Office of Global Affairs

Jackson School


April 29, 2016

Learn locally, speak globally: welcoming students to a world of language study

Asian Languages & Literature

UW students can choose from 45 different languages. Videos created by Asian Languages & Literature introduce students to the study of Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, and offer tips on career opportunities and scholarships available to students of these languages. Watch the videos…


February 25, 2016

Student research named in El Salvador family’s reunification story

UW students working in El Salvador

Jackson School students in the 2015 capstone course “Promoting Human Rights and Healing in the Wake of Civil War” made two documentary films aimed to reunite San Salvadoran parents of “disappeared children.” The videos went public in March 2015, and in April, King 5 news covered the story. By early 2016, at least one mother and child from the documentary…


February 24, 2016

Consul General of India, industry leaders engage together on campus

Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok

With support from the Global Innovation Fund, The South Asia Center and the Global Business Center are partnering to host a symposium, “US-India Economic Relations and the Contemporary Indian Economy” on campus. Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India of San Francisco, as well as prominent members of the local community and UW faculty experts will…


January 25, 2016

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

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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 22, 2016

Diplomacy in the Earth’s orbit

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Professor Saadia Pekkanen says that space is “a sort of new frontier in terms of U.S. foreign policy, but also the global community.” She aims to “bridge the bridge the gap between what academics know and what policymakers might want to know.” Read more from UW Today…


December 6, 2015

Celebrating Ladino culture and language

Ladino Day

The University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program will host its third annual International Ladino Day, celebrating Sephardic language and culture, in a free event at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Room 130 of Kane Hall. The event will be followed by a kosher reception. This year’s featured speakers are members of Los Ladineros, a long-running…


December 5, 2015

Slovenian Prime Minister visits campus

Prime Minister Miro Cerar of the Republic of Slovenia met with University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce at the University of Washington on December 4, 2015 to express interest in sustained collaboration between the UW and academic institutions in Slovenia. The Slovene Prime Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Božo Cerar, Slovene Ambassador…


November 23, 2015

Nov. 24: Paris roundtable with UW faculty

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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. The event is free and open to the public. More details from the Jackson School of International Studies…  Panelists for this event include: Daniel Chirot, Herbert J. Ellison Professor of…


October 9, 2014

$16 million grant awarded to Jackson School centers

Jackson School statue

The U.S. Department of Education will fund all eight of the Jackson School of International Studies‘ Title VI centers with grants of more than $16 million. The Department of Education’s Title VI awards were introduced to ensure sufficient foreign language training for U.S. security. Grants are awarded to institutions of higher education every four years…


September 24, 2014

Carnegie Corp. funds Jackson School’s work tying international research to policy

Resat Kesaba

The Jackson School of International Studies will split a five million dollar award aimed addressing the disconnect between global research with policymaking. Resat Kesaba, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, says the award furthers the school’s current work. “We have worked with the companies and nonprofit organizations of the globally connected Pacific Northwest to address…



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