Week of April 25, 2016


Eric Schwab has accepted a summer position with the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., as a Student Trainee Management & Program Analyst.

Hannah Walker has received one-year a post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Peace and Justice Initiative at Georgetown University.

Erin Adam has been selected to receive a 2016-2017 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "Environmental Inclusion: A Moral Imperative and Political Necessity." Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 26, 2016, http://goo.gl/kwfPpB

Tony Gill presented a talk entitled “Should Churches Be Taxed?” to the University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science on Monday, April 18.  While there he also led a graduate seminar discussion on religious terrorism, met with a couple lawyers who do religious property stuff, and ate at Waffle House (twice … because he really, really liked it … and thinks the franchise should expand to Washington).

Elizabeth Chrun has won The Graduate School’s Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research and Study for the 2016–2017 academic year.


Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics : Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo (Associate Professor, Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill), “What Moves Consumer Sentiment? Economics, Politics, and the Information Environment.” Grad student discussant: Yusri Supiyan (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 29, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Krister Andersson (Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for the Governance of Natural Resources, University of Colorado at Boulder), “Decentralization and Deforestation” Friday, May 13, 12-1:30pm in the Smith 40A. More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP


Evans School Research Seminar Series: Yanfang Su (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), "Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on patients, county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels." Monday, April 25, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum. For more information contact Kimberly Hay (kfs3903@uw.edu).

Jackson School Panel Discussion: Valerie Plame (former career covert CIA operations officer and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House) and Joseph Cirincione (president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation), "Nuclear Weapons: Iraq, Iran and Beyond." Monday, April 25, 3pm in the Husky Union Building Room 214. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Ploughshares Fund, the Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.

Global Monday: Film screening of the film, "Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1," followed by a discussion with Rick Wayman (Nuclear Age Peace Foundation) and Sophie Bones (Republic of the Marshall Islands Legal Team & Keller Rohrback LLP). Monday, April 25, 3:30pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 127. Sponsored by: Hosted by the Center for Human Rights and Justice and the National Security Law Association; co-sponsored by Keller Rohrback LLP.

African Studies: Divine Fuh (lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics), "Generation Android: Youth Imagination and the Navigation of Uncertainty in Bamenda, Cameroon." Monday, April 25, 3:30-5pm in Architecture 160. Sponsored by: African Studies, Department of History and the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professorship in the Department of History. 

The Southeast Asia Center, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: Goenawan Mohamad (celebrated poet, essayist, and human rights activist) and Dr. Giora Eliraz (Research Associate at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), "Islam, Indonesia, Israel: Advancing Indonesian-Israeli relations through cultural, intellectual, and journalistic exchanges." Monday, April 25, 5:30-8pm at the UW Club Yukon Pacific Room. Light dinner reception, 5:30-6:30 and the main event, 6:30-8. 

UW Labor Studies Student Association: Elizabeth Parisan (Hedge Clippers), "Endangered Endowments: How Hedge Funds Are Bankrupting Higher Education." Hear from student and worker activists on the connection between hedge funds and social justice struggles on campus. Wednesday, April 27, 6pm in Smith 102. Sponsored by: UW Labor Studies Student Association (LSSA), UW United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), UW Academic Workers for a Democratic University (AWDU).

UW Bothell: John Zogby (founder of the Zogby Poll land Zogby Analytics), "The Changing Face of American Society and Politics in the 21st Century." Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-6:30pm at the UW Bothell's North Creek Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the American Muslim Research Institute.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Panel discussion on solidarity and struggle in Central America and beyond. "Berta Cáceres, Activism and Solidarity: Social Struggles in Honduras and Beyond." Panelists include: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (member of the Washington State House of Representatives), Katrin Wilde (Executive Director of the Channel Foundation), and Yoelin Connor (originally from Honduras, is Vice President of Garinagu Houngua, a Washington nonprofit corporation). The event will be moderated by José Antonio Lucero (Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Monday, April 25, 7-8:45pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room 104 (Unity Room 2). Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Human Rights, Channel Foundation, Garinagu Houngua, Community Alliance for Global Justice.

University Bookstore Book Talk: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Assistant Professor, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University). "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation." Thursday, April 28, 7pm at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105). This event is free and open to the public. 

West Coast Poverty Center: Jacob Avery (Sociology, University of California, Irvine), "Unsheltered in Atlantic City." Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485. Q&A until 2pm

Global Mondays: Caroline Adolphsen (Professor, Law, Aarhus University, Denmark), "The Rights of the Child from a Global and Local Perspective." Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs and the Visiting Scholars Program.

Department of History: Anne Hyde (Professor, History, University of Oklahoma), "Fur Trade to the Half-Breed Tract: Writing a History of Mixed Blood North America." Thursday, May 5, 3:30-5pm in Communications 226.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: John M. Ackerman (one of Mexico´s leading public intellectuals, writing bi-weekly columns at both the daily La Jornada and at Proceso magazine) and Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros (Professor at the Institute for Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an international expert in public administration, political economy, transparency and corruption control), "Mexico at the Crossroads: Democracy, Corruption and Violence south of the Rio Grande." Friday, May 6, 11:30-1:30pm in the Allen Library Petersen Room. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department, University of Washington Libraries, Mexicanos Viviendo en Seattle-Vancouver, Morena en el Exterior.

UW Intercollegiate Studies Institute Reading Group: Phil Magness (Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University), "The Empirical Evidence of Inequality in Piketty and Beyond.”  Friday, May 6 at 2:00 pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

UW Center for Human Rights Annual Spring Symposium: Panel speakers Miguel Rios (UW Dreamers/Purple Group), Gilda Blanco (National Domestic Workers Alliance), and Sara Vannini (iSchool, co-collaborator of Fotohistorias) will discuss "Stories of Migration and Actions for Justice" Friday, May 6, 6:30-8pm in Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225). RSVP by April 28th: http://tinyurl.com/chrsymposium

Middle East Center: Hussein Elkhafaifi (Associate Professor and Director of the Arabic of the Arabic Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington), "Libya's Berbers and the Arab Spring." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Free and open to the public.

Geography: David McDermott Hughes (Professor, Anthropology, Rutgers University - New Brunswichk), "Seeing like an Oil Producer: Abundance, Pollution, and Graphic Display." Monday, May 9, 12-1:30 in Communication 202. Sponsored by Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Global Mondays: Sagit Mor (Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Israel), "Toward a Disability Critique of Torts." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs.