UW Bothell professors share expertise in informative, entertaining pub talks at McMenamins Anderson School

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins are launching a speaker series in which university faculty and other notables   from   the   community share their expertise through entertaining, informal talks at the Anderson School complex in downtown Bothell.

Learn about interesting topics and issues of the day while enjoying the hospitality of Haynes’ Hall. The talks are free,  open to the public (all ages welcome) and are followed by a Q&A session.

“The University of Washington Bothell's commitment to educating students and creating knowledge extends to sharing that knowledge with the community. We look forward to partnering with McMenamins for talks that are fun and full of information,” said Susan Jeffords, vice chancellor for academic affairs. 

The series will be held on the last Tuesday of each month. McMenamins Anderson School is centrally located at 18607 Bothell Way NE, the Bothell-Everett Highway.

“McMenamins is thrilled to expand its public programming to Bothell with new partner, University of Washington Bothell," said Tim Hills, McMenamins historian. “We’ve learned that an engrossing presentation offered for free in an informal and comfortable setting – perhaps with a beer and burger – is a perfect combination and a great night out.” 

The series starts Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. with Benjamin Gardner presenting, “To Travel or Not to Travel: The Possibilities and Perils of Ecotourism.” The talk is an introduction to the fascinating politics and economics of global travel through the lens of conservation, commercialization, local community rights and cultural history.

Gardner is associate professor of global studies, cultural studies and environmental studies in the UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. He also serves as chair of the African Studies Program at the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Next up on Tuesday, Aug. 29, is Dan Jaffe, presenting “Planes, Trains and Mountain Tops: The Adventures of One Scientist and His Students Studying the Impacts of Humans on Planet Earth.” 

Professor Jaffe is chair of the physical sciences division in the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Jaffe, who has conducted air pollution research around the globe, describes some of the discoveries from his journeys.

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