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This presentation will discuss recent developments in Syria with respect to changes on the ground and the shifting alliance matrix. Professor Etga Ugur will first cover the evolution of the Syrian conflict over the course of nine years and then offer an analysis of regional and international factors that made the survival of the Assad regime possible. It will conclude by a discussion of future prospects and the key issues that will be at stake going forward.
Etga Ugur is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He teaches classes on Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, and Middle East Politics. He is the author of Faith and Politics in the Public Sphere: The Gülen Movement and the Mormon Church (Syracuse University Press, 2019).
This event is co-sponsored with Bellarmine Preparatory School.
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Mike Fowler serves as Senior Trade Consultant at the World Trade Center Tacoma. He will discuss an ongoing trade conflict between the USA and China, including the Phase I deal, and its impact on the Pacific Northwest region.
Mike is fluent in Chinese and Japanese and has extensive experience as a consultant assisting US firms access Asian markets. Chair Emeritus of the Pacific Northwest International Trade Alliance, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of World Affairs Council of Tacoma. A former Senior Editor of Business Tokyo magazine, Mike holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Sophia University Graduate School of Comparative Culture in Tokyo and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
This event is co-sponsored with
The Evergreen State College-Tacoma.
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