Week of April 11, 2016


Jim Caporaso and Martin Rhodes have just published a co-edited book, The Political and Economic Dynamics of the Eurozone Crisis, Oxford University Press.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, 2016. “We Feel Your Pain: Environmentalists, Coal Miners, and ‘Embedded Environmentalism.’” 2016. Solutions, 7(January-February): 32-37. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286779959_We_feel_your_pain_Environmentalists_Coal_miners_and_embedded_environmentalism).

Susan Whiting presented a paper (with UW colleagues Steve Harrell and Dan Abramson) entitled "A Long View of Sustainable Development in the Chengdu Plain: Local Government Finance and Land Use Management" at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Seattle on April 2nd.

Sarah Bush (Temple University), Aaron Erlich (PhD Candidate, Political Science), Lauren Prather (UC San Diego) and Yael Zeira's (Univ of Mississippi) article "The Effects of Authoritarian Iconography: An Experimental Test" has been published in Comparative Political Studies in its Transparency Special Issue. http://cps.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0010414016633228v1.pdf?ijkey=0FY6bbZIfaEZ3mk&keytype=finite

Crystal Pryor has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the US-Japan Program at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University for 2016-2017.

As a resident fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu from September - February and SPFUSA in Washington, DC, in March, Crystal Pryor published policy briefs in The Diplomat and the PacNet Newsletter, and has an upcoming article in the WorldECR journal on export controls and sanctions, on the topic of Japan's arms exports: http://goo.gl/zbqDPy, http://goo.gl/X4EQQK, and http://goo.gl/TsE07b

Crystal Pryor appeared on the ThinkTech Hawaii TV program in October and gave a talk and paper on Japan's perspective on the Iran Deal in Monterey, CA, on Feb. 23 at a MacArthur-funded conference administered by Cornell University. Most recently, she was on a panel on the US-Japan alliance at a Pacific Forum CSIS conference in Honolulu on March 23.

Steve Zech's article "Decapitation, Disruption, and Unintended Consequences in Counterterrorism: Lessons from Islamist Terror Networks in Spain" was published in the journal Defense & Security Analysis. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/VCVw6yPTKggtKS7UypYc/full


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: David G. Victor (Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego), “After Paris: Will Nations Actually Do Something about Global Climate Change?” Friday, April 15, 12-1:30pm in the Smith 40A. More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics : Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo (Associate Professor, Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill), talk title TBA. Grad student discussant: Yusri Supiyan (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 29, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Gianmarco Leon (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra), "Interlinked Firms and the Consequences of Piecemeal Regulation." Monday, April 11, 11-12:30 in Savery 410.

African Studies Program: Edgar Pieterse (Chair of the South African Research in Urban Policy and Director of African Centre for CitiesDifferential), "The Future of African Studies." Tuesday, April 12, 2-3:30pm in Thomson 317.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Rob Reich (Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University), "Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies." Thursday, April 14, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall, Remak Commons (Room 308). For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Join a discussion with contributing authors to China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance—themselves Chinese factory workers, who conducted dozens of interviews with other workers to document internal migration, struggles with employers and the state, worker culture, and other issues related to China’s explosive growth. Thursday, April 14, 4-6pm in Communications Room 120. Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center, Anthropology, Geography, and the China Studies Program.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program: Onur Bakiner (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Seattle University), "Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy." Friday, April 15, 12-1:20pm in the Allen Library Petersen Room. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Comparative Law and Society Studies, Law Societies and Justice, Center for Human Rights.

Center for Global Studies Panel: Kim Thuy Seelinger (Director of the Sexual Violence Program, UC Berkeley Human Rights Center) and Elisabeth Jean Wood (Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies, Yale University), "Sexual Violence During War: Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes." Friday, April 15, 1:30pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. 

The Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence: Talk with the Belgium Ambassador to the United States, Johan Verbeke. "High Stakes, Low Countries: Belgium-US Security and Trade." Monday, April 18, 3-4:30pm in Allen Library Petersen Room.

Global Monday & Social Justice Tuesday: Ken Marcus (president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law), "Why Universities Need A Definition of Anti-Semitism." Tuesday, April 19, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. The event is co-sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, The Cardozo Society of Washington State, The Jewish Law Students' Association (JLSA) at University of Washington, and StandWithUs Northwest.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Joseph Kaboski (David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame), talk title TBD. Tuesday, April 19, 1:30-3pm in Savery 410.

Evans School Research Seminar Series:  Robert Klitgaard (Professor, Claremont Graduate University), "Development Given Geography, Climate, and Genes." Wednesday, April 20, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum. For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

South Asia Center and Center for Global Studies: Film screening of "He Named Me Malala" about the Pakistani activist and youngest ever Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. The screening will be followed by a discussion lead by UW International Studies Professor Cabeiri DeBergh Robinson. Thursday, April 21, 5:30-7pm in Thomson 101.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Yanfang Su (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), "Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on patients, county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels." Monday, April 25, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum. For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

Jackson School Panel Discussion: Valerie Plame (former career covert CIA operations officer and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House) and Joseph Cirincione (president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation), "Nuclear Weapons: Iraq, Iran and Beyond." Monday, April 25, 3pm in the Husky Union Building Room 214. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Ploughshares Fund, the Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Panel discussion on solidarity and struggle in Central America and beyond. "Berta Cáceres, Activism and Solidarity: Social Struggles in Honduras and Beyond." Panelists include: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (member of the Washington State House of Representatives), Katrin Wilde (Executive Director of the Channel Foundation), and Yoelin Connor (originally from Honduras, is Vice President of Garinagu Houngua, a Washington nonprofit corporation). The event will be moderated by José Antonio Lucero (Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Monday, April 25, 7-8:45pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room 104 (Unity Room 2). Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Human Rights, Channel Foundation, Garinagu Houngua, Community Alliance for Global Justice.