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In Change They Can’t Believe In by Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto, they examined the extent to which the Tea Party were who they claimed to be. In their social research, they found that the Tea Party were about reactionary impulse against social change. Similar to the Know-Nothing Party in the 1850s on the Catholic immigrants, the KKK on the “New Negro” in the United States after WWI and the John Birch Society around 1950s-60s on the civil rights movement. In their upcoming book... Read more
Austin Hudgens
The Political Science Department at UW Seattle sent two undergraduates to a conference on EU politics at Scripps College - Claremont last month.   One of them, Austin Hudgens, was given special recognition for his research paper and will be published in their annual journal. From Austin, In early April of this year I attended the 16th annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, to present my paper, The Quiet Rise of the Far-Left... Read more
Mohamed Elias
Mohamed Elias is a Political Science major and Jewish Studies minor. With the support of a Mitchell F. and Sophie Wise Ehrlich Opportunity Grant,  he will participate  in a program sponsored by the YIVO Institute for Yiddish and Bard College this summer. As an Iraqi native who speaks Judeo-Arabic, his interest in studying Yiddish stems from his desire to help revive this historically significant language. Being knowledgeable about Yiddish language and literature will allow him to access to the rich culture and history of Central and Eastern European Jewry.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Hello students! Are you interested in pursuing a PhD? Wondering about life after graduation? Curious about the career opportunities? Interested in connecting with global health organizations? Thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Want to learn more about adding a Global Health Minor or majoring in Public Health? Want to have fun and show off your trivia knowledge? Then join us for these exciting events during CAREER WEEK! Monday, April 30... Read more
President Donald Trump is drifting towards an authoritarian approach to deal with his economy, just like what Mexico did, which are crony capitalism and trade protectionism. What this means is that he will help his favored industries out by providing exemptions from tax and regulations that everyone else had to abide by,  subsidies and extend cheap loans that taxpayers may have to pay. For his enemies, he will tax them, take away their resources, and hit them with antitrust suits because they are innovative and reduces the authoritarians' power. This is similar to what Mexico did under the... Read more
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan announced that he would not seek re-election in November and said that he wanted more time with his family. However, there are more reasons to it and they showed that if the Democrats won the House this November, Paul Ryan is one of the reason. He announced his retirement in the same week as the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the federal deficit in 2020 would exceed almost a trillion dollars. Despite that he portrayed himself as a humble politician that wanted a bipartisan solution to the deficit, he never cared about the deficit. He cut tax on... Read more
Recently, 13 major universities launched the University Climate Change Coalition. Despite their commitment, academics are accumulating big carbon footprints when they fly frequently for their professional lifestyles. According to the EPA, a passenger vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of CO2 per year and a round-trip flight from Washington, D.C., to Beijing generates around the same amount of CO2 per passenger seated in the economy class.   One solution is to increase the cost of travel by requiring professors and their sponsors to pay for the social cost of carbon. This will cause academics... Read more
Yenching University
UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS // MARCH 13, 2018 University of Washington seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman will join approximately 125 scholars from around the world as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s 2018-19 cohort. A U.S. News & World Report poll ranked Peking University the fifth best global university in Asia, and second-best university in China. The opportunity to join ... Read more
Christopher Parker
STORY BY PETER KELLEY // MARCH 14, 2018 // UW NEWS African-American voters who dislike and feel threatened by Donald Trump and his presidency are much more likely to vote and to engage with politics, according to new research from California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Washington. The findings, the researchers say, indicate sentiment against Trump and his policies creates an opportunity for African-American mobilization as the country heads toward the 2018 midterm elections. “Our findings suggest that political strategies... Read more
Megan Ming Francis
STORY BY PETER KELLEY // MARCH 8, 2018 // UW NEWS Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington associate professor of political science, has been named a fellow with the Thurgood Marshall Institute. The institute is a multidisciplinary research and advocacy policy center within the NAACP’s ... Read more