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Thursday in downtown Seattle: “Conversation on Cross-Sectoral Partnerships”

November 5, 2015

The M.A. in Applied International Studies presents a “Conversation on Cross-Sectoral Partnerships” this Thursday evening, November 5 in downtown Seattle.


Reception: 5:30

Panel: 6:30-8

  • Shira Shafir, PhD, MPH, Director of Social Innovation and Impact, TOMS
  • Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer, PATH
  • James Bernard, Senior Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Education
  • Nancy Ward, Chief Engagement Officer, World Justice Project
  • Moderated By: Celes Eckerman, Managing Partner, Galvanize Partners


Splashy cross-sectoral partnerships are in vogue. Governments, businesses, the military and the philanthropic community are teaming up to reach new markets, new audiences and new pots of funding. Great in theory, but are these partnerships working in practice? Moreover, does collaboration ensure impact?

This event is part of the Intersections in International Affairs series, hosted by the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Seattle, The Seattle Globalist, Crosscut and Global Washington, and made possible with generous support from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. These events are free and open to the public. They are designed to engage international affairs stakeholders in honest and provocative conversations about the work occurring at the intersections of government, business and philanthropy. And how we can do it better

Please park in the garage underneath the Wells Fargo Building to facilitate easiest access into the venue. Enter the garage heading West on Madison Street between 3rd and 2nd avenues. Take the garage elevator up to the lobby. Exit and locate a seperate elevator that will take you to the SURF Incubator on the 7th floor.

The exterior doors to the Wells Fargo Building will lock at approcimately 6 p.m. The MAAIS program will have a staff member in the lobby to open doors for guests who are walking, busing or parking elsewhere. Please use the entrance on the North side of the building along 3rd avenue by the Starbucks. Thank You!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 206-685-8936 or email us at