Center Videos and Media

Inequity at the Boiling Point with Somini Sengupta, NYT foreign correspondent

Over 280 members of the UW community and public gathered on Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, to listen to Somini Sengupta for a talk titled, “Inequity at Boiling Point: What I’ve Learned as a Journalist Covering the Human Toll of Global Warming,” as the international climate reporter for The New York Times.

Watch the video here:

A conversation with Congressman Adam Smith on China

On October 8, 2021, Congressman Adam Smith joined the Jackson School for a talk on China and U.S. foreign policy.

Watch the recording of this webinar event:

Indigenous Speaker Series

The virtual Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the Salish Sea Research Center, amplifies voices of Indigenous people and promotes a dialogue about Indigenous people’s cultural and traditional lived experiences

Learn more and access videos here.

JSIS Spring 2021 Lecture Series: Changing Global Connections: New Formations of Identity, Place and Region

This four-part lecture series discussed how today’s changing geopolitics is creating new configurations across regions and in the field of international studies. Each lecture was moderated by Jackson School faculty and was followed by a Q&A session. Learn more by following this link.

Videos available here.

NIEA Spring 2021 Lunch and Learn

This  week-long lunch and learn event with the Northwest International Education Association from  April 26 – April 30, 2021 explored ways that faculty and staff could internationalize their campuses.

Videos available here.

Talking Gender in the EU: Lecture Series

The European Union has set impressive standards on gender equality, providing legal frameworks for equal pay, investing in work/life balance and childcare, and allowing for positive action to advance equal treatment of women across member states. At the same time, Europe witnesses considerable backlash from anti-gender activists and rightwing reactionary movements, calling into question gender equality as a core norm of European democracies.

This four-part lecture series covers gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament. Contributors investigated actors, institutions, and policies in the area of gender in Europe, offering perspectives on current challenges and possible versions of the future.

Information and podcasts available here.

JSIS Winter 2021 Lecture Series: Protest, Race, and Citizenship across African Worlds

The Winter 2021 lecture series included conversations with emerging scholars tracing Horn of Africa connections to today’s global trends in popular politics, racial formation, and new forms of belonging. Each lecture was moderated by Jackson School Director Leela Fernandes, and was followed by a Q&A session.

Videos available here.

Arctic Series 2021: Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change, and the Environment

In this “fireside chat,” Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and Dr. Kevin Turner, discussed emerging issues and priorities identified by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in the face of global challenges. Diverse topics included efforts to conserve the Porcupine Caribou Herd, adjustments during a pandemic, and pathways for unifying traditional insight of changing climate and landscapes with ongoing science-based monitoring approaches. This talk was part of a larger K-16 Educator Workshop Series introducing educators to the Arctic today, including the role of Arctic Indigenous peoples in international relations, their communities, and languages. Learn more about Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the workshop series here.

Recorded Feb. 9, 2021.

Heritage Language Symposium 2021 – Keynote and Q&A: Heritage speakers in the L2 classrooms: towards evidence-based heritage language pedagogy

The Heritage Language Symposium is an annual gathering of language teaching colleagues from the University of Washington and around the state for the purpose of discussing heritage language learning.

Click here to explore pre-recorded sessions that were available to watch before and during the half-day live Symposium on February 20, 2021, and watch video recordings of live sessions on February 20 here.

The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry in conversation with Ploughshares Fund Policy Director Tom Z. Collina discuss the terrifying history of nuclear launch authority and the new nuclear arms race that has begun, threatening us all. Moderated by Leela Fernandes, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies.

Recorded Dec. 8 2020.

The Crisis in Transatlantic Relations and Other Global Challenges

Ambassador Nicholas Burns discusses the evolving U.S. relationship with Europe ahead of the November U.S. Presidential Election and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 and economic crises. Director of the Jackson School, Leela Fernandes, moderated.

Ambassador Burns is the Goodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School. He is Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Security Forum and a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group. During his 27 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Burns served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Ambassador to NATO, Ambassador to Greece; State Department Spokesman; Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs on the National Security Council; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush.

Recorded Oct. 29, 2020.

Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning in WA / Preparing for Virtual WAFLT.

Launched in 2006, the Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning (MELL) project tracks and reports on world language learning and trends in Washington State. Watch the video of the MELL presentation for the 2020 Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) Conference.

Recorded Oct. 2, 2020.

The European Response to COVID 19

Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, who is currently the dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, joins us from Paris to discuss the European response to COVID-19 with former Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba.

Recorded May 29, 2020.