Week of April 23, 2018


Rafeel Wasif and Aseem Prakash. 2017. Do Government and Foreign Funding influence Individual Donations to Religious Nonprofits?: A Survey Experiment in Pakistan. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 2017, 8(3):237–273.


Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Norman Solomon (American journalist, media critic, author and activist), "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis." Wednesday, April 25, 7-9PM in Kane 210.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: David Lopez (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "State Building and the Making of Education Leviathans since the 19th Century." Friday, April 27, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race: Shireen Hassim (Professor, Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), "The Life of Winnie Mandela: Embodiments of Violence under Racial Capitalism." Wednesday, May 2, 4-5:30pm in Communications 120. Event sponsors: Department of History, WISIR, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Spring Faculty Panel: UW Political Science Professors Jim Caporaso, Susan Whiting, and Caitlin Ainsley will discuss “Trump, Trade, and Tariffs.” Thursday, May 3, 4:30-6pm in Sieg 134. Please RSVP.

Center for Environmental Politics: Susan Clayton (The College of Wooster), "Psychology and Climate Change: Perceptions, impacts, responses." Friday, May 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jonathan Caverley (United States Naval War College), "Arms for Influence: The Global Arms Trade and the Future of U.S. Power." Friday, May 11, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

SR-SCP: Noel Maurer (Professor of International Affairs and International Business at the George Washington University), "The Long Shadow of History? The Impact of Colonial Labor Institutions on Economic Development in Peru." Thursday, May 17, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

The Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS) is intended to provide a venue to share information, experiences, and best practices around a key set of issues relevant to graduate school and the broader academic profession. Final meeting of the academic year: “Getting to PhC: Overcoming Common Hurdles.” Friday, May 18, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). Speakers will be Sophia Jordán Wallace and Geoff Wallace followed by a Q&A. Please RSVP by Monday, May 14. 


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Supreet Kaur (UC Berkeley), “Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply.” Monday, April 23, 11-12:30PM in Savery 410.

Fake News & Misinformation: Mini Lecture Series: Jevin West (Professor, Information School, UW), "Cleaning up our polluted information environments." Tuesday, April 24, 5-6:15pm in Gowen 301.

UW Graduate School: Diane Ravitch (Research Professor of Education at New York University), "Saving Public Education in the Trump-DeVos Era." Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-8:30PM in Kane 130. Sponsored by the UW Grad School, UW Alumni Association, and the Department of Education.

UW Graduate School: Bryan Brayboy (Professor, Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University), "A Hairstory of Violence: How lawful terror connects Indigenous peoples, land, and race." Wednesday, April 25, 3:30PM at the Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Ct, Seattle, WA 98105). This event is free and open to the public. Please register. Co-sponsored with the UW Alumni Association, Office of the Provost, and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

UW Center for Human Rights Panel: Kanta Singh (India), Julie Weah (Liberia) and Aye Chan Myae (Myanmar) will be highlighting their respective countries as a case study on women's economic rights issues and interventions. Thursday, April 26, 12-1:20PM in Thomson 317. Lunch will be provided. Sponsors: Landesa, South Asia Center, Center for Global Studies, African Studies, Southeast Asia Center.

JSIS: Timothy Snyder (Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University), "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century." Thursday, April 26, 7:30PM in Kane 110. Sponsors: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Center for Global Studies, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Center for West European Studies, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, and the Foster School's Global Business Center at the UW.

Ziadeh Lecture Series: Nabil Matar (University of Minnesota), "The United States through Arab Eyes: 1876-1914." Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm in Kane 210. Reception to follow in the Walker-Ames room. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization.

Voices in the Middle East Studies lecture series: Elif Babül (Professor, Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College), "Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey." Monday, April 30, 12:30-1:30PM in Thomson 317.Sponsored by the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

Fake News & Misinformation: Mini Lecture Series: Berit Anderson (CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Scout.ai), "The new global politics of weaponized AI propaganda." Monday, April 30, 5-6:15pm in the HUB Lyceum.

Southeast Asia Center Panel Discussion: U.S. Ambassadors Rena Bitter (Laos), Glyn T. Davies (Thailand), Joseph R. Donovan (Indonesia), Daniel J. Kritenbrink (Vietnam) and Alexander C. Feldman (President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council), "ASEAN, Maritime Security, Trade, and the Trump Administration." Tuesday, May 1, 10-11:30am in Kane 225 (Walker Ames Room). Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc, JSIS, and the Global Business Center.

UW Genomics Salon: Guest faculty and lecturers Jey Saung (GWSS), Annie Dwyer (CHID), Alys Weinbaum (English), and Dina Greene (Chemistry), "The 'Science' of Sex Differences: Translating Across Disciplines." Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-5:30pm in Communications 202/204.

Breaking the Silence: Zeba Khair (Standing Counsel for Delhi High Court and Counsel at Jamia Millia Islamia-Central University in New Delhi), "Gender-Based Violence in India." Thursday, May 3, 3:30-5:30PM in the HUB room 145. Event is free but please RSVP. Co-sponsors: API Chaya, ASUW Asian Student Commission, ASUW MESC, Associated Students of University of Washington Black Student Commission, ASUW's Women's Action Commission, UW "wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ" Intellectual House, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists.

Middle East Center: Rick Lorenz (Senior Lecturer, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Recent US Air Strikes in Syria: A Legal and Political Analysis."  Monday, May 7, 12:30-1:30PM in Thomson 317.