, including Scotland's vote on the independence referendum
on September 18th and the UK general elections next May
* Russian sanctions
* UK-US relations, including negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
* UK economic growth and drivers

Continental breakfast will be served. Register now to attend this breakfast. Seats are limited.

Click Here to Register
 

 

 


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Everything But The Paper

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Friday September 12, 2014 to Sunday September 21, 2014
Various
Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Various

Pratidhwani

http://www.pratidhwani.org/ebtp

 Ketan and Rupal are separated and no one is more determined to re-unite them than aunt Kusum. Her daughter Supriya doesn't think Kusum's forty-two years of marriage makes her an expert, but with two divorces and trouble in her relationship with Pavel, how much does Supriya know about relationships? Everything But The Paper - a comedy in English explores the ideas of who should be together, who should be apart, and what does marriage and divorce mean to this contemporary Indian family?

General admission: $15

Pratidhwani/TPS members: $12

Students/Seniors: $10


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Scale Drawing: Rethinking Theories of Globalization and Contemporary Art from South Asia

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Thursday September 25, 2014
6:00 PM
Art Building, Room 317, UW Campus, Seattle

Sonal Khullar

University of Washington School of Art

http://art.washington.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D110772145

 Art History Assistant Professor Sonal Khullar will discuss her research in a lecture titled "Scale Drawing: Rethinking Theories of Globalization and Contemporary Art from South Asia." This presentation is part of the tenure and promotion process. A reception will follow the lecture.

Please register if you plan to attend.


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Digital Tools for an International Classroom

Center for Global Studies

Thursday September 25, 2014
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 225

Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google and other Google education experts

World Affairs Council, Google, Center for Global Studies, World Affairs Council of America

tleonard@uw.edu

How can educators best use the latest digital tools in their classrooms?  How can teachers connect to resources around the world?  Google education experts will showcase and demonstrate educational tools and resources.  Following this aspect of the workshop, Ben Blink will speak on Freedom and Power in the Digital Age as part of the public program. 

For more information or to register, visit www.world-affairs.org/events and click on Digital Tools for an International Classroom. Cost: $25.00. Registration includes light buffet, 3 clock hours, resource packet, and entry to wine reception and public program.

People who wish to attend only the public program with Ben Blink, and not the teacher workshop, may register with the World Affairs Council as well. Visit www.world-affairs.org for more details!


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"Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge" in Canada and the US

Canadian Studies Center

Friday September 26, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014

University of Washington, Seattle

Canadian Studies Center

Canada@uw.edu, clotise@uw.edu

The University of Washington’s American Indian Studies Department invites you to a two-day symposium to be held September 26 and 27, 2014 in the Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, Seattle campus.

“The Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge,” will bring together will bring together individuals to share their knowledge and expertise on topics such as tribal food sovereignty initiatives, food justice and security, traditional foods and health, indigenous foods systems and global climate change, and treaty water and fishing rights.

Indigenous peoples in the Northwest have maintained a sustainable way of life through a cultural, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with their environment. This symposium will serve to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks as we, Native peoples, strive to sustain our cultural food practices and preserve our healthy relationship to the land, water, and all living things.

This symposium honors the UW’s future longhouse-style community building, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (a Lushootseed word meaning Intellectual House), that will open its doors in February, 2015. This event symbolizes the spirit of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ and embodies the essence of the work we envision doing in this cultural and intellectual space.


For more information contact Charlotte Coté at clotise@uw.edu.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:

To get the EARLY BIRD PRICE PLEASE REGISTER NOW: 125.00 for two days and 75.00 for one day. Please register before 12PM on Friday, September 12, 2014. After that the late registration fee is 140.00 per two days and 90.00 per day. Registration will close September 23. After September 23 you must register with the conference on the first day to attend. We urge you to register early here: https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1596396&MethodId=0&EventsessionId=! Our seats will fill quickly.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, local, organic traditional foods lunch, and coffee/tea for both days.

SPECIALS: In honor of the Northwest Indian College's “Our Food is our Medicine” conference taking place September 24-26th, their participants can attend our conference for a reduced rate. Our conference is free for students with UW ID subject to available seating. Elders (65 and older) are free and subject to available seating. NWIC participants, UW students, and elders need to Dian Million or register at the door. For all registration questions please email Dian Million with “conference registration” in the subject line: dianm@uw.edu, or leave a message at (206) 543-9082.


Charlotte Coté (Nuu-chah-nulth), Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of American Indian Studies
Chair, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House Planning and Advisory Committee
Affiliated Faculty, Canadian Studies Center,
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Box 354305, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195
Phone: (206)221-6549, Fax: (206)616-3122

Planning Committee:
Dr. Charlotte Coté, (chair), Dr. Dian Million, Clarita Lefthand Begay, Michelle Montgomery, Susan Balbas, Michelle Daigle, and Melissa Woodrow.
 


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The Invisible Hand

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Thursday September 4, 2014 to Sunday September 28, 2014
Various
ACT Theater, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

ACT Theater

ACT Theater

http://acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/TheInvisibleHand#sthash.1LdicbaW.dpuf

 When Nick, an American financial guru is captured and held by a militant Islamic organization in Pakistan, he is forced to raise his own 10 million dollar ransom. In his desperate quest to gain his freedom, he warms to the task, as does his captor and avid student, Bashir, with terrifying results. An important new voice in the American Theatre, Ayad Akhtar delivers a chilling examination of personal and political responsibility, and the shifting sands of the global power structure. -


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October 2014
India’s “Transformative Moment”? Modi, the Economy and Aerospace

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Tuesday October 14, 2014
3:30-5:00 PM
TBD

Dinesh Keskar (Boeing) & Anand Yang (UW)

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

Registration: The cost for this event is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For questions, contact Samantha Paxton at (206) 389.7319 / samanthap@seattletradealliance.com.

 The landslide election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflect widespread discontent with a flagging economic performance and shrinking job opportunities that beset India following the country’s rebound after the 2008 financial crisis. The new government’s 2014-2015 budget lists a variety of new measures to jump-start economic growth:

- Increasing caps on foreign investment for defense and insurance
- Implementing a more uniform national sales tax and
- Infrastructure projects in areas from airports and railways and roads.

Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomorates with a presence in Greater Seattle, has already announced plans to benefit from this new economic agenda by highlighting new areas of growth including defense and aerospace, finance and infrastructure.

All of this matters for businesses in Washington state, which exported over $2.2 billion in goods to India in 2013. How might new leadership in the country impact the Indian consumer market as well as key industries such as aerospace and aviation, engineering and financial services?

__________________________________________

Dinesh Keskar is the Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific and India for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Anand A. Yang is Professor of International Studies and History at the University of Washington, Seattle. Between 2002 and 2010, he was Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Golub Chair of International Studies. Prior to joining UW in 2002, Yang taught at Sweet Briar College and the University of Utah, where he was chair of the History Department and, subsequently, Director of its Asian Studies Program.


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Applied International Studies MA Online Info Meeting

Master of Arts in Applied International Studies

Wednesday October 15, 2014
5:00pm (PDT)
Online

Jennifer Butte-Dahl

maais@uw.edu

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies and speak with the Program Director, Jennifer Butte-Dahl. RSVP here.

www.jsis.washington.edu/maais 


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His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism, and the Religious Right: Comparative Religion Annual Lecture

Comparative Religion

Thursday October 16, 2014
7:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 110

Prof. Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College

Comparative Religion Program

lpaxton@uw.edu

 Prof. Balmer will speak on, "Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond."

(His book, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, now in its fourth edition, was made into an award-winning, three-part documentary for PBS.)


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From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth Century Children's Books from Russia

Ellison Center

Monday June 30, 2014 to Friday October 24, 2014

Allen Library

UW Libraries, Special Collections

Allen Library

This exhibition in Special Collections, curated by Pamela K. Harer, brings together rare and scarce Russian children’s books from early in the 20th century and represents some of the most striking book design and illustration known to the field. Most of the books included date from between the two World Wars, during the period of the Russian Revolution and were considered “a major weapon for education.” See the work of Pakhomov, Konashevich, Lebedev and Lissitzky. The names of the artists may be unfamiliar but the images and design elements are unforgettable.

For more information visit:
http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/exhibits/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D110479136


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Electrifying India Book Launch

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Thursday October 30, 2014
3:30 PM
Thomson Hall 317, UW Campus, Seattle

Sunila S. Kale, Assistant Professor of International Studies at UW

South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, UW

sascuw@uw.edu

 Sunila S. Kale, Assistant Professor of International Studies at UW, will present from her recently published book Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Political Development.

Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the project from then until now. Yet despite all this, sixty-five years after independence nearly 400 million Indians have no access to electricity.Electrifying India explores the political and historical puzzle of uneven development in India’s vital electricity sector.

In some states, nearly all citizens have access to electricity, while in others fewer than half of households have reliable electricity. To help explain this variation, this book offers both a regional and a historical perspective on the politics of electrification of India as it unfolded in New Delhi and three Indian states: Maharashtra, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. In those parts of the countryside that were successfully electrified in the decades after independence, the gains were due to neither nationalist idealism nor merely technocratic plans, but rather to the rising political influence and pressure of rural constituencies. In looking at variation in how public utilities expanded over a long period of time, this book argues that the earlier period of an advancing state apparatus from the 1950s to the 1980s conditioned in important ways the manner of the state’s retreat during market reforms from the 1990s onward.


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November 2014
The Art of the Indo-Persian Album

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Sunday November 2, 2014
4:00 PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park

Keelan Overton, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Seattle Art Museum, The Gardner Center for Art and Ideas

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=29302

 Early modern period Indo-Persian albums of painting and calligraphy included important portraits of rulers. These portraits circulated between India and Iran, often with encoded messages that provide insight into the political and cultural realities of the day.

Keelan Overton, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Held in connection with the current installation at the Asian Art Museum, Mughal Painting: Power and Piety.

Tickets: $10; SAM members $5 www.visitsam.org/tickets


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Domination, Integration, and Betrayal

Jackson School Information

Wednesday November 5, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane 130

Raymond Jonas

University of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History

206-543-0540 or http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html

  

This is the first of a four-part series of lectures on "The Great War and the Modern World." Visit UWalum.com/history for information on series passes and tickets to individual lectures


The war that broke out in 1914 was both a global war and a total war. When it was over, it had left few beliefs unshaken. The status of great powers, the hierarchy of peoples and nations, the security of domestic ties, the assurance of roles for men and women, and the rightness of colonial rule—nothing remained as it had been.


In a series of lectures, faculty from the University of Washington Department of History offer four perspectives on the Great War one hundred years after it began.


Part 1: Domination, Integration, and Betrayal
The Great War signaled the terminal crisis of the European old regime–a crisis more than a century in the making. Pursuing the story of this crisis across themes of domination, integration, and betrayal, Professor Jonas will consider the rivalries that underpinned the war and the bleak geopolitical thinking that informed them. Jonas will explore the political culture that obliterated tolerance for difference, finding the foundations of power in nation and race. Finally, he will ask us to ponder the responsibilities of the powerful, viewed with the eyes of the young men they had persuaded to fight.

Raymond Jonas is a Professor of History at the University of Washington. His most recent book is The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire. He is currently working on European expansion into postindependence Latin America.

Admission
Complete Series Pass
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $28
General Public $35
Students $15

Individual Lectures
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $10
General Public $12
Students $5

Register by calling the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or visiting http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html.


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Anything is Possible: How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference

Center for West European Studies

European Union Center of Excellence

Hellenic Studies

Comparative Religion

Thursday November 6, 2014
6:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 130

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine 1995-2013)

UW Graduate School UW Alumni Association Department of Communication Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Department of Political Science

Yvette Moy, yvettef@uw.edu

 You do not need to be an alum of the University of Washington to attend or register. Ticikets go public 9/23.

Olympia Snowe's dedicated work in the U.S. Senate has garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her "The Caretaker," it wrote of Snowe: "Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington, but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents." With her election in 1994, Senator Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, following the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who served from 1949 - 1973. In November 2006, she was re-elected to a third six-year term in the United States Senate with 74 percent of the vote.


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Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Friday November 7, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Loctaion TBD

Prof. Brett Walker

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

  The massive earthquake of 2011 unleashed a tsunami that swept away entire communities. Along with an enduring nuclear legacy, it also left an estimated 25 millions tons of rubble, much of it contaminated with asbestos and other carcinogenic toxins. Indeed, the unnatural disaster of cleaning up Japan’s pulverized and aerosolized built environment remained. This talk investigates asbestos in the construction and, more importantly, destruction of Japan’s built environment, with a focus on the impact of the 3/11 disaster and the later clean up. (Part of a larger Guggenheim-funded project concerned with the unmaking of the modern built world, and what it means for the future of human health.)

Brett L. Walker is Regents Professor and Michael P. Malone Professor of History at Montana State University, Bozeman. His research and teaching interests include Japanese history, world environmental history, and the history of science and medicine. He is author of The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800, The Lost Wolves of Japan, Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan, and the forthcoming A Concise History of Japan, from Cambridge University Press. He has also co-edited two volumes. He spends most of his time in southwestern Montana and the San Juan Islands, where he enjoys the outdoors.


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From Empires to Nation States

Jackson School Information

Wednesday November 12, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane 130

Devin Naar

University of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History

206-543-0540 or http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html

 

This is the first of a four-part series of lectures on "The Great War and the Modern World." Visit UWalum.com/history for information on series passes and tickets to individual lectures


The war that broke out in 1914 was both a global war and a total war. When it was over, it had left few beliefs unshaken. The status of great powers, the hierarchy of peoples and nations, the security of domestic ties, the assurance of roles for men and women, and the rightness of colonial rule—nothing remained as it had been.


In a series of lectures, faculty from the University of Washington Department of History offer four perspectives on the Great War one hundred years after it began.


Part 2: From Empires to Nation-States
The Great War irrevocably transformed the map of Europe and the Middle East by provoking the dissolution of the major empires of the Hapsburgs, Romanovs, and Ottomans. This lecture will focus on the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the role of the war in galvanizing new nation-states in the region, and the cataclysmic impact of these processes on diverse populations. Professor Naar will also explain how issues at stake in 1914 continue to echo today in the lands of the former Ottoman empire.


Devin E. Naar is a Professor of History, the Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, and Chair of the Sephardic Studies Program at the University of Washington. He teaches courses on Jewish history, the Ottoman Empire, and Greece, and is completing a book about the city of Salonica.

Admission
Complete Series Pass
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $28
General Public $35
Students $15

Individual Lectures
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $10
General Public $12
Students $5

Register by calling the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or visiting http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html.


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Applied International Studies MA Online Info Meeting

Master of Arts in Applied International Studies

Thursday November 13, 2014
5:00pm (PDT)
Online

Jennifer Butte-Dahl

maais@uw.edu

 Learn more about the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies and speak with the Program Director, Jennifer Butte-Dahl. RSVP details coming soon.

www.jsis.washington.edu/maais


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Home Fronts and Battle Fronts

Jackson School Information

Wednesday November 19, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane 130

Jordanna Bailkin

University of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History

206-543-0540 or http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html

  

This is the first of a four-part series of lectures on "The Great War and the Modern World." Visit UWalum.com/history for information on series passes and tickets to individual lectures


The war that broke out in 1914 was both a global war and a total war. When it was over, it had left few beliefs unshaken. The status of great powers, the hierarchy of peoples and nations, the security of domestic ties, the assurance of roles for men and women, and the rightness of colonial rule—nothing remained as it had been.
In a series of lectures, faculty from the University of Washington Department of History offer four perspectives on the Great War one hundred years after it began.

Part 3: Home Fronts and Battle Fronts
One of the most enduring concepts that we associate with the Great War is the idea of diametrically opposed “home fronts” and “battle fronts.” Many of those who waged the war—and those who wrote about it afterwards—upheld this distinction between the bloody, scarred world of the men in the trenches and the sacred preserve of women and children non-combatants. Professor Bailkin’s lecture will look more closely at the idea of home fronts and battle fronts, considering the ways in which the Great War generated, but also ultimately challenged the idea of an absolute divide between the worlds of soldiers and civilians.

Jordanna Bailkin is the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor in European History at the University of Washington, where she teaches classes on British, European, and imperial history. She is the author, most recently, of the prize-winning book, The Afterlife of Empire. She is currently writing a book about refugee camps in Britain.

Admission
Complete Series Pass
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $28
General Public $35
Students $15

Individual Lectures
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $10
General Public $12
Students $5

Register by calling the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or visiting http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html.
 


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December 2014
Cultural Death and Radical Hope

Jackson School Information

Wednesday December 3, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane 130

John Toews

University of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History

206-543-0540 or http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html

 

This is the first of a four-part series of lectures on "The Great War and the Modern World." Visit UWalum.com/history for information on series passes and tickets to individual lectures

The war that broke out in 1914 was both a global war and a total war. When it was over, it had left few beliefs unshaken. The status of great powers, the hierarchy of peoples and nations, the security of domestic ties, the assurance of roles for men and women, and the rightness of colonial rule—nothing remained as it had been.
In a series of lectures, faculty from the University of Washington Department of History offer four perspectives on the Great War one hundred years after it began.

Part 4: Cultural Death and Radical Hope
By tracing the post- 1914 transformation of the legacy of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, Professor Toews will examine how the critical intellectual traditions of the central European fin-de-siècle were recreated and transfigured in the shadow of catastrophe. Toews will place Nietzsche’s legacy in the context of contemporaneous developments within the intellectual traditions of Marxism and psychoanalysis, showing how disillusionment with the foundational myths of Western humanism and historicism produced widespread commitment to the radical cultural construction of a “New Man” and new “World Order,” a commitment that ultimately culminated in the fascist regimes of the 1920s and 1930s.

John Toews is the Joff Hanauer Distinguished University Professor for Western Civilization and Professor of History and the Comparative History of Ideas. He teaches courses in modern European intellectual history and his most recent book is Becoming Historical:Cultural Reformation and Public Memory in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin. He is currently finishing a book on the early history of psychoanalysis.

Admission
Complete Series Pass
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $28
General Public $35
Students $15

Individual Lectures
UWAA/UWRA members & veterans $10
General Public $12
Students $5

Register by calling the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or visiting http://www.washington.edu/alumni/learn/2014history.html.


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Applied International Studies MA Info Meeting

Master of Arts in Applied International Studies

Thursday December 4, 2014
5:00pm (PDT)
TBA, Downtown Seattle

Jennifer Butte-Dahl

maais@uw.edu

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies and speak with the Program Director, Jennifer Butte-Dahl. More details coming soon.

www.jsis.washington.edu/maais
 


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February 2015
CITY DWELLERS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM INDIA

Center for Global Studies

South Asia Center

Saturday August 30, 2014 to Sunday February 15, 2015
SAAM Hours
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle WA

Various

Seattle Art Museum

http://seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/citydwellers

 Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique.

Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance.

Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists.


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June 2015
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute - Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest

Canadian Studies Center

Monday June 22, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015

Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC

Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada, Canadian Studies Center, UW, and Canadian American Center at Western Washington University

canada@uw.edu

The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trend. The U.S.D.O.E.-designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

Registration opens November 1, 2014 and closes May 1, 2015 (or earlier, if maximum of 20 reached). See attached handout for additional details, visit www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html for latest updates,​ or contact tina.storer@wwu.edu for further information. Flyer and registration info 


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