Office of Global Affairs


December 18, 2015

Teaching a class on immigration during a refugee crisis

Kathie Friedman

Professor Kathie Friedman discusses the evolution of her course on immigration, and what each of us can do to stay involved with the ongoing refugee crisis. Read more from The Whole U…

December 2, 2015

UW researchers use cell phone metadata to estimate poverty in developing countries

A wealth and poverty map

In developing or war-ravaged countries where government censuses are few and far between, gathering data for public services or policymaking can be difficult, dangerous or near-impossible. Now, researchers with the University of Washington Information School and Computer Science and Engineering Department have devised a way to estimate the distribution of wealth and poverty in an area by…

November 23, 2015

Nov. 24: Paris roundtable with UW faculty

Eiffel Tower

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 6, 2015

Partnership sparks innovative solutions for clinical education

Kenyan health clinic

Every year, more than 30 UW Medicine residents journey 9,000 miles to Nairobi, Kenya. Working alongside Kenyan practitioners and students in conditions very different from those found in Seattle clinics and hospitals, they gain crucial skills and expand their clinical knowledge. They are part of CEPI, the Clinical Education Partnership initiative, an innovative global program…

July 30, 2015

Sustaining global change, one fellow at a time

UW Law Barer Fellows stand outside of the Capitol Building in Olympia.

The Barer Institute supports Fellows pursuing an LL.M. in Sustainable International Development. Fellows commit to working for at least two years in their home countries, which have ranged from states in East Africa to Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, to improve legal infrastructure.   Hezron Krop Kangerep believes his mother’s emphasis on education saved him…

April 22, 2015

UW scientists partner with spies to save wildlife

Conservation biologists from the University of Washington are working together with spy agencies and international partners to save wildlife worldwide. Read more from NBC News…

August 13, 2014

Grad student gets Young Investigator Award at International AIDS Conference

Jillian Pintye conducting a condom demonstration at a refugee camp

UW School of Nursing Ph.D. student Jillian Pintye has experience fighting health disparities across the globe. She was recognized at the recent 20th International AIDS Conference for her research investigating connections between male circumcision and disease transmission in Uganda and Kenya. Read a conversation with Jillian Pintye from UW Health Sciences NewsBeat…

July 2, 2014

‘Support global health workers’, urges alumna in TEDx talk

At last month’s TEDxUofW event, UW alumna Julia Robinson spoke candidly about the importance of human resources in solving global health challenges like AIDS. New technologies are getting a lot of buzz, she told the crowd, but supporting health workers is the best way to solve health challenges globally. “I think technology is amazing, but I also believe……

June 16, 2014

Study abroad programs, scholarships shaped grad’s Husky Experience

GO! and Fritz Scholar Shangé Purnell

English literature major Shangé Purnell was chosen for the honor of carrying the Arts & Sciences college banner at this weekend’s graduation. Study abroad played an important part her Husky Experience and helped develop her exciting future goals. Shangé plans to earn a doctorate in English literature and teach at the college level. Through this work, she wants…

June 10, 2014

Forensic research at UW helping to end illegal ivory trade in Togo


The government of Togo, a small West African country with a dwindling population of elephants, recently sought assistance from Samuel Wasser, Research Professor and Director of the UW Center for Conservation Biology. The Togolese government sought information about ivory thought to be illegal, and Wasser provided a report demonstrating that the ivory samples provided indeed came from…

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