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Thursday September 4, 2014
University of Washington Thomson Hall Room 317
The year 2014 is particularly significant for Poland. Twenty-five years ago, the first democratic elections took place on June 4, 1989 resulting in an overwhelming victory of the “Solidarity” movement.This marked the end of the Communist regime and the transition to democracy in Poland and Europe. This year, Poland is also observing the 15th anniversary of joining NATO and the 10th anniversary of joining the European Union. Today, Poland is becoming an increasingly important political and economic player in Europe, and is establishing its place on the geopolitical map of the world.
Mariusz Brymora was nominated as the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles in 2013. Previously, he served as the Polish Consul in Chicago and the public affairs councillor of the Embassy of Poland in Washington, D.C. He has also worked as the deputy director of the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw.
He is an experienced diplomat, an educator and author well qualified to address current issues in Poland as well as the Polish-American relations.
Canadian Studies Center
Friday September 26, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration details are forthcoming.
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
Dr. Charlotte Coté, (chair), Dr. Dian Million, Clarita Lefthand Begay, Michelle Montgomery, Susan Balbas, Michelle Daigle, and Melissa Woodrow.
Thursday October 16, 2014
Kane Hall, room 110
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.)
Monday June 30, 2014 to Friday October 24, 2014
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:
East Asia Center
Japan Studies Program
Friday November 7, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
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.
Canadian Studies Center
Monday June 22, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015
Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC
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 email@example.com for further information. Flyer and registration info
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