Week of April 18, 2016


Hind Ahmed Zaki published an article on April 11th entitled "Tunisia uncovered a history of state sexual violence. Can it do anything?” in the Washington's Post's Monkey Cage. The article is based on a yearlong qualitative research in Tunisia that is part of Hind's doctoral dissertation at the political science department, University of Washington.

Phi Cong Hoang (University of Georgia), William McGuire (UW-Tacoma) and Aseem Prakash presented a paper entitled: “Is there life after death?: The Enduring Effects of the 33/50 Program on Emission Reductions" at the conference on "Public Regulation and Private Governance: Competitors or Collaborators?" organized by School of Business, University of Connecticut, April 13-15, 2016.

Gill, Anthony. 2016.  “The Political Economy of Religious Property Rights.” Forum for Social Economics (early online release at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=RFSE20&#.V...).  (There is an interesting story about this article’s journey to print publication.)

Tony Gill’s blog post on international religious freedom was released on Cornerstone, the official blog of the Religious Freedom Project (where Tony is a research scholar).  https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/cornerstone/religious-freedom-now-e...

Xiao Ma, "Local State Sector and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," a paper presented at the 74th annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2016.

Xiao Ma, "Collaborative Instability in China: the Role of Mass Mobilization in Intra-Bureaucratic Bargaining," a paper presented at the 74th annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2016.

Liu, Chuyu (Penn State) and Xiao Ma, "Why do Autocratic Leaders Manipulate Nationalism?: Subnational Evidence from China," a paper presented at the 57th annual conference of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, March 2016.

Megan Francis presented a paper for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality’s 2016 symposium, “Toward Justice: Turning Points in Social Movements Past and Future” at Indiana Law School, April 8.

Megan Francis was a plenary speaker on a panel ‘The Assault on Black Lives’ at Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, April 9.

Megan Francis was an invited speaker at the Blackburn Institute for Social Justice, University of Alabama, April 11


Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR) Distinguished Lecture: Michael C. Dawson (John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago), "Support for Reparations in the Early 21st Century." Monday, April 18, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room of Allen Library, Room 485. Light lunch served.

WISIR Discussion Group: Michael C. Dawson (John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago). Monday, April 18, 4:30-6:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Drinks and refreshments served.

Political Science Spring Panel: Megan Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science), Michael McCann (Professor, Political Science), and Rebecca Thorpe (Assistant Professor, Political Science) come together to discuss "Police, Prisons & Protest." Tuesday, April 19 from 4:30-6:30pm. Location TBA (OUG 220 or SMITH 120 depending on expected attendance). RSVP by going to the one-question online poll at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/meroy/301169 

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Fotini Christia (Associate Professor, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Networks of Sectarianism: Experimental Evidence on Access to Services in Baghdad." Grad student discussant: Anna Zelenz (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 22, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severeyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics : Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo (Associate Professor, Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill), “What Moves Consumer Sentiment? Economics, Politics, and the Information Environment.” Grad student discussant: Yusri Supiyan (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 29, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence: Talk with the Belgium Ambassador to the United States, Johan Verbeke. "High Stakes, Low Countries: Belgium-US Security and Trade." Monday, April 18, 3-4:30pm in Allen Library Petersen Room.

Global Monday & Social Justice Tuesday: Ken Marcus (president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law), "Why Universities Need A Definition of Anti-Semitism." Tuesday, April 19, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. The event is co-sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, The Cardozo Society of Washington State, The Jewish Law Students' Association (JLSA) at University of Washington, and StandWithUs Northwest.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Joseph Kaboski (David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame), “Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition.” Tuesday, April 19, 1:30-3pm in Savery 410.

Evans School Research Seminar Series:  Robert Klitgaard (Professor, Claremont Graduate University), "Development Given Geography, Climate, and Genes." Wednesday, April 20, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum. For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

Ellison Center: Lucan Way (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto), "Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics in Ukraine, Russia and Elsewhere in the Former Soviet Union." Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm in Communications 120.

South Asia Center and Center for Global Studies: Film screening of "He Named Me Malala" about the Pakistani activist and youngest ever Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. The screening will be followed by a discussion lead by UW International Studies Professor Cabeiri DeBergh Robinson. Thursday, April 21, 5:30-7pm in Thomson 101.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Yanfang Su (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), "Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on patients, county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels." Monday, April 25, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum. For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

Jackson School Panel Discussion: Valerie Plame (former career covert CIA operations officer and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House) and Joseph Cirincione (president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation), "Nuclear Weapons: Iraq, Iran and Beyond." Monday, April 25, 3pm in the Husky Union Building Room 214. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Ploughshares Fund, the Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.

The Southeast Asia Center, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: Goenawan Mohamad (celebrated poet, essayist, and human rights activist) and Dr. Giora Eliraz (Research Associate at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), "Islam, Indonesia, Israel: Advancing Indonesian-Israeli relations through cultural, intellectual, and journalistic exchanges." Monday, April 25, 5:30-8pm at the UW Club Yukon Pacific Room. Light dinner reception, 5:30-6:30 and the main event, 6:30-8. 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Panel discussion on solidarity and struggle in Central America and beyond. "Berta Cáceres, Activism and Solidarity: Social Struggles in Honduras and Beyond." Panelists include: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (member of the Washington State House of Representatives), Katrin Wilde (Executive Director of the Channel Foundation), and Yoelin Connor (originally from Honduras, is Vice President of Garinagu Houngua, a Washington nonprofit corporation). The event will be moderated by José Antonio Lucero (Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Monday, April 25, 7-8:45pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room 104 (Unity Room 2). Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Human Rights, Channel Foundation, Garinagu Houngua, Community Alliance for Global Justice.

West Coast Poverty Center: Jacob Avery (Sociology, University of California, Irvine), "Unsheltered in Atlantic City." Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485. Q&A until 2pm

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: John M. Ackerman (one of Mexico´s leading public intellectuals, writing bi-weekly columns at both the daily La Jornada and at Proceso magazine) and Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros (Professor at the Institute for Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an international expert in public administration, political economy, transparency and corruption control), "Mexico at the Crossroads: Democracy, Corruption and Violence south of the Rio Grande." Friday, May 6, 11:30-1:30pm in the Allen Library Petersen Room. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department, University of Washington Libraries, Mexicanos Viviendo en Seattle-Vancouver, Morena en el Exterior.

UW Intercollegiate Studies Institute Reading Group: Phil Magness (Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University), "The Empirical Evidence of Inequality in Piketty and Beyond.”  Friday, May 6 at 2:00 pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).