Week of April 24, 2017


Tony Gill presented two papers at the Association for Private Enterprise Education’s annual conference on April 10-12.  The papers were:  “Teaching ‘Tips’: An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuities” and “The Libertarian Club Conundrum: Open Borders, Local Norms, and What I Learned at the Community Megachurch.”  He also chaired a forum on academic freedom. Turtles and sharks were observed up close and personal, and pineapple consumed.

Kylie Clay received a Boren Fellowship to conduct research in Tanzania all of next academic year.


University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jeffrey Kucik (Assistant Professor, Political Science, City College of New York), "How do previous dispute rulings affect future outcomes?" Graduate student discussant: Nora Webb Williams (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 28, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Timothy Hicks (Vanderbilt University), “All Keynesian, Now? Popular Austerity Attitudes in Comparative Perspective.” Graduate student discussant: Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 5, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Evelyn Pinkerton (Professor, Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University), "Whatever Happened to the EEZ? Keeping Benefits and Control of Fishing and Fish Processing within National Borders." Friday, May 12, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Lant Pritchett (Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government), "Will your research in development have high returns?  A framework for avoiding the trivial." Monday, April 24, from 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

UW Global Mondays: The Hon. Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud (Justice, Washington Supreme Court), "A Justice's Persepective on Women in American Coutrs: A Joyride through American Judicial History." Monday, April 24, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Comparative History of Ideas: Timothy Pachirat (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst), "Are we all Phalaris Now? Pleasure, Pain, and (In)visible Suffering in these Modern Times." Monday, April 24, 4:30-6pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), Geography, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Political Science, and the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR).

CLASS Workshare: Tamir Moustafa (Professor and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University), "Constituting Religion: Islamic law, Liberal Rights and the State.” Friday, April 28 from 12-1:30pm in Smith 40A.  If you plan to attend and need a copy of Professor Moustafa’s paper, contact Prof. Katherine Beckett, kbeckett@uw.edu

Labor Studies Workshare: Priti Ramamurthy (Professor and Chair, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, UW) and Vinay Gidwani (Professor, Geography and Global Studies, University of Minnesota), "Agrarian Questions in Urban India: Notes on Labor, Value, and Informality." Friday, April 28 from 12-1:30pm in Smith 306.

UW Global Mondays: Farshad M. Talebi (Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General’s Office), "Fighting Human Trafficking - A Local Response to a Global Problem." Monday, May 1, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

UW Alumni Association Panel: Larry Gossett (King County Councilmember), Verlaine Keith-Miller [Industrial Appeals Judge for the Washington State Board Of Appeals (Retired)], Sharon Maeda (President, Spectra Communications), Emile Pitre [Associate Vice President for Assessment in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (Retired)], and Rogelio Riojas (President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers). Panel moderated by Ralina Joseph (Associate Professor, Department of Communication). "History, Conflict and Promise: Civil Rights at the UW." Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm in Kane 130. Admission is free, but advance registration is strongly recommended. https://events.uw.edu/c/express/8c56369c-1219-44f3-adb3-b7a605a743b4

Department of Philosophy Spring Colloquium Series: Philip Cafaro (Professor, Philosophy, Colorado State University), "Franklin’s Economy, Washington’s Will, and Jefferson’s Wine Cellar: America’s Founders on Virtue and Vice." Friday, May 5, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264.

Institute for Humane Studies: Bob Subrick (Economics, James Madison University), “What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong about Income Inequality.”  Friday, May 5, 2017. 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Odegaard Library Room 220.  Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, the UW ISI Reading Group, and UW’s WPC Young Professionals.  Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.

UW Center for Human Rights: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will discuss "Challenging Injustice Through the Courts." Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm in Kane 210. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP IS REQUIRED: https://tinyurl.com/uwchrevent.

UW Global Mondays: Jenny Durkan (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP), "An Inside Perspective on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act." Monday, May 8, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Middle East Center: Resat Kasaba (Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies and Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Referendum and Its Aftermath in Turkey." Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-4:30pm in the Petersen Room (RM 485), Allen Library.

Department of Philosophy Spring Colloquium Series: Catherine Lu (Associate Professor, Political Science, McGill University), "Beyond Reparations: Towards Structural Transformation.” Friday, May 12, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, UW Research Cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation, and the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma).