Week of December 2, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, December 2, 2019

The Department of Political Science Holiday Party will be held in the Yukon Room of the University of Washington Club on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 4:00–6:00pm. Children are welcome; beverages and appetizers will be provided.


Tony Gill was a faculty participant at the Acton Institute's "The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Marxism in the Modern Era" held in Boston, MA on Nov. 21-23.  No Boston Crème Pie was consumed, but Tony did sneak a peanut butter brownie despite his best efforts to avoid them.

Tony Gill's latest piece on his Mao jacket and the blandness of command economies was translated into Spanish on Facebook by Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso.  Tony is not sure if that counts on Google Scholar, but it is the first time he has ever written an article about communist clothing that got translated into a different language on social media.  That's gotta count for something good, if not ending the decade in a high note, right?

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "Turning Holiday Shopping Green: Gifting Tree Certificates Instead Of “Stuff,”" Forbes.com, November 28, 2019.

Joannie Tremblay-Boire,  Aseem Prakash and  M. Apolonia Calderon. "Crisis on the Border and Discord at Home: Examining Donor Support for Nonprofits Working on Latin American Immigration Issues," A paper presented at the 48th annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofits Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), San Deigo, November 21-23, 2019.

At the same conference, Aseem Prakash organized a panel on "Populism and the Future of Climate Politics." The panelists were: David Victor (UC San Diego), Patricia Bromley (Stanford), Wesley Longhoer (Emory) and Edward Walker (UCLA).


The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Christopher Colligan (UW PhD student), “Identity and Innovation: The Influence of Emotion on Receptivity to New Information”. December 6, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm, Gowen Hall 1A (The Olson Room).



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