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COVID-19 Global Conversation Series

April 7, 2020

Coronavirus

Sharing our knowledge in times of global crisis is part of our mission. Take a virtual journey around the world in a series of global conversations between our faculty in Seattle with experts in other countries to help make sense of the world in the time of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to Liberia
Danny Hoffman, Chair of African Studies and Bartley-Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, interviews Monrovia-based Mohammed K. Dunbar, a research and surveillance officer in the Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia. Dunbar, who holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology, has also been a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, and appeared in news outlets such as the BBC. Recorded: May 5, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to Uganda
Danny Hoffman, Chair of African Studies and Bartley-Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, interviews Rose Mary Nakame, Founder and Executive Director of Rural Elites Mentorship Initiative East Africa (REMI), based in Kampala, Uganda. Recorded: May 1, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to COVID-19 and Human Rights at Home
Reşat Kasaba,
the director of the Jackson School and professor of Middle East politics and international studies, talks with Angelina Godoy, professor and chair of the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights, about COVID-19 and its impact for immigrants, asylum-seekers and U.S. citizens being held in detention centers. Recorded: April 28, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to Djibouti
In this episode, Danny Hoffman, Chair of African Studies and Bartley-Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, interviews Awo Abdi Daher, a journalist for Al Jazeera and Radio and Television in Djibouti, East Africa. Recorded: April 27, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to India
Sunila Kale, Associate Professor and Director of the South Asia Center at the UW Jackson School of International Studies with a focus on Indian politics, speaks with urban planner and architect Mukta Naik, a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India, about India’s structural response to the COVID crisis and potential impacts. Naik’s research interests include housing and urban poverty, urban informality and internal migration, as well as urban transformations in small cities. Recorded: April 28, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to Kazakhstan
Scott Radnitz, Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies and Associate Professor at the UW Jackson School interviews Dimash Alzhanov, political analyst with the civic movement Wake Up, Kazakhstan. Alzhanov is a British university-educated politics geek and pro-democracy activist. Recorded: April 20, 2020


COVID-19 Global Conversation: From Seattle to Spain
In this 30-minute episode, Reşat Kasaba, the director of the Jackson School and professor of Middle East politics and international studies, talks with Işık Özel, professor of Political Science at the Carlos III University of Madrid. Özel, who earned her Ph.D. Political Science at the UW, has taught at Sabancı University (Istanbul), and held research and teaching fellowships at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (Mexico City), Freie Universität Berlin and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies. Recorded: April 17, 2020