Week of April 10, 2017


Tony Gill.  2017.  “A Flooded Valley Home Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Duvall.”  Duvall Visitor’s Guide & Snoqualmie Valley Business Directory. Duvall, WA: Chamber of Commerce. Pp. 6 and 33.

Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolsak were interviewed by KOUW regarding recent Executive Orders on climate change, including the proposal to close down Energy Star. The interview can be accessed here: http://kuow.org/post/uw-profs-urge-trump-not-kill-energystar

Michael McCann is this year's recipient of the Law and Society Association's Stanton Wheeler Mentorship Award. This annual award recognizes a member of the Law and Society community who is regarded by his or her peers and students as an outstanding mentor for graduate, professional or undergraduate students who are working on issues of law and society.

Aseem Prakash spoke at the Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series, March 24, 2017. The title of the paper (co-authored with Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zurich) is: Do Fairness vs. Effectiveness Tradeoffs Influence Public Support for Pollution Reduction? The "Odd-Even" Road Space Rationing Rule in India.


Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race Distinguished Lecture: Alvin B. Tillery (Associate Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University), "“Immigration in the African American Mind: Reverse Racial Triangulation and Proxy Representation, 1830-1945.” Monday, April 10, 12-1:30pm in the Petersen Room (Room 485) in Allen Library.

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Tariq Thachil (Vanderbilt University), “Who do Political Brokers Serve? Experimental Evidence from Informal Leaders in India’s Slums.” Graduate student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 14, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jakana Thomas (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Michigan State University), "The Impact of FDI Inflow on Political Instability in Authoritarian Regimes." Graduate student discussant: Jonathan Beck (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 21, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science: Efrén Pérez (Associate Professor, Political Science, Vanderbilt University), "E Pluribus Unum: Clarifying When and How Elites (Dis)Incline Immigrants Toward a Political Ideal." Friday, April 21, 10:00-11:30am in the Olson Room (Gowen Hall, 1A).

UWISC: Jeffrey Kucik (Assistant Professor, Political Science, City College of New York), "How do previous dispute rulings affect future outcomes?" Graduate student discussant: Nora Webb Williams (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 28, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Julien Labonne (Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford), "Political Dynasties, Term Limits and Female Political Empowerment: Evidence from the Philippines." Monday, April 10, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

41st Annual Faculty Lecture: Ray Hilborn (Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW), "Sustaining Food from the Seas." Tuesday, April 11, 7-8pm in Kane 130. This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall.

Nepal Studies Initiative: Sara Shneiderman (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of British Columbia), "Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation." Thursday, April 13, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. The event is sponsored by the Nepal Studies Initiative, the South Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, and the Canadian Studies Center. For more information, please email: uwnepal@uw.edu.

Middle East Center: Sarah A. Tobin (Associate Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University), "Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Privatization, Governance, and Resilience." Friday, April 14, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.

UW Global Mondays: Franky Bain (LL.M. Candidate, Sustainable International Development Program, UW Law), "Top End Injustices - a Snapshot of Indigenous Youth Justice in the Northern Territory of Australia." Monday, April 17, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance: Wismar Medina (Industry Director for Local and Regional Government at Microsoft), "Technology for Global Good – A Vital Resource for Solving the World’s Problems." Tuesday, April 18, 4pm at the HUB Room 250.

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights: Gunnar Almgren (Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Welfare at the UW School of Social Work) will discuss his new book, "Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform." Philosophy Professor Bill Talbott will serve as discussant. Friday, April 21, 3:30-5pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Comparative History of Ideas: Timothy Pachirat (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst), "Are we all Phalaris Now? Pleasure, Pain, and (In)visible Suffering in these Modern Times." Monday, April 24, 4:30-6pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), Geography, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Political Science, and the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR).

UW Alumni Association Panel: Larry Gossett (King County Councilmember), Verlaine Keith-Miller [Industrial Appeals Judge for the Washington State Board Of Appeals (Retired)], Sharon Maeda (President, Spectra Communications), Emile Pitre [Associate Vice President for Assessment in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (Retired)], and Rogelio Riojas (President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers). Panel moderated by Ralina Joseph (Associate Professor, Department of Communication). "History, Conflict and Promise: Civil Rights at the UW." Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm in Kane 130. Admission is free, but advance registration is strongly recommended. https://events.uw.edu/c/express/8c56369c-1219-44f3-adb3-b7a605a743b4

Institute for Humane Studies: Bob Subrick (Economics, James Madison University), “What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong about Income Inequality.”  Friday, May 5, 2017. 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Odegaard Library Room 220.  Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, the UW ISI Reading Group, and UW’s WPC Young Professionals.  Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.