Global Affairs: Fall 2017 speakers and panel discussions

Friday, September 22, 2017

Shoreline Community College Global Affairs Center - fall schedule

The following speakers and panel discussion events will take place this fall at Shoreline Community College.

Note that four of these events - October 5 and 19, and Nov 2 and 16 - take place in the evening, and four events take place during the daytime on October 12 and 25, and Nov 9 and 30.

The evening events all start at 7:00pm and take place in Room 9208 (9000 building); parking is FREE. The daytime events all start at 12:30pm, except the event on October 25 which starts at 11:30am, and all take place in 9208 (9000 Building); small fee for parking.

The presentations themselves are all free and open to the public. The campus is at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133. Campus maps here

If you have questions, contact Larry Fuell at 206-533-6750.


The Changing Face of Vietnamese Migration - Personal Tales of Challenge and Success
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Mr. James Hong, Mr. Long Kim, Ms. Thoa Nguyen, and Dr. Christoph Giebel (moderator)
Vietnamese-American immigrants discuss their earliest memories, biggest challenges, and successes as they and their families settled in the U.S. This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Peace Tree Vietnam.

Compassion, Culture, Education
Rita Zawaideh, Founder, Salaam Cultural Museum/Syrian Medical Missions
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 - 1:20pm, Room 9208
This unique non-profit organizes medical teams that travel to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Greece. They also collect clothing, furniture, household affects and medical supplies for refugees in these camps, as well as those who have resettled in WA State. The desire to help others transcends politics, religion and sectarian tensions. Rita also has advice for those of us who want to help.

Local Action / Global Impact
Mayor Marilyn Strickland, City of Tacoma
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Room 9208
The phrase "think global, act local" is a call to arms of local activism. It is probably most strongly associated with environmental issues, but has been used in many other policy realms as well, including trade, immigration, transportation, healthcare, and education. Mayor Marilyn Strickland argues that there has been a shift from national to local governments such as Tacoma in seeking progress on these issues.

Seattle GenR (IRC)
Simon Walker, President, (Shoreline CC, 2012; JSIS, 2015)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30am -12:20pm, Room 9208 [tentative]
GenR-short for Generation Rescue-is a group of young, influential humanitarians in Seattle who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives. Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members support the IRC through advocacy, networking and fundraising activities.

Diverse Voices in the Military: Vietnam and Current Era Veterans
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Francisco Ivarra, Donna Lowery, Steve Marron, Bill Moore, Jordan Smith, and Derek Levy (moderator)
What have been the challenges faced by women and racial & ethnic minorities in the military over time and how have they overcome or otherwise dealt with these challenges? How have their service, return home, and commemoration of their service been similar or different? This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Veterans Services at Shoreline Community College.

Cybersecurity: the New Frontier for Security Policy
Justin Collins, University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, (Shoreline CC, 2015; JSIS, 2018)
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 9208
Justin was part of the team of policy fellows tasked with completing a cybersecurity project for the Microsoft Corporation. Their research assisted in the design and implementation of a Digital Geneva Convention. Dovetailing with that work, Justin took part in the 2017 Jackson School Rome, Italy Task force. He presented his research findings on the need for US-EU Transatlantic cybersecurity. Justin will share his personal story that took him from the U.S. military, Shoreline Community College, the UW Jackson School, and to Europe on his way to earning Associate and Bachelor degrees.

U.S.-Russia Relations: A New Cold War?
Bradley Murg, Professor of Political Science, Seattle Pacific University, and Affiliate Professor at the UW/Jackson School, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
U.S.-Russian relations seem to have reached a low point since the end of the Cold War in 1990. From confrontations in Europe and the Middle East, and accusations of Russian meddling in U.S. elections have produced a "tenuous" bilateral relationship. Is it the new/old normal?

Solo Travel in Myanmar: Pictures and Stories from Afar
Brooke Zimmers, Professor of Communication Studies, Shoreline Community College
November 30, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 9208 PUB
Brooke travelled alone in Myanmar for three weeks last year during winter break. She will share her photography, stories and lessons learned about Myanmar, about being a woman traveling alone, and about traveling in the age of social media and how it impacts the travel experience.


Support for these events comes from the Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.


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