Special events

"What if...?" Special Lecture Series

"What if...?" Conversations about reinventing the world

Brought to you by the Office of Advancement and External Relations

2020 has changed all of our lives. Drastic shifts in how we navigate many of the familiar structures that help shape us as citizens – interacting with family and friends, spending time in public places, adapting to new work and learning environments, or discovering the inner workings of our democracy – have left some of us wondering “What if…?” Let’s talk about it.

UW Bothell faculty and campus leaders sit down with you to discuss a world re-imagined from different points of view. “What if...?”, is a space for intimate conversations on varied topics such as the importance of art, ethical healthcare decision-making, mass incarceration, and how we prepare our students for post-graduation life. Each gathering will focus on a specific area of interest and expertise and we want you to join the conversation; this is a space we created for YOU.


Past events:

Improvising the world:
Rituals in collective imagination

Ethical decision making in a pandemic   

Reimagining Public Spaces 

Employment trends in a virtual world

Defund & decarcerate

Smart Urbanism during COVID-19