Week of February 27, 2017

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Erin Adam has published an article entitled, "Intersectional Coalitions: The Paradoxes of Rights-Based Movement Building in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities," in Law & Society Review, Vol. 51 (1): 132-167. Erin would like to thank her committee, faculty, and graduate students who provided valuable feedback and support throughout the article production process, especially George Lovell, Michael McCann, Chandan Reddy, and Naomi Murakawa.

Mark Smith has been awarded the 2015 Morris D. Forkosch Book Award for Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics.  The award is given (approximately) annually by the Council for Secular Humanism, publisher of FREE INQUIRY magazine, to recognize the most outstanding book on a subject relating to secular humanism.

Megan Francis presented on a panel on the topic “Black Politics in Trumps America” at the New America Foundation in Washington DC, February 22, 2017.

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) and Aseem Prakash. "Do Fairness vs. Effectiveness Tradeoffs Influence Public Support for Costly Public Goods Provision?: Insights from a Survey Experiment on Road Space Rationing in India," a paper presented at the 58th annual conference of the International Studies Association Baltimore, MD February 22-25, 2017.

Christopher Adolph and Aseem Prakash. "Dispensable Partners: How China’s Displacement of Western Export Markets Facilitates Africa’s NGO Crackdown," a paper presented at the 58th annual conference of the International Studies Association Baltimore, MD February 22-25, 2017.

Rafeel Wasif and Aseem Prakash. "Do Government and Foreign Funding influence Individual Donations to Religious Nonprofits?: A Survey Experiment in Pakistan," a paper presented at the 58th annual conference of the International Studies Association Baltimore, MD February 22-25, 2017.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Equality Initiative in Political Science Winter Panel Discussion: Michael McCann (Professor, Political Science), Erin Adam (Ph.D. Grad Student, Political Science), Michael Reagan (Ph.D. Grad Student, History), Paula Lukaszek (Plumber & WFSE Local 1488 President), and Salvador Castillo (Custodian & longtime union activist), "Working University." Monday, February 27, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). Event will be followed immediately by a 30 min organizing meeting.

Political Science Faculty Panel: UW Political Science professors Christopher Sebastian Parker, Susan Whiting, and James Long will discuss, "President Trump and Politics beyond the United States." Wednesday, March 1, 4:30-6pm in Smith 120. Please RSVP at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/meroy/325144

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Nicole Darnall (Professor of Management and Public Policy, Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs), "Sustainability and Consumption." Friday, March 3, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). 

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) Brown Bag: Seth Trenchard (Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science), "This Wild and Diabolical Carnival of Blood’: Spectacle Lynching in the Postbellum American South." Faculty discussant Jeanne Morefield (Professor of Politics, Whitman College). Monday, March 6, 12-1:30pm in Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Global Mondays: Alexandra Wrage (president and founder of TRACE), "Anti-Bribery Efforts Around the World: Where We Are Gaining—and Losing—Ground." Monday, February 27, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed.

Geography: José Riera-Cézanne (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), "Recent Developments in International Governance of International Migration and Refugee Flows: The New York Declaration." Monday, February 27, 4:30-6pm in Communications 226. Co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Middle East Center: Christopher C. Harmon (Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies) and Paula Holmes-Eber (Affiliate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Women's Roles in Terrorist Movements." Tuesday, February 28, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Co-sponsored by: Center for Global Studies, East Asia Center, South Asia Center, Center for West European Studies, and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Geography: José Riera-Cézanne (served with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for more than 31 years), "Recent Developments in the UN’s Operational and Other Cooperation with Faith-Based Actors." Tuesday, February 28, 1:30-3pm in Communications 202. Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

UW Japan Studies: Shino Watanabe (Associate Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan), "Japan-China Relations under the Abe Administration." Tuesday, February 28, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 101.

Geography Panel Discussion: Speakers will come together to discuss: "Beyond the Incarceration State: Justice for Youth, Immigrants and all in Washington." Tuesday, March 7, 6-8pm in Kane 225. Sponsored by: Simpson Center for the Humanities, WISIR, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, and Social & Historical Studies at UW Tacoma.

Simpson Center's Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities: Alondra Nelson (Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University), "DNA, Race, and Reparations." Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 pm in Kane 120. Co-sponsored by the UW Race & Equity Initiative; the Center for Communication, Difference & Equity; the graduate Certificate in Science, Technology & Society Studies; the African Studies Program; Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity & Difference (WIRED); the Department of Global Health; Health Alliance International; the UW Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; and the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa.

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Oded Oron (Ph.D. Candidate, Jackson School of Int'l Studies, UW) and Esra Bakkalbasioglu (Ph.D. candidate, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, UW). Oron will discuss "Migrants’ Mobilization for Rights and Recognition in Israel and the United States" and Bakkalbasioglu will discuss "How does the Bedouin Minority Perceive the State of Israel?" Thursday, March 9, 12-1:30pm in the HUB, room 145. RSVP is requested. For more information visit: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/refugees-minorities-in-israel/

Henry M. Jackson/James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series: John Deutch (Emeritus Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent." Thursday, March 9, 7pm in the Walker Ames Room (Kane 225). The event is free and open to the public.