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K-20 Professional Development for Educators
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US-Turkey Security Relations
Monday December 15, 2014
Dr. Reşat Kasaba
World Affairs Councils of America and Turkish Cultural Foundation
6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Landing at Northcut, 5001 25th Ave NE, Seattle WA
In a recent trip to Turkey concluding November 23rd, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reports that the U.S. – Turkey bilateral relationship is “as strong as it has ever been.” Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met to discuss cooperation in defeating the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), but significant tensions remain. Washington criticizes Turkey’s reluctance to militarize against ISIS, particularly in Kobane, while Ankara continues to push for U.S. commitment to end Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government by supporting moderate Syrian opposition rebels.
On December 15th, the World Affairs Council invites you to hear from Dr. Reşat Kasaba, Director of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, on present U.S. – Turkey relations, particularly as it concerns ISIS, Syria, and additional security issues in the Middle East.
Prior to the 7:00 PM talk, you are welcome to enjoy Turkish cuisine provided by the World Affairs Council starting at 6:30 PM. Free parking is available at the venue. To register visit: www.world-affairs.org/events.return to top
Gender and Political Violence
Friday January 16, 2015
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
12:00 - 1:20 PM
Gowen 1A (Olson Room)
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. return to top
CITY DWELLERS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM INDIA
Saturday August 30, 2014 to Sunday February 15, 2015
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle WA
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.return to top