Week of April 6, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 6, 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.


With concern for social safety and regulatory compliance, Tony Gill did not present two talks in Florida on March 25, 2020 at Florida Gulf Coast University and Ave Maria University. Those two talks were not called "Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities" and "The Comparative Endurance and Efficiency of Religion: A Public Choice Approach" because why bother with titles if you aren't going to present the talk? Furthermore, Tony increased his inactivity by not presenting a paper entitled "The Efficient Smoke of Burnt Offerings: Trust & Transaction Costs in the Gifting Economy" at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture that didn't happen at Chapman University on March 27–28. The latter non-paper defended the cultural practice of giving presents to people, and it was his gift to society that Tony remained silent on that issue given that the prepared presentation was to include poetry.


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, April 2412–1:20 p.m.:   Jon Beck (CLASS Fellow) will share his paper, "Universal Free Higher Education in an Unequal Society: Is Free Tuition Equitable?" The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/877838377      Meeting ID: 877 838 377
    Or you can dial in via phone at +16699006833 meeting ID 877838377#
  • 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#




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