Spring 2021 lecture series: Videos

The Jackson School’s Spring 2021 lecture series, “Changing Global Connections: New Formations of Identity, Place and Region” is a four-part series exploring how today’s changing geopolitics is creating new configurations across regions and in the field of international studies. Each lecture is moderated by Jackson School faculty and is followed by a Q&A session. RSVP for the series or individual talks by following this link.

May 13, 2021 | How Emerging Technology is Changing International Security

A panel discussion featuring Sarah Lohmann, Acting Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Vytautas Butrimas, NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Lithuania and Kristina Libby, Chief Science Officer at Hypergiant, the #1 tech startup of 2020. Moderated by Ambassador John Koenig.


April 29, 2021 | Indigenous Blackness in Ambas Américas: The Queer Politics of Self-Making Garifuna New York

Paul Joseph López Oro, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Smith College, discusses a transdisciplinary ethnography on how gender and sexuality shape the ways in which Garifuna New Yorkers of Central American descent negotiate, perform, articulate and self-make their Blackness, Indigeneity and AfroLatinidad, transnationally and transgenerationally. Moderated by Tony Lucero, Chair of Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Associate Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.


April 15, 2021 | Facing the New Geopolitics: China at the Poles

In this public lecture held and recorded on April 15, 2021, Anne-Marie Brady, a professor of China Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, discusses international relations between China and the Arctic. The talk and Q&A were moderated by Leela Fernandes, Director and Stanley D. Golub Endowed Chair, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.


April 1, 2021 | The Chinese Century and the City of Gold: Making Sino-African Worlds

Featuring Mingwei Huang, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Faculty Fellow, Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, Dartmouth College and moderated by Lynn M. Thomas, Professor, Department of History. Based on ethnographic research on Chinese migration to South Africa, this talk explores novel configurations of race, capitalism, and empire in the 21st “Chinese Century.”


This online series is sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.