Each year around this time, as we get ready to welcome our new and returning students for the start of fall quarter at the end of September, I am reminded of how much the Jackson School accomplishes even during the summer term when the rest of the university assumes a decidedly slower pace.
The world outside the Jackson School and UW does not slow down, so neither do we.
One such example is a 48-hour cybersecurity bootcamp for congressional staffers that we hosted in August, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in D.C. Another is an international crisis simulation in July which brought together our M.A. in Applied International Studies students and leading experts to study the Cyprus conflict.
You can read about this and other samplings of our summer in this edition of The Jackson Scoop. I also encourage you to visit our website (https://jsis.washington.edu/) for latest analyses by our faculty, students and alumni in the media as well as in blog form.
I want to bring to your attention a few upcoming events in October:
- Fall 2017: Lectures on Asia supported by our Title VI centers in partnership with the Asian Art Museum in Seattle
- Oct. 3: Rob Berschinski on Human Rights and the Trump Administration
- Oct. 5: Sarah Chayes on The 21st Century Gilded Age – A Global Trend
- Oct. 5-8: The global Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference“, hosted by our Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, including a cultural exhibit, books from the region and more. Open to the public. Registration fee applies.
These are just a few examples of our many fall quarter public events. Please continue to check our calendar: https://jsis.washington.edu/events/
I am especially looking forward to “Bringing the Jackson School to D.C.” once again and reconnecting with our impressive network of D.C. alumni on Oct. 26.
I wish you a good start to autumn. Thank you again for your interest and all that you do for the Jackson School.
Director – Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies