Week of February 3, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, February 3, 2020 


In an unusual spate of unplanned inactivity, Tony Gill did not present a talk in-person at the University of Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday, January 31.  A high-wind warning in Puget Sound was responsible for cancelling Tony's flight aboard a Kenmore Air terror machine (a.k.a. water plane pontoon landing thing). The announcement came whilst he was lounging in the airport (seaport?) waiting area and downing a half dozen Bonine motion sickness tablets.  Tony wants to thank the pilot, whose concern for safety and the future education of our nation's youth came before risking the opportunity to educate the current youth of Canada.  The title of the talk that was not given in-person was "Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities." A Skype or previously-recorded video of Tony are in the works as backup.  Alas, this means no TimBits.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "The Climate Leadership Race: Microsoft’s Climate Moonshot and Amazon’s Climate Pledge," Forbes.com, January 17, 2020.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "The Business Case for Climate Leadership: Amazon's Social License to Operate.Forbes.com, January 29, 20019

Rebecca Scurlock, Nives Dolšak, & Aseem Prakash. 2020. "Recovering from Scandals: Twitter Coverage of Oxfam and Save the Children Scandals..Voluntas, Volume 31(1): 94–110.


The Center for Environmental Politics presents Trina Hamilton (Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo), “Sustainable Cities Need More Than Parks, Cafes and a Riverwalk: Environmental Cleanup and Industrial Retention in Greenpoint, Brooklyn”. Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00–1:00pm, Gowen 1A (The Olson Room).

The Department of Political Science and the Center for West European Studies present Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding (Institute for Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): “Political Equality Without Social Equality? Social Distortion of Low Voter Turnout in the European Elections 2019 Across Nine European Capitals”. Tuesday, February 11, 2:00–3:30 pm, Gowen 1A (The Olson Room).

The Department of Political Science presents Loren Collingwood (UC Riverside) and Benjamin Gonzales O'Brien (San Diego State), “Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge”, a talk by two Ph.D. alumni of our department about their book, just published by Oxford University Press. Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:30–2:00pm, Gowen 1A (The Olson Room).


The Ellison Center presents "Destination Europe 2020", a one-day event showcasing the research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers from anywhere in the world who are interested in working in Europe. A joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States, Destination Europe 2020 will take place on the eve of the 2020 annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle. Thursday, February 13, HUB Lyceum (Room 160).


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