Week of February 19, 2018


James Long has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations James!

Tony Gill appeared on the show “Free to Exchange,” produced by Texas Tech’s Free Market Institute and seen on several PBS stations in West Texas.  He talked about the economics of religion while wearing a cowboy hat.  For viewing, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RDVZYAzhis&feature=player_embedded

Andreas Avgousti (Visiting Scholar, Political Science, UW) has published a piece in the journal History of Political Though (Volume 31, Number 1, pp 1-15, 2018) entitled, "An Overlooked Form of Demotic Power: Reputation in Plato’s Republic." http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/imp/hpt/2018/00000039/00000001/art00001#

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "The key to a successful carbon tax is how you spend the money." The Hill, February 13, 2018 http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/373664-the-key-to-a-successful-carbon-tax-is-how-you-spend-the-money

Lawrence Koster has been awarded an Opportunity Grant from the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Larry will use his grant support to conduct research in Tanzania and Rwanda on how foreign direct investment as well as other financial interventions in the economies of developing states affect perceptions of donor states (including Israel) as well as how those perceptions are disseminated across the public.

Susan Whiting gave a talk on “Land Reform and Economic Development in China,” for the Washington State China Relations Council Policy Briefing Series (February 15).


Professionalization Series Workshop: Political Science Professors Victor Menaldo, Sophia Jordán Wallace, and Geoff Wallace will make a brief presentation about “The Ins and Outs of Conferences” followed by an open-ended Q&A discussion. Friday, February 23, 1:30-3:00PM in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Please RSVP by Monday, February 19.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Tan Zhao (Political Science, PhD Candidate, UW), "Migration and Elections in Rural China." Friday, February 23, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Equality Initiative in Political Science Winter Meeting: How do we understand and engage with ongoing issues of gender, sexuality, power, and inequality within Political Science? This meeting will be a safe place to discuss these issues. Bring your lunch or a snack for the conversation. Light refreshments will be provided. Wednesday, February 28, 12-1:30 in Gowen 1A.

UWISC: Zoltán Búzás (Drexel University), “Is the Good News About Law Compliance Good News About Norm Compliance? The Case of Racial Equality" Friday, March 2nd in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Political Science Winter Faculty Panel: Professors Chris Parker (Professor, Political Science, UW) and Jonas Linde (Professor, Political Science, U of Bergen and visiting scholar at the UW), “Has Trumpism Gone Global?” Tuesday, March 6th from 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. Please visit our website for more details and to rsvp: https://goo.gl/FYGTDj


Initiative for Global Christian Studies: David A. Hollinger (Preston Hotchkis Professor of History Emeritus at UC Berkeley), "Missionaries, Empire, and Decolonizing Peoples." Tuesday, February 20, 7-8pm in Thomson 317. This will be a two part event, please feel free to join us for one or both times. There will be a lunch and conversation from 12:30-1:30 and an evening talk from 7:00-8:00 PM. Please register for these events here: https://goo.gl/wjQRvu

Health Alliance International: Adam Smith (Congressional Representative, Washington's Ninth District), Kate Kizer (Policy Director at Win Without War), Kate Gould (Legislative Director for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation), and Aisha Jumaan (Yemeni-American Activist, President of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation) will present on the topic of, "Bombs, the Blockade, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen." Amy Hagopian (Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UW) will serve as moderator. Thursday, February 22, 4:30-6pm in Kane Hall, Room 110. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Center for Global Studies; Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Department of Global Health, University of Washington; Health Alliance International; Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation; Roots of Conflict.

Winter Saturday University Individual Lecture: Azeem Ibrahim (Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy in Washington), "Rohingya: The World’s Most Persecuted Minority." Saturday, February 24th from 10-11:30am at Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium. $5 for SAM members and $10 general admission. Held in partnership with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and the Elliott Bay Book Company.

Middle East Center: Esra Bakkalbaşioğlu (Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, UW), "Politics of Infrastructure: Minorities’ Access to Water and Electricity in Turkey and Israel." Monday, February 26, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

South Asia Center: Amanda Snellinger (researches mainstream politics, activism, protest movements, youth, and political and legal change in Nepal), "Scalar Politics: Techniques of Accumulating Political Influence." Tuesday, February 27, 4:30-5:30pm in Thomson 317.

Center for Global Studies: Arne Westad (Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government), "The Cold War: A World History." Wednesday, February 28, 7:30pm in Kane 210. Please RSVP: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/8e124a2f-b71f-4354-9c87-7d7bc62fa888

Department of Political Science Lecture: Halifa Sallah (member of the National Assembly of The Republic of The Gambia), "'The Impasse': Lessons from the Frontlines of Election Crises and Strengthening Democracy in Africa." Thursday, March 1, 5-6:30pm in Thomson 101. Event sponsors: Political Science and African Studies Program. For more information, please contact africa1@uw.edu

UW Ukrainian Studies Talk: Serhii Plokhy (Professor, Ukrainian History, Harvard), "Lost Kingdom: Ukraine and the Search for Russian Borders." Friday, March 2, 1-2:30pm in the Allen Auditorium, Room G81L.

Winter Saturday University Individual Lecture: Lucinda Ramberg (Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University), “’We Were Always Buddhist:’ Caste Emancipation and Sexual Politics in South India.” Saturday, March 3rd from 10-11:30am at Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium. $5 for SAM members and $10 general admission. Held in partnership with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and the Elliott Bay Book Company.

The Center for Human Rights Panel: La Rond Baker (former ACLU Staff Attorney), Maru Mora (Latino Advocacy), and Megan Ybarra (Associate Professor of UW Geography), "Immigrant Rights and the Northwest Detention Center." Monday, March 5, 10:30-12pm in the HUB, Room 337. Co-sponsors include: Jackson School of International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Jackson School Lecture: Kang Dongkook (Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University), "Rethinking Tradition and Modernity in East Asian Political Thought: The Functions of Spheres of Thought in Modern Korea." Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-5pm in Communications, Room 226.