Week of February 13, 2017


The University of Washington is closed this Monday, February 20th, for President’s Day

Call for papers: 2017 West Coast Data Conference, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, April 21-22, 2017. This annual conference gathers faculty members, graduate students, and researchers who study all aspects of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, with a particular focus on new data and methodologies.

​Submission deadline (500 word abstract): ​ February 17, 2017. Conference registration, paper submission form and additional conference information can be found ​at: http://evans.uw.edu/policy-imp act/west-coast-data-conference


Megan Francis presented a talk on ‘Race, Gender, Violence: The New American Politics?’ at Georgia Tech in conjunction with the Black Feminist Think Tank, February 1, 2017.

Megan Francis presented a paper “Crimes of Capitalism” at the American Politics Seminar at Columbia University, February 7, 2017.

Rachel Cichowski published an article in the December 2016 issue of the Law & Society Review entitled "The European Court of Human Rights, Amicus Curiae, and Violence Against Women," vol 50 (4): 890-919 .  Notably, it happened to be in the 50th Anniversary Volume!

Tony Gill appeared on a panel discussion at Georgetown University back in November, but the audio for that event is featured in this week’s Research on Religion on podcast.  The panelists include such luminaries as Timur Kuran (Duke) and Rachel McCleary (Harvard).  Tune in to listen to Tony’s case for religious freedom and economic growth, where Prof. Kuran agrees, and Prof. McCleary’s dissent at www.researchonreligion.org .  Tony also addresses one of the most divisive cultural issues of the day – bourbon or scotch?

Pavel Sandoval and Aseem Prakash. 2016. "The Gold Rush: The Popularity of the “Gold” Tier in LEED Certification." Environmental Policy and Governance, 26(6): 543-555. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eet.1724/abstract


Washington State Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race Brown Bag Series: Graduate students Andreu Casas Salleras and Nora Webb Williams (Department of Political Science, UW), "Images that Matter: Online Protests and the Mobilizing Role of Pictures." Monday, February 13, 12-1:30pm in Smith 40A. Rebecca Thorpe (Associate Professor, Political Science, UW) will serve as discussant. Coffee and cookies will be served.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Christopher Colligan (Ph.D student, Political Science, UW), "Military Outsourcing: Battlefield Effectiveness and Foreign Proxies." Graduate student discussant: Wesley Zuidema (Ph.D student, Political Science). Friday, February 17, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Xiaobo Lū (Assistant Professor, Government, University of Texas at Austin), "TBD.” Graduate student discussant: Tan Zhao (Political Science). Friday, February 24, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Nicole Darnall (Professor of Management and Public Policy, Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs), "Sustainability and Consumption." Friday, March 3, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). 


Middle East Center: Walter Andrews (Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW) and Sarah Ketchley (Digital Humanities Researcher, Libraries, UW), "Digital Humanities in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington: Past, Present, and Future.” Monday, February 13, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Prabhat Barnwal (Assistant Professor, Economics, Michigan State University), "Curbing Leakage in Public Programs: Evidence from India's Direct Benefit Transfer Policy." Monday, February 13, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

Jackson School of International Studies: Consul Roberto Dondisch-Glowinski (Consulate of Mexico in Seattle), "From neighbors to allies: US-Mexico relations since NAFTA." Tuesday, February 14, 7-9pm in Thomson 101.

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee: Consul General of Poland Mariusz Brymora and Lila Cohen (Director of the American Jewish Committee Seattle), "Exploring Polish-Jewish Relations." Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-7:30pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by the UW Libraries, Consulate of Poland in Seattle, and AJC Seattle.

UWAA Special Event: Joy Williamson-Lott (Professor of Education, UW), "New Hurdles, Same Territory: How History Can Guide the Future of Education." Wednesday, February 15, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Admission is free, advance registration required. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/events/new-hurdles-same-territory-how-h...

Jackson School: Bhrigupati Singh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Brown University), "Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Contemporary India." Thursday, February 16, 3:30-4:30pm in Thomson 317.

History Department: Susan F. Quimpo (co-author and co-editor of Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years), "Subversive Lives, a Continuing Struggle." Tuesday, February 21, 4:30-6:30pm in Communications 226. Co-sponsored by Comparative History of Ideas and Southeast Asian Studies.

The American Muslim Research Institute: Dalia Mogahed (Director of Research, Institute of Social Policy and Understanding), "Islamaphobia: A Threat to All." Moderated by Karam Dana (Assistant Professor, UW Bothell, and Director of the American Muslim Research Institute). Wednesday, February 22, 5:30-7:30pm at the UW Bothell North Creek Events Center, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell. Please RSVP by February 21st at 5pm.

Middle East Center: Roundtable discussion with Professors Andrew Gardner (Anthropology, University of Puget Sound), Ali Modarres (Urban Studies, UW-Tacoma), Arzoo Osanloo (Law, Societies, and Justice, UW), and Nova Robinson (International Studies, Seattle University), "Migrations within the Middle East." Thursday, February 23, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies and the Middle East Center.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Workshare: Jiwoon Yu-Lee (Ph.D Student, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, UW), "Paradoxical Consciousness: Cyclical Time, Strike, and Perplexity in South Korean Janitorial Workers' Struggle." Friday, February 24, 12-1:30pm in Smith 306.

Ellison Center: Maria Lipman (Editor of Counterpoint, Russian political analyst and commentator), "2017, The Year that Should Shed Light on Both Russia's Past and Future." Friday, February 24, 6-8:30pm in Kane 225. 6-7:30pm lecture and discussion, 7:30-8:30 reception. Co-sponsored with the Slavic Languages and Literature Department.

Middle East Center: Christopher C. Harmon (Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies) and Paula Holmes-Eber (Affiliate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Women's Roles in Terrorist Movements." Tuesday, February 28, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Co-sponsored by: Center for Global Studies, East Asia Center, South Asia Center, Center for West European Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

UW Japan Studies: Shino Watanabe (Associate Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan), "Japan-China Relations under the Abe Administration." Tuesday, February 28, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 101.