Office of Global Affairs


January 25, 2016

Israel Today: A lecture series by from the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies


During Winter Quarter 2016, the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will host three scholars who represent new approaches in the growing field of Israel Studies. The lecture series is entitled “Beyond the Binary: Israel Studies Today” to reflect the fact that these researchers are going beyond standard divisions in the field. Their work, ranging…

January 19, 2016

We the people: Race & equity at the UW


The Race & Equity Initiative builds on the University of Washington’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and social justice. The Initiative centers on creating an inclusive experience for students, faculty and staff, addresses institutional bias and racism, and engages our communities to help us work through our shared challenges for a world of good. Read more…

January 8, 2016

Arctic Encounter Symposium convenes policymakers, industry leaders and experts

Researchers landing a plane

Experts from the University of Washington are set to engage in next week’s Arctic Encounter Symposium. The largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States, the Symposium confronts the leading issues in Arctic policy, innovation, and development. It aims to raise awareness, engage challenges, and develop solutions for the future of a region and a people….

October 26, 2015

UW philosophers discuss the migration crisis

UW classroom

As a response to the ongoing migration crisis, the University of Washington Department of Philosophy is offering a campus discussion forum every Wednesday. One crucial question is the nature and extent of our ethical obligation to help people in need. UW philosophers in our department would like to stimulate discussion about this important topic. Learn about upcoming forums…

October 6, 2014

The message at Entrepreneur Week? Dare to do.


Entrepreneur Week is an annual window into the world of entrepreneurship, around the corner and across the globe. This year, from October 13-17, the Buerk Center will host events featuring Seattle’s high-profile thinkers, dreamers, innovators and doers. There’s something for everyone: die-hard entrepreneurs, students interested in working for a startup and those who just want to learn more. …

May 23, 2014

Student researchers present at UW Tacoma Global Honors Colloquium

Noelle Gigochi

Presenting at last week’s Global Honors Spring Colloquium, Noelle Gichohi started by thanking her mentors and supporters. “I stood in front of the audience and said, ‘I grew up in a village in Kenya, and it took a village to get me here’”. Her ‘colloquium village’ included UW Tacoma professors and librarians, a Highline Community College…

May 20, 2014

US, Japanese leaders celebrate longstanding relations

New cherry trees

Japanese General Consul Masahiro Omura spoke today near Drumheiller Fountain today to celebrate a recent gift of cherry trees to the UW American Ethnic Studies department from the people of Japan. Also speaking at the ceremony were former congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and UW President Michael K. Young. The new cherry trees, installed…

May 14, 2014

Undergraduates present research with global relevance

Undergraduate Research Symposium participant

This Friday, undergraduate researchers, faculty mentors and community members will converge in Mary Gates Hall for the 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research work at the event, and many of their projects address pressing global issues. Here are four exciting examples of globally-relevant undergraduate research projects: The Role of…

May 8, 2014

Launch party celebrates book by study abroad students

TIPS to Study Abroad flyer

A May 12 launch party will celebrate the publication of TIPS to Study Abroad: Simple Letters for Complex Engagement, a book by students from Professor Anu Taranath’s 2013 study abroad to Bangalore, India. Through the unique medium of students’ letters to Things, Ideas and People (TIPS), the book “offers a simple method to help travelers- students…

April 29, 2014

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies celebrates 40th anniversary

Stroum Center students

Recognized internationally as a center for research and scholarship, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the center is hosting a 40th Anniversary Spring Gala on May 12. Read about a Stroum Center project from Columns…  

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