IIGE Distinguished Speakers Series

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The Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement (IIGE) 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 us at ghonors@uw.edu or register via the links below (when provided).

Please note, special lectures featured as part of a Global Honors course have limited space available - attendance at these events are only available via advance registration.



The 2017 Global Honors Colloquium: 9.00am-5.00pm, Thursday May 18, Carwein Auditorium (KEY 102).

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.