Week of April 8, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, April 8, 2019

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Ellen Holtmaat, Chris Adolph, and Aseem Prakash. "The Global Diffusion of Environmental Clubs: The Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Program," presented at the 60th annual convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March 2019.

Tony Gill presented his working paper "The Comparative Endurance and Efficiency of Religion: A Public Choice Approach" at the Annual Gathering of the Public Choice Society on Friday, March 15.  He was delighted to have several public choice theory heavyweights in the room providing great discussion including encouragement to study the Cult of Mithra. Who wouldn't want that?!  (A poster for the event is on display outside Gowen 25).

Scott Lemieux published an article on NBC News this week: "The Supreme Court Ruled That 'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' No Longer Precludes Unusually Cruel Punishments.”

Aseem Prakash was the keynote speaker at Haskayne's Global Energy Challenge lecture series organized by the University of Calgary. His public lecture was entitled, "The Global Energy Challenge: Carbon Tax Unpopularity from France to Washington State." He was introduced by the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nensh and the University of Calgary's Chancellor, Deborah Yedlin.

Aseem Prakash
received the International Political Economy Distinguished Senior Scholar Award at the 60th annual convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March 2019. This annual award recognizes "outstanding senior scholars whose influence and path-breaking intellectual work will continue to impact the field for years to come."

Liam F. Beiser-McGrath, Thomas Bernauer,  and Aseem Prakash, "Polarizing Politics and the Gender Gap: Effects of Governmental Infighting on Public Opinion," presented at the 60th annual convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March 2019.

Niko Switek
is presenting two papers at the MPSA conference in Chicago. The first one is together with Kristina Weissenbach about political parties on European level: "One Small Step for Candidates, One Giant Leap for Europarties? The Consequence of the Spitzenkandidaten Instrument in the European Elections 2014 on Their Subsequent Institutionalization". The second paper looks at fictional representations of politics in TV series from around the world: "Political Television Series on the Rise – How Fictional Shows Transform Politics Into Entertaining Stories."

Hanjie Wang presented a paper, “Protectionism or Environmentalism? A Comparison of States’ Trade-Environment Strategies,” at the 60th annual convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March 2019.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University): Talk title TBD. Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Prof. Jonathan Anomaly (University of San Diego) will present a talk entitled "Public Goods and Education" on Friday, April 26 from 2:00–3:30pm in Gowen 1-A (Olson Room), as part of the Dr. T Unfunded Speaker Series.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Christopher Colligan (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): “Identity and Innovation”. Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

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).

 

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