Week of February 29, 2016

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Praaksh. 2016. "NGOs are Great at Demanding Transparency. They’re Not So Hot at Providing It." The Monkey Cage, February 22, 2016.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Michael D. McGinnis (Professor & Chair, Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington), “Polycentricity in Global Governance: A Question of Constitutional Fit?” Friday, March 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

UW Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Erica Field (Professor, Economics, Duke University), "Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape." Monday, February 29, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.

Voices in Middle East Studies Series: Michael Perez (Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UW), "The Non-National in Jordan: Statelessness and Structural Violence among Ex-Gazan Refugees." Monday, February 29, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Ellison Center: Daniel Rosenblum (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State), "The United States and Central Asia - 25 Years After Independence, Why Should We Care?" Monday, February 29, 1:30-3pm in the HUB 337.

Latin American Studies: Luis Miguel Castilla (Peru's Ambassador to the US), "Doing Business in Peru." Monday, February 29, 5-5:50pm in the Bank of America Exec. Educ. Center, Room 310. Free to attend, light refreshments will be complimentary for attendees. Please RSVP by emailing Jenson Lee at csjenson@uw.edu. Sponsored by the Global Business Association, the Foster School of Business, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Jackson School Seminar: Myung-koo Kang (Professor, Political Economy and Asia Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York), "Japan's Past, Korea's Future? A Korean Model of Financial Liberalization and its Consequences." Tuesday, March 1, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.  

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Gisela Böhm (Professor of Psychometrics and Research Methods, University of Bergen, Norway), "Climate Change in the Social Media." Wednesday, March 2, 12-1pm in the Parrington Hall Forum (RM 309).

Ellison Center: Marius Laurinavičius [Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) Security Research Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis], "Lithuania, Poland, Russia and International Security." Thursday, March 3, 11:30-1pm in the HUB 214. Co-sponsored with the Department of Scandinavian Studies.

Voting, Elections, and Electoral Systems seminar: Erik Herron (Professor, Political Science, West Virginia University), "Serving Two Masters: Professional Bureaucracies vs. 'Investment Market' in Ukraine's Election Administration." Graduate student discussant: Calvin Garner (Political Science, UW). Thursday, March 3, 12:00-1:20pm, in HUB 307. More information is available here.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program: A conversation with Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, on the new relations between US/Cuba governments and its peoples. Thursday, March 3, 2:30-4pm in Thomson 317.

Ellison Center: Marius Laurinavičius [Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) Security Research Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis], "Russia and the World: A View from Lithuania." Thursday, March 3, 7-9pm in Communications 202. Co-sponsored with the Department of Scandinavian Studies.

UW Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Arun Chandrasekhar (Assistant Professor, Economics, Stanford University), "Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in a Social Network." Monday, March 7, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Roberto Gonzales (Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education), "From Undocumented to DACAmented: Understanding Legal Status in a New Policy Context." Wednesday, March 7, 12-1pm in the Parrington Hall Forum (RM 309).

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Hans-Rüdiger Pfister (Professor of psychological decision research and methods, Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany), "The Cognitive Map of Risk Perception: Disputed Risk and Morality Predict Judgements of Riskiness." Wednesday, March 9, 12-1pm in the Parrington Forum (RM 309).