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October 2014


Combating Human Trafficking: Global to Local

Wednesday October 22, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Rainier Square Conference Center, 1333 5th Ave, Seattle WA

World Affairs Council, Stolen Youth, World Affairs Councils of America, and Center for Global Studies

alutteroh@world-affairs.org

 


Human Trafficking is modern day slavery.  And it's happening right here in Seattle.  Join us for a Global Classroom teacher workshop and public program on this important issue.  WAC's Global Classroom and Stolen Youth will present  a conversation about how to bring this issue into the classroom and increase awareness among students. 
 
Speakers include: Patty Fleischmann, President and Co-founder of Stolen Youth and Jane Charles, Producer and Co-founder of Stolen Youth. They will shine some light on this issue and the work their organization is doing to combat child trafficking in particular. Then they will introduce SOLD, a book and film about a 13-year-old girl in Nepal who becomes a trafficking victim in Kolkata, India. How can you use this book and film to engage students on the issue of human trafficking? 

Next, we will join the public program featuring Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, 36th Legislative District, Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, and Dr. Dana Raigrodski, Lecturer and Executive Director of Global Affairs at UW School of Law. They will discuss the causes and consequences of global human trafficking, specifically as it relates to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  

Cost: $30; includes both presentations, resource packet, light buffet, and 3 clock hours. To register or for more information, contact alutteroh@world-affairs.org.

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Global Development and Changing Gender Roles: NIEA Annual Fall Workshop

Friday October 24, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Edmonds Community College

Center for Global Studies and Northwest International Education Association

donna.keller@skagit.edu

 Featured Speakers:   

Ø  Laura Birx, Agriculture-Nutrition Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Keynote: “Women’s Issues in Health, Nutrition, and Agriculture in Africa and South Asia”

Ø  Dr. Sutapa BasuExecutive Director of University of Washington Women's Center and Affiliate Faculty, Women’s Studies.

Ø  Karen Fraser, Washington State Senator, 22nd Legislative District.

Registration Fee: $45.00 Early Bird; $65.00 after 10/17/14

Registration Form at http://www.nieawa.org


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Civilian Side Choosing in Insurgency

Friday October 31, 2014
12:00 -1:20 PM
Gowen 1A (Olson Room)

Emily Gade, Political Science Ph.D.student (presenter) with Will Gochberg Ph.D. student (discussant)

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


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November 2014


The Art of the Indo-Persian Album

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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Keynote speaker Henri Barkey: "Kurdistan, the Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Thursday November 6, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane Hall 120

Henri Barkey, Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

jsis@uw.edu

Middle East expert Henri Barkey will give a presentation on "Kurdistan, the Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy." The event will highlight a day of discussions about "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East,” sponsored by the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to attend all or part of the day’s discussions, which begin at 9 a.m. in the Peterson Room (5th floor) of Allen Library.

About Henri Barkey

Henri BarkeyBarkey served as a member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and intelligence from 1998 to 2000. He is now the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

His editorials have appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Star, and Los Angeles Times, and he is a frequent guest on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR. His most recent editorial appeared in The American Interest on Oct. 18 regarding the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Barkey has written seven books, including Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky; Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan; Turkey’s Kurdish Question with Graham Fuller; and European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives.

Complete Program of Events: 

jsis.washington.edu/jackson/news/kurdistan2014.shtml

The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.


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Conference: "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East" w/ keynote by Middle East expert Henri Barkey

Thursday November 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
University of Washington, Allen Library, Peterson Room (5th floor)

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

jsis@uw.edu

The Jackson School invites you to attend all or part of the conference, "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East." Events begin at 9 a.m. in the Peterson Room (5th floor) of Allen Library.

Middle East expert Henri Barkey will give the keynote presentation at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Henri Barkey

Barkey served as a member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and intelligence from 1998 to 2000. He is now the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

His editorials have appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Star, and Los Angeles Times, and he is a frequent guest on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR. His most recent editorial appeared in The American Interest on Oct. 18 regarding the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Barkey has written seven books, including Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky; Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan; Turkey’s Kurdish Question with Graham Fuller; and European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives.

Conference Program

Coffee: 8:30-9:00

9:00-9:15
Intro Remarks
Speakers: Reşat Kasaba, Nicole Watts

9:15-10:30 Panel I
State-Society Relations in northern Iraq
Speakers: Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Melisande Genat, Nicole Watts
Moderator: Reşat Kasaba

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 a.m. Panel II
Dynamics of the Kurdish movement and governance in Turkey
Speakers: Güneş Murat Tezcur, Jessie Clark, Fırat Bozcalı
Moderator: Nicole Watts

12:00-1:30 Break (Lunch)

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel III
Regional Dynamics
Speakers: Serhun Al, Henri Barkey, Aliza Marcus
Moderator: Reşat Kasaba

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Roundtable discussion on Current Events (All)
Moderator: Nicole Watts

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Requires RSVP in advance.)

7 p.m. Keynote address: Henri Barkey: Kurdistan, Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Location: Kane 120)

List of confirmed participants in alphabetical order

Serhun Al, lecturer and PhD Candidate, Dept of Political Science, Univ. of Utah
Subject: Regional dynamics: hyphenated identities in Turkey and beyond

Henri Barkey, Prof., Dept of Int. Relations, Lehigh Univ.
Subject: Regional dynamics

Arbella Bet-Shlimon- Asst Prof, Dept of History, Univ of Wash.
Subject: State-Society Relations in northern Iraq: the case of Mosul

Fırat Bozcalı- PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, Stanford Univ.
Dynamics of the Kurdish movement & governance in Turkey: Smugglers and lawyers in the Kurdish borderlands

Jessie Clark- Assistant Prof, Dept of Geography University of Nevada-Reno
Subject: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement and governance in Turkey: Gender and political geography in Diyarbakir

Melisande Genat- PhD student, Dept of History, Stanford Univ.
Subject: State-Society Relations in northern Iraq: political economy and prospects for independence

Aliza Marcus –Author and journalist, Bloomberg News
Subject: Regional dynamics: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement in Turkey and beyond

Güneş Murat Tezcur- Associate Prof, Dept of Political Science, Loyola University, Chicago
Subject: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement& governance in Turkey : the PKK, politicians and PKK militants

Nicole Watts- Professor, Dept of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Subject: State-Society Relations in Northern Iraq: governance and opposition under the KRG

The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.


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Electrifying India Book Launch

Wednesday November 19, 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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Variation in Rationality in Foreign Policy Decision-Making

Friday November 21, 2014
12:00 -1:20 PM
Gowen 1A (Olson Room)

Brian Rathbun, Associate Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Southern CA

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


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February 2015


CITY DWELLERS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM INDIA

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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