Week of February 2, 2015


Jack Turner appeared on THE BRANDON JOHNSON SHOW on WVON Chicago on Sunday, January 25 to discuss President Obama's State of the Union and his rhetorical representation on American history and identity.

The online Legislative Explorer, the big‐data policy project by John Wilkerson and Nicholas Stramp, has been named an award of excellence winner in interactive design by Communication Arts, an international trade journal of visual communications. http://goo.gl/7s1PUY


Mark your calendars! The Equality Initiative in Political Science is hosting its first informal brown bag luncheon for graduate students on Tue, Feb 3 from 12:30‐2:00 pm in Smith 40A. More details to come.

UWISC: Kristin Bakke (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University College London), "From War‐Making to State‐Making in the post‐Soviet de facto States." Discussant: Emily Gade (Ph.D. student, UW). Friday, February 13, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

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, 12:00‐1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


UW School of Law Global Mondays: Fraser Mendel (FM Legal Group PS), "Plotting a Course for an International Legal Practice." Monday, February 2, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs.

World Affairs Council: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (PhD ‐ Lecturer, JSIS, UW), Matthew Tirman (CEO and Founder of Access Global) and Jawed Zouari (PhD ‐ Professor, Political Science, Seattle Central College)."Revisiting the Arab Springs." Tuesday, February 3, 6‐8:15pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Bloedel Hall. Included wine reception starts at 5:30pm, free parking is available. $5 Students; $15 WAC Member; $25 Non‐Member. Registration required. For more information and to register go here: https://www.world‐affairs.org/calendarevent/revisiting‐arab‐spring/

JSIS Middle East Center: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Lecturer in the Middle East Center, UW), "The Persian Gulf States in Regional and International Politics." Wednesday, February 4, 12:30‐1:20 in Thomson 317.

Center for Korea Studies: Dima Mironenko (Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University), "Jesters on the Streets: Satire in North Korea." Thursday, February 5, 3:30‐5pm in Thomson 317.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Yang (Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan), "Subsidies, Savings, and Information Spillovers: A Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." Monday, February 9, 11‐12:30 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.

UW School of Law Global Mondays: Dr. Ieva Deviatnikovaite (Lecturer, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Constitutional Legal Systems in the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program and UW Law Global Affairs.

The West Coast Poverty Center: Kristin Seefeldt (School of Social Work, University of Michigan), "Understanding the Lives of Disconnected Mothers." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:30 in the Yukon Pacific Room, UW Club.

UW Health Sciences: A panel featuring speakers from local farmworker discussing "Farmworkers and Growers: Organizing for Change." Panel will be moderated by Seth Holmes (author of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest). Monday, February 9, 4‐5:30pm in South Campus Center Room 316. Sponsored by UW Health Sciences Schools (SOD, SON, SOM, SPH, SSW, SOP, MEDEX), Health Equity Circle, Diversity Research Institute, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Department of History; and UW Department of Sociology.

World Affairs Council and Center for Global Studies: Kathie Friedman (Associate Professor of International Studies, UW) and Rita Zawaideh (founder of Salaam Cultural Museum), "Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis." Wednesday, February 11, 5:30‐8:30pm at the Great Hall at Greenlake (7220 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, 98115). Cost: $30 includes presentations, light buffet and resource packet. The entrance to the Great Hall at Greenlake is at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave NE and NE Maple Leaf Pl next to Mockingbird Books. Event located in the Fireside Room on the second floor.

JSIS: David Bachman, (Professor, JSIS ‐ China, UW), Donald Hellman, (Professor, JSIS ‐ Japan, UW) and Anand Yang, (Professor, JSIS ‐ India, UW), "No One's World: National Identities and World Views." Thursday, February 12, 7‐8:30pm at Shoreline Community College in the PUB Room. (16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Shoreline, 98133). Free admission.

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.

JSIS: 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.

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 3, Feb 2: Freedom Summer in Mississippi, 1964: Shining this little light of theirs
  • 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


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