Week of April 20, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 20, 2020 

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice.


Nives Dolšak, Aseem Prakash, and Nicolas Wittstock. "Climate Change Helped Global Cooperation. Will Coronavirus Undermine It?." Forbes.com, April 11, 2020.

Tony Gill was a founding member (and poster art designer) of The QZEDD (Quarantine Zoom Economic Drinks and Discussion) group involving a handful of economists from around the country that meets on a regular basis to discuss things.  The first week's readings tackled James Buchanan's Cost and Choice.  The members include several Mont Pelerin members, but no plans to take over the world were yet formalized.  (Poster art viewing available virtually upon request.)


Spring 2020 LSJ/CLASS Workshare Schedule

We will be conducting the workshare via Zoom meetings.  The workshare series is an opportunity to share work in progress and includes a short discussion by the author placing the piece in context or raising questions or interested lines of feedback. The remaining time includes discussion and feedback.  The paper will be distributed a week ahead of time. Please email if you would like to be added to the CLASSNEWS listserv to receive the papers.

  • Friday, April 2412-1:20 p.m.:   Jon Beck (CLASS Fellow) will share his paper, "Universal Free Higher Education in an Unequal Society: Is Free Tuition Equitable?" The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/877838377      Meeting ID: 877 838 377
    Or you can dial in via phone at +16699006833 meeting ID 877838377#

  • Friday, May 8, 12-1:20 p.m.:   Professor Onur Bakiner (Seattle University, Political Science Dept) will share his paper, "Legal Representation in the European Court of Human Rights (2002–present)."  The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/512673347    Meeting ID 512 673 347 Or you can dial in via phone at +16692192599 meeting ID 512673347 #


The Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies offers an online discussion on Sunday, May 3, at 4pm (Pacific time) of the first part of Lojze Kovačič's epic novel of World War II – Newcomers, Book One. It will be a unique opportunity to meet the translator in English, Michael Biggins, who is also one of the initiators of the group. As a public service during the pandemic, Archipelago Books has made Newcomers, Book One, available as a free ebook download.




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