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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits, performs and lectures at Haus Der Kunst in Munich

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali was one of three internationally recognized artists invited for a live performance, exhibition and lecture at Haus Der Kunst as part of the museum’s “Archiv Galerie 2019” series. Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug” was the opening performance for the launch of “Archives in Residence: Southeast Asia Performance Collection” on view in Munich, Germany from June 28 - September 29, 2019. The series focuses on the relationship between the archive and the formation of history ...

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Morgan Mentzer advances queer and trans rights

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Morgan Mentzer is co-founder and executive director of Lavender Rights Project, whose mission is to advance a “more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities.” Last spring Mentzer and Lavender Rights Project (LRP) collaborated with students in Julie Shayne’s “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” course to chronicle the organization’s history as part of the ...

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Min Tang publishes Tencent: The Political Economy of China’s Surging Internet Giant

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IAS faculty member Min Tang has published Tencent: The Political Economy of China’s Surging Internet Giant. The book, as part of Routledge's Global Media Giants Series, examines the history and expansion strategies of the China-based leading global Internet giant, Tencent, and illuminates its emergence as a joint creation of the Chinese state and ...

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Dan Berger on recent activism in Puerto Rico

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published two op-eds on the recent demonstrations that forced Puerto Rico's governor to resign. In the Washington Post Berger and historian Carly Goodman write that the protests build upon a long history of activism that might inspire people in the US as well. "For years, Puerto Ricans have been organizing in opposition to U.S.-backed austerity policies supported by ...

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Laura Halpin credits interdisciplinary education for her success as international policy consultant

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IAS Early Grad Laura Halpin (’93) enrolled at UW Bothell with set her sights on an international career.  Today she draws heavily from her Liberal Studies foundation to address complex social policy issues as a development consultant and lecturer to European institutions. “No matter which courses I took,” she recalls, “we were always discussing across disciplines ways in which to achieve social justice and effect ethical change. I’ve built it in to everything I do to this day.” 

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