PLEASE NOTE: Due to unexpected circumstances, we have had to change the programming for this evening's event. The originally planned program, Climate Change and the Global South, will hopefully be re-scheduled sometime early next fall.
IRAN: The Social Movement for Change
SAGHAR AMINI, University of Washington
Ms. Amini will discuss the current social movement in Iran to support women, life and freedom. She will also share her recommendations for U.S. policy toward Iran.
Event will be held at:
Bellarmine Preparatory School
in the Connelly Center
2300 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98405
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LESSONS FROM THE GLOBAL GIG ECONOMY
DR. DIVYA McMILLIN, Professor of Global Media Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Global Engagement, University of Washington - Tacoma
What business and social innovations thrived under the pandemic? What product and service designs surged ahead under the formidable constraints of lockdowns and isolation? Dr. Divya McMillin will share case studies and field notes from her summer 2022 research on the gig economy in Bangalore India.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Divya McMillin (PhD 1998, Indiana University Bloomington) is author of International Media Studies (Wiley 2007), Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (Peter Lang, 2009), and the anthology Place, Power, Media (Peter Lang, 2018).
“Making Sense of Strategic Ambiguity: Taiwan, China and the United States”
SETH WEINBERGER, Professor of Political Science at University of Puget Sound
Details are still TBD. Please check back closer to the event more information!
Event will be hosted online via Zoom
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Life in a Sahelian Village: Based on the Memoir "Growing Mangos in the Desert"
DR. KATIE BAIRD, Professor of Economics, University of Washington - Tacoma
Set in the Mauritanian Sahel, Baird's story chronicles her three years in the village of Cive, and the events that have transpired there since. Her story underscores the particularly ways that Sahelian communities are vulnerable to environmental change, political turmoil, and violence.
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