Week of January 11, 2016


Geoffrey Wallace (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Rutgers University), “Benevolent Democrats? The Domestic Sources of Wartime Conduct.” Wednesday, January 13, 12-1:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


 Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Debra Javeline (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Notre Dame), “What Will Homeowners Do? Responses to Tropical Cyclones, Rising Seas, and Other Climate Risks.” Friday, January 22, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Frank Foley (Lecturer, International Relations, King’s College London), "Keeping the Gloves On? Anti-Torture Norms and British Counterterrorism from the IRA to Al Qaeda." Grad student discussant: Paige Sechrest (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 5, 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.


West Coast Poverty Center: Ruth Lopez Turley (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, Rice University), "Persistent Educational Inequalities: The Role of Researchers." Monday, January 11, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Thomas J. Schoenbaum (Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law, UW Law), "An International Law Analysis of China's Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea." Monday, January 11, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Jackson School: Isaac Stone Fish (Asia editor at Foreign Policy magazine), "Big Trouble in Greater China: Taiwan's Election and what it means for Beijing and the United States." Wednesday, January 13, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317. All are welcome to attend, and RSVPs are not required.

West Coast Poverty Center: Alexes Harris (Associate Professor, Sociology, UW), "Monetary Sanctions and Poverty." Friday, January 15, 12:30-1:30pm in Raitt Hall, Room 121.

The Ellison Center for REECAS: Panel discussion on "Russia, Syria, and the West: Confrontation or Cooperation?" Moderated by Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, Jackson School, UW). Panelists: Bradley Murg (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Seattle Pacific University), Chris Jones (Associate Professor, Jackson School, UW), and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Affiliate Professor, Middle East Center, Jackson School, UW). Tuesday, January 19, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Seminar: Anthony P. D’Costa (Chair and Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies at the Australia India Institute), "Compressed Capitalism, Employment, and the Structural Limits of the State." Thursday, January 21, 3:30-5pm, room TBA.

African Studies Program Faculty Brown Bag Series: James Long (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW), "Community Performance-Based Financing for Health in Cameroon." Friday, January 22, 12:30-2pm in Thomson 403. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to africa1@uw.edu.

Simpson Center Seminar: Harvey Young (Chair of the Department of Theatre and Professor of African American Studies, Radio/Television/Film, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University), "A Racist Love Note - Stereotypes and Caricatures in Early 20th Century Valentine's Day Cards." Friday, January 22, 5pm in Communication 120. Reception to follow.

Jackson School of International Studies: Wes Enzinna (Deputy Editor of Vice Media), "The Rojava Experiment: A Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard?" Friday, January 22, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies, Department of Communications, International Policy Institute, Middle East Center, Comparative History of Ideas. 

West Coast Poverty Center: Laura Tach (Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University), "It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families View and Use the EITC." Monday, January 25, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485.  

Middle East Center: Sagit Mor (Faculty of Law, University of Haifa; Director of the Law and Health LL.M. Program, University of Haifa; and Israel Institute Teaching Fellow visiting the UW, 2015-16), "Disability Law and Society in Israel." Monday, February 1, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317. Contact mecuw@uw.edu with questions.