UW News

November 30, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Katz Lecture: Remaking the Silicon Society, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump, and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Katz Lecture: Margaret O’Mara, “Remaking the Silicon Society”

December 8, 4:30 PM | Online

How might a pandemic year of digitally mediated life change society for good? Techno-futurists long predicted that computers would liberate workers from office drudgery, transform schooling, and make it possible to work and learn anywhere. While the desktop computer and the internet profoundly changed modern life, those work-from-home and online-education revolutions never really happened—until 2020 and COVID-19.

Margaret O’Mara, professor of history, explores how this extraordinary year has revealed both the great possibilities and immense limitations of the technology we now use to work and communicate, and exposed the stark inequities of the digital age, in this lecture sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump

December 8, 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Online

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry in conversation with Tom Z. Collina, the policy director at Ploughshares Fund, will discuss the terrifying history of nuclear launch authority and the new nuclear arms race that has begun, threatening us all, in this lecture sponsored by the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies.

Livestream: Duo Concert: Ted Poor and Cuong Vu

December 9, 7:30 PM | Online

Assistant Professor of Drums Ted Poor and Chair of Jazz Studies and trumpeter Cuong Vu present a celebration of space, groove, melody, and resonance in this duo performance live-streamed from the UW’s Meany Hall. A brief question-and-answer session follows the performance.

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Latino Vote in 2020 Elections: Implication for Climate Policy

December 10, 5:00 PM | Online

This event is part of the Doug and Maggie Walker Environmental Conversation Series, presented by UW EarthLab and UW Center for Environmental Politics.

Gary M. Segura, Ph.D., the co-founder and senior partner of the polling and research firm Latino Decisions and Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be discussing the impact of the Latino vote in the 2020 elections.

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Converge Conversation: UW President Ana Mari Cauce

December 10, 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Online

Join UW President Ana Mari Cauce for a celebration of the UW’s international community in this exciting finale to UW Converge 2020. President Cauce will share her insights into the University, our global impact and outlook for the future. 

During a conversation moderated by UWAA Executive Director, Paul Rucker, ’95, ’02, you’ll have a chance to submit questions to President Cauce and hear from your fellow international Huskies. 

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Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.