Week of April 9, 2018


Rachel Cichowski gave an invited talk at UT Austin on March 30th entitled "Human Rights Courts and Corporations" at an idea lab event entitled "The Role of Law in the Production of Inequality" hosted by the Rapport Center for Human Rights & Justice at UT Austin and the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard University.


John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures: Tianna S. Paschel (Assistant Professor, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley), “Delimiting Blackness, Expanding Capitalism - The Politics of Multicultural Rights in Latin America.” Tuesday, April 10, at 4pm in Communications 120.

Center for Environmental Politics: Edward Walker (University of California), "The Situation Room: Stigma Management and the Claims-Making of Hydraulic Fracturing Industry Groups." Friday, April 13, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Ellen Ahlness (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "Arctic Motivations: Security v. Environmentalism in State Circumpolar Strategies." Friday, April 13, 1:30-3pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

UWISC: Milli Lake (Assistant Professor, London School of Economics), "The Insecurity Trap: State Security and the Monopoly on Violence in Low Intensity Armed Conflicts." Friday, April 20, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Simpson Center Film Screening of "Albatross." A powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway Island tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Tuesday, April 10, 7-9pm in Kane 110. After the screening there will be a discussion with the filmmaker. Sponsored by the Simpson Center, Comparative History of Ideas, Program on the Environment, Center for Creative Conservation, and Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media. 

Global Mondays Lecture: César Hernández, Esq. (Former Associate with Hernandez Ortega & Asociados, Venezuela), "The Venezuela Crisis and International Contract Enforcement." Monday, April 9, 12:30-1:30PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. 

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Orit Bashkin (Professor, Modern Middle East History, University of Chicago), "Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel." Monday, April 9, 3:30-5:00PM in the HUB, Room 214. Please RSVP.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Anand Yang (History & Jackson School), "Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenges." Tuesday, April 10, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Town Hall Seattle: Adam Winkler (Professor, Law, UCLA), "Businesses are People: A Corporate Civil Rights Movement." Tuesday, April 10, 7:30pm at The Summit on Pike (420 E Pike St, Seattle). Doors open at 6:30. $5 for entry. Buy tickets and learn more here.

QUAL Speaker Series: Ande Reisman (PhD Student, Sociology, UW), "Close Quarters: Integrating Home Stay and Interview Data." Wednesday, April 11, 12:30-1:20PM in Thomson 317.

Jackson School: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, "Washington as a Global Actor." Thursday, April 12, 1:30-2:30PM in Communications 202. The event is free and open to the public. 

Global Mondays Lecture: Lauren McCarthy (Associate Professor of Legal Studies, UMass Amherst), "Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws from Crime to Courtroom." Monday, April 16, 12:30-1:30PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117.

Japan Studies Program: Antony G. Hopkins (author and editor), "American Empire: A Global History." Monday, April 16, 3:30-5PM in Thomson 317. Sponsored by: Japan Studies Program, Simpson Center, Center for Global Studies, and the Department of History.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Nathalie Williams (Sociology & Jackson School), "Migration." Tuesday, April 17, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

South Asia Center Nepal Studies Initiative: Manjushree Thapa (one of Nepal's preeminent English language writers), "How Not to Narrate a Nation." Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. sponsored by the South Asia Center, Simpson Center, Dept of Asian Languages & Literature, Dept of English, and the Elliot Bay Book Company.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Christopher D. Tirres (Professor, Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago), "Suffering and Hope: Latin American Contributions to Christian Spirituality." Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Program on Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Initiative for Global Christian Studies, Comparative Religion, the Jackson School of International Studies.

Japan Studies Program: Takako Hikotani (Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University), "Japan and the World." Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30PM in Kane 225. Event is free and open to the public. Registration appreciated: japan@uw.edu. Reception to follow.

UW Graduate School: Diane Ravitch (Research Professor of Education at New York University), "Saving Public Education in the Trump-DeVos Era." Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-8:30PM in Kane 130. Sponsored by the UW Grad School, UW Alumni Association, and the Department of Education.

UW Graduate School: Bryan Brayboy (Professor, Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University), "A Hairstory of Violence: How lawful terror connects Indigenous peoples, land, and race." Wednesday, April 25, 3:30PM at the Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Ct, Seattle, WA 98105). This event is free and open to the public. Please register. Co-sponsored with the UW Alumni Association, Office of the Provost, and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

Jackson School: Timothy Snyder (Professor, History, Yale), "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century." Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM in Kane 220.