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Global Classroom: Understanding Ethnic Conflict at Home and Abroad

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • University Y Student Center, Room 303, 1710 Market Street, Tacoma WA 98402
  • 132


  • For multiple guests
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP

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Understanding Ethnic Conflict at Home and Abroad is the topic of our Fall Quarter Global Classroom. Jointly hosted by UW Tacoma's Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), the SIAS Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA) and the World Affairs Council Tacoma, Global Classroom is an interactive speaker series on global issues that matter.

Our panel of scholars brings a wide range of expertise geographically, historically and politically on the nature of ethnic conflict around the world and in Tacoma’s own history. While typically understood as a problem of foreign states and distant places, the panel will help us understand how ethnic conflict relates to our everyday lives and political commitments. What factors produce conflict along ethnic lines? How unique is each ethnic conflict? Can we learn something by comparing ethnic conflicts from different areas of the world? Is ethnicity the best way to understand these conflicts or are other factors creating these situations? How will the recent changes in global politics, particularly the resurgence of nationalism and isolationism in the United States and Europe, affect the future of ethnic conflict? What can the residents of the South Puget Sound do to make ethnic conflict a problem of the past?

Featuring Speakers:

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Daniel Chirot, PhD
Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies
UW Jackson School of International Studies

Andrew Gomez, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
University of Puget Sound
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Yan Jian, PhD
Research Fellow, Center for Global Governance Studies
Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, China
Visiting Scholar, University of Washington Tacoma


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Benjamin Meiches, PhD
Assistant Professor
Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs Division
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma

We encourage you to come prepared with your own questions for our distinguished panel.

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