Week of April 15, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 15, 2019



Ellen Ahlness presented "Standing on Thin Ice: The Sway of Sovereignty Claims Among Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples" at the International Arctic Forum: "Russia in the Arctic Dialogue" Breakout Program, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, March 2019.

In another "almost, but not quite" bit of news, Tony Gill was the runner-up in The Independent Institute's 2019 Award of Excellence, which comes with a $10K prize, for his paper "An Exchange Theory of Social Justice: A Gains-from-Trade under Uncertainty Perspective."  (Yes, you read that correctly; Gill wrote something on social justice and got recognition for it.  Go figure!)  The article will appear in the summer edition of The Independent Review.  And while not receiving the monetary prize, Tony did get a nice certificate acknowledging his runner-up status, soon to be framed and displayed in his office.

Christianna Parr has been made a Penn Summer Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Nonprofit Leadership Program and Center for Social Impact Strategy.

Ellen Holtmaat and Aseem Prakash. "Explaining Growth-Emission Decoupling: 1990-2014." A paper presented at the 77th annual MPSA conference, April 2019.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem PrakashThe New Deal Or The Manhattan Project: Historical Analogies To Imagine Climate Action. Forbes.com, April 5, 2019.

Joannie Tremblay-Boire and Aseem PrakashWhy Americans appear more likely to support Christian refugeesThe Conversation, April 9, 2019.

Niko Switek has been invited to give a talk titled "Deceptive Stability? Germany in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Last Term" at the Center for German and European Studies at UC Berkeley on April 16. He will also be a guest at their graduate workshop the day before. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ies.html?event_ID=124954&view=preview

Niko Switek will have a conversation with German sociologist Oliver Nachtwey on his recent book Germany's Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe, on April 18, 7:00pm, at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill. The event is sponsored by the Goethe Pop-up in Seattle. https://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/oliver-nachtwey-niko-switek.

Dennis Young presented his paper, "Spaces of Control: Immigration Detention, Resistance, and the Carceral State," at the MPSA conference in Chicago, in April 2019.


The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the African Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Political Science present a bag-lunch event hosted by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell: “Careers in International Affairs”. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00–2:30pm, Thomson Hall, room 317.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the African Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Political Science present Ambassador Prudence Bushnell: “National Security and Human Security: Can We Have Both?” Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:30pm, Communications Building, room 120.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University): "Crossing Collaborators: Surveillance, Inter-generational Networks, and Counterintelligence in Militant Organizations"Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

There are several Bridges Center events coming up soon. More information can be found on their events calendar:  https://labor.washington.edu/research/events

  • Forum: “Addressing the Gender Pay Gap”. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 3:30pm, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225)
  • UW Worker Memorial Day Ceremony. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:30am. Student Union Building (HUB), North Ballroom
  • Lecture by Lindsay Hamilton (Keele University): "On the Power of Hooves, Paws and Claws – Why Are There No Animals in the Business School?" Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:00pm, Communications Building, room 120
  • Labor Studies Workshare, with Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot (UW Public Health): "Do Unions Make Us Strong? The Relationship between Declining Labor Union Density and Changing Race and Class Mortality Inequities in the United States". Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00pm, Smith Hall, room 306.
Prof. Jonathan Anomaly (University of San Diego) will present a talk entitled "Public Goods and Education" on Friday, April 26 from 2:00–3:30pm in Gowen 1-A (Olson Room), as part of the Dr. T Unfunded Speaker Series.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Christopher Colligan (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): “Identity and Innovation”. Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

The Simpson Center for the Humanities; Department of Political Science; Middle East Center; Program on Ethics; Comparative Religion Program; and Department of Law, Societies & Justice present: Andrew March (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). “The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought”. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12–1:30 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Aimée Fox (King's College London): “A Race against the Clock. Innovation, Learning, and the Politics of Command in the British Army: Then and Now”. Discussant: Shihao Han (UW Ph.D. student). Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Foster School of Business, in collaboration with UW Sustainability, ReThink UW, Net Impact UW, and Husky Global Affairs present: Global Leadership Summit, with two rounds of sessions led by speakers including Sally Jewell, former CEO of REI and Secretary of the Interior in the Obama administration, as well as representatives from Microsoft, PATH, Starbucks, Clif Bar & Company, Global Washington, MiiR, Union Bank of Switzerland, Earth Economics, and more. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:15–8:00pm, Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall (3rd floor).

The Department of Economics announces the Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics, which will be given by Matthew Gentzkow (Professor of Economics at Stanford University). His lecture is titled “This Is Your Brain off Facebook: New Evidence on the Welfare Effects of Social Media”. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:15–8:15pm, Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)Please RSVP here.



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