Week of April 17, 2017


Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolsak, "Why did Scott Pruitt refuse to ban a chemical that the EPA itself said is dangerous?" Washington Post/Monkey Cage, April 12, 2017 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/04/12/why-did-sc...)

Geoff Wallace, along with co-authors Jack Levy (Rutgers University), Michael McKoy (Wheaton College), and Paul Poast (University of Chicago) published an article on April 12 in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage entitled, "When presidents ‘back in’ to foreign conflicts, here’s what happens.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/04/12/when-presi...

Rachel Cichowski spoke at Gonzaga University School of Law at the GJIL Symposium on Global Gender Equality, April 7.  The title of her presentation was Amicus Curiae, Violence Against Women and the European Court of Human Rights.


University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jakana Thomas (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Michigan State University), "The Impact of FDI Inflow on Political Instability in Authoritarian Regimes." Graduate student discussant: Jonathan Beck (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 21, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science: Efrén Pérez (Associate Professor, Political Science, Vanderbilt University), "E Pluribus Unum: Clarifying When and How Elites (Dis)Incline Immigrants Toward a Political Ideal." Friday, April 21, 10:00-11:30am in the Olson Room (Gowen Hall, 1A).

UWISC: Jeffrey Kucik (Assistant Professor, Political Science, City College of New York), "How do previous dispute rulings affect future outcomes?" Graduate student discussant: Nora Webb Williams (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 28, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Timothy Hicks (Vanderbilt University), “TBD.” Graduate student discussant: Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 5, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


UW Global Mondays: Franky Bain (LL.M. Candidate, Sustainable International Development Program, UW Law), "Top End Injustices - a Snapshot of Indigenous Youth Justice in the Northern Territory of Australia." Monday, April 17, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Center for West European Studies and the Ellison Center Town Hall Panel: Professors Christopher Adolph (Political Science, UW), Frank Wendler (JSIS and Political Science, UW), and Bradley Murg (Political Science, SPU) will discuss "The Rise of the Right Across Western Democracies." Monday, April 17, 7:30pm in the Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle. Event is moderated by Professor Christopher Parker (Political Science, UW). Doors open at 6:30pm, admission is $5. https://townhallseattle.org/event/the-rise-of-the-right-across-western-d...

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance: Wismar Medina (Industry Director for Local and Regional Government at Microsoft), "Technology for Global Good – A Vital Resource for Solving the World’s Problems." Tuesday, April 18, 4pm at the HUB Room 250. Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/2onnXmI

Asian Law Center Lecture: Chaihark Hahm (Professor of Law at Yonsei University School of Law in Seoul, Korea), "Constitutional Founding and Sovereign Peoplehood: Japan and Korea after WWII." Tuesday, April 18, 4-6pm in William H. Gates Hall, Room 115. https://www.law.washington.edu/asianlaw/news/default.aspx

China Studies: Jennifer Hsu (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada), "State of Exchange: Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government." Thursday, April 20, 3:30-4:30pm in Thomson Hall, Room 317.

Jackson School: Max Bergholz (Associate Professor, History, Concordia University in Montreal), "Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community." Thursday, April 20, 3:30-5pm in the HUB, Room 340.

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights: Gunnar Almgren (Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Welfare at the UW School of Social Work) will discuss his new book, "Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform." Philosophy Professor Bill Talbott will serve as discussant. Friday, April 21, 3:30-5pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Comparative History of Ideas: Timothy Pachirat (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst), "Are we all Phalaris Now? Pleasure, Pain, and (In)visible Suffering in these Modern Times." Monday, April 24, 4:30-6pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), Geography, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Political Science, and the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR).

UW Alumni Association Panel: Larry Gossett (King County Councilmember), Verlaine Keith-Miller [Industrial Appeals Judge for the Washington State Board Of Appeals (Retired)], Sharon Maeda (President, Spectra Communications), Emile Pitre [Associate Vice President for Assessment in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (Retired)], and Rogelio Riojas (President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers). Panel moderated by Ralina Joseph (Associate Professor, Department of Communication). "History, Conflict and Promise: Civil Rights at the UW." Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm in Kane 130. Admission is free, but advance registration is strongly recommended. https://events.uw.edu/c/express/8c56369c-1219-44f3-adb3-b7a605a743b4

Institute for Humane Studies: Bob Subrick (Economics, James Madison University), “What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong about Income Inequality.”  Friday, May 5, 2017. 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Odegaard Library Room 220.  Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, the UW ISI Reading Group, and UW’s WPC Young Professionals.  Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.

UW Center for Human Rights: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will discuss "Challenging Injustice Through the Courts." Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm in Kane 210. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP IS REQUIRED: https://tinyurl.com/uwchrevent.