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December 2014

Exhibit: Art Prints of Watanabe Sadao: Christianity through Japanese Folk Art

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Monday October 27, 2014 to Tuesday December 30, 2014

Exhibit held in Allen Library's North Lobby and in the East Asia Library (Located at Gowen Hall 3rd Floor)

For more information contact azusat@uw.edu

This exhibit shows works of Japanese printmaker and artist Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996), famous for his biblical prints which were influenced by the mingei-undo, the Japanese folk art movement of the late 1920s and 1930s. This exhibit showcases Watanabe's stencil prints, original stencils, tools of the artist, and monographs from the UW East Asia Library collection on mingei and mingei artists.


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January 2015

Prophecy in the Quran and Early Islam

Middle East Center

Monday January 12, 2015
12:30 --1:20 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 317

Hamza Zafer

Middle East Center

mecuw@uw.edu

Presenter: Hamza Zafer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Part of the "New Voices on the Middle East" series introducing new faculty experts on the Middle East. 


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Gender and Political Violence

Center for Global Studies

Friday January 16, 2015
12:00 - 1:20 PM
Gowen 1A (Olson Room)

Meredith Loken, Political Science Ph.D. student and Paige Sechrest Ph.D. student

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, Center for Global Studies, and Dep't of Political Science

tleonard@uw.edu

Please join us for a timely and interesting talk on Gender and Political Violence. The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) is the only academic colloquium devoted to international security in the Pacific Northwest. The Colloquium is interdisciplinary and open to the public and sponsors seven to nine domestic and international speakers, as well as speakers from UW faculty and students. 


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Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics 2014 - 2015

Jackson School Information

Friday January 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Olson Room, Gowen 1A

Linxiu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences/REAP-China

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment

srscp@uw.edu

Paper Topic TBA
Grad Student Discussant: Jennifer Noveck  


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Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: Japan's Energy Challenges after Fukushima

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Monday January 26, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Taro Kono, Japan National Diet House of Representatives

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Taro Kono of the Japan Diet House of Representatives will give a talk about Japan's changing energy dynamics in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Rep. Kono is currently serving his 6th term in office. Kono has championed consumer issues in LDP and successfully established the new labeling rules on Genetically Modified Organisms. He sponsored the Consumer Protection Law of 2004 and enacted the Anti-Skimming Law of 2005, and has played a leading role in the passage of legislation on various environmental issues including leading the debate on global warming issues. His criticism of Japan's nuclear policy and his opposition to the building of new nuclear power plants has been in the spotlight since the 2011 disaster.

Free and open to the public


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JewDub Talks

Jewish Studies Program

Tuesday January 27, 2015
7:00 pm
UW Tower Auditorium

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

rsteel44@uw.edu

 JewDub Talks returns in 2015 with an exciting new slate of mini-lectures. Check back soon for more information.

 

More information can be found at: jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/


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February 2015

The Persian Gulf States in Regional and International Politics

Middle East Center

Monday February 2, 2015
12:30 --1:20 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 317

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Middle East Center

mecuw@uw.edu

 Presenter: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a Lecturer in the Middle East Center. Part of the "New Voices on the Middle East" series featuring new faculty experts on the Middle East.


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The Iranian Academy of Persian Language and Literature: Its History, Methodologies, and Debates

Middle East Center

Friday February 13, 2015
1:30--3:00 p.m.
Smith Hall, Room 306

Farhad Atai, University of Tehran

Persian and Iranian Studies Program

neareast@uw.edu


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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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Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics 2014 - 2015

Jackson School Information

Friday February 20, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Olson Room, Gowen 1A

Yoav Dumam, UW Political Science Graduate Student

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment

srscp@uw.edu

"Bolstering the National Project: Competitive Nation Building and Immigration in Israel and Quebec" Faculty Discussant: Kathie Friedman , Jackson School UW 


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March 2015

An Investigation of the 'Political Theology' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Middle East Center

Tuesday March 3, 2015
12:30 --1:20 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 317

Sarah Eltantawi

Middle East Center

mecuw@uw.edu

Presenter: Sarah Eltantawi is and Assistant Professor in Comparative Religion at Evergreen State College.  Part of the "New Voices on the Middle East" series introducing new faculty experts on the Middle East.


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Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics 2014 - 2015

Jackson School Information

Tuesday March 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Olson Room, Gowen 1A

Michael Albertus, University of Chicago

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment

srscp@uw.edu

Paper Topic TBA
Grad Student Discussant: David Lopez, UW Political Science 


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Beat Nation: Spoken Word, Music, and Civic Participation in Canada

Canadian Studies Center

Sunday March 8, 2015

Lake Chelan, Washington

Paulette Thompson, K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate

Canadian Studies Center

Canada@uw.edu

What is the role of protest in a democracy? From banging pots and pans in the streets of Montreal to civil disobedience against the Kinder- Morgan pipeline, Canadians of all stripes are making themselves heard regarding contested issues. In this session we'll explore works by Canadian artists concerning these various struggles and discuss parallels and differences between Canadian and U.S. contexts. 

More information: http://www.wscss.org/chelan-conference-and-retreat/

 


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Sephardic Highlight at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Studies Program

Sunday March 15, 2015
TBD
TBD

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

rsteel44@uw.edu

 Annual Sephardic-focused programming at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Time and location still to be determined.

 

More information can be found at: jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/


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Welcome Reception and Lecture by Prof. Mika Ahuvia

Jewish Studies Program

Tuesday March 31, 2015
7:00 pm
Hillel UW - 4745 17th Ave NE

Prof. Mika Ahuvia

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

rsteel44@uw.edu

 More information can be found at: jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/


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April 2015

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics 2014 - 2015

Jackson School Information

Friday April 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Olson Room, Gowen 1A

Nahomi Ichino, University of Michigan

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment

srscp@uw.edu

Paper Topic TBA
Grad Student Discussant: Daniel Yoo, UW Political Science
 


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Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy

China Studies Program

Friday April 17, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Olson Room--Gowen Hall

Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachussets Institute of Technology

cgreed@uw.edu


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Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: The Changing Japanese Corporation, Yoshihiko Miyauchi

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Monday April 27, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Yoshihiko Miyauchi, ORIX Corporation

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Yoshihiko Miyauchi is the Chair of the Orix Foundation, and until recently was CEO of the Orix Corporation -- one of Japan's largest leasing and leading diversified financial services conglomerate in 24 countries worldwide.

Miyauchi received a BA from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1958, followed by an MBA in 1960 from the University of Washington. In addition to being one of Japan's top corporate leaders, Miyauchi is a strong advocate of regulatory reform and serves as president of the Council for Promoting Regulatory Reform, an advisory board to the prime minister of Japan.

Free and open to the public


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May 2015

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics 2014 - 2015

Jackson School Information

Tuesday May 5, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Olson Room, Gowen 1A

Aaron Erlich, UW Political Science Graduate Student

Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment

srscp@uw.edu

Paper Topic TBA
Faculty Discussant: Scott Radnitz 


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Persian and Chagatay Influences on the Kyrgyz Oral Traditions: The Poetry of Moldo Kylych (d. 1917) and Togolok Moldo (d. 1942)

Middle East Center

Friday May 22, 2015
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Smith Hall, Room 306

Jipar Duishembieva

Persian and Iranian Studies Program

neareast@uw.edu


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Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: Ryosei Kokubun

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Thursday May 28, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Ryosei Kokubun, President of the National Defense Academy of Japan

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Ryosei Kokubun is president of the National Defense Academy of Japan and Executive Vice President of the National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA). He taught law and politics at Keio University until 2012, where he was dean and faculty of the Graduate School of Law and Politics. His research topics focus on international relations in East Asia with a particular focus on China-Japan relations. Check back for more information closer to the event date.

Free and open to the public

 


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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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