Week of April 27, 2015

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Kiku Huckle was awarded the WPSA Best Paper in Latino Politics for her co-authored paper, “Can places of worship help politically socialize immigrants?” with Katsuo Nishikawa of Trinity University.

Kiku Huckle was selected as a participant for the Young Scholars Symposium that was held by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame on April 9-10. She presented a chapter of her dissertation, "¿Es Su Casa Mi Casa? Latinos and the American Catholic Church.”

Aseem Prakash spoke on "The “Associational Revolution”: 20 years later" at the plenary session of the "Advancing the Field(s) of Nonprofit Management: New Structures, New Solutions," conference organized by the School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, April 16-18, 2015.

Xiao Ma received Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, and Chester Fritz Boeing International Research & Training Fellowship.

Jack Turner presented "Frederick Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years" at the Gender and Race Studies Seminar at the University of Alabama on February 24, and at the Political Theory Colloquium at Northwestern University on April 20.

James Long has a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Experimental Political Science, “Improving Electoral Integrity with Information and Communications Technology," (with Michael Callen, Clark Gibson, and Danielle Jung).

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

UWISC: Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College), "What if NATO Hadn't Expanded? A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West." Grad Student Discussant: Andrew Cockrell (Political Science). Friday, May 1, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

SR-SCP: Edmund Malesky (Associate Professor, Political Science, Duke University), "TBA." Grad Student Discussant: Xiao Ma (Political Science, UW). Friday, May 8, 12-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Middle East Center: Samad Alavi (Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW), "Captured Accounts: Iranian Prison Memoirs in a Global Market." Monday, April 27, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

UW Law Global Mondays: Mark Hodge (Executive Director, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights), "Corporate Respect for Human Rights in Practice: Progress, Challenges and the Road Ahead." Monday, April 27 from 12:30-1:20 in the William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development, and the East Asia Center and South Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.  

The Ellison Center: Oliver Reisner (Project Manager for the European Union Delegation to Georgia), "The Sakdrisi Gold Mine Controversy: Modern Profit Clashes with Georgian National Identity." Monday, April 27, 2:30-3:30pm in Thomson 317. Presented by The Comparative History of Ideas Department and The Ellison Center for Russian, East European & Central Asia Studies. 

Middle East Center: Davis S. Katz (Abraham Horodisch Chair for the History of Books, Department of History, Tel Aviv University), "Saving Lives, Collapsing Civilizations: Arnold Toynbee in the Turkish War of Independence." Tuesday, April 28, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Dennis Rodgers (Professor, Urban Social and Political Research, University of Glasgow, UK), "The Enigma of Revolt: Segregation and the ‘New Urban Question’ in Contemporary Nicaragua." Tuesday, April 28, 3:30-5pm in Gould 440. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, Anthropology Department, and UW Cities Collaboratory. 

Harry Bridges Center: Worker Memorial Day - to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. Wednesday, April 29, 11:30-12:30pm in the HUB Lyceum. Sponsored by WFSE Local 1488/AFSCME Council 28, UAW Local 4121, M.L. King County Labor Council, WSNA, SEIU 925, UW United Students Against Sweatshops, UW AAUP, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and the UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety. For more information, contact Nancy Simcox, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at 206-221-7107.

Solomon Katz Lecture in the Humanities: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Toleration and Democracy." Wednesday, April 29, 7pm in Kane 210. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture go to: <http://goo.gl/TxbGil>. Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

UW Law Global Mondays: Per Bergling (Professor Law at Umeå University, Sweden), "Constitutional and Rule of Law Co-operation in Europe." Thursday, April 30, 12:30-1:20pm in 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Simpson Center Seminar: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "A Critical Theory of Human Rights." Thursday, April 30, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. This seminar is open to the entire UW community. A reception will follow in the Simpson Center (CMU 204).co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

UW School of Law: Terry Price (Associate Director, Center for Law, Science and Global Health, UW), “Hot Political Topics in Health Law.” Friday, May 1, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Philosophy Department Colloquium: Rainer Forst (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), "Transnational Justice and Non-Domination: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach." Friday, May 1, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264. This colloquium is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow at the Philosophy Department (SAV 361). Co-sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, which administers the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship, by the Philosophy Department, and by the tri-campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Innovation and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM).

Middle East Center: Hania M. Sholkamy (2014-15 Carnegie Senior Scholar, Yale University/ Associate Professor, Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo), "The State in the Service of the Poor: The Politics, Past and Present of Social Protection in Egypt." Monday, May 4, 12:30-1:50pm in Thomson 317.

UW College of Education Common Book reading: Community discussion of race and mass incarceration. Panelists include: Naomi Murakawa (associate professor, Center for African American Studies, Princeton), Joy Williamson-Lott (associate professor, history of education, UW College of Education), Richard Delgado (a scholar of critical race theory and John J. Sparkman Chair of Law, University of Alabama School of Law) and Jean Stefancic (professor and Clement Research Affiliate, University of Alabama School of Law). They will discuss issues raised in "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander. Thursday, May 7 from 7-8:30pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center's Unity Ballroom. A light dinner will be served prior to the panel starting at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. The event is organized by the Associated Students of the College of Education.

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: Nadine Naber ( Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois), "Arab Feminist Activism: From the Arab Spring Revolutions to Diasporic Liberation Movements." Wednesday, May 13, 7-8:30pm in Kane 210.

UW Health Sciences Common Book Series: Megan Carney (Lecturer, Anthropology and Latin American Studies, UW), "The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 210. RSVP at http://www.tinyurl.com/unendinghunger. More information at: http://goo.gl/H9RdzW.

The UW Center for Human Rights and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program: Annual spring symposium and awards reception, "Rethinking Punishment: Human Rights in an Age of Mass Incarceration." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 225. Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by May 7th at: http://bit.ly/1C7IN8r

The Southeast Asia Center: Charles Keyes (Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology and Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Thailand: The Failure of Democracy - From Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat to General Prayut Chan-ocha." Wednesday, May 20, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317

 

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