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February 2018

Fulbright Talks: Stories by Fulbrighters

February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library, 909 4th Ave
Seattle,WA98104United States
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Join the World Affairs Council and the Western Washington Chapter of the Fulbright Association for an evening program featuring short stories and presentations given by members of our local Fulbright community.

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YPIN February Networking – Grad School Social

February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stout, 1530 11th Ave
Seattle,WA98122United States
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Considering a future path to graduate school? Or maybe you are interested in mingling with your graduate school peers? Join YPIN for February’s networking night, Grad School Social! This is a great opportunity to come together, find like-minded peers in your field, or create new connections with global-minded graduate school students and alumnae from across the globe! Current and former graduate students from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the UW Graduate Business Association, and more will be…

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International Development Networking Happy Hour

February 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Old Stove Brewing Co., 1525 First Avenue
Seattle,WA98101United States
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GlobalWA Happy Hour

Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development.No registration required.This series is a partnership between Global Washington and the World Affairs Council.     

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YPIN French Conversation Table

February 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poco Wine & Spirits, 1408 E Pine St
Seattle,WA98122United States
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Bienvenue! Join us to practice your French language skills. This is a fun and inclusive group, so all levels are welcome and encouraged! Bring a friend and enjoy drinks and food as we work toward helping each other in our language learning journey.Registration is free, but please let us know you're coming.This venue is 21+.  Register Here

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YPIN’s February Spanish Conversation Table

February 27 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,WA98102United States
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YPIN Spanish Feb

If you can hold a conversation in Spanish or are interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills, we invite you to join us! We always have a diverse group of globally-minded people, all working on their Spanish. This is a very fun and inclusive group, so come and bring a friend or two!Enjoy food or a beverage to support our partnership with Little Water Cantina. Register Here

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How to Handle Russia: Keep Calm and Carry On

February 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute, argues that this concern with “Putinology” comes at the expense of understanding and responding to the deeper trends that are likely to shape Russian policy regardless of who is in the top job at the Kremlin.

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March 2018

Global Competency Session III: Communicating Ideas Across Cultures and Taking Action

March 1 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,98103United States
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21st-learner

In this session, we will identify types of communication across cultures in the classroom, describe approaches for communicating ideas effectively with diverse audiences, explore considerations for international on-line collaboration, and consider how to apply these concepts to take action in specific projects using examples from Seattle’s International Schools.

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YPIN March Arabic-English Exchange

March 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, 340 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Seattle,WA98112United States
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Arabic-eng

Join YPIN to practice your language skills, and eat some Mediterranean food! We are a diverse group of globally minded people, all working on our Arabic/English language fluency. This is a fun and inclusive group, so come and bring a friend or two.

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Global Classroom: Media Literacy, Fake News, and a Free Press

March 8 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Please join Global Classroom, alongside our partner programs, for an evening dedicated to Media Literacy and the rights and responsibilities of a free press. The program will begin with a discussion for educators on Media Literacy hosted by Linda Kennedy, founder and director of LK Media.

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Global Café: Taking Action on Climate – Responses, Challenges, and Opportunities

March 15 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ballard Pizza Co., 5107 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle,WA98107United States
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Washingtonrefinery

Global Cafe is a YPIN discussion series where participants get together to examine and analyze some of the biggest global challenges of our day. On March 15th, we will discuss climate action on international, national, and local levels across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. During this unique event participants will hear perspectives from leading experts in the field and have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.Special guests will include Jürgen Salay, current EU fellow at the Center for…

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On Behalf of Themselves: Syrian Women Organize for Justice

March 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1301 5th Ave, Suite 1500
Seattle,WA98121 United States
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Join the World Affairs Council and the Global Fund for Women for a panel discussion to hear how Syrian women are organizing to gain ownership of their lives, their rights, and their futures as well as those of their communities.

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