Week of April 3, 2017


Jack Turner, "Democracy, Freedom, and Afro-Modern Political Thought," CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY, online first: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41296-017-0087-1

Jack Turner was an invited participant at a Liberty Fund Colloquium on "Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Thought of Frederick Douglass," Indianapolis, Indiana, March 9-12, 2017.

Tony Gill presented a paper entitled “Cultural Paternalism: An Initial Exploration into a Potentially Wider Research Agenda” at the inaugural Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Society’s Meeting on March 18 in The Big Easy.  He also chaired and served as the discussant on three other panels, learning a whole lot of new philosophical words and introducing “the bell” to keep panelists strictly to their time limits.  Catfish, shrimp, grits, and Zydeco music was all consumed.

Vanessa Quince is the recipient of a 2017-18 Sawyer Dissertation Fellowship for the topic “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization”

Hanjie Wang's past paper (https://goo.gl/JRwpNv) about wind power curtailment in China was quoted in an Asia Power article, https://goo.gl/dyjJ3t, on March 24, 2017.

Both Michael McCann and Jared Stewart are recipients of the 2017 UW Awards of Excellence. Professor Michael McCann is being recognized with the Marsha Landolt Distinguished Mentor Award and Jared Stewart is being recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award. Congratulations!

Mark Smith was on Komo-News radio -  https://soundcloud.com/uwnews/komo-radio-what-happens-next-for-the-nations-health-care-system

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash published a piece in mySA on March 27, 2017: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Climate-politics-Environmentalists-need-to-think-11032037.php

PhD Candidate Sarah Dreier was mentioned in the Washington Post's Monkey Page article titled, "It's not just a rapper's arrest that should raise alarms about authoritarianism in Tanzania" by Constantine Manda on March 29, 2017. https://goo.gl/GkxN7W


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Hilary Schaffer Boudet (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University), “Contentious Politics in Energy Facility Siting in the US.” Friday, April 7, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/wrKIQv

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Tariq Thachil (Vanderbilt University), “Who do Political Brokers Serve? Experimental Evidence from Informal Leaders in India’s Slums.” Graduate student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 14, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jakana Thomas (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Michigan State University), "The Impact of FDI Inflow on Political Instability in Authoritarian Regimes." Graduate student discussant: Jonathan Beck (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, April 21, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


UW Global Mondays: Andy David (Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest), "Technological Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Israel." Monday, April 3, 12:30-1:30pm in William H Gates Hall Room 133. All are welcome; no RSVP needed. Lunch will be served.

China & Inter-area Workshop: Xiao Ma (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), "Horizontal Information Flows in an Authoritarian Organization." Faculty discussant: Susan Whiting (Professor, Political Science, UW). Tuesday, April 4, 4:30-6:00pm in the East Asia Library (Gowen Hall, 3rd Floor), Seminar Room 2M. Refreshments, coffee, and water served.

Simpson Center's research cluster "The Anthropocene": Etienne Turpin (Founding Director of anexact office, a design research office in Jakarta, Indonesia), "The Same River Twice - Ethics and Entities in the Anthropocene." Wednesday, April 5, 3:30-5pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Conservation, the Southeast Asia Center, and Urban@UW.

Department of History Panel Discussion: History professors Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Kazumi Hasegawa, Glennys Young, and Laurie Marhoefer and political science professors Geoffrey Wallace and Susan Whiting will discuss, "Global Perspectives on Authoritarianism & Fascism." Thursday, April 6, 5:30pm in Savery 260. 

41st Annual Faculty Lecture: Ray Hilborn (Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW), "Sustaining Food from the Seas." Tuesday, April 11, 7-8pm in Kane 130. This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall.

Nepal Studies Initiative: Sara Shneiderman (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of British Columbia), "Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation." Thursday, April 13, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. The event is sponsored by the Nepal Studies Initiative, the South Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, and the Canadian Studies Center. For more information, please email: uwnepal@uw.edu.

Middle East Center: Sarah A. Tobin (Associate Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University), "Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Privatization, Governance, and Resilience." Friday, April 14, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance: Wismar Medina (Industry Director for Local and Regional Government at Microsoft), "Technology for Global Good – A Vital Resource for Solving the World’s Problems." Tuesday, April 18, 4pm at the HUB Room 250.

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights: Gunnar Almgren (Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Welfare at the UW School of Social Work) will discuss his new book, "Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform." Philosophy Professor Bill Talbott will serve as discussant. Friday, April 21, 3:30-5pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).