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Week 9 – Winter Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 9 – I hope you all are doing well despite impending finals! It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.




Join us for a moderated discussion on Ukraine and Russia featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who also authored the New York Times best-selling memoir, “Lessons from the Edge,” and veteran Moscow correspondent Carol J. Williams (moderator).

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M. Pacific Time


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.

About the speaker
Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch is the author of a New York Times best-selling memoir, “Lessons from the Edge.” She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-Resident Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University. Previously, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019), the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011) and the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008).

A Career Member of the Senior U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Yovanovitch has earned the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award eight times and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award on nine occasions. She is the recipient of two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards and the Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award.

Other awards include, but are not limited to, the 2020 PEN/Benenson Courage Award from Pen/America, the Morgenthau Award from the Armenian Assembly of America, the American Spirit Award for Distinguished Public Service from the Common Good, the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, and the Vandenberg Award.

About the moderator
Carol J. Williams (UW ’77) is a veteran foreign correspondent with 30 years’ reporting abroad for the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press. An award-winning journalist, she has reported from more than 80 countries with a focus on USSR/Russia and Eastern Europe.

The annual Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecture is sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Learn more about the Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecture.

Campaign for Change (CfC)

Campaign for Change (CfC), is the first and only intersex-led organization, established to address the plight of the intersex community in Nepal. As an organization, we are solely working tirelessly to raise awareness on intersex issues by developing and distributing informative and educational resources on intersex. It brings the need of intersex people to national, regional, and international attention. We lobby and advocate with the government, different institutions, and communities to create a safe and enabling environment for intersex people. We also advocate and support for economic empowerment of intersex people. 

As a small organization, we are always in need of creative minds, fresh and energetic people who are determined as well as enthusiastic to show their full potential. Having a few set of extra hands means we can complete our reports in time, do more thorough research and produce excellent data, reach a wider audience through social media campaigns, and so on. Through these internships, the students can learn about intersex and their issues, since I believe it is a new topic for most of them. They can learn, analyse, and assess the differences in the treatment of LGBTIQ+ community from their and our perspectives. 

Not to mention, they can get insight on how we are strengthening our movement while challenging the patriarchal norms and values in an orthodox society. All in all, this will be a learning experience for both parties as we believe there are always new things to learn.

If interested, contact Esam directly at: esanregmi@gmail.com.

Shocks and Aftershocks of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake- Thursday event

Help Fellow Honors Students with their Game Theory Project!

Hello all!

Our names our Chloe and Vienna, and we are currently students in the Honors 221C Course: Game Theory and its Applications, taught by Dr. Jake Cooper.

We were hoping we get you all to participate in our game theory project. To do this, you will be asked to participate in a small game. Below are four forms – randomly pick ONE form to fill out. It should take maximum 5 minutes to do 😊

  1. Form 1
  2. Form 2
  3. Form 3
  4. Form 4

If you have any questions about our project, please feel free to email us at vwang115@uw.edu and cdahleen@uw.edu.

Thank you so much!

Vienna and Chloe

The Palouse Review!


Hello Honors students, 

If you are still adjusting your spring schedule, check out these awesome courses.

HONORS 232 D: Locating Racism and Resistance (SSc, DIV, W)

SLN 21308 (View UW registration info »)

Felicia Ishino
Email: felicia@sankofaimpact.org

Credits: 5

This course is an immersive class intended to increase awareness of events that have both shaped and disrupted systems of racism and oppression in the United States. We will examine historical context, engage in opportunities for self-reflection and dialogue, and explore how to take action and make contributions both personally and professionally.

HONORS 232 C: The Ecology of Urban Seattle (SSc, W)

HONORS 232 C: The Ecology of Urban Seattle (SSc, W)

SLN 21296 (View UW registration info »)

Richard Conlin (Urban Design and Planning)
Email: richardbyrdconlin@gmail.com

Credits: 5

Through classroom and field experiences, examine the social, design, political, and ecological factors in urban systems that promote healthy urban neighborhoods and the integration of urban communities and ecological realities. Use these interactions to gain a deeper awareness of how these systems function in relationship to each other, to social and economic diversity, and to growth management and climate change. Use a Race and Social Justice (RSJ) screen as a key element in evaluating how communities are shaped.

HONORS 232 B: Reproductive Justice in Practice: Movements, Methods, and Meaning (SSc, DIV, W)

SLN 15318 (View UW registration info »)

Damarys Espinoza (Nursing and Health Studies)
Email: damarys@uw.edu

Credits: 5

In 2022, the Dobbs Decision made abortion access illegal in many U.S. states, ushering a post-Roe reality where the Constitution no longer protects the fundamental right of bodily autonomy. But what if some communities were already living in a post-Roe environment, long before 2022? What if the fundamental promise of Roe v. Wade was actualized for some communities at the exclusion of others, specifically Black, Indigenous and People of Color?

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the history and contemporary politics of reproduction. We will explore how the focus on abortion and care as the most significant determining factors of reproductive rights has silenced the reproductive histories and experiences of communities furthest away from justice. We will examine how reproductive justice as a framework and a movement repositions reproductive rights in a political context of intersecting race, gender, class, and other forms of oppression. Live, in-person dialogues with contemporary community organizers and reproductive justice leaders will enrich our learning.

HONORS 394 A: Feminism in the Borderlands (A&H / SSc, DIV, W)

SLN 15323 (View UW registration info »)

Michelle Habell-Pallán (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies)
Office: PDL B110 T, Box 354380
Phone: (206) 543-6981
Email: mhabellp@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 30 students

This undergraduate seminar examines the particular forms in which Chicana feminist theoretical practices in the art of solidarity are embodied, including theoretical texts, poetry, music, and other creative works. Seminar considers how Chicana feminist theory has transformed and been transformed by intellectual, poetic, and aesthetic traditions as it moves throughout the U.S. borderlands and beyond. Each seminar meeting consists of a brief lecture, discussion break-out groups, a mid-way break, and a viewing/listening to relevant film, media or audio texts or assignment workshop. It is linked to the 2021 Plurifeminisms Against Extractivism: Art/Law across Abiayala.