Joel S. Migdal, professor in the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, will celebrate retirement after 39 years at the UW on Oct. 3 with a daylong workshop featuring current and former students, followed by a lecture on “State and Society: Then and Now.”
Migdal has been the Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, with an adjunct appointment in political science, and now becomes a professor emeritus. He joined the UW in 1980 and was the founding chair of the UW’s International Studies Program.
As part of what the Jackson School is calling Joel S. Migdal Day, several dozen of his current and former students will gather at the UW Club for a roundtable discussion on aspects of his work. This will run from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and cover topics such as law and society, the Middle East today, the comparative politics of states and societies and the current state of higher education.