Kev (Ryan Higgins) reunited with fellow U.S. Marine Tom (Jonathan Crimeni) and his new robotic hand. (Photo courtesy Washington Ensemble Theatre)

Washington Ensemble Theatre rattles the cage with “Baghdad Zoo”

A new production of Rajiv Joseph’s acclaimed play about post-invasion Iraq sheds light on America’s changing attitudes toward military intervention abroad.
Sep 19, 2013
United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

Bradley Manning’s defiant statement against the War on Terror

“Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society.”
Aug 21, 2013

We are all Boston, but not Baghdad, Benghazi or Mogadishu

Right now we are all Bostonians. Maybe in the near future, we can also be the rest of the world sometimes.
Apr 22, 2013

From Iraq to Sea-Tac, refugee adjusts to new life in the Northwest

Iraqi refugee Muthanna Al Nidawi has gone from protecting his family from assassins in Baghdad, to protecting fragile glass art at in Seattle.
Apr 12, 2013

Whidbey import store at least one positive result of the Iraq War

Ten years ago Fred Lundahl quit his job in the foreign service in protest of the Iraq invasion and started a new career running an awesome import shop on Whidbey Island.  
Mar 20, 2013

World Affairs Council seeking host families for international students this summer

Traveling abroad can mean adventure, challenging life lessons, and the chance to kindle friendships across cultural barriers. But it’s not the only way to have an international experience this summer. The World Affairs Council is seeking hosts families for four State Department-sponsored youth programs, bringing students from Mexico, Zambia, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle […]
Jul 19, 2012
Colin Powell UN WMD

Colin Powell is coming to Seattle. Will that work for you?

Colin Powell is coming to Seattle on Wednesday for a conversation around his new book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. City Club (which also supports the Globalist), is organizing the event and has put up billboards around town. In the online advertisement, they urge you to join the conversation with Powell as he […]
Jun 1, 2012

Jimmy Carter at the World Affairs Council: Not your grandfather’s American Exceptionalism

The lights are low and excitement high at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle.  Murmuring gives way to whistling and foot stomping and finally shouting and thunderous applause. A smiling white-haired man steps onstage.  No, it isn’t Bono or the Boss, it’s former President Jimmy Carter, and Seattle loves him. I knew three things about […]
Feb 6, 2012