Arts and entertainment
2022 April 21
Connect with the UW community every week during public events and exhibitions!
Katzo’s exclusive lecture: Abderrahmane Sissako
April 26, 7 p.m. Kane Hall 210
What is the place of West Africa in the world and in the world of West Africa? These are the questions asked by the director nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Palm Branch Adberrahmane Sissako insists on films about the impact of World Bank and IMF policies in Mali and beyond (Bamako2006), the confrontation between extremist and moderate Islam in sub-Saharan Africa (Timbuktu2014), and deportation in Europe and the difficulties of returning home (Life on Earth, 1999). In all his films, Sissako brings a worldly sensitivity to portraying the continent’s most important problems, but always draws attention to the beauty and tenderness of everyday life, no matter how difficult it may be, and to the moral ambiguities and linguistic complexities. which avoid so many images of West Africa.
Sponsor Simpson Center for the Humanities. Co-sponsored UW African Studies Program, Black Film Collective, At the Henry Art Galleryand Northwest Film Forum.
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Interview with Brad Smith
April 27, 17:00 | Husky Union Building
As your technology changes the world, what responsibilities do you assume in addressing emerging global challenges? This conversation with Brad Smith, President and Vice President of MicrosoftInspired by his book Tools and Weapons, he examines the issues of responsibility and risk in the technological space, particularly in the dissemination of misinformation. Margaret O’Mara (Department of History) moderates this group with insights from UW professors Kate Starbird (Human Oriented Design and Engineering) and Jevin West (School of Information) about UW Center for the Informed Society. Sponsor UW Alumni Association.
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April 27, 7:30 p.m. | Kane Hall 130
Thirty years ago, a scientific revolution took place that finally made it possible to measure the hidden activity of the human brain. This cycle of lectures. remia department psychology and the presentation focuses on what we have learned from functional magnetic resonance imaging and how this technique evolved to provide insights into the neural basis of attention and reading.
April 28, 7:30 p.m. | Kane Hall 130
to join Public Lectures Office an evening with a National Book Prize winner, bestselling author and journalist Masha Gessen (they have them).
One of the most prominent observers of our democracy, Masha Gessen, is the author of eleven books, including the National Book Award. The future is history: how totalitarianism regained Russia and The Man Without a Face: The Rise of Vladimir Putin is Unlikely. Employee writer New Yorker.they covered political topics including Russia, LGBT rights, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and the rise of autocracy, among others.
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2022 Miliman’s lecture in the field of economics: Causal link in data science
April 29, 6 p.m. | Save 260
The Department of Economics preparing for 2022 Milliman Endowed Lecture presented by Guido Imbens. This biennial cycle of lectures brings world-renowned economists to the University of Washington through the generosity of Glen and Alison Milliman.
Guido Imbens is a professor of economics at Stanford University and in 2021. Nobel laureate in economics for “methodological contribution to causal analysis”, along with David Card and Joshua D. Angrist. His research focuses on the development of causal inference methods in observational research using fit, instrumental variables, and regression continuity models. After graduating with a doctorate, he taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. from Brown University. In addition to his current position at Stanford University School of Business, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society for Econometrics.
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2021–2022 WISIR Series: Contemporary Races and Politics in the United States; Race and democracy
April 29, 11:30 a.m. | Online
The Washington University Institute for Inequality and Race Studies is hosting online seminars on race and contemporary issues for the 2021-2022 academic year. These talks will focus on the key racial issues facing the country and will be attended by faculty from the University of Washington, as well as faculty from other institutions, offering reflections and diverse perspectives on these important topics.
This group will be moderated Chip Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington. The panel will take part in the discussion:
- Cristina BeltránAssociate Professor at New York University
- Michael HanchardProfessor of African Studies, University of Pennsylvania
- Deva WoodlyAssociate Professor of New School Policy
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Tags (s): African Studies Program • Center for Informed Society • Department of History • Department of Human-Oriented Design and Engineering • Department of Political Science • Department of Psychology • Henry Art Gallery • Information School • Simpson Center for the Humanities • UW Alumni Association
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