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Paris Attacks: Making Sense of the World

Jackson School of International Studies Professor Daniel Chirot speaks to faculty, students and the public on Nov. 24 as part of a panel about understanding the recent Paris attacks in the context of history and U.S. foreign policy.

November 25, 2015

Posted by: Monique Thormann

“What’s important to remember about ISIS ideology that is not mentioned enough is their belief that the apocalypse is coming,” said Jackson School of International Studies Professor Daniel Chirot to over 120 students, faculty and members of the public who gathered on Nov. 24 to discuss the fallout from the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Chirot

Global Classroom: Radnitz on U.S.-Russia Relations

November 24, 2015

Posted by: Monique Thormann

The University of Washington’s Jackson School Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Scott Radnitz joined World Affairs Council President and CEO and CNN’s former Moscow Bureau Chief in discussion on U.S.-Russia relations on Nov. 17 as part of the Council’s Global Classroom series.

Online info session for Southeast Asia MA program on Dec. 3

November 23, 2015

Posted by: Kristina Bowman

Prof. Rick Bonus, program director for the Jackson School of International Studies’ MA in Southeast Asia, will provide information about the master’s program during an online session on Dec. 3 from 10-11 a.m. A recent graduate of the program will also be available to provide a student perspective. Attendees are encouraged to prepare questions.

Cybersecurity and the Paris Attacks: The Encryption Debate

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November 22, 2015

Posted by: Jessica Beyer

Although initial investigation appears to indicate that no encryption was used to plan the terrible attacks in Paris, the attacks have given the policy conversation around encryption and commercial products new life. Many security officials would like to see backdoors built into commercial products that would allow security agencies to monitor communication. Technology companies and

Nov. 24: Paris roundtable with UW faculty

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November 19, 2015

Posted by: Kristina Bowman

Join UW faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 24 for a roundtable discussion on “Paris II: Making Sense of the World” in Thomson Hall 101 at 7 p.m. On Nov. 13, a terrorist spree in Paris left more than 125 innocent civilians dead and nearly 400 with injuries. ISIS has claimed responsibility. Since then, France has bombed Syria

Japan Studies guest speaker denied U.S. visa for conference

November 17, 2015

Posted by: Kristina Bowman

A guest speaker for the UW Japan Studies program and the Simpson Center for the Humanities was denied a visa to speak at a three-day conference on Socially Engaged Art in Japan, according to a press release from the Simpson Center. Fram Kitagawa, a Japanese curator who espouses art’s return to slow, rural values as

Chirot on Paris attacks

November 16, 2015

Posted by: Kristina Bowman

Daniel Chirot, Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, recently returned from Paris and is quoted in the Seattle Times about last week’s  attacks. Chirot said he feared the attacks would be a boost for the right-wing party in France, the National Front, and could lead to closed borders between countries and a change

Learn a foreign language with a FLAS Fellowship

November 16, 2015

Posted by: Kristina Bowman

Interested in foreign language training? Applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships will be accepted until Jan. 29, 2016. The next information session is Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in THO 317. Students can apply for the following languages: Arabic –Bangla- Bulgarian –Burmese –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Canadian First Nations, Métis & Inuit –Chinese –Czech –Danish –Estonian