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Monday March 3, 2014
Visiting artists from the Six Tones Ensemble—Nguyen Thanh Thuy and Ngo Tra My—perform traditional and modern music from Vietnam.
The Six Tones
The Vietnamese language is a tonal language. It uses six tones, or intonations, which may give the same utterance a different meaning. The composition 'The Six Tones' is the fruit of a close collaboration between Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö, Than y and Ngo Tra My which took its beginning in April 2006. The intention was to the optimal conditions for an open meeting between different cultures on equal terms.
At the outset we attempted to get beyond a collage-like superimposition of typical elements from the two cultures, but rather to strive for a more experimental sound. A series of collective improvisations based on some material originally put forward for the guitar and electronics piece 'Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions' written for Stefan Östersjö, formed the basis for the composition.
After many negotiations and further improvisations the piece found its final form at the first performance in Hanoi in October 2006. The four string instruments, dan tranh (a traditional Vietnamese zither), dan bau (a single string, electrically amplified Vietnamese traditional instrument, banjo (plucked as well as played with e-bow) and 10-stringed guitar are electronically manipulated in the computer part, which also contains some prepared material.
'The Six Tones' is dedicated to the Vietnamese master musicians Nguyen Thanh Thuy and Ngo Tra My.
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Kane Hall, Room 210, UW Seattle
Steven Heydemann serves as special advisor for Middle East initiatives at United States Institute for Peace. Heydemann is a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and the political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. His interests include authoritarian governance, economic development, social policy, political and economic reform and civil society. From 2003 to 2007, Heydemann directed the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University.
Part of the 2013-14 lecture series: "The U.S. in a Changing World."
Free and open to the public. Advance registration is encouraged.
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The Middle East Center's sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.
Thursday March 6, 2014
Thomson 101. University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
Reading & Discussion with editors Clifton Ross & Marcy Rein.
Until the Rulers Obey brings together voices from the movements behind the wave of change that swept Latin America at the turn of the twenty-first century. These movements have galvanized long-silent—or silenced—sectors of society: indigenous people, campesinos, students, the LGBT community, the unemployed and all those left out of the promised utopia of a globalized economy. They have mobilized to fight against mines and agribusiness and for living space, rural and urban; for social space won through recognition of language, culture, and equal participation; for community and environmental survival. This unique collection of interviews features sixty-seven organizers and activists from fifteen countries presenting their work and debating pressing issues of power, organizational forms, and relations with the state; it provides an indispensable compilation of primary source material for participants, students and observers of social movements.
Friday March 7, 2014
12:00 -1:20 PM
Gowen 1A (Olson Room)
Dr. Owen is the author of Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security andThe Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (Princeton University Press 2010). Professor Owen is the recipient of numerous fellowships and his research has been funded by the MacArthur, Earhart, and Donchian foundations. He is the editor of Security Studies, a member of the editorial board of International Security, and a Faculty Fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Thomson Hall, Room 101, UW
With one foot in Asia and the other foot in Europe, Turkey has a unique and fascinating history and culture that impacts the way Turks think and act today. Please join us for a fun filled and educational evening.
Craig Jacobrown will introduce us to the arts through the Karagoz tradition of shadow puppets. This form of drama and social commentary was popular for centuries in coffee and tea houses across the empire. Following his artistic presentation, five 2013 study tour participants will reflect on their experiences in Turkey and share lesson plans based on their study tour. A post-program screening of the documentary Broad Horizon will follow the main program.
$30.00 cost includes presentations, resource packet, light meal and 3 clock hours. For more info or to register call 206 441-5910.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Kane Hall 130
Future of Ice Lecture Series
Climate change isn’t just about science and politics; it directly impacts the Inuit, whose culture is intertwined with Arctic’s environment. Sheila Watt-Cloutier will share the human story of the Arctic communities and their journeys through rapid change on the way to long-term sustainability.
Wednesday March 12, 2014
6:00pm Pacific Time
Join us for a live information session/webinar with MAAIS Director Jennifer Butte-Dahl:
See the MAAIS website for details: http://jsis.washington.edu/maais/
Tuesday April 29, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Vancouver Room, Seattle Times Building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109
The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are proud to present Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, its 2014 Newspapers In Education Series and Workshop. The five-part series, in conjunction with The Seattle Times, includes articles on Vietnam, China, India, and Central Asia, in addition to an overview article. The workshop will include presentations by series authors as well as an introduction to the curriculum guide that pairs with the articles.
This workshop is one aspect of a collaborative project between the Newspapers In Education program of The Seattle Times and the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies outreach centers as well as the East Asia Resource Center. The project consists of a five-article series, a teaching guide, and this workshop for K-12 educators.
Designed with high school readers in mind, each article in the online newspaper series entitled Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, focuses on cities of Asia. The teaching guide provides a lesson plan for each article that includes activities to do with students before, during, and after reading the featured article. Together, the articles and accompanying lessons take students on an exploration of contemporary urban issues in several Asian countries, asking students to look at the issues from multiple perspectives and investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia's rapidly growing cities.
The cost of registration for the workshop is $30.00, which includes three Washington State clock hours, dinner, and curriculum guide. To register for the workshop, please complete the online registration form at
To view curriculum and video from last year's workshop, go to http://depts.washington.edu/nie/curriculum.htm
For more information, please email the South Asia Center at email@example.com.
Saturday May 24, 2014
On May 24, 2014, ISAUW will once again be presenting our largest cultural event of the year, “KERATON 2014: THE AUTHENTIC INDONESIAN MARKET.” Traditional food, souvenir bazaar, traditional dances, games and other interactive activities will be carried out throughout the night. All these highlights of the night will be thoroughly selected to showcase the indigenous Indonesian culture. In addition, we will proudly be presenting Batik, the traditional Indonesian clothing, as the dress code for the night.
This is also an effort to introduce Batik and traditional activities to
the global audience.
The perfomances will consist of traditional dances and music like Tari Legong, Gamelan, Angklung, and many more. In addition, Batik demonstration and showcase compliments the experience for the night. Delicious Indonesian cuisine from different regions will also complete the night. The food featured will include popular Indonesian dishes such as Rendang, Nasi Padang, Satay, Lontong Cap Gomeh, Mie Bakso, and many more mouth-watering food.
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