Week of April 6, 2015


Sijeong Lim, Layna Mosley, and Aseem Prakash. 2015. "Revenue Substitution? How Foreign Aid Inflows Moderate the Effect of Bilateral Trade Pressures on Labor Rights," World Development, Volume 67, March 2015, Pages 295–309.                                                   

Kassra Oskooii's manuscript, "How Discrimination Impacts Sociopolitical Behavior: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective," has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Political Psychology. This project started as a Master's thesis, and now forms the basis of his dissertation. Kassra would like to sincerely thank his chair, Matt Barreto, who has played an instrumental role in his growth as a scholar. He would also like to sincerely thank the following faculty members for their invaluable mentorship on this project: Karam Dana, Chris Adolph, Luis Fraga, Chris Parker, Becca Thorpe, Victor Menaldo, and Cherly Kaiser. A special thanks is also extended to Sergio Garcia, Kiku Huckle, Hannah Walker, and all the other graduate students who provided valuable feedback and support throughout the process. 


Political Science Department Faculty Panel on the Politics of Global Climate Change: Panel will be moderated by Christine Di Stefano, participating faculty are: Aseem Prakash ("Climate Inaction: The Problems of Elite Politics"), Lance Bennett("Economy vs. Environment: Why Is It So Hard to Strike a Balance?") and Karen Litfin ("Planetary Citizenship: Being the Change in a Changing Climate"). Wednesday, April 8, 4:30-6pm in Odegaard 220. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, go to our one question poll at https://catalyst.uw.edu/quickpoll/vote/meroy/9775

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Julie Guthman (Professor in the Social Science Division, University of California, Santa Cruz), "Killing Life to Make Life: the Biopolitics of Soil Fumigant Regulation in California’s Strawberry Industry.” Friday, April 10, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

UWISC: Taylor Fravel (Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy." Grad Student Discussant: TBA. Friday, April 17, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Global Mondays: Anna B. Bosch (Ph.D. Candidate, UW Law), "The Anatomy of (Indonesian) Rule of Law Assistance." Monday, April 6, 12:30-1:20 in the William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Ph.D. in Law Program and the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development.

American Indian Studies: Steven Salaita (independent scholar and author of six books), " Indigenous Peoples and Academic Freedom in the New Era of Civility." Monday, April 6, 6-8:30pm in Gowen 301. Co-sponsored by American Indian Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; History; the Simpson Center for the Humanities; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights; the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW); the Graduate & Professional Student Senate; and the American Association of University Professors UW chapter.

The Middle East Center: Arbella Bet-Shlimon (Assistant Professor, Department of History, UW), "The Political Anxieties of Iraq Oil." Thursday, April 9, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Department of History and Simpson Center: Larry La Fountain-Stokes (Associate Professor, American Culture, University of Michigan), "Stokes on the Drag of Poverty." Thursday, April 9, 3:30-5pm in Communications 120.

Harry Bridges Center: "SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project," speakers include: Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Council), James Gregory (Professor, History, UW), Sarah Cherin (Political Director, UFCW 21), and Heather Weiner (YES! for Sea-Tac Campaign), and Michael McCann (Professor, Political Science, UW). Saturday, April 11, 1-4pm in the Walker Ames Room (225), Kane Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available and a reception with drinks and refreshments will follow the program. RSVP: <http://goo.gl/EU9gGq>. Questions? Call (206) 543-7946, or e-mail uwlabor@uw.edu. Sponsored by: Labor Archives of Washington, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and The Simpson Center for Humanities.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Yang (Associate Professor, Michigan), "Agricultural Pathways towards Improved Nutrition: Getting Policies Right." Monday, April 13, 11-12:30pm in the Parrington Commons (Room 308). The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.  

The Southeast Asia Center: Bradley Davis (Assistant Professor, History, Eastern Connecticut State University), "Under the Black Flag: Violence and Oral Tradition in the China-Vietnam Borderlands." Monday, April 13, 4:30-6:30pm in Thomson 317. 

UW Bookstore Book Talk: Todd Miller (worked on and written about US border issues for over fifteen years), "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security." Tuesday, April 14, 5-6:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Human Rights, the Jackson School of International Studies, and the UW Bookstore.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Prabhu Pingali (Professor, Cornell), "Subsidies, Savings, and Information Spillovers: A Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." Tuesday, April 14, 11-12:30pm in the Parrington Commons (Room 308). The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.  

Weight and Wellness Series Speaker: Adam Drewnowski (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington), "Obesity and Poverty: Linking Food, Health, and Incomes." Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm in Kane 130. Sponsored by the UW Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association. Free but advanced registration is required: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=123141&view=Detail

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and the Stice Foundation: Shona Jackson (Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University), "Labour, Solidarity, and Death: the Enunciative Freedoms of Involuntary Settler Politics." Wednesday, April 15, 7-8:30pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames).

UW School of Law: Bill Covington (Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic Senior Law Lecturer, UW), “From Driverless Cars to Drones: Law Students.” Friday, April 17, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Simpson Center Book Launch: Celebrate the publication of "Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas." The event will feature Julie Shayne (editor and contributor) and Kristy Leissle (contributor). Reception to follow presentation. Thursday, April 23, 4-6pm in Communications 202.

UW School of Law: Zahr Said (Assistant Professor of Law, UW), “When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Tort Law and Economic Justice.” Friday, April 24, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

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.

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.

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 Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities at the UW: Rainer Forst (Political Theory and Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University), "Toleration and Democracy." Wednesday, April 29, 7pm in Kane 210. Sponsored by HI-NORM (The Human Interactions and Normative Innovation Cluster) and The Simpson Center for the Humanities

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.


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