Week of April 29, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 29, 2019


Anthony Gill.  2019. "Of Credence and Collective Action: Religion's Comparative Advantages in Social Charity." The Independent Review 23(4): 539-50.  And herein, Tony notes that philosophy departments cannot promise eternal salvation but sometimes do offer sandwiches (see footnote 6 on p. 541).

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "The Notre Dame Fire, the Carbon Tax and Climate Policy." Forbes.com, April 22, 2019.

Laura Evans, Nives Dolšak, Maureen Plog and  Aseem Prakash presented a paper, "Climate Change and Native Nations" at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California, April 2019.


Spring Political Science Faculty Panel on Environmental Justice: Political Implications in the Face of a Rapidly Changing Climate. with Karen Litfin: “Living Within Our Means: Climate Justice and Planetary Politics”, Jamie Mayerfeld: “Ignorance and Complacency in the Pivotal Generation”, and Aseem Prakash: “Embedded Environmentalism: A Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy". Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30–6:00pm in Gowen Hall room 301.

Professor Nancy Fraser of the New School for Social Research will visit the University of Washington as the Katz Distinguished Lecturer on the week of May 6–10.  She will deliver the Katz lecture on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 pm, in Kane 120 on the topic, "What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century?"  The next day, Thursday, May 9, she will deliver a joint Philosophy/Political Science colloquium from 3:30 to 5:00 in HUB 334, title to be announced.

Simpson Center for the Humanities; Department of Political Science; Middle East Center; Program on Ethics; Comparative Religion Program; and Department of Law, Societies & Justice present: Andrew March (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). “The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought”. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12–1:30 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Aimée Fox (King's College London): “A Race against the Clock. Innovation, Learning, and the Politics of Command in the British Army: Then and Now”. Discussant: Shihao Han (UW Ph.D. student). Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Department of Economics announces the Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics, which will be given by Matthew Gentzkow (Professor of Economics at Stanford University). His lecture is titled “This Is Your Brain off Facebook: New Evidence on the Welfare Effects of Social Media”. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:15–8:15pm, Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225). Please RSVP here.


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