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2004-05 Events Report

June 26, 2005

The following is a listing of all Center lectures, workshops, conferences, and other activities in the 2004-05 academic year.

16-20 August 2004 – Senior College- Academic Symposium
18th Annual Summer college 2004 for Folks over Fifty
 This continuing education program for adults over 50 served 175participants covering a range of subjects from wartime presidents to art history to international education. Canadian Component: “Canadian Values,” by Douglas Jackson, former director, Canadian Studies Center; “Inuit Homelands in Canada,” by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center
 Shoreline Community College and Lifetime Learning Center

21 August 2004 – Canadian Film Screening
Promoting First Nations Language Survival: Documentary Films Explore Language Issues
 Films included a screening and audience discussion, for 88 members of the community and University, to Starting Fire with Gunpowder (about the origins and achievements of the Inuit Broadcasting Corp.), The Survival of the Inuktitut Language(a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary on the state of the Inuktitut language in Nunavut), A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience (by UW Native Voice graduate, Rosemary Gibbons and about residential schools in British Columbia). This event was held to promote the study and survival of aboriginal languages in Canada and the US and in conjunction with Ancient Voices/Modern Tools: Language and Tech-Knowledge conference presented in collaboration with the Indigenous Language Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 UW Native Voices Documentary Film Program

20-23 August 2004 – Academic Conference
First Nations Language Conference: Ancient Voices/Modern Tools: Language and Tech-Knowledge
Description: Over 110 attended this working conference to provide hands-on technology training to indigenous language educators and to further their proficiency in the use of computer technology in order to produce language materials useful in the teaching of indigenous languages. The conference utilized technology for language preservation and was part of an initial effort to build interest in First Nations language study as part of an on-going effort to promote less-commonly taught languages in Canada and at the UW. Part of the conference was an evening dedicated to films that explored language survival issues particularly in Canada and including Starting Fire with Gunpowder (about the origins & achievements of the Inuit Broadcasting Corp.), The Survival of the Inuktitut Language (dealing with Inuktitut in the Inuit territory of Nunavut), and A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience (by UW Native Voice graduate, Rosemary Gibbons).
Presentations Focused on Canada: “An Integrated Suite of Multimedia Resources for Tsimshian Smâalgyax Developed for the Tsâmsyen Smâalgyax Authority, Prince Rupert, BC,” by Margaret Anderson
 Indigenous Language Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

5 September 2004 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge, no pre registration
Bill Bissett and Adeena Karasick
 Vancouver and Toronto-based poet and painter Bill Bissett has long been one of Canada’s most highly regarded poets. He is the author of over sixty collections, of which narrative enigma/rumours of hurricane is the most recent. Also reading here is poet, cultural theorist and performance artist Adeena Karasick, now based in New York with The House That Hijack Built. This event was held to educate the community on Canadian poetry and to share the talent of two fine Canadian poets and served 30members of the Seattle community.
 Elliot Bay Books

16 September 2004 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge, no pre registration
Esi Edugyan
 Canadian author introduced 30 members of the community to Canadian literature. 
 Elliot Bay Book Company
28 September 2004 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge, no pre registration
Description: Author Terry Gould introduced 30 members of the community to his work.
 Elliot Bay Book Company

5 October 2004 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge, no pre registration
As the Crow Flies by Anne-Marie MacDonald by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Description: Anne-Marie MacDonald is one of Canada’s most well-respected novelists and read from her awarding-winning novel about family life in the Maritimes to an audience of 45.
Co-sponsor: University Book Store

8 October 2004 – Canada Gala
Description: The Canada Gala brings together 800 members of the regional community to celebrate the Canada-US relationship. 50 members of the UW faculty and graduate students were in attendance.
Co-sponsor: Canada-American Society

12 October 2004 – Public Lecture
Genocide in Africa: A Canadian Humanitarian Response by General Romo Dallaire
Description: Dallaire provided 250 audience members in Tacoma and 450 at the UW with an overview of Canada’s role in foreign policy and Canada’s particular contribution to humanitarian aid globally. Dallaire also outlines Canada’s role in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.
Cosponsors: Canada-America Society, Seattle; World Affairs Council, Seattle; Office of International Affairs, UW; International Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

17 October 2004 – Canadian Film Screening
2004 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: Girls Play
Description: This Canadian film addressed issues for lesbians in Canada and was screened to a Seattle audience of approximately 250 people.
Co-sponsor: Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

17 October 2004 – Canadian Film Screening
2004 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: What Boys Know
Description: This Canadian film addressed issues for gays in Canada (Québec) and was screened to a Seattle audience of approximately 320 people.
 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

25 October 2004 – Lecture
Introducing Canada, the Inuit and Québec to Kids!
Description: Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, introduced Canada, the Inuit and Québec to 100 Third Grade students from Lowell Elementary School and including 6teachers and 10 parents. In this hour and a half presentation Nadine showed 2 videos and went over the history of the provinces, the unique Inuit culture and French-English historical tensions as well as Québec culture. All participants were provided with maps of Canada, the Coat of Arms of Nunavut and the Nunavut flag on paper

29-30 October 2004 – Academic Conference
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
“Converging & Diverging Canada-US Values: 5th Annual Association for Canadian Studies-in-Canada Colloquium”
Description: The conference provided a forum for 188 international scholars (35graduate students) to examine convergence and divergence in the development of Canada and the United States as nations, societies, and polities. The colloquium provided a forum not only to present and debate scholarly findings, but also to compare emergent perspectives and enhance research linkages. The colloquium achieved four goals: 1) it created original and interdisciplinary research and dialogue on Canadian-American convergence and divergence; 2) it established international linkages between scholars working on similar research projects; 3) it fostered opportunities for faculty and graduate students to participate in, or benefit directly from, the conference presentations; and, 4) it became a useful resource for public policy and for a better understanding in both countries of scholarship focused on Canada-US similarities and differences.
Co-sponsors: Association for Canadian Studies in the US, Western Washington University, Simon Fraser University

15-16 November 2004 – Academic Conference
“Improving Fishery Management: Melding Science and Governance”
Description: As part of an on-going effort to educate and engage students, and to involve interested people in management, industry, environmental and other fields in discussion of emerging trends in fisheries and management sciences, the Canadian Studies Center supported a two-day symposium organized by the School of Marine Affairs and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Fishery science and management literature was drawn from four Pacific regions including British Columbia. About 250 participants from management, industry and the university attended.
Canadian Participation/Presentations: Daniel Pauly, Professor and Director, University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre; Bruce Leaman, Executive Director, International Halibut Commission (joint Canada-US commission); Richard Beamish, Senior Scientists, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Studies Affiliated Faculty Organizers: David Fluharty and Ray Hilborn
Co-sponsor: School of Marine Affairs and School of Aquatic Fisheries Sciences

20 November 2004 – Reception
Opening Celebration: “The Burgess Shale – Evolution’s Big Bang”
Description: Discovered in 1909, the fossils of the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, provide a glimpse of the earth’s earliest life forms. The extraordinary diverse, 505-million-year old fossils found at the site include ancestors of virtually all living animals, as well as mysterious creatures unlike any known today. At the opening, 60 teachers were brought closer to the stories of discovery and scientific inquiry that make the site so fascinating and important. The opening included a guided tour of the exhibit, hands-on activities, storytellers and materials with Seattle Times Newspapers in Education staff.
Co-sponsors: UW Burke Museum of Natural History

26 November-9 December 2004 – Canadian Film Screening
Film Screening: “The Take”

Description: “The Take” is about labor market issues directed by Canada’s Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein. The evening introduced the audience to two of Canada’s top filmmakers and their work. About 100 members of the local community attended this events
Co-sponsor: Northwest Film Forum

4 December 2004 – Education Workshop
“5th Annual Documentary Film Workshop: Teaching Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding through Documentary Films”
Description: This one-day workshop instructed 30 educators as to how to use documentary film to teach students about cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding.
Canadian Component: “Nanook of the North,” by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director.
Co-sponsors: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers

9 December 2004 – Business Conference Rainier Club,
“2010 Olympic Winter Games Business Seattle Conference”
Description: This conference focused on the importance of forming partnerships and alliances between Washington and British Columbia businesses. 70 conference participants were provided with presentations on which projects the Governments of Canada and British Columbia have identified and targeted for the Winter Games; how to navigate through the BC procurement system; how to pair your company’s strengths with complementary businesses to increase your success in bidding for projects and contracts; developments and opportunities in the technology industry in B.C. including organizations and players in each of the key verticals that Washington companies need to get to know in preparation for the 2010 Olympics.
Canadian Participation/Presentations: Minister John Les, Minister of Small Business and Economic Development, British Columbia; Gordon Goodman, BC Olympic Games Secretariat, Director Business Development; Mr. Manley McLachlan; President for the British Columbia Construction Association; Linda Throstad, VP Campaigns and Partnership, Leading Edge BC
Co-sponsor: Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

10 December 2004 – Canadian Author Reading
Canadian Writer, Hiromi Goto
Description: Hiromi Goto read from her story collection, Hopeful Monsters. Fifteencommunity members attended.
Co-sponsor: Elliot Bay Book Company

Saturday, 22 January 2005 – Symposium
“Comparative Health Care Symposium: Does Canada Offer a Different Solution to Health Care Issues than the US?”, facilitated by Dr. Kieran O’Malley, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, UW School of Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Canadian Studies Center
Description: This interdisciplinary symposium, attended by 15 members of the campus and local community, discussed the health care needs of children in the US where 9 million children have no health insurance. It drew on the Comparative health care issues for children in Canada, a country of 31 million, that has a universal health care system. The symposium addressed how children have become commodities in the pursuit of health care as a business; ethical issues related to children’s health care; the foster care systems in either country; and is a one-payer universal health care system the answer? Presenters: Lori Whittaker MD, Physician Assistant to Representative Jim Mc Dermott; Sherry Weinberg MD, Pediatrician, Health Care for All Washington; Margaret Shea, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Washington State; Nancy Whitney MS, Clinical Director, Seattle Parent Child Assistance Program; Gene McConnachies, Psychologist, Division of Developmental Disability, Seattle

Tuesday, 1 February 2005
 – Canadian Author Reading
7:30 pm, Elliot Bay Book Store, downtown Seattle 
Douglas Coupland, renowned Canadian author, read from his new novel, Eleanor Rigby

Description: Douglas Coupland is a Canadian author and cultural commentator, raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Trained as a sculptor, he worked in Europe and Japan before returning to his hometown, where he began to write on youth and popular culture for local magazines. This led him to the subject of his breakthrough novels. His ten novels to date, Generation X (1991), Shampoo Planet (1992), Life After God (1994), Microserfs (1995), Polaroids From the Dead (1996), Girlfriend in a Coma (1998), Lara’s Book: Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider Phenomenon (1998), Miss Wyoming (1999) and City of Glass (2000) have been translated into 22 languages and 30 countries. Coupland read to an audience of 125 members from the local community from his new novel: Eleanor Rigby (Bloomsbury).
Co-sponsor: Elliot Bay Book Company

Friday, 4 February 2005 – Lecture
12:00-1:30 pm, Denny Hall 212
“Traveling Nature, Imagining the Globe: Japanese Tourism in the Canadian Rockies” by Shiho Satsuka
Description: The Canadian Rockies have captured the imagination of Japanese tourists who dream of traveling overseas. Especially at the turn of the 21st century, popular Japanese narratives depicted this vast natural landscape as a site in which to revise the meaning of “affluence” and reflect upon the problems of rapid industrialization. While these narratives emphasize the “purity” of nature, in the actual experience of tourists, commercial entertainers and tour guides attract much of their attention. This presentation examines the social significance of nature imagined on a global scale and the enchantment of tour guides who embody cosmopolitan Japanese desires. The discussion involved 14 members of the campus community.
Co-sponsors: Japan Studies; Anthropology
Educators from across Washington State were introduced to several top books by Inuit authors and about life in the North

Saturday, 5 February 2005 – Professional Development
“Washington State Council for Social Studies Workshop.”
 Washington State Council for Social Studies Annual K-8 Conference will included a presentation entitled, “Teaching about the Inuit with 10 Top Children’s Books from Canada’s Far North,” by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center. Twelve K-8 educators attended and were given a listing of the most effective books to teach about Inuit history, culture, language and mythology in their classes. The focus of the conference was “Imagine, Inspire, Reach Out: Creative Ways to Meet Social Studies Standards.” 
 Washington State Council for the Social Studies

Saturday, 5 February 2005 – Canadian Author Reading
4:30 pm, Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S. Main St., Seattle
“Sounding the Blood” by Amanda Hale
Description: A whaling station in the Queen Charlotte Islands lures Chinese and Japanese laborers and a family from Newfoundland to seek their respective fortunes in 1916 in Amanda Hale’s novel, Sounding the Blood (Raincoast). The Hornby Island-based poet, visual artist, activist, and now novelist read to 12 members of the community from this highly praised work. “Hale has penned a vivid portrayal of a world circumscribed by slaughter, and a touching examination of lives unfolding in the shadow of failed dreams. Watching the spring arrival of fresh young workers, like boys entering paradise, a Leo notes that they’ll soon learn, a they are earning their keep in hell.” – The Globe & Mail.
Co-sponsor: Elliott Bay Book Company,

4-5 February 2005 – Association Meeting
“UW Campus Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium Annual General Meeting”
Description: The Canadian Studies Center is secretariat for the PNWCSC. This meeting highlighted regional research and collaborative efforts between institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Twenty-five members of regional institutions including faculty & graduate students, attended.

Thursday, 10 February 2005 – Lecture
Noon-1:30 pm, Lifetime Learning Center
“The Inuit in Canada: An Overview of the History & People,” by Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center
Description: This lecture introduced the four Inuit self-determination efforts in Canada and setting those efforts in an international context that includes all circumpolar regions. Over 50 members of the Lifetime Learning Center were present.
Co-sponsor: Lifetime Learning Center, Seattle

18 February – Colloquium
2:30-3:30 pm, Communications 228, UW Campus
“Migration and The Politics of Re-bordering North America” by Yasmeen Abu-Laban
Presenter: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta & Visiting Scholar, Canadian Studies Center, Jackson School of International Studies.
Description: Professor Abu-Laban’s research interest centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of gender and ethnic politics, nationalism and globalization, immigration policies and politics, citizenship theory. She is the co-author (with Christina Gariel) of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization (2002). Other publications include articles in Urban Affairs Review, International Politics, Citizenship Studies, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, The International Journal of Canadian Studies, Canadian Public Policy, and Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Co-sponsors: The Department of Geography.
Yukon filmmaker, Carol Geddes (right), with friend and artist, “Susan.”
Thomas Happynook (2nd from left) with faculty and audience members

1 March 2005 – Film Screening/Reception
4-6 pm, Ethnic Cultural Center, UW Campus
“Two Winters: Tales From Above the Earth”
Presenter: Carol Geddes, Tlingit Filmmaker is from Teslin, Yukon, Canada. Introduction by Charlotte Cot?, American Indian Studies/Affiliated Canadian Studies Faculty
Description: The event focused on the screening of Geddes new film, and was followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker. Geddes film is about a Tlingit legend about a natural disaster that took place in the Yukon years before contact with non-Indian people, and how the Tlingit came together to help each other. The film provides an eye into Tlingit life before contact and how the people of the North united in their survival. The screening was followed by a reception. Over 110members of the university and greater community attended the event. 
 American Indian Studies, Native Voices Center for Indigenous Media

2 March 2005 – Public Lecture/Dinner
5:30-8:30 pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, UW Campus
“Ancient Traditions of the Whaling Peoples of Canada and Russia,” by Tom Mexsis Happynook, Founding Chairman World Council of Whalers and Huu-ay-aht First Nations Co-Chief Treaty Negotiator; lecturer on “Huu-ay-aht/Nuu chah nulth culture and traditional” ecological knowledge. Introduction by Charlotte Cot?, American Indian Studies/Affiliated Canadian Studies Faculty
Description: This lecture looked at the ancient trade networks and technological exchanges between Canada’s Inuit and the Russian Chukotkan and the importance of international relations in the maintenance of cultural life ways in a contemporary world. It addressed these important international relationships in the context of whale hunting. Thirty-five members of the campus and greater community attended the event. The presenter also provided maps and a beautifully edited book on whaling to each audience member.
Co-sponsors: Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Further Information: World Council of Whalers

3 March 2005 – Public Lecture
6:30 pm, Burke Room, Burke Museum, UW Campus
“The Burgess Shale: A Window to Life and Evolution Half-a-Billion Years Ago,” by Desmond Collins, PhD, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Description: Dr. Collins, from the Royal Ontario Museum, who was the most recent lead scientist at the Burgess Shale site (for 15 years) and who is interviewed in Burke video clips, talked about his research and the importance of the Burgess Shale site. The fossils that Charles D. Walcott first collected in the Canadian Rockies showed that the animals living in the sea 505 million years ago were extraordinary. Fossils collected between 1975 and 2000 by the Royal Ontario Museum reveal that the animals were even stranger than Walcott thought. Dr. Collins is one of the world’s leading experts on the Burgess Shale fossils. Over 130 people attended the lecture.
Co-sponsor: UW Burke Museum of Natural History; Canadian Consulate, Seattle

Friday, 4 March 2005 – High School Student Programming
“UW Campus 8th Annual World Languages Day” for High School Students
Description: World Languages Day provided high school students with the opportunity to study world languages at the University; to visit University language classes; to attend presentations and activities on topics about languages and cultures; and to tour the UW campus and Language Learning Center. Participants attended sessions such as: A Day at the Indonesian Market, Word Formation in English and Arabic: Two Contrasting Systems, sampling French Food, and mini-lessons in a variety of languages for those with no previous exposure to these languages. About 1,300students attended the event.
Canadian Presentations: Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies, gave a presentation on “Inuktitut – Part of Canada’s Unique Linguistic Heritage.” Timothy Pasch, Canadian Studies Affiliated Graduate Student, gave a presentation of French songs. Students sang a variety of songs, rounds, and ballads from France and Québec with piano accompaniment. And, Natalie Debray, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Washington gave a presentation entitled, “Language, Media, and Cultural Identity: A View From Quebec”
Co-sponsors: UW Educational Outreach; Jackson School of International Studies Educational Outreach Centers

Friday, 4 March 2005 – Graduate Student Conference
2-6 pm with reception to follow, 126 Communication Bldg, UW Campus
“Québec in Question: Multidisciplinary Explorations of Contemporary Québec Society”
Description: This multidisciplinary conference allowed Graduate Students whose work touches on Québécois society a rare opportunity to present their research to specialists in Canadian Studies, official representatives of Quebec, and professors in various disciplines. Keynote addressed by Claude Couture, Chair, Faculty? St. Jean, University d’Alberta, Canada and Louisa Mackenzie, Professor, French Studies, University of Washington addressed the origins of Quebec as well as Quebec society today. A reception was followed. This event was organized by the Affiliated Graduate Students of the University of Washington Canadian Studies Center. Click here for the report from the conference (pdf).
Co-sponsors: Québec Delegation, Los Angeles; Ministry of International Affairs, Québec Government; Canadian Embassy

Saturday, March 5, 2005 – Educator Workshop
8:30 am-3:30 pm, Thomson Hall, UW Campus
“Sports & Games of the World!”
Description: Mosaics Saturday workshops introduced teachers of elementary and middle school students to new ideas, resources, and activities for teaching about the world beyond our borders. Sports and games are used the world over to socialize, teach and learn. Seven free clock hours, an ethnic lunch, and a collection of handouts and lesson plans were included with the registration fee of $45. Thirty educators from the region attended.
Canadian Presentation: In September 2004, Canada won the World Cup of Hockey, easily beating all their opponents and finishing the tournament unbeaten. The Canadian media trumpeted that Canada was on ‘top of the world’. A few months later, the roof crashed. The NHL, immensely popular in Canada, while still struggling in the US, after several months of lockout due to a labor dispute between players and owners, announced the cancellation of the season. For the first time since 1919, the Stanley Cup, symbol of professional hockey supremacy in North America, will not be attributed. It is the first time, since the beginning of professional sport a century ago, that a major professional league in North America cancelled an entire season. Many commentators think that the future of professional hockey is seriously in jeopardy, even in Canada! Are Canadians ready for a new ‘national’ game? Are we so sure that hockey was in the first place the ‘natural’ national sport in Canada? Was hockey ‘as a national sport’ simply the product of the media, radio first in the 1920’s, television since the 1950’s? This presentation looked at the beginnings of hockey since the Stanley Cup..
Presenter: Claude Couture is Professor of Social Sciences and Canadian Studies at the Faculty? Saint-Jean (French Campus) of the University of Alberta in Canada, and is spending the 2004-2005 academic year as Fulbright Professor at the Canadian Studies Center of the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous books including, Discours d’tienne Parent (Presses de l’Universit de Montréal, 2000), Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Canadian Liberalism: Paddling with the Current (University of Alberta Press, 1998). He has also published extensively in academic journals and chapters in edited books. He is Director of the Canadian Studies Centre of the University of Alberta and associate editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies.
Co-sponsors: National Resource Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

11-12 March 2005 – Educator Retreat
“Washington State Council for Social Studies Annual Lake Chelan Educator Retreat”
Description: Nadine Fabbi, Associate Director, Canadian Studies Center, and Tina Storer, Education and Curriculum Specialist, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University gave a presentation on Blacks in Canada. Nadine gave a power-point presentation entitled, “Black Canadian History” and Tina provided a listing of teaching resources. Thirty-five educators benefited from the presentation and were provided with handouts including maps, a copy of the presentation and a listing of resources.
Co-sponsors: Washington State Council for Social Studies; Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers

Tuesday 15 March 2005 – Public Concert
7:30-9:30 PM, Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, UW Campus
“Concert with Vazzy, Traditional Acadian Music”
Description: Vazzy, a musical duo that perform traditional songs and tunes of the Acadians of New Brunswick, performed for an audience of about 70 on Tuesday night. A rare musical genre, Acadian music gave birth to the music of the Cajuns in Louisiana and has influenced traditional music in New England. Growing up in New Brunswick, Suzanne Leclerc heard and absorbed Acadian songs and tunes from her family and friends. Together with partner Brynn Wilkin, they present this beautiful music on traditional and world instruments. It’s a rare treat to have them down in Seattle, so take advantage of this opportunity to sample the music of Eastern Canada.
Co-sponsors: Ethnomusicology

21 March 2005 – Lecture
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
Winter College for Folks over Fifty
Title: “The French and Indian War from the Ohio Valley to Quebec”
Presenter: Douglas Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Geography and International Studies Former Director, Canadian Studies Center
Description: Dealt with The French and Indian War, 1754-1763, the North American sector of The Seven Years’ War, ending at the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The lecture began with the struggle between France and Britain (Virginia) in the Ohio Valley, expanded to encompass the Expulsion of the Acadians, the conflict in the Richelieu/Hudson River Valleys, the Siege of Louisbourg, and the Attack on Quebec with the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, leading to the collapse of French power in North America. There were 50 students in the class.
Co-sponsor: Shoreline Community College

Tuesday, March 22 2005 – Lecture
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
Winter College for Folks over Fifty
Title: “The Difficult Road to the British North America Act”

Presenter: Douglas Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Geography and International Studies Former Director, Canadian Studies Center
Description: Dealt with struggle to win Responsible Government in the British Colonies in North America in the 1840’s, following the Rebellions of 1837-38, the Durham Report, the Act of Union in 1840 and the
crowing achievement of the Canadians in 1848 to gain Responsible Government, which in turn led to the failure of legislative stability in the Montreal-based Assembly. Should it be ‘rep by pop”? No, with the alliance between John A. Macdonald, George Etienne Cartier and George Brown, the Canadians prevailed at the Atlantic Conference in Charlottetown, PEI, and wrote the terms of the British North America Act (1867) which became the first constitution of a confederated Canada. There were 50 students in the class.
Co-sponsor: Shoreline Community College

Wednesday, March 23 2005 – Lecture
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
Winter College for Folks over Fifty 
Title: “Bringing the Constitution Home”

Presenter: Douglas Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Geography and International Studies Former Director, Canadian Studies Center
Description: Dealt with the lack of a ‘reform formula’ in the British North America Act which stirred Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau to struggle with the provinces in 1981 (following the Quebec Referendum) to “bring home the constitution”. The implications of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in promoting extensive change in the structure of government and in Canada. This lecture was accompanied in part by segments from the Video Series on the Peoples History of Canada, which strongly involved the audience in the dramatic changes which followed. There were 50 students in the class.
Co-sponsor: Shoreline Community College

20 November 2004 – 6 March 2005 – Art Exhibit
“Exhibit: The Burgess Shale: Evolutions Big Bang”
Description: This exhibit told the story of one of the most important fossil sites in North America. The fascinating 505-million-year-old fossils of the Burgess Shale include the ancestors of virtually all living animals – as well as mysterious and still controversial creatures unlike any known today. The exhibit is from the Smithsonian institute and comes from the Canadian Rockies were the fossils were discovered. The exhibit introduced about 3,000 viewers to the Canadian Rockies and to this vital part of natural history from Canada.
Co-sponsors: UW Burke Museum of Natural History; Seattle Times Newspapers in Education

29-31 March 2005 – Academic Conference
Seattle Convention Center
“Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Research Conference: Science for the Salish Sea – A Sense of Place, A Sense of Change”
 This trans-boundary and international event built on the highly successful 2003 Research Conference and the five previous Puget Sound Research Conferences supported by the Puget Sound Action Team and its partners. The event drew about 800 scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community leaders, policy makers, educators and students together to share science and information about the condition and management of the shared Puget Sound Georgia Basin region. In addition to being the premier marine science gathering in the Puget Sound Georgia Basin region, the 2005 Conference provided a venue for scientists and decision makers from a wide range of disciplines to share results and information.
Co-sponsors: Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team; Georgia Basin Action Plan Co-Chairs: Sarah Brace, Puget Sound Action Team; David Fraser, Environment Canada

14 April 2005 – Business Symposium
“Crossing Borders: Passports of the Future,” presentation by Frank Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Passport Services
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Description: This presentation covered current passport issues in the U.S. including a focus on the recent Western Hemisphere Travel initiative requiring passports when traveling to the U.S. from all Western Hemisphere nations including Canada and Mexico. Moss also covered the soon to be released biometric passport.
Biography: Frank Moss is the Deputy Assistant for Passport Services of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State. He is responsible for the overall management of passport adjudication and production. Prior to his work as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Moss served as Executive Director for the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State, as well as a Senior Advisor of Border Security.
Co-sponsors: Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 20 members of the business community, government, general public

15-17 April 2005 – 34th Annual First Nations Spring Contest Powwow
Hec Edmundson Pavilion, UW Campus
Description: The 34th Annual First Nations Spring Powwow is an event with Native American Drummers, Dancers, Singers, and Vendors. The powwow is a pan-Indian tradition, meaning that all different Tribes and Nations participate in the event together. Native Americans from all across the United States and Canada were in attendance honoring their traditions and higher education.
Canadian Presenter: Northern Host Drum, Big Bear (Canada). This drum is from Thunderchild, Saskatchewan, Canada. The lead singer of this drum group is Gerald Okanee.
Co-sponsors: Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; UW Office of Minority Affairs; Associated Studies of the UW; Communication Department; Comparative Literature Department; American Ethnic Studies; American Indian Studies; Philosophy; Women Studies; Tulalip Tribe; Muckleshoot Tribe.
Attendance: 1,400


23-24 April 2005 – Graduate Student Conference
Islandwood Conference Center, Bainbridge Island, WA
Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) 2005 Conference – “At the Confluence of Science and Policy: Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Research and Management of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems”
 Fisheries have long been a major issue of international relations between Canada and the US with the “salmon wars” of the 1970s and 1980s being the most well-known. The on-going interaction over salmon, hake, halibut and a range of species provide continuing issues that have often been high on the bi-lateral agenda. The UW, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser all have the largest fisheries graduate programs in the Pacific Northwest and each is among the most well-known in the world. The graduate students in these programs are often working on similar issues that are relevant to the Canada-US relationship. This conference brought together students from the three institutions (and including other institutions in the Pacific Northwest) to give brief presentations on their research followed by discussion periods.
Scholarship Presentations: The Canadian Studies Center awarded three scholarships to graduate students presenting on Canada-U.S. fisheries issues. These included Emilie Jackinsky-Horrell, School of Marine Affairs who created a poster entitled, “Local and Traditional Knowledge” to highlight her research on comparative salmon fisheries in Canada and the U.S.; Sara Jo Breslow, Environmental Anthropology, who compared the Fraser Valley fishery in B.C. to that in Washington State; and, Nathalie Hamel, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, who addressed the need for cross-border collaboration on seabird by-catch reduction.
Co-sponsors: Program on the Environment; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; School of Marine Affairs; School of Oceanography; UW Earth Initiative; Washington Sea Grant Program; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Faculty Chairs: Ray Hilborn, Professor, UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Canadian Studies Affiliated Faculty; Carl Walters, Professor, UBC Fisheries Centre; Randall Peterman, Professor, School of Natural Resource Management, Simon Fraser University
Graduate Student Chairs: Heather D’Agnes and Summer Morlock
Attendance: 68 graduate students, professors and practitioners attended the

27 April 2005 – Business Symposium – $35
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle
Washington-British Columbia Sustainability Industries Summit
Description: Sustainability is becoming a major source of growth in our region. Specifically, British Columbia has established itself as one of the leaders in sustainable development and a center for sustainable business opportunities. The Sustainable Industries Summit provided an opportunity for Washington companies in these sustainable development and innovative technologies to learn about business opportunities in British Columbia. Industries targeted were: engineering, design, architecture and energy.
Co-sponsors: Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, State
of Washington; GLOBE 2006; Canadian Consulate, Seattle
Click here for copies of:
the “Program”
“Opening Remarks” by Juli Wilkerson, Director, State of Washington Department of Community Trade and Economic Development
“Green Buildings in Canada: An Overview,” by Alex Zimmerman, President, Canada Green Building Council, British Columbia
“Doing Business in Canada,” by Robert Jones, US Consulate General, Vancouver, British Columbia
Available Papers: “Green Buildings in Canada: An Overview,” by Alex Zimmerman, President, Canada Green Building Council, British Columbia
“Doing Business in Canada,” by Robert Jones, U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, B.C.
Attendance: 40 members of local businesses attended the conference

Wednesday, 4 May 2005 – Public Lecture – $15
7-8:30 pm, UW Campus
“The Global Food Conflict: Multinational Corporations versus Local Control in the US and Canada,” by Branden Born, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Design; Canadian Studies Affiliated Faculty
Description: The talk covered the concepts of the food system and food security as a globally important topic, the impact of the corporatization and globalization of that system vis a vis a localized, more democratic food system, and will reflect on responses from Canada and the US. This lecture is one of six in a series entitled, Hot Spots in Our World. Born pointed out that one of the most impressive policy making organizations in terms of food security is the Toronto Food Policy Council
Biography: Branden Born, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, completed his doctoral studies in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin where he studied the ability of collaborative planning approaches to effect social justice. His current research interests include planning process and social justice, particularly with regard to the inclusion of marginalized populations in societal decision-making; land use planning and regionalism, and urban food systems. He teaches courses on methods of planning analysis; community-based applied studios; and urban planning, policy, and the food system. His work on regionalism and food systems, particularly situated here in the PNW, prompted his association with the Canadian Studies Centre. He sits on the advisory committee of the nascent Seattle/King County Food Policy Council and the steering committee of the food planning interest group for the American Planning Association.
Co-sponsors: Henry M. Jackson School of international Studies; UW Extension program
Attendance: 40 members of the general public, students, and NGOs

Thursday, 5 May 2005 – Canadian Author Reading
5:30 pm, Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle
“Stuart McLean Host of The Vinyl Caf?”
Stuart McLean is a best-selling Canadian author, award-winning journalist, humourist, and host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Caf?, which has an audience of over 700,000 every weekend. He began his award-winning broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning. Later, Stuart spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC’s Morningside. His best-selling books includeThe Morningside World of Stuart McLean, Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada, Stories from the Vinyl Caf?, Home from the Vinyl Caf?, Vinyl Caf? Unplugged and The Vinyl Caf? Diaries. Both Home from the Vinyl Caf? and Vinyl Caf? Unplugged received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour.
Co-sponsors: Elliot Bay Book Company; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 45 members of the general public, university

Saturday, 7 May 2005 – Symposium
10:00 am-4:00 pm, Seattle Art Museum
“Coast Salish History and Art: A Day of Honoring”
 This symposium was held in conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum exhibition Song, Story, Speech: Oral Traditions of Puget Sound’s First People, a day to pay homage to those who have contributed to the foundation of Coast Salish studies. A diverse group of Canadian and U.S. presenters honored the contributions to the areas of Coast Salish art, art history, archaeology, language preservation, and cultural revivals, while also highlighting current directions and issues.
Co-sponsors: Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation; Bill Holm Center; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; Native Arts of the Americas and Oceania Council; Seattle Art Museum; and the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Chair: Dr. Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art, Seattle Art Museum
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Attendance: 300 members of local aboriginal groups, general public, educators, faculty
13-14 May 2005 – Academic Conference – $50, registration necessary
9:00 on Friday the 13th and ended at 4:00 on the 14th, Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall, UW campus

Pacific Northwest Indian Treaties in National and International Historical Perspective ”
Description: The conference was held in honor of the sesquicentennial of treaties between the United States and many Indian tribes in what is now Washington, Idaho, and Montana and British Columbia. The conference provinced the opportunity for scholars in law, history, anthropology, and other disciplines to consider such treaties in international as well as national perspective. Canadian Participation/Presentations: John Borrows, University of Victoria Law School: Comparison of treaties in Washington Territory and B.C., with attention to grants from Native groups to non-Indian beneficiaries; Hamar Foster, University of Victoria Law School: Influence of Washington Territory law and policy on treaty-making in what is now B.C.; Paige Raibmon, University of British Columbia: Role of B.C. land policies for non-Indians in limiting potential of the province’s treaty and reserve policies for aboriginal peoples; David R. Miller, First Nations University of Canada: The treaties’ role in complicating intertribal and cross-border Indian relations east of the Rockies; J.R. Miller, University of Saskatchewan: Multiple meanings of treaties in Canada as a background for conflicting present interpretations; Keith Carlson, University of Saskatchewan: How Salish people of B.C. understand their agreements with the Crown, both through oral history and through their understanding of treaties in Washington; Kent McNeil, York University: Reassessing the basis for Canadian claims of sovereignty in the Pacific Northwest, in particular the doctrines of early international law, and their relevance to current treaty negotiations; Arthur Ray, University of British Columbia: Questions arising from a Canadian court case regarding treaty breaches, including whether disputes of this kind can be resolved satisfactorily in courts
Chair: Dr. Sasha Harmon, American Indian Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Canadian Studies Center
Co-sponsor: Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Attendance: 55 faculty, graduate students, members of local Native American

Monday 16 May 2005 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge
7 pm, University Book Store, U District, 2nd floor reading room
“Reading and Book Signing by John Vaillant from The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed”
 In 2001 Journalist John Vaillant journeyed to the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of British Columbia for an article he was writing on kayaking. Instead he discovered an abandoned kayak and camping gear that re-ignited a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest that made international news. The gear belonged to the logger-turned-environmental activist that was responsible for taking a chainsaw to a 300-year old golden spruce that was sacred to the Haida. Vaillant first published his discovery in an article in The New Yorker in 2002 ( The Golden Spruce grew out of that article. The book documents the history of the people and the Queen Charlotte Island region – one of the continent’s most pristine and vibrant ecosystems. Vaillant also describes how the area has been a battleground with government officials and logging companies squaring off against the Haida and environmental groups since the 1970s. Yet, the loss of the mythic golden spruce united loggers, natives and environmentalists. The Golden Spruce dramatizing the destruction of a deeply conflicted man and the wilderness he loved. The book traces the rise, fall and rebirth of the Haida nation, and exposes the dangers of the logging industry.
Biography: John Vaillant has written for The New YorkerThe AtlanticNational Geographic-AdventureOutside and Men’s Journal. He lives in Vancouver with his wife (an anthropologist and a potter) and their two children. Of particular interest to Vaillant are stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world. His work in this and other fields has taken him to five continents and five oceans. The Golden Spruce is his first book.
Further Information: John Valliant’s book grew out of this 2002 article in The New Yorker, “Letter from British Columbia: The Golden Bough,”
Co-sponsors: University Book Store; UW Department of Forest Resources; UW Program on the Environment; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 70 faculty, students, members from environmental NGOs

Thursday 19 May 2005 – Canadian Author Reading – no charge
7:30 pm, Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle
Three-Day Road by Joseph Boyden
A Canadian writer of Irish, Scottish, and Mettis ancestry, who came here by way of New Orleans, Joseph Boyden was here with one of the more amazing debut novels of this year. Three-Day Road (Viking) is set in Canada and the battlefields of Europe during World War I, based in part on the story of Francis Pegamahgabow, the legendary Indian sniper of that war. “When Cree Indians Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack join the Canadian Army in 1915, they expect to go to France, become warriors and kill Germans. What they don’t expect is that the war will drive one of them mad and make the other a morphine-addicted cripple. This is Boyden’s first novel a powerful tale of two young men numbed by the horrors and brutality of trench warfare. Boyden vividly portrays the chaos, fear, cowardice and courage of infantrymen condemned to wallow in the mud and blood of the Western Front…Friendship is driven with resentment and war is stripped of glory in this remarkable, wrenching novel, the work of a gifted storyteller.
Co-sponsors: Elliot Bay Book Company, Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 32 members from the Seattle community

20 May 2005 – Lecture – no charge, registration necessary
3:30-4:30, Faculty Club Conference Room, UW Campus 
“Napa Lajoie, Baseball and Nationalism in Canada and the United States University of Washington”
 by Claude Couture, Visiting Fulbright Scholar 
 In 1901, in his first season in the American League of Baseball, Napoleon Lajoie, the son of French Canadian textile workers working in New England, won the Triple Crown with an average of .423, along with 14 home runs and 125 RBI in 131 games. His batting average for that season is still the highest batting average for a single season in the AL. In 1916, when he retired from the AL, many considered him as a national hero in the US. But in Canada, at least in some daily newspapers in Toronto and in Montréal, he was also described as ‘a true Canadian’. The period during which Lajoie played professional baseball, between 1896 and 1916, was, perhaps, the most fundamental period of transition to modern identities both in the US and in Canada. Professional sports, in the two countries, played a crucial role in that process. However, in Canada, some authors have argued that the identity of Canada, British or French, was and is still essentially a resistance to modern individualism developed in the American way of life and society. In this lecture, using Napoleon Lajoie’s example as a starting point, it argued on the contrary that both societies developed, through different strategies, a common fascination for modern individualism symbolized by professional sports. 
 Claude Couture is Professor of Social Sciences and Canadian Studies at the Faculty? Saint-Jean (French Campus) of the University of Alberta in Canada, and is spending the 2004-2005 academic year as Fulbright Professor at the Canadian Studies Center of the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous books including, Discours d’tienne Parent (Presses de l’Universit de Montréal, 2000), Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Etienne Parent and Canadian Liberalism: Paddling with the Current (University of Alberta Press, 1998), Espace et differences. Histoire du Canada (Presses de l’Universit Laval, 1996) and La banale trahison dâun laic (Paris, LâHarmattan, 1996). He has also published extensively in academic journals and chapters in edited books. He is Director of the Canadian Studies Centre of the University of Alberta and associate editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies.
Attendance: 15 faculty, graduate students, general public

20-21 May 2005 – Academic Conference – no charge, registration necessary
Friday night opening/reception; Saturday 9 am-5 pm, UW Campus
Demanding Quality: Worker/Consumer Coalitions and ‘High Road’ Strategies in the Care Sector presented by Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Description: Child care, health care, family care, women’s work? Researchers, activists, and practitioners take on these and other important issues.
Canadian Presentations:
“Geographies of the Body, Home and Work: Home Health Care Workers in Ontario,” presented by Dr. Kim England, Director, Canadian Studies Center
“(Not caring for) Caring Labor in Canada: Alberta and Quebec Compared,” presented by Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Visiting Scholar, University of Alberta
“Rationalizing Reproduction: Health Care Efficiency and Midwifery Labor in Contemporary France,” presented by Maria Fanin, doctoral candidate, Geography
Co-sponsor: Politics and Society; The Institute on Poverty and Inequality; The Institute on Inequality and Social Structure; The Center for Research on Families; Women’s Studies; Sociology; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 60 faculty, graduate students, local members of health care

Saturday 28 May – Canadian Author Reading – no charge
7:30 pm, Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle
“Open and The Five Books of Moses Lapsinsky” by Lisa Moore & Karen X. Tulchinsky
Description: From two ends of the country, we welcome two of Canada’s finest younger fiction writers, Lisa Moore (here from St. John’s, New Brunswick) and Karen X. Tulchinsky (down from Vancouver). Both have received major acclaim and honors in their homeland – and are due for real readership down here. Lisa Moore’s book of stories, Open (Anansi), was a Giller Prize finalist “Lise Moore is in full command of her imaginative powers in Open…Her infectious style reminds us of another witty literary Moore (Lorrie), while packing the emotional clout of Alice Munro…Here is a sexy new Canadian voice that dares to challenge the traditional short story form to a duel – with exciting, often wrenching results.” – Les Ailes. Karen X. Tulchinsky recipient of the VanCity Book Prize, was here with a new novel set in Toronto, The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky (Polestar). “Karen X. Tulchinsky does for Toronto what Mordecai Richler did for Montreal.”
Co-sponsors: Elliot Bay Book Company; Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Attendance: 25

Thursday 9 June – Author Reading – no charge
6 p.m. Elliott Bay Book Company 101 S. Main St. Seattle, WA 98104
The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini
Description: We were pleased to welcome debut novelist Anne Giardini down and over from her Victoria home, to read tonight from her beguiling new book, The Sad Truth About Happiness (4th Estate). This story of a woman in her 30s – reasonably well along in her work, but not so in relationships – is one of surprises and insight. A fine writer in her own right, Anne Giardini is also the daughter of the late, much-missed novelist Carol Shields. “A fully formed new voice, poignant, funny and acute.” – Fay Weldon. “Charming . . . a pleasantly entertaining journey.” – Publishers Weekly.
Co-presented: Canadian Studies Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Attendance: 20

13-15 June 2005 – Academic Symposium – early registration $200
First International Symposium on the Management and Biology of Dogfish Sharks
 This symposium contributed to the development of relations between UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries, Canada using the dogfish shark as a mechanism. It moved the issue of shared stocks with Canada into a central position in SAFS. The conference was also seek to increase cross-border research on dogfish sharks off the West Coast of Washington and British Columbia. A showcase piece for the symposium included a modeling effort for the shared status of this cross-border fishery. This symposium seek recommendations for management actions to foster the recovery of depleted populations (using the British Columbia fishery as one key example).
Chairs: Vincent Gallucci, School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Canadian Studies Affiliated Faculty; Greg Bargmann, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Gordon McFarlane, Canadian Department of Fish and Oceans
 UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attendance: 70 faculty, graduate students, scientists from Canada, US and international

26 June-1 July 2005 – Professional Development – $100 per day/$500-$530 for a week
Western Washington University, Bellingham
“STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators”
Description: The STUDY CANADA Summer Institute, offered annually at WWU since 1978, provided K-12 teachers with an excellent and affordable way to learn more about Canada. Instruction on a variety of topics and development of curriculum for immediate classroom use enabled teachers to provide the global perspective recommended for social studies in the 21st century.
Attendance: 18 educators from across the US

28-29 June 2005 – Educator Workshop – $80
8:30-4:30 Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room, UW campus 
“Mystics, Eccentrics, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries: People Who Changed the Course of History”
 The outreach centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International
Studies invited you to attend the annual Summer Seminar for educators. This year’s seminar, Mystics, Eccentrics, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries: People Who Changed the Course of History focused on
individuals from around the world whose unique outlook changed the world. Scholars presented the lives of historical figures who were able to seethe world in a different light and who took action to bring their vision to fruition. This two-day seminar was designed for middle school, high school, and community college educators. 
 Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Programs/Centers
Attendance: 65 educators from the region