Week of February 9, 2015


Daniel Berliner and Aseem Prakash. 2015. “Bluewashing” the Firm? Voluntary Regulations, Program Design, and Member Compliance with the United Nations Global Compact. Policy Studies Journal. Volume 43, Issue 1: 115–138.

John Wilkerson was interviewed Feb 3rd by Seattle Weekly about the Legislative Explorer program: http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/956700‐129/political‐prof‐uses‐big‐data‐to


UWISC: Kristin Bakke (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University College London), "From War‐Making to State‐Making in the post‐Soviet de facto States." Discussant: Emily Gade (Ph.D. student, UW). Friday, February 13, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

SR‐SCP: Yoav Duman (Ph.D. Candidate, UW), "Bolstering the National Project: Competitive Nation Building and Immigration in Israel and Quebec." Faculty Discussant: Kathie Friedman (Jackson School, UW). Friday, February 20th, 12:30‐2:00pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

The Equality Initiative in Political Science: Panelists Judy Howard (Dean of the Social Sciences), Christine DiStefano, (Department of Political Science), and Robin Evans‐Agnew (Department of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Diversity Scholar) will discuss "Power & Inequality in the Classroom." Friday, February 27, 1:30‐3pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Cookies and coffee provided.


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Yang (Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan), "Subsidies, Savings, and Information Spillovers: A Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." Monday, February 9, 11‐12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public.

Hosted by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School. UW School of Law Global Mondays: Dr. Ieva Deviatnikovaite (Lecturer, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Constitutional Legal Systems in the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program and UW Law Global Affairs.

The West Coast Poverty Center: Kristin Seefeldt (School of Social Work, University of Michigan), "Understanding the Lives of Disconnected Mothers." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:30 in the Yukon Pacific Room, UW Club.

UW Health Sciences: A panel featuring speakers from local farmworker discussing "Farmworkers and Growers: Organizing for Change." Panel will be moderated by Seth Holmes (author of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest). Monday, February 9, 4‐5:30pm in South Campus Center Room 316. Sponsored by UW Health Sciences Schools (SOD, SON, SOM, SPH, SSW, SOP, MEDEX), Health Equity Circle, Diversity Research Institute, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Department of History; and UW Department of Sociology.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Jorge Armando López Pocol (Guatemalan community activist and founder of the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project), "Environmental Justice in Guatemala: The Chico Mendes Project." Tuesday, February 10, 4:30‐6pm in Thomson 317. Event sponsors: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CHID (Comparative History of Ideas Program), Department of American Indian Studies, College of the Environment.

JSIS: Christine Taitano DeLisle (Assistant professor, American Indian Studies and gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign) "Famalao'an Chålan: Indigenous Chamorro Pathways between Women’s Mobility and Land Stewardship under U.S. Militarism." Wednesday, February 11, 5‐6:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: American Indian Studies, Center for Global Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, UW Diversity Research Institute, the Comparative History of Ideas, and the Simpson Centers for the Humanities.

World Affairs Council and Center for Global Studies: Kathie Friedman (Associate Professor of International Studies, UW) and Rita Zawaideh (founder of Salaam Cultural Museum), "Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis." Wednesday, February 11, 5:30‐8:30pm at the Great Hall at Greenlake (7220 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, 98115). Cost: $30 includes presentations, light buffet and resource packet. The entrance to the Great Hall at Greenlake is at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave NE and NE Maple Leaf Pl next to Mockingbird Books. Event located in the Fireside Room on the second floor. http://calendar.washington.edu/113584611/UnderstandingtheSyrianRefugeeCr...

JSIS: David Bachman, (Professor, JSIS ‐ China, UW), Donald Hellman, (Professor, JSIS ‐ Japan, UW) and Anand Yang, (Professor, JSIS ‐ India, UW), "No One's World: National Identities and World Views." Thursday, February 12, 7‐8:30pm at Shoreline Community College in the PUB Room. (16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Shoreline, 98133). Free admission.

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Aviva Halamish (professor of history at the Open University of Israel), "1934: A Year in the Life of the Jewish Community in Palestine (The "Yishuv")." Wednesday, February 18 in the HUB 238 from 4‐5:30pm.

10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: Anthony Greenwald (Professor, Psychology, UW) and Jerry Kang (Professor, Law and Asian Studies, UCLA), "Implicit Bias: How Should Psychological Science Inform the Law?" Wednesday, February 18, 7pm in Kane 130. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/mlhlaO

JSIS: Selina Ho (senior research fellow at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), "A River Flows Through It: Transboundary Waters in China‐India Relations." Thursday, February 19, 3:30‐4:30pm in the Allen Auditorium.

Southeast Asia Center: Mytoan Nguyen‐Akbar (volunteer for the Rainier Valley Corps and the Women of Color Empowered), "Ambivalent Belonging and Managed Identities: Transnational Skilled Return Migrants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam." Thursday, February 19, 3:30‐5pm in Thomson 317.

UW Law: Masanobu Kato (one of Japan’s leading civil code scholars), "The Origins of Property Rights: from Monkeys to Modern Society." Friday, February 20, 3:30‐5pm in the William H. Gates Hall room 447.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Karlan (Professor, Economics, Yale), "To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda." Monday, February 23, 11‐12:30pm in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public. Hosted by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School.

West Coast Poverty Center: Alexandra Murphy (Population Studies Center, University of Michigan), "When the Sidewalk Ends: Poverty in an American Suburb." Monday, February 23, 12:30‐1:30pm in Parrington 309.

2015 Winter Graduate School Public Lecture: Christoph Bode (Professor and Chair, Modern English Literature, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich), "From Event to Node: How 'Future Narratives' Impact the Way We Imagine and Shape the Future." Tuesday, February 24, 6:30‐8:30pm in Kane 210. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/et0SSL

Marching to Selma: How MLK, LBJ & The Civil Rights Movement Changed The World Lecture Series: David Domke (Professor, Communications, UW). Five lectures all in Kane Hall 130. $150 for the series pass, or $40 at the door: http://goo.gl/tNzHWj

  • LECTURE 4, Feb 16: The Ascendancy of LBJ, 1937‐1964: Beggar, cheater, liar, gladiator, president
  • LECTURE 5, Feb 23: Marching in, on, and from Selma, 1965: We shall overcome

10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: Shannon Dorsey (Professor, Psychology, UW) and Kathryn Whetten (Professor, Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke), "Orphaned and At‐Risk: Responding Globally to the Needs of Children " Wednesday, February 25, 7pm in Kane 130. Free, but advance registration is required. To register: http://goo.gl/CyzEoQ

JSIS and the Center for Global Studies: Fredrik Logevall (Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History, vice provost for international affairs, and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University), "Obama and the World in Historical Perspective." Thursday, February 26, 7‐8:30pm in Kane 210. Free and open to the public.

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