Thursday, January 15, 2015

Paris and Beyond: Making Sense of the World with Jackson School Faculty

Wednesday January 21, 2015
Thomson Hall 101
7-9 p.m.

The eyes of the world are on France in the wake of the deadly shootings at the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The Jan. 7 act of terrorism has sparked questions about radical Islam, European unity and conflicts in the Middle East. Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a faculty roundtable discussion as we try to make sense of events in Paris and beyond. Confirmed faculty panelists include Daniel Chirot, Ellis Goldberg, Reşat Kasaba, Sabine Lang, and Anand Yang. Among the topics faculty will consider are changes in Europe, politics in European countries, status of immigrants in France, Muslim politics and Muslim youth in Europe and beyond. This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Center for West European Studies, the European Union Center of Excellence, the International Studies Program, and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Contact:

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Chile’s Oldest Film Archive Digitizes and Makes 150 Historic Films Available For Download or Streaming Online


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The Cineteca of the University of Chile, the oldest film archive in the country, has made over 150 films spanning the entire history of national cinema freely available to download or stream online.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

De Inga y Mandinga: Music, Dance, Poetry

de Inga y Mandinga

In partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Peruvian artist, director and producer Monica Rojas will present in December “DE INGA Y MANDINGA: African Diaspora Artistic Routes to Latin America”, a multidisciplinary performance that explores the results of mixing historical African influences in Latin America. With DE INGA Y MANDINGA Seattle is at the forefront of uniting representatives of Afro-latino communities to preserve, cultivate and share their valuable culture. This year’s edition will explore music and dance traditions from Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina, all woven into a story of love that honors history, ancestry and vibrant cultural heritage.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Cinema Italian Style | Nov 13 - 20 | SIFF Cinema Uptown

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the sixth annual celebration of the best in current Italian films.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Help us improve the Libraries website and earn $10!

The Libraries is conducting a study to evaluate several features on our website. We want to find out what works best for people who use it - people like you - so we can improve the design and functionality of the site.

Sign up online for a 1-hour session:

Eligible participants will earn a $10 gift card for the University Bookstore and some UW Libraries swag. Questions? Email

Thursday, October 23, 2014

French Cinema Now at SIFF

October 23-30

"The festival showcases the diversity of contemporary French cinema with seasoned directors, like Alain Resnais and the Dardenne brothers, playing alongside relative newcomers like Celine Sciamma and Christian Duguay, with spectacular performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg, Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo, Yvan Attal, Cédric Kahn, and The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius. From explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies, historical epic to family-friendly animation, this year's Festival truly offers something for everybody."

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