Week of December 4, 2017


This will be our LAST bulletin until Winter Quarter. Enjoy your holidays!

On December 7th, from 12:00- 3:30, the graduate student leadership will be hosting a 'Decorate and De-stress' event. Drop in Smith 40A to enjoy some hot cocoa, decorate some cookies, and chat with other grads. Contact eahlness@uw.edu ahead of time if you plan to come to help with food planning.

The Political Science Department’s holiday reception will take place on December 8, 2017 from 4-6pm at the District Lounge. Please RSVP by Monday, December 4th

The Political Science Department has started a new LinkedIn group. Please join us and help us expand our network!


Sophia Jordán Wallace was awarded a Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grant from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for a project entitled, “Immigration Reform Breakdown: Examining the Causes of Failure in Congress and Possibilities for Agreement”.

Aseem Prakash served as the plenary speaker for the conference on “Collaborative Governance for Rural Sustainability” organized by The Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. His talk was entitled, “Rural sustainability and Embedded Environmentalism.”

Susan Whiting, "Authoritarian 'Rule of Law' and Regime Legitimacy," Comparative Political Studies Volume 50, Issue 14, December 2017.

Scott Lemieux just released a book entitled, "Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory: Power, Domination, and the Courts (Routledge.) It was co-written with David Watkins, an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton (and also a UW Ph.D.) The book argues that scholars need to take a more theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded approach when evaluating the democratic legitimacy of judicial review. https://www.amazon.com/Judicial-Review-Contemporary-Democratic-Theory/dp...


University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jonathan Beck (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "European Integration Detour: The Contentious Politics of EU Migrant Benefits." Friday, December 8, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Trump in the World Lecture Series: Panel discussion on the "International Implications." Monday, December 4, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Labor Studies Workshare: Daniel Jacoby (Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), "University As Hiring Hall." Wednesday, December 6, 12-1:30pm in Smith 306. Jacoby's paper will be circulated to the attendees a week in advance of the workshare. Participants are expected to read the paper before the meeting and be prepared for a discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please e-mail hbcls@uw.edu to RSVP.

Law, Societies & Justice Job Talk: Rawan Arar (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, UC San Diego), "Leveraging Sovereignty: Syrian Refugees and the Jordanian State." Wednesday, December 6, 2:30-4 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).