Week of February 26, 2018


Scott Lemieux at the Art Institute of Seattle, "Trump and Obama in Political Time: The Presidency and the New Partisan Order" on 2/21/18.

Scott Lemieux had his column published in the LA Times on February 19th. The article was titled: "Don't Blame the 2nd Amendment. Blame Out Politics.”

Nives Dolšak, Sirindah Christianna Parr and Aseem Prakash. "The Oxfam scandal shows that, yes, nonprofits can behave badly. So why aren’t they overseen like for-profits?" Washington Post/ Monkey Cage, February 19, 2018

Scott Lemieux had a piece published in The New Republic: "The GOP Is Scared of a Fair Fight."


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.

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

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


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.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Paul Christian (World Bank), "Revisiting the Effect of Food Aid on Conflict: A Methodological Caution." Monday, February 26, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

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.

Labor Studies Workshare Series: Roneva Keel (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, UW), "Colonizing Landscapes: Colonial Development and the Making of a Transpacific Proletariat." Wednesday, February 28, 11:30-1pm in Smith 306. To register for the workshare and receive the paper, please e-mail hbcls@uw.edu.

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management: Reid Tanaka ( U.S. Navy Captain and nuclear energy consultant), "Fukushima: A Retrospective." Wednesday, February 28, 6:30pm in Thomson 101. E-mail: info.inmmatuw@gmail.com if you have questions.

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

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.