CGS Newsletter Release

Center for Global Studies Spring & Summer 2024 Newsletter

Dear Center for Global Studies community, in this Spring & Summer 2024 newsletter, we look back at some activities from winter and spring and highlight some upcoming summer programs and opportunities for educators. We congratulate our students for finishing the 2023-2024 academic year and wish everyone in the community a good start to their summer!

News and Events

Diversity in Study Abroad Workshop held on-campus at the UW Husky Union Building (February 9, 2024)

On February 9, 2024, the Center for Global Studies welcomed educators and administrators from Washington state community colleges and universities to the UW campus to participate in a half-day workshop centered on diversity and accessibility in study abroad programs. Read more about the workshop and its speakers here.

Representatives from Bellevue College, Seattle Colleges, and Green River College led an interactive session on addressing barriers to study abroad.

UW Center for Global Studies welcomes Albinism Rights Advocate I.K. Ero to University of Washington Campus for Public Lecture (February 7, 2024) 

This past February, Ikponwosa (I.K.) Ero, the first United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (2015 – 2021), was welcomed by the Center for Global Studies & UW Disability Studies to the University of Washington campus to give a public lecture titled “Human Rights in Practice: An overview of the journey to protect people with albinism in Africa and globally.” To learn more about Ms. Ero’s presentation and ground-breaking human rights work, visit this page.

Director of the Center for Global Studies, Stephen Meyers (standing left) and audience listen to Ikponwosa Ero’s presentation. An ASL interpreter (lower right) provided sign interpretation.

Educator Opportunities

Community College Master Institute 2024 Call for Applications

CCMTI 2024 – The Promises and Perils of New Technologies: Global Perspectives (August 6-7, 2024)
Application due date: July 10, 2024 (priority consideration)

Tentative schedule:

August 6: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
August 7: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Center for Global Studies is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 Community College Master Institute to be held on the UW campus on August 6 and 7, 2024. Educators and faculty from college campuses across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are invited to attend the two-day workshop. Read more about the CCMTI 2024 – The Promises and Perils of New Technologies: Global Perspectives at this link and apply here.

Student Activities

Student Publication: Jackson School Journal Volume 12, Issue 1 (Spring 2024)

This past spring, the UW Jackson School Journal, an undergraduate peer-reviewed academic journal showcasing student research and policy writing, released its latest issue: “Equilibrium Amid Strife,” available to read here. Check out this link to learn more about the spring issue and hear from the Jackson School Journal Editor-In-Chief, Jingyi (Jane) Pan.

Center for Global Studies Outreach

UW Center for Global Studies cosponsors documentary film “The Battle for Laikipia” at 2024 Seattle International Film Festival

This past May, the annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrated its 50th run with a lineup of thrilling and engaging new films from the global theater brought to Seattle from May 9 to May 19. The Center for Global Studies cosponsored the new Kenyan documentary, The Battle for Laikipia (2024). Learn more about SIFF and The Battle for Laikipia at this link.

The Battle for Laikipia (2024)