Week of April 13, 2015

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Megan Francis’ book Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State is Winner of the 2015 WEB Du Bois Book Award, National Society of Black Political Scientists.

Steve Zech's article "Social Network Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Insurgency: From Organization to Politics" (w/ Michael Gabbay) has been accepted for publication by International Studies Review.

Steve Zech's short piece "Virtual Vigilantes: "Anonymous" Cyber-Attacks Against the Islamic State" appeared in Political Violence @ a Glance. http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2015/04/07/virtual-vigilantes-anon...

He will now be making regular contributions to the site every two months.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

UWISC: Taylor Fravel (Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy." Grad Student Discussant: Steve Smith (Jackson School of International Studies). Friday, April 17, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

UWISC: Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College), "What if NATO Hadn't Expanded? A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West." Grad Student Discussant: Andrew Cockrell (Political Science). Friday, May 1, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Yang (Associate Professor, Michigan), "Agricultural Pathways towards Improved Nutrition: Getting Policies Right." Monday, April 13, 11-12:30pm in Savery 210. The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.  

Southeast Asia Center: Suraya Afiff (Anthropology, University of Indonesia), "Indonesia after Jokowi." Monday, April 13, 11:30-1pm in Thomson 317.

Global Mondays: Victoria Ainsworth (J.D. Candidate 2015, UW Law; Chief Managing Editor, Washington International Law Journal), "Putting an End to Witch Hunts in Papua New Guinea: A Promising Potion of Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution,” and Sook Kim (J.D. Candidate 2015, UW Law; Chief Translation Editor, Washington International Law Journal), “Abandoned Babies: The Backlash of South Korea’s Special Adoption Act.” Monday, April 13, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by the Washington International Law Journal and UW Law Global Affairs.

Humphrey Speaker Series: Anurag Sahay (Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Evans School, UW and Commissioner of Income Tax in India's Ministry of Finance), "Fighting Corruption: The India Story." Monday, April 13, 1-2pm in Parrington 112.

The Southeast Asia Center: Bradley Davis (Assistant Professor, History, Eastern Connecticut State University), "Under the Black Flag: Violence and Oral Tradition in the China-Vietnam Borderlands." Monday, April 13, 4:30-6:30pm in Thomson 317. 

UW Bookstore Book Talk: Todd Miller (worked on and written about US border issues for over fifteen years), "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security." Tuesday, April 14, 5-6:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Human Rights, the Jackson School of International Studies, and the UW Bookstore.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Prabhu Pingali (Professor, Cornell), "Subsidies, Savings, and Information Spillovers: A Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." Tuesday, April 14, 11-12:30pm in the Parrington Commons (Room 308). The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.  

Weight and Wellness Series Speaker: Adam Drewnowski (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington), "Obesity and Poverty: Linking Food, Health, and Incomes." Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm in Kane 130. Sponsored by the UW Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association. Free but advanced registration is required: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=123141&view=Detail

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and the Stice Foundation: Shona Jackson (Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University), "Labour, Solidarity, and Death: the Enunciative Freedoms of Involuntary Settler Politics." Wednesday, April 15, 7-8:30pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames).

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies: Panel discussing "Ukraine and Russia: Is There Any Way Out?" Panelists include: Oleksandr Fisun (Professor of Political Science, Kharkiv National University and Carnegie Fellow at UW), Derek Norberg (Executive Director, Russian American Pacific Partnership, Council for U.S.-Russia Relations), Jennifer Carroll (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UW), and Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, JSIS, UW; Director of the Ellison Center). Wednesday, April 15, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

UW School of Law: Bill Covington (Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic Senior Law Lecturer, UW), “From Driverless Cars to Drones: Law Students.” Friday, April 17, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Global Mondays: Joel P. Heath (2014-15 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies; Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society), “Addressing Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change and Development Projects on Sea Ice Ecosystems in Hudson Bay.” Monday, April 20, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Presented by: UW Law and the UW Fulbright Chair in Arctic.  

Humphrey Speaker Series: Syboney Biwa (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Evans School, UW), "This is a Man's World...Or is it? Being a Woman in IT." Monday, April 20, 1-2pm in Parrington 112.

Simpson Center Book Launch: Celebrate the publication of "Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas." The event will feature Julie Shayne (editor and contributor) and Kristy Leissle (contributor). Reception to follow presentation. Thursday, April 23, 4-6pm in Communications 202.

UW School of Law: Zahr Said (Assistant Professor of Law, UW), “When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Tort Law and Economic Justice.” Friday, April 24, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Middle East Center: Samad Alavi (Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW), "Captured Accounts: Iranian Prison Memoirs in a Global Market." Monday, April 27, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Middle East Center: Davis S. Katz (Abraham Horodisch Chair for the History of Books, Department of History, Tel Aviv University), "Saving Lives, Collapsing Civilizations: Arnold Toynbee in the Turkish War of Independence." Tuesday, April 28, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Harry Bridges Center: Worker Memorial Day - to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. Wednesday, April 29, 11:30-12:30pm in the HUB Lyceum. Sponsored by WFSE Local 1488/AFSCME Council 28, UAW Local 4121, M.L. King County Labor Council, WSNA, SEIU 925, UW United Students Against Sweatshops, UW AAUP, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and the UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety. For more information, contact Nancy Simcox, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at 206-221-7107.

Solomon Katz Lecture in the Humanities: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Toleration and Democracy." Wednesday, April 29, 7pm in Kane 210. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture go to: <http://goo.gl/TxbGil>. Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

Simpson Center Seminar: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "A Critical Theory of Human Rights." Thursday, April 30, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. This seminar is open to the entire UW community. A reception will follow in the Simpson Center (CMU 204).co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

UW School of Law: Terry Price (Associate Director, Center for Law, Science and Global Health, UW), “Hot Political Topics in Health Law.” Friday, May 1, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Philosophy Department Colloquium: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Transnational Justice and Non-Domination: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach." Friday, May 1, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264. This colloquium is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow at the Philosophy Department (SAV 361). Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, by the Philosophy Department, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

Middle East Center: Hania M. Sholkamy (2014-15 Carnegie Senior Scholar, Yale University/ Associate Professor, Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo), "The State in the Service of the Poor: The Politics, Past and Present of Social Protection in Egypt." Monday, May 4, 12:30-1:50pm in Thomson 317.

 

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