I would like to recommend Bill Gates’ new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. It’s a short and informative introduction to one of the most important issues of the 21st century. The book clearly explains the global carbon challenge - that world demand for energy, food and material improvements will continue to... Read more
Please join us on Thursday, May 6th for our Spring Faculty Panel on the subject of international relations. To what extent will the recent change in administrations impact U.S. involvement on the world stage?
Professor Beth Kier, From Trump to Biden: Transforming Civil-Military Relations
Professor Geoffrey Wallace, Biden’s Multilateralism in the (Post-)“America First” Era
Professor Victor Menaldo, Will Anything Biden Does Really...Read more
Professors James D. Long and Victor Menaldo discuss the recent algorithmic craziness:
Small groups of committed enthusiasts are using the power of social media and its algorithms to make their otherwise quixotic and bizarre ideas go mainstream. These movements have become more commonplace and their velocity has increased. The most recent case is Reddit’s WallStreetBets group of merry men... Read more
Senior Owen Oliver, a double major in Political Science and American Indian Studies, has been working hard to bring indigenous perspectives to the UW Campus. Already, Owen has worked with faculty to create a class at the Burke for Native American students, led a trip to visit and volunteers with the Quileute Tribal School in La Push Washington, and led UW's American Indian Student Commission as a director. His latest project is to create a UW walking tour booklet that tells the story of... Read more
When Joe Biden was sworn into office on January 20th, there were many unanswered questions about his legislative priorities and longer-term agenda. In February, the Department of Political Science’s Winter Faculty Panel, “The Biden Agenda: Promises and Prospects,” drew over 100 people online to hear from Professors Sophia Wallace, Becca Thorpe, Jake Grumbach, and James Long in a conversation moderated by Professor Mark Smith.
Much of the discussion focused on how the election, change in... Read more
Prof. Victor Menaldo in an interview with South Sound PBS affiliate KBTC, posted on the Seattle KCTS station web site discussing the intentions and implications of what has become known as "cancel culture."
Some highlights:--Cancel culture is not new. We can find examples in history and cancel culture can be how a society expresses its values.
--Cancel culture can start with good intentions: getting rid of offensive... Read more
Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Gaither Junior Fellowship offers 8-10 full-time, paid, one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Applicants must be nominated by their universities to compete for this national program, and UW is able to nominate two students or recent alums each year.... Read more