Week of April 22, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 22, 2019


Lance Bennett recently gave these talks:

  • “Economy vs. Environment: How Did that Happen? What Can We Learn?” Research Fellows Talk, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, April 9, 2019.
  • “Communication and the Crisis of Democracy: Institutional Decline, Disinformation, and the Rise of the Radical Right.” Bern University, Institute of Communication Studies seminar series: April 11, 2019.

Tony Gill presented a full hour version of his new paper "The Comparative Endurance & Efficiency of Religion: A Public Choice Perspective" at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion on April 10.  The talk capped off a day of recognition for Tony's 8 years of service doing the Research on Religion podcast.  Baylor gave him an etched crystal doo-thingy and a framed poster of a cowboy hat and boots, thanking him for his service.  The luncheon was beef stroganoff.

Not content with just one appearance in Waco, Tony Gill also presented his increasingly popular "Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Tipping" lecture at Baylor University's Paul L. Foster Center for Business and Innovation, sponsored by the economics department.  At this talk, when presenting a two-dimensional gains-from-trade graph to illustrate his price discrimination argument, an audience member asked if a restaurant experience is multi-dimensional why he was using a two-dimensional graph, to which Tony replied that he has difficulty drawing things in more than three dimensions.

Chelsea Moore has been awarded an American Association of University Women Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019-2020 for her dissertation entitled "In Pursuit of the Pervert: Sexual Dangerousness and the Development of the American State."

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "Are India's Political Parties Ignoring Climate Change?" Forbes.com, April 13, 2019.


There are several Bridges Center events coming up soon. More information can be found on their events calendar:  https://labor.washington.edu/research/events

  • UW Worker Memorial Day Ceremony. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:30am. Student Union Building (HUB), North Ballroom
  • Lecture by Lindsay Hamilton (Keele University): "On the Power of Hooves, Paws and Claws – Why Are There No Animals in the Business School?" Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:00pm, Communications Building, room 120
  • Labor Studies Workshare, with Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot (UW Public Health): "Do Unions Make Us Strong? The Relationship between Declining Labor Union Density and Changing Race and Class Mortality Inequities in the United States". Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00pm, Smith Hall, room 306

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University): “Ethnicity as an Institution and the Origins of Ethnic Orders”. Friday, April 26, 2019,  12:00pm to 1:30pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Prof. Jonathan Anomaly (University of San Diego) will present a talk entitled "Public Goods and Education" on Friday, April 26 from 2:00–3:30pm in Gowen 1-A (Olson Room), as part of the Dr. T Unfunded Speaker Series.

Spring Political Science Faculty Panel on Environmental Justice: Political Implications in the Face of a Rapidly Changing Climate, with Karen Litfin: “Living Within Our Means: Climate Justice and Planetary Politics”, Jamie Mayerfeld: “Ignorance and Complacency in the Pivotal Generation”, and Aseem Prakash: “Embedded Environmentalism: A Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy". Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30–6:00pm in Gowen Hall room 301.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Christopher Colligan (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): “Identity and Innovation”. Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Professor Nancy Fraser of the New School for Social Research will visit the University of Washington as the Katz Distinguished Lecturer on the week of May 6–10.  She will deliver the Katz lecture on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 pm, in Kane 120 on the topic, "What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century?"  The next day, Thursday, May 9, she will deliver a joint Philosophy/Political Science colloquium from 3:30 to 5:00 in HUB 334, title to be announced.

Simpson Center for the Humanities; Department of Political Science; Middle East Center; Program on Ethics; Comparative Religion Program; and Department of Law, Societies & Justice present: Andrew March (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). “The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought”. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12–1:30 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Aimée Fox (King's College London): “A Race against the Clock. Innovation, Learning, and the Politics of Command in the British Army: Then and Now”. Discussant: Shihao Han (UW Ph.D. student). Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Foster School of Business, in collaboration with UW Sustainability, ReThink UW, Net Impact UW, and Husky Global Affairs present: Global Leadership Summit, with two rounds of sessions led by speakers including Sally Jewell, former CEO of REI and Secretary of the Interior in the Obama administration, as well as representatives from Microsoft, PATH, Starbucks, Clif Bar & Company, Global Washington, MiiR, Union Bank of Switzerland, Earth Economics, and more. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:15–8:00pm, Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall (3rd floor).

The Law Chapter of the Federalist Society and the UW Law Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee present Robin Koerner: “UW: A Safe Space for What?” Thursday, April 25, 12:30–1:20pm, Law School, Room 117. Lunch will be provided.

The Department of Economics announces the Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics, which will be given by Matthew Gentzkow (Professor of Economics at Stanford University). His lecture is titled “This Is Your Brain off Facebook: New Evidence on the Welfare Effects of Social Media”. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:15–8:15pm, Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225). Please RSVP here.




Please send newsletter items to Jerry (kohlj@uw.edu) by noon on Thursdays.