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Spring 2021 Lecture Series | Changing Global Connections: New Formations of Identity, Place and Region

February 22, 2021

Join us in conversation for Changing Global Connections: New Formations of Identity, Place and Region, a four-part lecture series on how today’s changing geopolitics is creating new configurations across regions and in the field of international studies.

Each lecture will be moderated by Jackson School faculty followed by a Q&A session.

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This online series is sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.


LECTURE SCHEDULE – April 1 to May 13, 2021

Thursday, April 1 | The Chinese Century and the City of Gold: Making Sino-African Worlds – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. PST
Featuring Mingwei Huang, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Faculty Fellow, Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, Dartmouth College and moderated by Lynn M. Thomas, Professor, Department of History.

Based on ethnographic research on Chinese migration to South Africa, this talk will be an exploration of novel configurations of race, capitalism, and empire in the 21st “Chinese Century.”

This event is additionally co-sponsored by African Studies, China Studies, the East Asia Center and the Department of History at the University of Washington.


Thursday, April 15 | Facing the New Geopolitics: China at the Poles – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. PST
Featuring Anne-Marie Brady, Professor, China Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and moderated by Leela Fernandes, Jackson School of International Studies Director and Stanley D. Golub Endowed Chair

This talk explores international relations between China and the Arctic.

This event is additionally co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center/Arctic and International Relations, China Studies and the East Asia Center at the University of Washington.


Thursday, April 29 | Indigenous Blackness in Américas: The Queer Politics of Self-Making Garifuna New York – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. PST
Featuring Paul Joseph López Oro, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Smith College and moderated by José Antonio Lucero, Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

A transdisciplinary ethnography on how gender and sexuality shape the ways in which Garifuna New Yorkers of Central American descent negotiate, perform, articulate, and self-make their Blackness, Indigeneity, and AfroLatinidad, transnationally and transgenerationally.

This event is additionally sponsored by African Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington.


Thursday, May 13 | How Emerging Technology is Changing International Security – 9:30-11:00 a.m. PST
Panelists: Sarah Lohmann, Acting Visiting Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Vytautas Butrimas, NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Lithuania and Kristina Libby, Chief Science Officer at Hypergiant, the #1 tech startup of 2020.
Moderator: Ambassador John Koenig

This event is additionally sponsored by the Center for West European Studies and The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington.


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