Week of February 8, 2016


Jack Turner, "Thinking Historically," THEORY & EVENT 19, no. 1 (January 2016).


The Equality Initiative in Political Science (EIPS) workshop: An interactive workshop on "Inequality and Privilege." It will be led by Meixi Ng (PhD Student, College of Ed, UW). Monday, February 8, from 12:00-1:30 in Gowen 1A (Olson Room). 

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW), " In & Out of Bounds: Black State Membership in Regional Organizations." Grad student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 12, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Severyns Ravenholt public lecture: Evan Osnos (New Yorker correspondent and National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition), "Truth, Faith and Fortune in China". Wednesday, February 17, 7:30-9pm in Kane 120.

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Carolyn Finney (University of Kentucky), “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Possibility.” Friday, February 19, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: James Melton (Senior Lecturer, British and Comparative Politics, University College London), "Writing Rights:  The Origins, Spread, and Efficacy of Constitutional Rights". Grad student discussant: Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (Political Science, UW). Friday, February 26, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Jenny Aker (Associate Professor, Development Economics at the Fletcher School and Department of Economics, Tufts University), "Call Me Educated:  Evidence from a Mobile Monitoring Experiment in Niger." Monday, February 8, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs. Additional financial support is provided by the Gates Foundation through the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research group (EPAR) and the Information and Society Center.

American Ethnic Studies Job Talk: Jasmin Young (PhD Candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University), "Black Women with Guns: Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement." Monday, February 8, 3:30-5pm in Communications 226.

American Indian Studies: Lindsey Schneider (Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside), "No Man's Land: Gendering the Politics of Place in Decolonization." Monday, February 8, 3:30-5pm at the Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195).

Harry Bridges Center & University Bookstore: A discussion with Polly Myers (lecturer, Department of History, UW) on her book Capitalist Family Values and with Leon Grunberg (Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Puget Sound) and Sarah Moore (Professor, Psychology, University of Puget Sound) on their book Emerging from Turbulence. The authors will discuss their books as well as the American labor culture as a whole. Copies of both titles will be available for purchase. Monday, February 8, 7pm at the University Bookstore. 

Henry M. Jackson Foundation: Robin Wright (writer for The New Yorker and a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center), "Rock the Casbah: Thundering Change Across the Middle East." Monday, February 8, 7-9pm in Kane 130. This event is co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center.

Scholars Strategy Network NW: Alison Holcomb (Director of American Civil Liberty Union's Campaign for Smart Justice) and Marc A. Levin (Policy Director of Right on Crime) will give a lecture on "Ending Mass Incarceration: Perspectives from Across the Aisle." Tuesday, February 9, 7-9pm in Kane 120. Please RSVP at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/azpyh. Event is co-sponsored with the UW School of Public Health.

Equity & Difference Lecture: K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University), "More than mascots! Less than citizens? American Indians talk: Why isn't the U.S. listening?" Thursday, February 10, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free, but advance registration is required. Register: http://goo.gl/5297ba Lecture presented by the UW Graduate School.

Simpson Center: Artist Fabrice Monteiro critically reimagines global pasts, presents, and futures—from the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary environmental crises. Join him in a conversation with Stephanie Smallwood (History, University of Washington) and Mark Auslander (Anthropology & Museum Studies, Central Washington University). Thursday, February 11, 4-5:20pm in Communications 120. Event sponsors: African Studies, Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas, English, French & Italian Studies, History, Latin American Studies, the Ketcham Endowment, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

American Ethnic Studies: Opening remarks from: Chris Teuton (AIS chair, UW). Juan Guerra (AES chair, UW) will moderate a conversation among Steve Sumida (Professor, AES, UW), Dian Million (Associate Professor, AIS, UW) and Shirley Yee (Professor, GWSS, UW). "Intersectionality: A Forum on Race & Equity." Thursday, February 11, forum 5:30-7:00pm, reception 7:15-9pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames Room). Sponsored by the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Please RSVP: 206-543-5401/aes@uw.edu

American Ethnic Studies Job Talk: LaTasha B. Levy (Visiting Lecturer, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American Studies, University of Virginia), "Black Power in the Republican Party: The Promise and Peril of Inclusion Politics, 1968-1978." Monday, February 12, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202.

Program in Education and Research in Latin America (Global Health): Lisbeth Floridalma Chuy Chali (Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala), "A young Kaqchiquel Maya Woman’s Path to a Career in Medicine." Tuesday, February 16, 11-12pm in the Harris Hydraulics Large conference room (Global Health). Lunch provided. Sponsored by: PERLA, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, Maya Educational Foundation.

Neighborhood House: "We Are Seattle: Stories from Families, Immigrants, Refugees & the Agencies that Serve Them." What is it like to be an immigrant or refugee in Seattle? How do we address their needs and celebrate their strengths? How have world events and national politics impacted our communities? Join us to share your perspective, hear from our panel, and explore images of Seattle’s changing populations. Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

Humanities Washington & KUOW: Speakers Abby Brockway (a member of the Delta 5 and part of the environmental activist group Rising Tide Seattle), Richard Gammon, (Professor Emeritus, Oceanography and Chemistry, UW) and Megan Ming Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW) will discuss "The Necessity Defense: Climate Change and Civil Disobedience." Discussion moderated by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW environmental reporter). Wednesday, February 17, 7-9pm at the Naked City Brewery (8564 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103).

Jackson School: Speakers David Bachman (Professor, International Studies, Jackson School for International Studies, UW), Gary Hamilton (the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, UW.), Jeff Hou (Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture, UW) and Stevan Harrell (Professor of Anthropology and of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW) will discuss "Taiwan's 2016 Elections: Retrospect and Prospect." Thursday, February 18, 7-9pm in Kane 225.

Global Mondays: The Hon. Frederique Dreifuss-Netter (Justice, Cour de Cassation of France), "Medically assisted reproduction in France: Women's choice or State choice?" Monday, February 22, 12-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Sponsored by UW School of Law and Jackson School of International Studies. 

Jackson School: A discussion with Benjamin Gardner (Chair, African Studies Program at the Jackson School, UW) on his book Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism. Monday, February 22, 7-8pm at the University Bookstore. Sponsored by the UW Bookstore, UW Bothell (IAS), and Jackson School for International Studies. 

Jackson School: Rajiv Chandrasekaran (best-selling author and former senior correspondent at Washington Post) will interview Emma Sky (Author and Director, Yale University World Fellows; Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute; Former advisor to U.S. officials in Iraq and Afghanistan) on Iraq. Monday, February 22, 7-9pm in Kane 120.

Equity & Difference Lecture: Charles M. Payne (Professor, School of Social Service Administration, the University of Chicago), "Doing race better: Race and the reform of urban schools" Tuesday, February 23, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free, but advance registration is required. Register: http://goo.gl/zr7KbF Lecture presented by the UW Graduate School.

UW Center for Human Rights Colloquium: Kirsten Foot (Professor of Communication and adjunct faculty of the Information School, UW), "Multisector Collaboration for Human Rights: Lessons and Questions from Anti-Human Trafficking Alliances." Moderated by Jamie Mayerfeld (Professor, Political Science, UW). Wednesday, February 24, 12-1pm in Smith M261. Open to UW faculty, staff, and students. Space is limited; please RSVP to uwchr@uw.edu by 2/18.

Southeast Asia Center: Mary Callahan (Associate Professor, International Studies, UW), "Contemporary Myanmar Politics and Culture." Wednesday, February 24, 5:30-8:30pm in Communications 120.

Harry Bridges Center & University Bookstore: A discussion with Robert Bussel (Professor of history and Director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon) on his book Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship. Thursday, February 25, 7-9pm at the University Bookstore.


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