Week of February 15, 2016


Severyns Ravenholt public lecture: Evan Osnos (New Yorker correspondent and National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition), "Truth, Faith and Fortune in China". Wednesday, February 17, 7:30-9pm in Kane 120.

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

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: David Lopez (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "Legitimacy, Corruption, and Preferences for Redistribution in the Developing World". Faculty discussant: Victor Menaldo (Political Science, UW). Friday, February 26, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Michael D. McGinnis (Professor & Chair, Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington), “Polycentricity in Global Governance: A Question of Constitutional Fit?” Friday, March 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP


Program in Education and Research in Latin America (Global Health): Lisbeth Floridalma Chuy Chali (Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala), "A young Kaqchiquel Maya Woman’s Path to a Career in Medicine." Tuesday, February 16, 11-12pm in the Harris Hydraulics Large conference room (Global Health). Lunch provided. Sponsored by: PERLA, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, Maya Educational Foundation.

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.

Global Mondays: The Hon. Frederique Dreifuss-Netter (Justice, Cour de Cassation of France), "Medically assisted reproduction in France: Women's choice or State choice?" Monday, February 22, 12-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Sponsored by UW School of Law and Jackson School of International Studies. 

Jackson School: A discussion with Benjamin Gardner (Chair, African Studies Program at the Jackson School, UW) on his book Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism. Monday, February 22, 7-8pm at the University Bookstore. Sponsored by the UW Bookstore, UW Bothell (IAS), and Jackson School for International Studies. 

Jackson School: Rajiv Chandrasekaran (best-selling author and former senior correspondent at Washington Post) will interview Emma Sky (Author and Director, Yale University World Fellows; Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute; Former advisor to U.S. officials in Iraq and Afghanistan) on Iraq. Monday, February 22, 7-9pm in Kane 120.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Gary Rhoades (Professor & Head, College of Education, University of Arizona), "Faculty Unions: Promises and Pitfalls." Tuesday, February 23, 4-6pm in the Intellectual House.

Equity & Difference Lecture: Charles M. Payne (Professor, School of Social Service Administration, the University of Chicago), "Doing race better: Race and the reform of urban schools" Tuesday, February 23, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free, but advance registration is required. Register: http://goo.gl/zr7KbF Lecture presented by the UW Graduate School.

UW Center for Human Rights Colloquium: Kirsten Foot (Professor of Communication and adjunct faculty of the Information School, UW), "Multisector Collaboration for Human Rights: Lessons and Questions from Anti-Human Trafficking Alliances." Moderated by Jamie Mayerfeld (Professor, Political Science, UW). Wednesday, February 24, 12-1pm in Smith M261. Open to UW faculty, staff, and students. Space is limited; please RSVP to uwchr@uw.edu by 2/18.

Southeast Asia Center: Mary Callahan (Associate Professor, International Studies, UW), "Contemporary Myanmar Politics and Culture." Wednesday, February 24, 5:30-8:30pm in Communications 120.

Harry Bridges Center & University Bookstore: A discussion with Robert Bussel (Professor of history and Director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon) on his book Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship. Thursday, February 25, 7-9pm at the University Bookstore.

Voices in Middle East Studies Series: Michael Perez (Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UW), "The Non-National in Jordan: Statelessness and Structural Violence among Ex-Gazan Refugees." Monday, February 29, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Jackson School Seminar: Daniel Rosenblum (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State), "U.S. Foreign Policy toward Central Asia in 2016." Monday, February 29, 1:30-3pm in Communications 202.

Jackson School Seminar: Myung-koo Kang (Professor, Political Economy and Asia Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York), "Japan's Past, Korea's Future? A Korean Model of Financial Liberalization and its Consequences." Tuesday, March 1, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.  

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Gisela Böhm (Professor of Psychometrics and Research Methods, University of Bergen, Norway), "Climate Change in the Social Media." Wednesday, March 2, 12-1pm in the Parrington Hall Forum (RM 309).

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program: A conversation with Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, on the new relations between US/Cuba governments and its peoples. Thursday, March 3, 2:30-4pm in Thomson 317.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Roberto Gonzales (Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education), "From Undocumented to DACAmented: Understanding Legal Status in a New Policy Context." Wednesday, March 7, 12-1pm in the Parrington Hall Forum (RM 309).

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Hans-Rüdiger Pfister (Professor of psychological decision research and methods, Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany), "The Cognitive Map of Risk Perception: Disputed Risk and Morality Predict Judgements of Riskiness." Wednesday, March 9, 12-1pm in the Parrington Forum (RM 309).