Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Seattle World Affairs Council events

There are a couple of events out on Bainbridge Island the World Affairs Council is sponsoring that look promising. Both events are part of what must be a series--"Advancing Democracy: Two Viewpoints." The first one will be on Oct. 20th, with Thomas Malia, the Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House participating. Freedom House does some cool work around the globe and is based in DC.

The other one will feature Robert Kaplan, of whom I'm a big fan. It's on Oct. 27. I've read a number of Kaplan's books, most recently Balkan Ghosts, which I found just brilliant.

There's also a interesting looking event out at UW on Oct. 23 with the kind of lame title of "Extraordinary Women Paving the Way." Speakers are Zahira Kamal and Naomi Chazan, women who are actively involved in Israeli and Palestinian activism.

The World Affairs Council sponsored Anthony Shadid's talk that I blogged about earlier. Hopefully, the above events won't get too into the breaking into groups/boring discussion stuff that happened with Shadid's presentation. I imagine they'll be quite good.

For more info, check the World Affairs Council website.

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