PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University music professor is using oboes to capture hearts and minds in Southeast Asia.
Keri McCarthy has received a WSU grant to bring the woodwind instruments to Burma, where they are virtually nonexistent.
“The oboe has never been adopted in Burma,” said McCarthy, a renowned oboist and Fulbright scholarship recipient. “They haven’t developed the integration of Western classical music into Burmese culture.”
McCarthy received funding through a Meyer Project Award from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. She leaves July 23 to take two oboes to students … » More …
SEATTLE – Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and veteran Middle East journalist Lawrence Pintak will offer their collective insights into the challenges facing our nation in that critical region of the world in Seattle next week as part of presentation sponsored by the Seattle City Club, WSU and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.
Crocker, who recently retired after 37 years as a career ambassador with the U.S. Foreign Service, and Pintak, newly named founding dean of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, are expected to explore a variety of Middle East issues, including U.S. efforts to help Iraqis build a … » More …
Former Ambassador to Pakistan and President of the Middle East Institute, Wendy Chamberlin, will give a public address on foreign policy within the Islamic world at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Room 202. Her speech is titled “Pakistan After Bhutto: Perils and Prospects.” An open reception in the CUE Atrium will follow.
“We are honored to welcome an expert with the depth of experience in foreign relations as Ambassador Chamberlin,” said WSU Vice Provost of International Programs Lance LeLoup. “Her visit is especially timely in light of the recent tragic events in … » More …
“China, Russia, and the United States: Challenges