Week of February 1, 2016

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Frank Foley (Lecturer, International Relations, King’s College London), "Keeping the Gloves On? Anti-Torture Norms and British Counterterrorism from the IRA to Al Qaeda." Grad student discussant: Paige Sechrest (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 5, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

UWISC: Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW), " In & Out of Bounds: Black State Membership in Regional Organizations." Grad student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 12, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Carolyn Finney (University of Kentucky), “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Possibility.” Friday, February 19, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Equity & Difference Lecture: Dr. Mehnaz Afridi (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies & Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College), "Freedom, religion and racism in Jewish-Muslim encounters" Thursday, February 4, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free, but advance registration is required. Register: http://goo.gl/36QAQ9  Lecture presented by the UW Graduate School.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Jenny Aker (Associate Professor, Development Economics at the Fletcher School and Department of Economics, Tufts University), "Call Me Educated:  Evidence from a Mobile Monitoring Experiment in Niger." Monday, February 8, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs. Additional financial support is provided by the Gates Foundation through the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research group (EPAR) and the Information and Society Center.

American Ethnic Studies Job Talk: Jasmin Young (PhD Candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University), "Black Women with Guns: Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement." Monday, February 8, 3:30-5pm in Communications 226.

Harry Bridges Center & University Bookstore: A discussion with Polly Myers (lecturer, Department of History, UW) on her book Capitalist Family Values and with Leon Grunberg (Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Puget Sound) and Sarah Moore (Professor, Psychology, University of Puget Sound) on their book Emerging from Turbulence. The authors will discuss their books as well as the American labor culture as a whole. Copies of both titles will be available for purchase. Monday, February 8, 7pm at the University Bookstore. 

Henry M. Jackson Foundation: Robin Wright (writer for The New Yorker and a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center), "Rock the Casbah: Thundering Change Across the Middle East." Monday, February 8, 7-9pm in Kane 130. This event is co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center.

Equity & Difference Lecture: K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University), "More than mascots! Less than citizens? American Indians talk: Why isn't the U.S. listening?" Thursday, February 10, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free, but advance registration is required. Register: http://goo.gl/5297ba Lecture presented by the UW Graduate School.

Simpson Center: Artist Fabrice Monteiro critically reimagines global pasts, presents, and futures—from the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary environmental crises. Join him in a conversation with Stephanie Smallwood (History, University of Washington) and Mark Auslander (Anthropology & Museum Studies, Central Washington University). Thursday, February 11, 4-5:20pm in Communications 120. Event sponsors: African Studies, Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas, English, French & Italian Studies, History, Latin American Studies, the Ketcham Endowment, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

American Ethnic Studies: Opening remarks from: Chris Teuton (AIS chair, UW). Juan Guerra (AES chair, UW) will moderate a conversation among Steve Sumida (Professor, AES, UW), Dian Million (Associate Professor, AIS, UW) and Shirley Yee (Professor, GWSS, UW). "Intersectionality: A Forum on Race & Equity." Thursday, February 11, forum 5:30-7:00pm, reception 7:15-9pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames Room). Sponsored by the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Please RSVP: 206-543-5401/aes@uw.edu

American Ethnic Studies Job Talk: LaTasha B. Levy (Visiting Lecturer, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American Studies, University of Virginia), "Black Power in the Republican Party: The Promise and Peril of Inclusion Politics, 1968-1978." Monday, February 12, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202.

Neighborhood House: "We Are Seattle: Stories from Families, Immigrants, Refugees & the Agencies that Serve Them." What is it like to be an immigrant or refugee in Seattle? How do we address their needs and celebrate their strengths? How have world events and national politics impacted our communities? Join us to share your perspective, hear from our panel, and explore images of Seattle’s changing populations. Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

Humanities Washington & KUOW: Speakers Abby Brockway (a member of the Delta 5 and part of the environmental activist group Rising Tide Seattle), Richard Gammon, (Professor Emeritus, Oceanography and Chemistry, UW) and Megan Ming Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW) will discuss "The Necessity Defense: Climate Change and Civil Disobedience." Discussion moderated by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW environmental reporter). Wednesday, February 17, 7-9pm at the Naked City Brewery (8564 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103).

Jackson School: Speakers David Bachman (Professor, International Studies, Jackson School for International Studies, UW), Gary Hamilton (the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, UW.), Jeff Hou (Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture, UW) and Stevan Harrell (Professor of Anthropology and of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW) will discuss "Taiwan's 2016 Elections: Retrospect and Prospect." Thursday, February 18, 7-9pm in Kane 225.

 

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