Understanding Trade Agreements
C881 04/01/13 – 04/15/13
Mondays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Why do we need trade agreements? What is the terminology, history and framework for agreements? What is the role of international organizations such as the WTO? We will review some recently approved agreements, major historical agreements such as NAFTA, and currently pending agreements, including those under negotiation. Bill Center is currently serving as Senior Advisor for the International Fellows Programs at Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs UW and teaching at Global Business Forum, Foster School UW. Bill is past President of the Washington Council on International Trade, retired as Rear Admiral, USN, and has served as Deputy Director for International Negotiations for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Crime Novels by Norwegian Authors
Jim and Pat Thyden
Rather than literary analysis, this course will focus on the Norwegian people, culture, history, and nature, as
well as plot and characters. Students should read Don’t Look Back by Karim Fossum before the first class
meeting, when it will be fully discussed, including the conclusion.
What Is Mine by former Justice Minister Anne Holt, comes second, then The Fourth Man by K.O. Dahl. We
finish with The Redbreast by international bestselling author Jo Nesbo. Jim Thyden is a retired US Foreign
Service officer who was posted to Norway three times. He earned his MA degree at the UW Scandinavian
Department. Jim has taught foreign policy and Scandinavian courses for CRI and has taught and lectured
at the UW Jackson School and the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. For CRI, he previously
presented “Crime Novels Set in Norway” by British authors and “Swedish Crime Novels.” Pat Thyden
accompanied Jim to six Foreign Service posts over 26 years and brings a woman’s perspective to the discussion
of Norway. She has also taught classes on Norway and calligraphy at CRI. 4 sessions.
√Geomorphology—Landforms Produced by Agents of Erosion
Geomorphology is the study of landforms and the erosional processes that shape them. Erosion and weathering
are constantly at work, shaping and re-shaping the Earth’s topography. We shall discuss and view many
remarkable landforms found around the world. Donn Charnley is a professor emeritus of geology at Shoreline
CC. He earned an MS degree in geology from UW, and has taught for Seattle Public Schools, Shoreline CC,
UW, and for CRI since 2002.
4 sessions. No class January 21st holiday.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania—From Soviet Union to European Union
The course will look at the three Baltic countries—Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania—from incorporation into the
Soviet Union in 1940, to renewed independence in 1991, and integration into the European Union in 2004.
Discussions will focus on post-Communist transitions, relations with Russia, and the legacy of World War II.
Amanda Swain is a doctoral candidate in Russian and East European history at the UW. She teaches courses in
Modern Europe, including the university’s lecture course on Europe in World War II. Her research is focused
on youth culture and youth protest in Soviet Lithuania. Most recently, she spent a year in Lithuania conducting
dissertation research with a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. 4 sessions. No class January 21st holiday.
On the weekend of December 5-7, 1941, Hitler’s armies reached their high tide before the gates of Moscow and Japan launched its attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor. With these acts, two regional wars in Europe/North Africa blended into a second world war that decisively reshaped the world order. Join us as we consider the background and consequences of this dramatic moment in time. Lisle Rose has been a sailor, professor (PhD Berkeley), diplomat, and author of a dozen books on the Cold War and polar and naval history, including World War II.