Week of February 16, 2015


The University of Washington is closed this Monday, February 16th, for President’s Day.


Xiao Ma presented a paper "Term Limit and Authoritarian Power Sharing: Evidence from China" at the "Quantitative Studies of Chinese Elites" conference held at University of California San Diego during February 6‐7.

Will d'Ambruoso, "Norms, Perverse Effects, and Torture," International Theory, vol. 7, no. 01, pp. 33‐60.

Chelsea Moore was quoted in the Seattle Times testifying against a new civil forfeiture bill (HB1558) that would allow law enforcement to seize cars, money, and other personal assets of individuals arrested for soliciting a prostitute. http://goo.gl/UAOh0G


SR‐SCP: Yoav Duman (Ph.D. Candidate, UW), "Bolstering the National Project: Competitive Nation Building and Immigration in Israel and Quebec." Faculty Discussant: Kathie Friedman (Jackson School, UW). Friday, February 20th, 12:30‐2:00pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

The Equality Initiative in Political Science: Panelists Judy Howard (Dean of the Social Sciences), Christine DiStefano, (Department of Political Science), and Robin Evans‐Agnew (Department of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Diversity Scholar) will discuss "Power & Inequality in the Classroom." Friday, February 27, 1:30‐3pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Cookies and coffee provided.


Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Aviva Halamish (professor of history at the Open University of Israel), "1934: A Year in the Life of the Jewish Community in Palestine (The "Yishuv")." Wednesday, February 18 in the HUB 238 from 4‐5:30pm.

10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: Anthony Greenwald (Professor, Psychology, UW) and Jerry Kang (Professor, Law and Asian Studies, UCLA), "Implicit Bias: How Should Psychological Science Inform the Law?" Wednesday, February 18, 7pm in Kane 130. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/mlhlaO

Jackson School: Vanessa Freije (candidate for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position, JSIS, UW), "SCANDALOUS DEMOCRACY: Journalists and the Unraveling of One‐Party Rule in Mexico, 1965‐1988." Wednesday, February 18, 4:30‐6:30pm in Thomson 101.

Jackson School: Selina Ho (senior research fellow at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), "A River Flows Through It: Transboundary Waters in China‐India Relations." Thursday, February 19, 3:30‐4:30pm in the Allen Auditorium.

Southeast Asia Center: Mytoan Nguyen‐Akbar (volunteer for the Rainier Valley Corps and the Women of Color Empowered), "Ambivalent Belonging and Managed Identities: Transnational Skilled Return Migrants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam." Thursday, February 19, 3:30‐5pm in Thomson 317.

UW Law: Masanobu Kato (one of Japan’s leading civil code scholars), "The Origins of Property Rights: from Monkeys to Modern Society." Friday, February 20, 3:30‐5pm in the William H. Gates Hall room 447.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Karlan (Professor, Economics, Yale), "To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda." Monday, February 23, 11‐12:30pm in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public. Hosted by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School.

West Coast Poverty Center: Alexandra Murphy (Population Studies Center, University of Michigan), "When the Sidewalk Ends: Poverty in an American Suburb." Monday, February 23, 12:30‐1:30pm in Parrington 309.

2015 Winter Graduate School Public Lecture: Christoph Bode (Professor and Chair, Modern English Literature, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich), "From Event to Node: How 'Future Narratives' Impact the Way We Imagine and Shape the Future." Tuesday, February 24, 6:30‐8:30pm in Kane 210. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/et0SSL

The Ellison Center: Thomas De Waal (journalist & author), "Great Catastrophe: The Politics of the Armenian Genocide." Tuesday, February 24, 7pm in Kane Hall 110.

Marching to Selma: How MLK, LBJ & The Civil Rights Movement Changed The World Lecture Series: David Domke (Professor, Communications, UW). Five lectures all in Kane Hall 130. $150 for the series pass, or $40 at the door: http://goo.gl/tNzHWj

  • LECTURE 4, Feb 16: The Ascendancy of LBJ, 1937‐1964: Beggar, cheater, liar, gladiator, president
  • LECTURE 5, Feb 23: Marching in, on, and from Selma, 1965: We shall overcome

10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: Shannon Dorsey (Professor, Psychology, UW) and Kathryn Whetten (Professor, Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke), "Orphaned and At‐Risk: Responding Globally to the Needs of Children " Wednesday, February 25, 7pm in Kane 130. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/CyzEoQ

Southeast Asia Center: Steffen Jensen (senior researcher at DIGNITY‐Danish Institute Against Torture in Copenhagen), "A world of significance: equality, ritual and violence in a Manila Brotherhood." Thursday, February 26, 3:30‐5pm in the Yukon Pacific Room (UW Club). Informal reception to follow. Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, Department of Anthropology, and African Studies Program.

JSIS and the Center for Global Studies: Fredrik Logevall (Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History, vice provost for international affairs, and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University), "Obama and the World in Historical Perspective." Thursday, February 26, 7‐8:30pm in Kane 210. Free and open to the public.

Center for Human Rights: Hannah Owusu‐Koranteng [Deputy Executive Director, Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM)‐Ghana] and Joanna Manu (farmer, community activist, and District Assembly representative from southwest Ghana), "Fighting the Natural Resource Curse: Women Activists on the Frontlines." Monday, March 2, 6‐8pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: Oxfam America, Seattle Oxfam Action Corps, UW: Center for Human Rights, Center for Global Studies, African Studies, Evans School of Public Affairs, Law, Societies, and Justice Program, and the Evans School Student Organization.

Middle East Center: Sarah Eltantawi (Assistant Professor, Comparative Religion, Evergreen State College), "An Investigation of the 'Political Theology' of the Muslim Brotherhood." Tuesday, March 3, 12:30‐1:20pm in Thomson 317.

10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: Kristina Olson (Assistant Professor of Psychology, UW) and Michelle Hebl (Professor of Psychology, Rice University), "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today." Wednesday, March 4, 7pm in Kane 130. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/6AgMy6

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