Week of April 20, 2015

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Emily Gade was accepted to SWAMOS at Cornell University (a fully funded workshop in strategic and military studies for 20 junior faculty/advanced graduate students).

Emily Gade received a Chester Fritz Boeing International Research & Training Fellowship.

Scott Radnitz (UW JSIS) and Patrick Underwood (UW Sociology) published "Is Belief in Conspiracy Theories Pathological? A Survey Experiment on the Cognitive Roots of Extreme Suspicion" in the British Journal of Political Science.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Political Science Severyns Ravenholt: Nita Rudra (Associate Professor, Government, Georgetown University), "Poor Democracies in a Conundrum? International Trade and Government Revenues in Developing Countries." Friday, April 24, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

UWISC: Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College), "What if NATO Hadn't Expanded? A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West." Grad Student Discussant: Andrew Cockrell (Political Science). Friday, May 1, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

SR-SCP: Edmund Malesky (Associate Professor, Political Science, Duke University), "TBA." Grad Student Discussant: Xiao Ma (Political Science, UW). Friday, May 8, 12-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Global Mondays: Joel P. Heath (2014-15 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies; Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society), “Addressing Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change and Development Projects on Sea Ice Ecosystems in Hudson Bay.” Monday, April 20, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Presented by: UW Law and the UW Fulbright Chair in Arctic.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Siwan Anderson (Associate Professor, Economics, University of British Columbia), "Legal Origins and HIV." Monday, April 20, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.  

Humphrey Speaker Series: Syboney Biwa (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Evans School, UW), "This is a Man's World...Or is it? Being a Woman in IT." Monday, April 20, 1-2pm in Parrington 112.

Simpson Center: Chandan Reddy (Associate Professor, English, UW), "Force and the Spectacle of Violence: From Ferguson to College Campuses." Tuesday, April 21, 4pm in Communications 202.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: John Wilkerson (Professor, Political Science, UW), "Text as Data: A Whole New World of Research Opportunities (?)." Wednesday, April 22, 11:15am in the Parrington Hall Forum.

Simpson Center Book Launch: Celebrate the publication of "Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas." The event will feature Julie Shayne (editor and contributor) and Kristy Leissle (contributor). Reception to follow presentation. Thursday, April 23, 4-6pm in Communications 202.

UW School of Law: Zahr Said (Assistant Professor of Law, UW), “When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Tort Law and Economic Justice.” Friday, April 24, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Middle East Center: Samad Alavi (Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW), "Captured Accounts: Iranian Prison Memoirs in a Global Market." Monday, April 27, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Middle East Center: Davis S. Katz (Abraham Horodisch Chair for the History of Books, Department of History, Tel Aviv University), "Saving Lives, Collapsing Civilizations: Arnold Toynbee in the Turkish War of Independence." Tuesday, April 28, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Harry Bridges Center: Worker Memorial Day - to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. Wednesday, April 29, 11:30-12:30pm in the HUB Lyceum. Sponsored by WFSE Local 1488/AFSCME Council 28, UAW Local 4121, M.L. King County Labor Council, WSNA, SEIU 925, UW United Students Against Sweatshops, UW AAUP, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and the UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety. For more information, contact Nancy Simcox, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at 206-221-7107.

Solomon Katz Lecture in the Humanities: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Toleration and Democracy." Wednesday, April 29, 7pm in Kane 210. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture go to: <http://goo.gl/TxbGil>. Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

Simpson Center Seminar: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "A Critical Theory of Human Rights." Thursday, April 30, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. This seminar is open to the entire UW community. A reception will follow in the Simpson Center (CMU 204).co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

UW School of Law: Terry Price (Associate Director, Center for Law, Science and Global Health, UW), “Hot Political Topics in Health Law.” Friday, May 1, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Philosophy Department Colloquium: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Transnational Justice and Non-Domination: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach." Friday, May 1, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264. This colloquium is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow at the Philosophy Department (SAV 361). Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, by the Philosophy Department, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

Middle East Center: Hania M. Sholkamy (2014-15 Carnegie Senior Scholar, Yale University/ Associate Professor, Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo), "The State in the Service of the Poor: The Politics, Past and Present of Social Protection in Egypt." Monday, May 4, 12:30-1:50pm in Thomson 317.

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: Nadine Naber ( Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois), "Arab Feminist Activism: From the Arab Spring Revolutions to Diasporic Liberation Movements." Wednesday, May 13, 7-8:30pm in Kane 210.

Please send bulletin items to Catherine (cquinn83@uw.edu) by Noon on Thursdays.