Week of April 16, 2018


Scott Lemieux presented a paper at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, "Donald J. Trump in Political Time: The Politics of Disjunction and Articulation in a Polarized Partisan Regime." w/Julia Azari (Marquette University)

Ryan Goehrung was awarded the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship to study Mandarin this summer

On April 11, Scott Lemieux published an article in NBC News titled, "The FBI raid of Michael Cohen doesn't mean Trump's on his way out. Only elections can do that."

On April 12, Scott Lemieux published an article in the LA Times titled, "If Democrats sweep the House this fall, blame Paul Ryan's rich-on-poor class warfare."

Jonathan C. Beck was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grant to conduct dissertation research in Germany next academic year. The grant will provide 10 months of financial support for Jonathan to conduct fieldwork out of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Jonathan’s dissertation examines the increasing reliance on private financial contributions to higher education in advanced capitalist economies, the political, social and economic implications of this turn toward tuition, and the ways in which stakeholders can mobilize to inform or even reverse these policy changes in Germany, England and the United States.

Phi Cong Hoang, William McGuire and Aseem Prakash. 2018. "Reducing Toxic Chemical Pollution in Response to Multiple Information Signals: The 33/50 Voluntary Program and Toxicity Disclosures." Ecological Economics, Volume 146: 193-20



UW International Security Colloquium: Milli Lake (Assistant Professor, London School of Economics), "The Insecurity Trap: State Security and the Monopoly on Violence in Low Intensity Armed Conflicts." Friday, April 20, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Norman Solomon (American journalist, media critic, author and activist), "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis." Wednesday, April 25, 7-9PM in Kane 210.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: David Lopez (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "State Building and the Making of Education Leviathans since the 19th Century." Friday, April 27, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Spring Faculty Panel: UW Political Science Professors Jim Caporaso, Susan Whiting, and Caitlin Ainsley will discuss “Trump, Trade, and Tariffs.” Thursday, May 3, 4:30-6pm in Sieg 134. Please RSVP.

Center for Environmental Politics: Susan Clayton (The College of Wooster), "Psychology and Climate Change: Perceptions, impacts, responses." Friday, May 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Global Mondays Lecture: Lauren McCarthy (Associate Professor of Legal Studies, UMass Amherst), "Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws from Crime to Courtroom." Monday, April 16, 12:30-1:30PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Sponsored by UW Law and the Ellison Center.

Japan Studies Program: Antony G. Hopkins (author and editor), "American Empire: A Global History." Monday, April 16, 3:30-5PM in Thomson 317. Sponsored by: Japan Studies Program, Simpson Center, Center for Global Studies, and the Department of History.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Nathalie Williams (Sociology & Jackson School), "Migration." Tuesday, April 17, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

South Asia Center Nepal Studies Initiative: Manjushree Thapa (one of Nepal's preeminent English language writers), "How Not to Narrate a Nation." Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. sponsored by the South Asia Center, Simpson Center, Dept of Asian Languages & Literature, Dept of English, and the Elliot Bay Book Company.

Gates Public Service Speaker Series: Noura Erakat (Professor, International Area Studies and Social Justice/Human Rights, George Mason University), "The Question of Palestine After Trump." Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:30PM (reception to follow) in Gates Hall, Room 138. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by Gates Public Service Program, Minority Law Student Association, and the Department of Law, Societies, and Justice.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Christopher D. Tirres (Professor, Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago), "Suffering and Hope: Latin American Contributions to Christian Spirituality." Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Program on Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Initiative for Global Christian Studies, Comparative Religion, the Jackson School of International Studies.

Japan Studies Program: Takako Hikotani (Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University), "Japan and the World." Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30PM in Kane 225. Event is free and open to the public. Registration appreciated: japan@uw.edu. Reception to follow.

UW Graduate School: Diane Ravitch (Research Professor of Education at New York University), "Saving Public Education in the Trump-DeVos Era." Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-8:30PM in Kane 130. Sponsored by the UW Grad School, UW Alumni Association, and the Department of Education.

UW Graduate School: Bryan Brayboy (Professor, Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University), "A Hairstory of Violence: How lawful terror connects Indigenous peoples, land, and race." Wednesday, April 25, 3:30PM at the Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Ct, Seattle, WA 98105). This event is free and open to the public. Please register. Co-sponsored with the UW Alumni Association, Office of the Provost, and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

Jackson School: Timothy Snyder (Professor, History, Yale), "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century." Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM in Kane 220.

Breaking the Silence: Zeba Khair (Standing Counsel for Delhi High Court and Counsel at Jamia Millia Islamia-Central University in New Delhi), "Gender-Based Violence in India." Thursday, May 3, 3:30-5:30PM in the HUB room 145. Event is free but please RSVP. Co-sponsors: API Chaya, ASUW Asian Student Commission, ASUW MESC, Associated Students of University of Washington Black Student Commission, ASUW's Women's Action Commission, UW "wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ" Intellectual House, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists