Special Events

Upcoming Events

February 4, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Asli Cansunar, Megan Erickson, Geoffrey Wallace, Dennis Young
GSPS Workshop: The Ins and Outs of Conferences
March 4, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Rutger Ceballos
WISIR Brownbag

Past Events


Title Date Time Location
CEP Talk: A Climate Conversation with Seattle Mayoral Candidates
Lorena Gonzalez and Bruce Harrell
Oct 22 5:00pm to 6:00pm Zoom link
Funding and Grants Workshop
Graduate Studies Coordinator (Rebecca Thorpe) and the Graduate Students Professionalization Series (Geoffrey Wallace), Rachel Cichowski, and Bree Bang-Jensen
Oct 19 12:00pm to 1:30pm via Zoom
2021 Political Science Virtual Convocation Jun 10 10:00am
Apply for the Sharon Redeker Award for Public Service! Deadline: May 16th, 2021 May 16 11:00pm
Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS) “Careers Outside the Academy: A Roundtable with Former UW PhD Alumni” May 13 4:30pm to 5:30pm RSVP if you plan to attend using link below
Spring Faculty Panel: Biden Faces the World: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Trump Era May 6 5:30pm to 7:00pm Zoom link
WISIR Talk: Teaching the Movement: Reflections on Protests, Abolition, and Radical Scholarship
Megan Ming Francis, Associate Professor of Political Science, UW Seattle
Apr 30 11:00am to 12:00pm Zoom link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95505183509
UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Event: African American Political Thought: A Collected History
Melvin L. Rogers (Brown University) and Jack Turner III (University of Washington)
Feb 23 4:00pm to 5:30pm Zoom link
Winter 2021 PoliSci Faculty Panel: The Biden Agenda: Promises and Prospects Feb 22 5:30pm Political Science Youtube Channel, see link below
BOOK LAUNCH: Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism
Michael McCann and George Lovell
Feb 11 5:00pm to 7:00pm Streaming on-line via Zoom. Register for link.
2020-2021 WISIR Series: Panel 3: COVID-19 & Racial Inequities
Prof. Jake Grumbach
Jan 22 11:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom (RSVP)


Title Date Time Location
Guest Lecture: "Toward Cosmopolitan Political Humility: Insights from B.R Ambedkar and Present-Day Dalit Activists"
Luis Cabrera, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Nov 20 3:30pm to 5:30pm Zoom Invitation
2020-2021 WISIR Series:Panel 2: Race & the 2020 Election
Prof. Christopher Parker
Nov 6 11:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom (RSVP)
Faculty Panel -- Election 2020: A Turning Point? Session 3: Impacts for Our Democracy
Profs. Rebecca Thorpe & Scott Lemieux
Oct 29 6:00pm to 7:00pm RSVP for Zoom Webinar
Publishing 101: Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS)
Profs. Sophia Jordán Wallace and Geoffrey Wallace
Oct 23 12:00pm to 1:30pm RSVP for Zoom link - (RSVP link is https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/gprwall/397403)
Protests for the Soul of a Nation: COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and Election 2020
Prof. Megan Ming Francis
Oct 21 6:30pm Livestream
Faculty Panel -- Election 2020: A Turning Point? Session 2: Will Your Vote Matter?
Profs. Mark A. Smith & James Long
Oct 14 6:00pm to 7:00pm https://washington.zoom.us/j/99537956077
2020-2021 WISIR Series: Panel 1: Social Movements & Racial Justice
Prof. Christopher Parker
Oct 7 11:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom (RSVP)
Faculty Panel -- Election 2020: A Turning Point? Session 1: Climate Change & China Relations
Profs. Aseem Prakash & Susan Whiting
Oct 1 6:00pm to 7:00pm RSVP for Zoom Webinar
Deadline to Register for the Pol S Remote Convocation, Contribute to the Student Speech Video, Submit a Photo for the Graduation Celebration Slideshow Jun 1
Submit a Photo for the Political Science Convocation Video and Slideshow! May 19 2:50pm
Deadline to Register with the Commencement Office to Have Your Name Read for Graduation Celebrations May 19
Winter Faculty Panel Feb. 25th: Communication Breakdown: The Crisis of Public (Dis)Information
L. Bennett, M. Powers, M. Smith, B. Thorpe
Feb 25 4:45pm to 6:30pm Johnson Hall room 102
Guest Speakers Special Event: Sanctuary Cities, The Politics of Refuge
Drs. Loren Collingwood and Benjamin Gonzalez-O'Brien
Feb 20 12:30pm to 2:00pm Gowen 1A, The Olson Room, UW Seattle
CEP Event: Diversity in Environmental Organizations
Whitney Tome, The Raben Group
Jan 28 4:00pm to 6:00pm The Petersen Room, Allen Library (Seattle Campus)
Hong Kong Protests: Plateaus and Prospects
Professor David Bachman, Kai Ping (Brian) Leung, Anna Cheung, Clovis Wong
Jan 18 2:00pm to 4:00pm Kane Hall 110, UW Seattle


Title Date Time Location
Redistricting and the US Census
Peter A. Morrison, Ph.D., President, Morrison & Associates, Inc.
Nov 1 12:30pm to 1:30pm Raitt Hall 121
Election 2020: Will the Candidate or the Strategy Win the Day?
Rose Kapolczynski, Glen Bolger
Oct 22 6:30pm Gowen Hall, room 301
The UW Committee on China-U.S. Dialogues: Insights into the Dynamics of China-Japan Relations
Ezra Vogel & Ken Pyle
Oct 17 7:00pm to 9:00pm Guggenheim Hall (GUG) 220
Joel Migdal, International Studies Program, to mark UW retirement with public lecture, workshop Oct 3 8:00am to 4:15pm The UW Club
The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought
Andrew March, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
May 16 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room (Gowen Hall 1-A)
Is Capitalism Necessarily Racist?
Prof. Nancy Fraser
May 9 3:30pm to 5:00pm HUB 334
What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century?
Prof. Nancy Fraser
May 8 7:00pm to 9:00pm Kane Hall 120
2019 Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics: This is your brain off Facebook: New evidence on the welfare effects of social media
Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
May 2 7:15pm to 8:15pm Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall 225
May 1st, Political Science Spring Faculty Panel: Environmental Justice: Political Implications in the Face of a Rapidly Changing Climate
Karen Litfin, Jamie Mayerfeld, Aseem Prakash
May 1 4:30pm to 6:00pm Gowen Hall room 301
UW Committee on China-U.S. Dialogues: Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry
Dr. Lyle Goldstein, U.S. Naval War College
Apr 8 4:00pm to 6:00pm William H. Gates Hall, room 138
Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS): “Grants and External Funding"
Emily Kalah Gade, Sophia Jordán Wallace, and Geoff Wallace
Mar 4 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A (Olson Room)
Event Re-scheduled for Feb. 19th: Recent Past, Present and Future of China-U.S. Rivalry
Dr. Shi Yinhong
Feb 19 4:00pm to 6:00pm William H. Gates Hall, room 138
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Workshare Series
Mathieu Dubeau & Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer
Feb 8 12:30pm to 2:00pm Smith Hall room 40A
Winter Political Science Faculty Panel, Feb. 6th: Corruption in Comparative Perspective 
James Long, Susan Whiting, John Wilkerson
Feb 6 5:30pm to 7:00pm Gowen Hall room 201
State Resurgence: End of Reform?
Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics
Jan 24 5:30pm to 7:30pm William H. Gates Hall, room 138
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Labor Studies Social Jan 23 4:00pm to 6:00pm UW HUB, Room 334, UW Seattle
Doug and Maggie Walker Environmental Conversations: Greening Businesses: Opportunities and Challenges
Former Sec. of the Interior, Sally Jewell
Jan 22 4:00pm to 6:00pm The Petersen Room, Allen Library, UW Seattle
Greening Businesses: Opportunities and Challenges
Former Sec. of the Interior, Sally Jewell
Jan 22 4:00pm to 6:00pm The Petersen Room, Allen Library, UW Seattle


Title Date Time Location
Pushback: The China Challenge
Dr. Robert Sutter, George Washington University
Nov 19 4:00pm to 6:00pm William H. Gates Hall room 138
Political Science Autumn 2018 Faculty Panel: The 2018 Midterms and their Consequences
Mark Alan Smith, Christopher S. Parker, Sophia Jordán Wallace
Nov 1 5:30pm to 7:00pm Johnson Hall room 102
Conversations with Sally Jewell: Federal Government and Environmental Policy
Former Sec. of the Interior, Sally Jewell
Oct 30 4:00pm to 6:00pm Petersen Room, Allen Library
Apply for the Redeker Public Service Award. Deadline: May 7th, 2018. May 7 5:00pm
Apply to be the Pol S Convocation Student Speaker. Deadline: May 7th, 2018. May 7 5:00pm
Spring Faculty Panel: Trump, Trade, Tariffs
Jim Caporaso, Susan Whiting, and Caitlin Ainsley
May 3 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sieg Hall, Room 134
Winter Faculty Panel: Has Trumpism Gone Global?
Christopher Parker and Jonas Linde
Mar 6 4:45pm to 6:00pm Thomson Hall, Room 101
Political Theory for the Real World
Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh
Jan 30 3:30pm to 5:00pm Gowen 1A


Title Date Time Location
Fall Faculty Panel: The Politics of Terror and Terrorism
Megan Francis, Ellis Goldberg, and Geoffrey Wallace
Nov 15 4:30pm to 6:00pm Gowen Hall, Room 201
Government Job & Internship Fair Oct 26 2:00pm to 5:00pm MGH Commons
2017 Political Science Convocation and Graduation Celebration Jun 8 10:00am Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom (2nd floor)
Husky Union Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Spring Faculty Panel: The U.S. and Global Policy Challenges Today
Aseem Prakash, Geoffrey Wallace, and Christopher Adolph
May 24 4:30pm to 6:00pm University of Washington, Smith Hall, Room 120


Title Date Time Location
The 2016 Election: What Now?
Mark Smith, Becca Thorpe, Sophia Jordán Wallace, John Wilkerson
Nov 16 4:30pm to 6:00pm Bagley 131
Race and Violence in American Politics
Megan Ming Francis
Oct 12 7:30pm to 9:00pm Kane Hall Room 120
4069 Spokane Ln Seattle, Washington, 98105
2016 Election: How Did We Get Here?
Christopher Parker, Mark A. Smith, Margaret O’Mara, Rick Shenkman,
Sep 27 7:30pm Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Public Forum on Dispersing Prosperity Within Limits of Environment  Mar 7 7:00pm to 9:00pm ECC Unity Suite
3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Benevolent Democrats? The Domestic Sources of Wartime Conduct
Geoffrey Wallace (Rutgers University)
Jan 13 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A


Title Date Time Location
Political Science Advising Closed Dec 24 12:00am
Political Science Undergraduate Advising Closed 12-5pm Dec 23 12:00pm
Autumn Quarter Political Science Panel on the Global Refugee Crisis Dec 3 4:30pm VENUE CHANGE: BAG 131
Sympathy for the Poor, Resentment of the Rich, and their Effects on Candidate Evaluations
Spencer Piston (Assistant Professor, Syracus University)
Dec 2 3:30pm to 5:00pm Gowen 1A
East India Companies and Long-Term Economic Change in India
Nikhar Gaikwad (PhD Candidate, Yale University)
Nov 16 3:00pm to 4:30pm Gowen 1A
The Moral Foundations of Politics
Scott Clifford (Assistant Professor, University of Houston)
Nov 13 2:00pm to 3:30pm Gowen 1A
CCCE Screening & Discussion of "This Changes Everything"  Nov 10 5:30pm to 7:30pm Communications Building, Room 120
Elected Public Office and Private Benefit: Firm-level Returns from Businesspeople Becoming Politicians in Russia
David Szakonyi (PhD Candidate, Columbia University)
Nov 9 3:00pm to 4:30pm Gowen 1A
Time, Space, and Activism: The Impact of Protests on Latina/o Identities and Political Attitudes
Sophia Jordán Wallace (Assistant Professor, Rutgers University)
Nov 6 2:00pm to 3:30pm Gowen 1A
Ordering violence: identity boundaries and coalition building in the Syrian uprising
Kevin Mazur (PhD Candidate, Politics, Princeton University)
Nov 2 3:00pm to 4:30pm Gowen 1A
The Whisper of the Poor, the Roar of the Rich
Christopher Ojeda (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University)
Oct 30 2:00pm to 3:30pm Gowen 1A
Autumn Political Science Major Application, due by October 11 Oct 11 12:00am
Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium: Connecting Disability Studies, Disability Justice, and Disability Arts May 21 to May 23
Labor Studies Social Jan 29 4:00pm to 6:00pm Husky Union Building (HUB)