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Nov. 24: Paris roundtable with UW faculty

November 19, 2015

The Paris motto, “Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed but not sunk)” is projected onto the Eiffel Tower after November’s terror attacks. Photo by Loïc Lagarde.

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 in a series of airstrikes, and other nations are considering military action. And more than half of U.S. governors say refugees from Syria are no longer welcome in their states. As The Guardian newspaper asks: Have the Paris attacks changed the rules of the game? Join us in discussing how governments and governors, ordinary citizens and public intellectuals are reacting to this latest violent assault by ISIS in the West, and a historical context that may shed light on what’s next.

The Jackson School previously hosted a roundtable discussion after the deadly shootings at the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a supermarket in Paris in January.

The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists for this event include:

Daniel Chirot, Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies

Kathie Friedman, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Ray Jonas, Colonel Donald W. Wiethuechter, USA Ret., Endowed Faculty Fellow in History

Reşat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies; and Director, Jackson School of International Studies

Anand Yang, moderator; Chair, Department of History; and Tamaki Professor, International Studies

Presented by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Department of History, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for West European Studies, the European Union Center of Excellence, and the Middle East Center. The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses its content.