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February 17, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Katz Distinguished Lecture: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Contemporary Environmental Issues In Taiwan, Global Perspectives on Restorative Justice & Race, 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

Joff Hanauer Honors Lecture Series: U.S. Foreign Policy and American Policing

February 23, 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Online

Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies and Joff Hanauer Honors Professor of Western Civilization invites us to learn more about the history and interconnectedness of our politics and the experiences of people across the planet.

Join a robust discussion about the profound linkages between American actions abroad (invasions, bombing, counterinsurgencies) and American domestic policing.

Contemporary Environmental Issues In Taiwan: Understanding the Politics of Climate Change in Taiwan: from Global, National, to Local

February 23, 5:00 PM | Online

The Taiwan Studies Program presents an upcoming four-part lecture series focused on Contemporary Environmental Issues in Taiwan. All talks will start at 5pm Pacific Time and be publicly available for viewing and participation.

On February 23rd, join Professor Chung-En Liu of the National Taiwan University for a discussion on the politics of climate change in Taiwan.

Next in the series:

  • February 25, 5:00 PM: Public Opinion and Behavior towards Climate Change in Taiwan
  • March 2, 5:00 PM: Climate Change Disaster and Governance in Taiwan
  • March 4, 5:00 PM: Taiwan’s Food and Agriculture: History, Environment, and Challenges

Global Perspectives on Restorative Justice & Race: Conversation with Fania Davis

February 24, 5:30 – 6:45 PM | Online

In this extraordinary moment of unrest and uncertainty, join the Office of Global Affairs for a conversation with civil-rights activist Fania Davis as she makes the case for the importance of global engagement in the non-western world. This special discussion, moderated by Professor of Comparative History and Ideas Dr. Anu Taranath, will examine how restorative justice, equity and indigeneity can offer a path forward in healing and unifying our nation.

Free | Register and More Info

NHC Virtual Book Club: Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice

February 24, 4:00 PM (PST) | Online

Join the NHC Virtual Book Club for an event surrounding Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice, which reveals how the voices and visions of artists in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo can help us see what otherwise evades perception from the injustices produced by apartheid and colonialism. Examining works by contemporary performing artists Brett Bailey, Faustin Linyekula, Gregory Maqoma, Mamela Nyamza, Robyn Orlin, Jay Pather, and Sello Pesa, author Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, demonstrates how the arts are “helping to conjure, anticipate, and dream a world that is otherwise.”

2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents: Ted Poor feat. Cuong Vu

February 25, 8:00 PM | Online

Ted Poor, Assistant Professor of drums, and Seattle-based drummer whose adventurous, soulful playing has vaulted him to the stages of some of today’s most vital artists. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ted has toured and recorded with such renowned artists as Paul Simon, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Blake Mills, Cuong Vu, Madison Cunningham and Gabriel Kahane.

For this special Duo presentation, Poor will be joined by trumpeter and Chair of Jazz Studies Cuong Vu who has performed with Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie.

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Katz Distinguished Lecture: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Making Abolition Geographies”

February 25, 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Online 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s work has led the way in showing that abolition is a practical program for urgent change based in the needs, talents, and dreams of vulnerable people. Scholars and community organizers join her for a conversation about decarceration and community-based approaches to generating well-being and addressing harm. Roundtable discussants will include Angélica Cházaro (School of Law, University of Washington), Shaun Glaze (Research Director, King County Equity Now), and Megan Ybarra (Geography, UW). Introduced by Gillian Harkins (English, UW); moderated by Chandan Reddy (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, UW).

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2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Divya Mehra

February 26, 12:00 PM | Online 

Divya Mehra will be presenting this lecture in the Critical Issues Lecture Series, organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. 

Next in the series:

  • March 5, 12:00 PM: to be announced

Free | Register and More Info

Looking for more?

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