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November 10, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Political Science Faculty Panel: Is Democracy Dead?, Benaroya Lecture, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend lectures, exhibitions, and more.

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

Sharing Indigenous Knowledge Across Boundaries: Fishing Sovereignty in Alaska and British Columbia

November 16, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Online

Pacific herring are foundational to the lifeways of First Nations and Indigenous communities up and down the coast of British Columbia and Alaska. As government entities manage the herring for commercial production and profit, Indigenous elders have witnessed the depletion of sustaining abundance.

We invite you to join representatives of the Tlingit and Heiltsuk Nations, along with experts in tribal law and natural resource management from both Canada and the United States, for a discussion of the state of Pacific herring fisheries and what can be learned and shared across the border. This event is hosted by the Canadian Studies Center and Jackson School of International Studies.

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Political Science Faculty Panel: Is Democracy Dead?

November 16, 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Online

Please join the Department of Political Science on November 16th, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, for our Autumn Faculty Panel on the future of democracy, featuring our three Political Theorists. Can we build democracy in the face of multiple threats, old and new? Moderated by Michael McCann.

Panels include:

  • Noga RotemDo Democracies Need Crowds? Reflections after January 6
  • Jack TurnerThe Discipline of Democratic Citizenship (and the Dilemmas it Creates)
  • Jamie MayerfeldWho Destroyed the Climate? Would Democracy Have Saved Us? (Questions from the Future)

Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, presented by The Black Embodiments Studio

November 16 – December 11 | Online

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and The Black Embodiments Studio (BES) are pleased to present Katherine Simóne Reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, an exhibition centered on how Black women feel in the face of danger, whether that danger is known for certain or merely speculated. Featuring photography, video, installation and sound works by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, the exhibition considers how different kinds of information influence the way we relate to our surroundings. A recorded exhibition walkthrough with a talk by Reynolds will also be available to view via BES social media channels.

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Rome, the City of Illusion: A Conversation with Professor Shawn Wong 

November 17, 5:30 PM | Online

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, the city of yearning.” wrote Giotto, a 14th century painter and architect. Join the UW Rome Center on November 17th for a conversation with Professor of English Shawn Wong on Rome’s unreal and hallucinatory qualities. From Fiat car chases to marching bands appearing out of nowhere, Shawn shares his experiences capturing Rome’s oddities as a traveler, professor, and author. Shawn will be joined in conversation by Lisa Wogan, writer and UW Rome Center alum, who participated in the first study abroad program he led to Rome in 1997.

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Geographers in Practice

November 18, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Join the Department of Geography community for our annual event featuring three alumni sharing their experiences as geographers in practice! From inspiration to impact, these stories highlight their ongoing professional activities, public service and activism. Featuring Wendi Pedersen, GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist for Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining; Koji Pingry, Twin Willows Farm; and Kuang Sheng, Senior Research Analyst for JLL.

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11/18 BENAROYA LECTURE | Analyzing the Israeli COVID-19 Response in Context: Social, Historical and Ethical Perspectives

November 18, 8:00 – 9:00 PM | Online

Nadav Davidovitch, Professor of Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will give the 2021 Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Lecture in Israel Studies, discussing Israel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in conversation with Abraham Flaxman, Associate Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.

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