Week of February 18, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, February 18, 2019

Holiday reminder: The University will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the George Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) holiday.


Lori Mae Hunter and Aseem Prakash. 2019. Hardin's Oversimplification of Population GrowthNature Sustainability, 2019, 2:78–79.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "3 Ways to Translate Green New Deal into Actual PolicyThe Hill, February 13, 2019.


Professor Mark Alan Smith will be giving a talk, "How Intellectual Dishonesty Has Improved Christianity and Islam," on Friday, February 22, 1:30–3:00pm, Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

The Department of Political Science presents: Suzanne Mettler (Cornell University), “The Government Citizen-Citizen Disconnect.” Friday, February 22, 6:00–7:30pm in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall. There will be a reception prior to the lecture, at 5:30pm, also in the Walker-Ames Room.

Equality in Political Science Winter-Quarter Event: “Race, Class, and Grad School? Navigating Inequalities in Higher Ed”. Panel participants: Vanessa Álvarez (Associate Director, GO-MAP, UW), David Lopez (PhD Candidate, UW Department of Political Science), Mathieu Dubeau, and Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (PhD Candidates, UW Department of Political Science, and authors of “Academia’s Promise: Upward Mobility or Elite Revolving Door?”). Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00­–1:30pm, Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium.  Bree Bang-Jensen (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): Talk title TBD. Discussant: UW Ph.D student Hanjie Wang. Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics.  Will Gochberg (PhD Student UW): Talk title TBD. Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:30–3:00pm, Gowen Hall room 1A (Olson Room).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University): Talk title TBD. Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Christopher Colligan (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): “Identity and Innovation”. Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Simpson Center for the Humanities; Department of Political Science; Middle East Center; Program on Ethics; Comparative Religion Program; and Department of Law, Societies & Justice present: Andrew March (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). “The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought”. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12–1:30 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Committee on China-US Dialogue presents: Shi Yinhong (Professor of International Relations, Renmin University of China; Counselor, State Council of the People’s Republic of China), “China-US Rivalry: Past and Future”. With UW discussants from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: David Bachman, Don Hellmann, Chris Jones, and Clark Sorensen. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4:00–6:00pm, William H. Gates Hall, room 138. (Rescheduled from February 12.) A ticket is required for this event, please see the poster below for more information and click here for reservation on Eventbrite.

QUAL Speaker Series: Anna Zelenz (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "Undisciplined and Unruly: What Ethnography Lends to the Study of Power". Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:30–1:20PM in Thomson 317.

Amnesty International UW presents: Dr. Robert Burrowes (Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Studies, University of Washington) and Dr. Aisha Jumaan (Founder of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation), “Hidden War in the Middle East: History and Present Reality of the Conflict in Yemen”. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30–6:30pm, Gould Hall, room 322.

Please send newsletter items to Jerry (kohlj@uw.edu) by noon on Thursdays.