ArtSci Roundup: Katz Distinguished Lecture: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Contemporary Environmental Issues In Taiwan, Global Perspectives on Restorative Justice & Race, and more

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February 17, 2021

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we’ll be sharing upcoming events online that bring the UW and the community at large together.

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


Joff Hanauer Honorary Lecture Series: US Foreign Policy and US Police

February 23 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | In line

Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies and Joff Hanauer Honorary Professor of Western Civilization invites us to learn more about the history and interdependence of our politics and the experiences of people across the planet.

Take part in a lively discussion about the deep links between US actions abroad (invasions, bombings, counterinsurgencies) and US home policing.

Contemporary environmental issues in Taiwan: understanding the politics of climate change in Taiwan: from global, national to local

February 23, 5:00 p.m. | In line

the Taiwan Studies Program presents an upcoming four-part lecture series focusing on contemporary environmental issues in Taiwan. All lectures will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and will be open to the public for viewing and participation.

On February 23, join Professor Chung-En Liu of National Taiwan University for a discussion on climate change policy in Taiwan.

Next in the series:

  • February 25, 5:00 p.m .: Public opinion and behavior in the face of climate change in Taiwan
  • March 2, 5:00 p.m .: Climate disaster and governance in Taiwan
  • March 4, 5:00 p.m .: Taiwan’s food and agriculture: history, environment and challenges

Global Perspectives on Restorative Justice and Race: A Conversation with Fania Davis

February 24, 5.30 p.m. – 6.45 p.m. | In line

In this extraordinary time of turmoil and uncertainty, join the Global Affairs Office for a conversation with a civil rights activist Fania davis as she emphasizes the importance of global engagement in the non-Western world. This special discussion, moderated by Professor of comparative history and ideas Dr. Anu Taranath, will examine how restorative justice, fairness and indigeneity can pave the way for healing and the unification of our nation.

Free | Register and more information


NHC Virtual Book Club: Performance and the Aftermath of Injustice

February 24, 4:00 PM (PST) | In line

Join NHC Virtual Book Club for an event around Performance and the aftermath of injustice, which reveals how the voices and visions of artists in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo can help us see what otherwise escapes the perception of the injustices produced by apartheid and colonialism. Review of works by contemporary performing artists Brett Bailey, Faustin Linyekula, Gregory Maqoma, Mamela Nyamza, Robyn Orlin, Jay Pather and Sello Pesa, author Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, shows how the arts “help to evoke, anticipate and dream of a world that is otherwise”.


The Biamp PDX Jazz Festival 2021 presents: Ted Poor feat. Cuong Vu

February 25, 8:00 p.m. | In line

Ted Poor, Assistant Drums Professor, and Seattle-based drummer whose adventurous and soulful playing has propelled him to the stages of some of today’s most important artists. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ted has toured and recorded with renowned artists including Paul Simon, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Blake Mills, Cuong Vu, Madison Cunningham and Gabriel Kahane.

For this special Duo presentation, Poor will be joined by the trumpeter and Chair of Jazz Studies Cuong Vu who performed with Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie.

Free | Register and more information


Katz Distinguished Lecture: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Making Abolition Geographies”

February 25, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | In line

Ruth wilson gilmoreThe work of has shown the way in showing that abolition is a practical program for urgent change based on the needs, talents and dreams of vulnerable people. Academics and community organizers join her for a conversation about decarceration and community approaches to generating wellness and fighting harm. Roundtable participants will include Angélica Cházaro (Law School, University of Washington), Shaun Glaze (Research Director, King County Equity Now), and Megan Ybarra (Geography, UW). Presented by Gillian Harkins (English, UW); moderated by Chandan Reddy (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, UW).

Free | Register and more information


2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Divya Mehra

February 26, 12:00 PM | In line

Divya mehra will present this conference as part of the Critical Issues Lectures Series, organized by the Art school + Art history + Design in collaboration with the Henri art gallery. The general public is invited to join fine arts students seeking a degree in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art.

Next in the series:

  • March 5, 12:00 p.m .: to come

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 • College of Arts & Sciences • College of the Environment • Comparative History of Ideas Program • Department of Dance • Department of English • Department of Gender Women and Sexuality Studies • Department of Geography • Environmental Studies • Henry Art Gallery • Jackson School of International Studies • Jazz • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • School of Art + History of Art + Design • School of Law • School of music



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