Week of April 13, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 13, 2020

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice.


Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. 2020. "Just (Climate) Transition” Provides a Roadmap for “Just (COVID-19) Containment”Forbes.com, April 4, 2020.

Tony Gill once again proved his social and immunological responsibility by keeping a safe distance and not attending the Liberty Fund Conference entitled "Religious Liberty at the Crossroads," co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, that was not held in Chicago on April 3–5 because it was cancelled. Michael Thomas of Creighton University, Tony's co-author on the paper "The Efficient Smoke of Burnt Offerings: Trust & Transaction Costs in the Gifting Economy," also did not deliver their poetic Powerpoint presentation (with added alliteration) at the annual conference of the Association of Private Enterprise Education not being held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 2–5 because that too was cancelled. Tony has an amazing track record of not doing things when they are cancelled.

Will Gochberg has accepted the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2020–21 academic year.  He will be teaching courses on environmental politics in the Department of Political Science. 


The Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Dr. Taisu Zhang (Yale Law School): “Legality and Political Legitimacy in Contemporary China.”  Friday, April 17, 12:00–1:20pm. Hanjie Wang, graduate student at the Department of Political Science, will serve as the discussant. The seminar will be conducted online via Zoom at the following link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/131968096

Spring 2020 LSJ/CLASS Workshare Schedule
We will be conducting the workshare via Zoom meetings.  The workshare series is an opportunity to share work in progress and includes a short discussion by the author placing the piece in context or raising questions or interested lines of feedback. The remaining time includes discussion and feedback.  The paper will be distributed a week ahead of time. Please email if you would like to be added to the CLASSNEWS listserv to receive the papers.

  • Friday, April 2412-1:20 p.m.: Jon Beck (CLASS Fellow) will share his paper, "Universal Free Higher Education in an Unequal Society: Is Free Tuition Equitable?" The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/877838377      Meeting ID: 877 838 377
    Or you can dial in via phone at +16699006833 meeting ID 877838377#
  • Friday, May 8, 12-1:20 p.m.: Professor Onur Bakiner (Seattle University, Political Science Dept) will share his paper, "Legal Representation in the European Court of Human Rights (2002–present)."  The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/512673347    Meeting ID 512 673 347 Or you can dial in via phone at +16692192599 meeting ID 512673347 #




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