Global Fireside with Rick Steves

November 18, 2020 6:30 pm


Many of us are yearning for the adventure of a trip overseas, but not sure what that will look like in a post-COVID world. Join Rick Steves for lively and thought-provoking discussion with UW Study Abroad Director Wolf Latsch on the joy and future of travel.

About the speaker

Rick Steves

Travel writer

Rick Steves UW ’78 is America’s most respected authority on European travel, empowering Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves’ Europe, headquartered in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. There he produces a best-selling guidebook series, a popular public television show, a weekly public radio show, a syndicated travel column, and free travel information available through his travel center and A proud Husky, Rick majored in  business and history at UW.

Wolfram Latsch, Director of UW Study Abroad, works with key partners across the university to envision, create and promote a wide variety of global educational opportunities for UW students. Wolf has taught economics and international studies at the University of Oxford, Northwestern University and at the UW, receiving several teaching awards. His academic expertise is in development economics and economic history, especially of sub-Saharan Africa and Britain. A native of Germany, Wolf holds master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Oxford.

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