Week of April 27, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 27, 2020

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice. 


The Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Yusri Supiyan on “The Puzzle of Cash Waqf Contributions in the Islamic Economy”, on Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:00–1:20pm. Dr. Clair Yang from the Jackson School of International Studies will serve as the faculty discussant. The seminar will be conducted online via Zoom. Please contact Kai Ping (Brian) Leung via srscp@uw.edu to access the Zoom link.

Spring 2020 LSJ/CLASS Workshare Schedule
We will be conducting the workshare via Zoom meetings.  The workshare series is an opportunity to share work in progress and includes a short discussion by the author placing the piece in context or raising questions or interested lines of feedback. The remaining time includes discussion and feedback.  The paper will be distributed a week ahead of time. Please email if you would like to be added to the CLASSNEWS listserv to receive the papers.

  • Friday, May 8, 12-1:20 p.m.:   Professor Onur Bakiner (Seattle University, Political Science Dept) will share his paper, "Legal Representation in the European Court of Human Rights (2002–present)."  The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/512673347    Meeting ID 512 673 347 Or you can dial in via phone at +16692192599 meeting ID 512673347 #

The Center for Environmental Politics will present the Sixth Annual Duck Family Workshop on Environmental Politics and Governance, May 14–15, 2020. This year’s workshop will be held online, via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, pleas email Christianna Paar (parr182@uw.edu) for the Zoom link.

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Morgan Wack (UW Poli Sci Doctoral student): “ICT, Crime, and Perceptions of Crime in Africa” on Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm. This colloquium will be conducted via Zoom. Links will be distributed along with the paper roughly a week before the scheduled talk.  Visit the UWISC website for more information. 


The Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies offers an online discussion on Sunday, May 3, at 4pm (Pacific time) of the first part of Lojze Kovačič's epic novel of World War II – Newcomers, Book One. It will be a unique opportunity to meet the translator in English, Michael Biggins, who is also one of the initiators of the group. As a public service during the pandemic, Archipelago Books has made Newcomers, Book One, available as a free ebook download.




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