ArtSci Roundup: Panel of Political Science Professors: Is Democracy Dead ?, Benaroya Lecture, etc.

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arts and entertainment

November 10, 2021

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

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


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

November 16, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | In line

Pacific herring are essential to the way of life of First Nations and Indigenous communities along the coast of British Columbia and Alaska. As government entities manage herring for commercial production and profit, indigenous elders have witnessed the depletion of sustainable abundance.

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

Free | Register and more info


Panel of the Faculty of Political Science: Is Democracy Dead?

November 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | In line

Please join the Department of Political Science November 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for our fall panel on the future of democracy, featuring our three political theorists. Can we build democracy in the face of multiple threats, old and new? Hosted by Michael McCann.

The panels include:

  • Noga Rotem: Do Democracies Need Crowds? Reflections after January 6
  • Jack turner: The discipline of democratic citizenship (and the dilemmas it creates)
  • Jamie Mayerfeld: Who 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 | In line

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and The studio of black incarnations (BES) are pleased to present Katherine simone reynolds: A Warning Resting in the Distance, an exhibition focused on how black women feel about danger, whether the danger is known with certainty or simply speculated. Showcasing photographs, videos, installations and sound works by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, the exhibition examines how different types of information influence our relationship with our environment. A presentation of the exhibit recorded with a lecture by Reynolds will also be available through BES social media channels.

Free | Register and more info


Rome, the city of illusion: a conversation with Professor Shawn Wong

November 17, 5:30 p.m. | In line

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

Free | Register and more info


Geographers in practice

November 18, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Join 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 current professional endeavors, public service and activism. With Wendi pedersen, GIS and remote sensing specialist for the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining; Koji pingry, Twin Willow Farm; and Kuang Sheng, senior research analyst for JLL.

Free | More information


11/18 BENAROYA CONFERENCE | Analysis of the Israeli response to COVID-19 in context: social, historical and ethical perspectives

November 18, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | In line

Nadav Davidovich, Professor of Health Systems Management at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, will give the 2021 Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Lecture in Israeli 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.

Free | Register and more information


Looking for more?

Discover the UWAA Stronger Together webpage for more digital engagement opportunities.

Tag (s): ArtsUW • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Canadian Studies Center • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of English • Department of Geography • Department of Political Science • Henry Art Gallery • Jackson School of International Studies • Jacob Lawrence Galerie • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies



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