Week of February 1, 2021

Department of Political Science Bulletin, February 1, 2021

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Victor Menaldo and James Long’s podcast featuring Chris Parker,America: So Now What?”. Neither Free Nor Fair (Political Economy Forum), January 16, 2021 

Victor Menaldo and James Long. 2021. “Section 230: Friend, not foe, of free speech”. The Seattle Times, Opinion, January 22, 2021. 

Ryan Goehrung. 2021. "Evaluating the Criminal Justice Approach to Human Trafficking in Taiwan". Journal of Human Trafficking, Vol 7:1, 53-68 

Ryan Goehrung and Rachel Castellano received the Brian and Diane Jones Graduate Research Grant for their joint research project "Shifting Victimhood: Assessing Trends in T-visa Approval Rates for Survivors of Human Trafficking"

Nives Dolsak, Christopher Adolph, and Aseem Prakash. 2020. "Policy Design and Public Support for Carbon Tax: Evidence from a 2018 U.S. National Online Survey Experiment." Public Administration, 98(December): 905- 921.  


Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Ryan Goehrung (University of Washington) “The Price of Marriage and Women's Political Representation”, Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. E-mail Kenya Amano via srscp@uw.edu for Zoom link.

Center for Environmental Politics: Matthew Auer (University of Georgia), Covid-19 Crisis Communications: The Challenge for Environmental Organizations”, Friday, February 12,2021, 12:00-1:30PM. Email Jeffery Grove via jgrove91@uw.edu for Zoom link.

Faculty Panel, “The Biden Agenda: Promises and Prospects”, Monday, February 22, 2021, 5:30-7:00PM. Mark Smith (University of Washington) will moderate conversations with Professors Sophia Wallace( University of Washington), Rebecca Thorpe (University of Washington), Jake Grumbach (University of Washington), and James Long (University of Washington). Register here.


EU Democracy Forum: Justin Greenwood (Robert Gordon University) “EU Trilogues: Challenges for Democracy?”, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM on Zoom. Register here.

Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds from the African Studies Program: Surer Mohamed (University of Cambridge) “Reconstruction, Reconsidered: Belonging and Urban Contestation In Mogadishu's 'Building Boom'”, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:00-1:30PM via Zoom. Moderated by Leela Fernandes (University of Washington). Co-sponsored by the Department of History. RSVP at this link.

Comparative Humanitarianism from the Simpson Center: Amira Mittermaier (University of Toronto) and Sienna R. Craig (Dartmouth College), TBA, Thursday, February 4, 2021, 3:30-4:30PM via Zoom. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of the Sawyer Seminar Humanitarianisms: Migrations and Care Through the Global South 2020-2021. Register here

Talking Gender in the EU: Elżbieta Korolczuk (Södertörn University), “Anti-Gender Politics and Rightwing Populism in Poland”, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM via Zoom. The Talking Gender in the EU lecture series is sponsored by the Center for West European Studies, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the EU Erasmus+ Program, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Studies.  Register here

Comparative Humanitarianism from the Simpson Center: Basit Kareen Iqbal (McMaster University) and China Scherz (University of Virgini) TBA, Thursday, February 18, 2021, 3:30-4:30PM via Zoom. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of the Sawyer Seminar Humanitarianisms: Migrations and Care Through the Global South 2020-2021. Register here

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