2022 Spring Quarter World Issues Forum Forum Lineup
Fairhaven College launched the World Issues Forum, Western Washington University’s global justice speaker series in September 2001. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of World Issues since it was begun and nurtured by Shirley Osterhaus with support from Fairhaven College and then dean Ron Riggins.
The WIF challenges students, faculty, staff, and community members to be active and engaged global citizens. Distinguished guest speakers address urgent global justice topics including planetary survival; decolonization and anti-racism; human rights; migrations; and the world economy.
For Spring 2022 we have a fantastic line up of speakers appropriate to the twentieth anniversary of World Issues, and al-Qaeda’s attacks on the United States, and the failures of the global war on terror. We have a panel of outstanding Western faculty on Russia’s war on Ukraine. We celebrate our colleague Babafemi Akinrinade’s new book with a Forum on “Transnational Accountability. The Law, Diversity, and Justice and American Cultural Studies Programs bring us three legal speakers on immigration, political membership, and civil rights. We hear from the 18th cohort of Adventure Learning Grant recipients and learn about an Artists Residence in Bethlehem, Palestine.
We gratefully thank our colleagues Larry Estrada, Regina Jefferies, Ceci Lopez, for speaker nominations. Thanks also to our cohosts: American Cultural Studies; The Center for Law, Diversity, and Justice; Department of History; Department of Political Science; and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity.
You can access older World Issues Forums 2009-2020 on WWU Cedar
April 6th- Understanding Russia’s War on Ukraine.
Susan Costanzo, Cynthia Horne, Yulia Tverdova and Sarah Zarrow
April 13 2022
Transnational Accountability for Atrocity Crimes in Africa.
Babafemi Akinrinade, Regina Jefferies, Niall Ó Murchú and Amir Abedi
April 27 2022
Dar Jacir: Care, Hospitality, and Criticality
Aline Khoury, Programs Director, Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research
May 11th 2022
Immigrant Justice and Racial Justice: What's the Connection?
Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA School of Law
May 18 2022
Facing the Truth and Connecting the Dots: when freedoms are limited for one, freedom is harmed for all
Michele Storms, Executive Director, ACLU of Washington
May 25 2022
The Adventure Learning Grant in the Time of Corona Virus
Tyler Durbin, Fialaui'a Lamositele, Hilary Schwandt, Giorgie O'Keefe De Paolis