Office of Global Affairs

Jackson School


November 3, 2016

The fate of Salonica’s Jews in the city’s transition from Ottoman Empire to Greece

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Devin Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies — part of the Jackson School of International Studies — and an associate professor in the Department of History. He is the author of “Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece,” published in September by Stanford University…


October 27, 2016

Helping refugees abroad with a Fulbright scholarship

Hamda Yusuf

Hamda Yusuf ’16 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in a first-ever cohort for a “Community-Based Combined Grant,” which requires both community work and teaching in a foreign country. In fall 2016, she’ll be heading to Austria for 9 months to support Refugees Welcome, a non-profit that is dealing with the Middle East refugee crisis there, and will…


October 24, 2016

Arts partnership captures a refugee experience in Seattle

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A new exhibition and video documentary tell the story of a refugee family. These were developed by ART WORKS Projects in collaboration with the UW Center for Global Studies, The Seattle Times, UW Libraries and the King County Library System. See photos and video from The Seattle Times…


July 21, 2016

Global learning on campus

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40 UW students engaged in a case simulation this summer, working to defuse the developing crisis in the South China Sea. Thanks to a partnership between the Jackson School of International Studies Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) and the U.S. Army War College, students from the Jackson School, Foster School of Business, School…


June 24, 2016

UW students head to Nepal for hands-on learning

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This summer, 10 UW students will participate in a new Exploration Seminar course in Nepal. Organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), the seminar is one of the few formal programs in the U.S. focused on Nepal. Read more from The Seattle Times…


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

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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…



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