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January 15, 2015

‘Paris and Beyond’: Jackson School to discuss recent terrorism in Jan. 21 roundtable

UW News

The eyes of the world are on France in the wake of the deadly shootings at the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The Jan. 7 act of terrorism has sparked questions about radical Islam, European unity and conflicts in the Middle East.

The University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on these issues and more, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Room 101 of Thomson Hall. The event — which is free and open to the public — is titled “Paris and Beyond: Making Sense of the World with Jackson School Faculty.”

“The attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the supermarket in Paris reverberated across Europe, the Middle East and North America,” said Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba. “In the Jackson School, we are grappling with the whys and hows of these events.”

Confirmed UW faculty panelists are:

  • Daniel Chirot, Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Jackson School and sociology department
  • Kathie Friedman, associate professor of international studies in the Jackson School
  • Ellis Goldberg, director of the Middle East Studies Center and professor emeritus of political science
  • Reşat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub chair in international studies and Jackson School director
  • Sabine Lang, associate professor of European Studies in the Jackson School
  • Anand Yang, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School
  • Noam Pianko, director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and associate professor in the Jackson School

The event is co-sponsored by the Jackson School and its Center for West European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence and Center for Global Studies.


For more information, contact Kristina Bowman, Jackson School communications specialist, at 206-221-1323 or kriscb@uw.edu.