Office of Global Affairs

News and features


  • Reflecting on an innagural visit to Cuba

    January 12, 2017

    Global Affairs

    President Ana Mari Cauce

    Alaska Airlines began the first regular commercial service from the West Coast to Cuba last weekend. President Ana Mari Cauce was part of the delegation that flew to Havana, her birthplace. Read her reflections from the trip...


  • A new tool in the fight against poaching

    January 3, 2017

    Global Affairs

    Tusks from poached elephants

    Smithsonian Magazine profiled the work of passionate UW researcher and conservation advocate Samuel Wasser. He is using wild animal dung to trace and end poaching around the world. Read the full article...


  • President Cauce is one of Bill Gates' 'favorite fanatics'

    December 20, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Ana Mari Cauce

    As 2016 comes to a close, Bill Gates is honoring gifted leaders - including UW President Ana Mari Cauce - who work tirelessly to change the world. Read more...


  • Indigenous journeys: Study abroad program explores the Northwest by canoe

    December 14, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Canoe journeys

    The American Indian studies department has created a new study abroad program titled “Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study”, which will give students the opportunity to observe and participate in the annual canoe journeys undertaken by upwards of 6,000 various indigenous peoples of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) and beyond each year. Read more from The…


  • GIX will offer learners a menu of IP options

    December 5, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Vikram Jandhyala

    The Global Innovation Exchange will offer students an education - and a chance to start a company. That's why IP options offered by GIX will include open, shared, or student ownership. Read more from Xconomy...