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Message from the Director: Autumn 2018

December 21, 2018

Resat Kasaba

For those of us who teach, research, and speak on international affairs, this was an exceptionally autumn and year. Through our innovative teaching and public programs, we responded to the growing demand for informed discussion about our increasingly complex and unpredictable world. The Jackson Report for 2018, which reach you in the early part of the new year, is full of examples from our busy and productive year. This newsletter includes some highlights from our recent accomplishments.

Donghui Park who studies cyber warfare and information technologies learned coding in order to better understand this problem.

Our quick response programs continue to draw large audiences, providing an environment for the Jackson School faculty, students and members of our community to interact and discuss current affairs. The panel we organized on “The Caravan,” as the refugee flows form Central America are known, was a standing room only event that touched upon regional, historical, policy and human aspects of this complicated problem.

In the new year we are looking forward to a lecture on Germany after Merkel by Niko Switek, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the UW, and hosting Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, who will speak on Reinventing globalization on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Professor Rodrik is one of the best and widely read economists whose writing on this topic is a must read for researchers, students and policy makers. We will also have a lecture series on Cybersecurity, which will run through Spring 2019.

Thank you for your continuing support for our programs, students, and faculty. We are privileged to be a part of this vibrant and inspiring community. On behalf of my colleagues, it is my pleasure to wish you happy holidays and a  prosperous new year.

Reşat Kasaba
Director – Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies