IGE Distinguished Speakers Series and Special Events

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) promotes a globally engaged university through collaborations and partnerships that connect the classroom to the world. Its Distinguished Speaker Series and Special Events feature prominent speakers and Global Honors students who expand knowledge and understanding of the world through their global work and travel. We welcome our campus and community; if you would like to attend, please email Paul Carrington (pauldc@uw.edu) or register via the links below (when provided).

Global Honors students participating in the IGE Student Engagement Program (SEP) should note that attendance at the events listed here may typically count toward the guest speaker component of the SEP award.

Please note, special lectures that feature as part of a Global Honors course only have strictly limited spaces available - attendance at these is only available via advance registration.

Spring 2017

The 2017 Global Honors Colloquium will be held at 9.00am-5.00pm on Thursday May 18, in the Carwein Auditorium (KEY 102)

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Winter 2017

Brazil, Culture and Politics

Wednesday, February 15, 12.30-1.20pm, CP 325

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), in collaboration with the UW Center for Brazilian Studies, is pleased to welcome Sociology Professor Gilmar Santana of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil for this special guest lecture.

The lecture will be hosted by SIAS & Global Honors Senior Lecturer Margaret Griesse, and UW Jackson School of International Studies Professor Jonathan Warren. Professor Santana will lecture on "Brazil, culture and politics". He is knowledgeable about the theater of the oppressed and has done research on Brazilian film and music as it relates to politics.

Global Classroom - Global Health and the South Sound

Wednesday, February 22, 5.30-7.00pm, Jane Russell Commons

  • John Wiesman (DrPH, MPH):  Washington State Secretary of Health; accomplished transformational leader with more than 22 years of public health experience; focuses on whole systems approaches to health improvement
  • David Reyes (DNP, MPH, RN):  UW Tacoma Assistant Professor of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership; serves on UW Population Health Initiative task force; primary interests in improved population health systems and outcomes for diverse, vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Janna Bardi (MPH):  Washington State Assistant Secretary of Health, Prevention & Community Health Division; works to prevent disease and promote a healthy start, healthy choices, and access to services
  • Enrique Leon (MD):  Multicare Tacoma physician; active in public health advocacy; provides both local and international health care

Autumn 2016

A copy of this schedule is available for download here.