Week of January 13, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, January 13, 2020


Nives Dolšak and Aseem PrakashDelhi’s air pollution: A failure of democratic governanceGlobal Asia, 2019, 14(4).
Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash2020 New Year’s resolution: Fly lessForbes.com, December 26, 2019.

Tony Gill sometimes writes stuff.  Other times, he teaches stuff without writing about that stuff.  This time, Tony wrote about how he teaches stuff when he is not writing.  It involves challenging students to turn a paperclip into a pizza.  The article over at AIER is called "How to Teach the Benefits of Trade."  And yes, this actually worked (and worked multiple times).


The Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World and the Department of Political Science present Dr. James Hollifield (Southern Methodist University), “Back to the Future: The Migration Challenge in Trump’s America”. Monday, January 13, 2020, 4:30–6:30pm, Allen Library, room 485 (The Petersen Room).

Julia Bowes (The University of Hong Kong), "The Sovereignty of the Family:  The Convergence of Religious, Free-Market, and Anti-Feminist Conservatism in the Early Twentieth Century United States."  Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:30–3:00, Gowen Hall, room 1A (The Olson Room).

Severyns Ravenholt Talk, Ellen Lust (University of Gothenberg, Sweden): “Poverty and Clientelism: Do the Poor Embrace Handouts?” (a manuscript co-authored with Kristen Kao and Lise Rakner). Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Gowen Hall 1A (The Olson Room).


The Taiwan Studies Program presents “Critical Vote: A Taiwan Post-Election Roundtable”, with Kharis Templeman (Stanford University), Margaret Lewis (Seton Hall University), and Dennis Lu-Chung Weng (Sam Houston State University). Monday, January 13, 2020. Reception with refreshments starts at 5:30pm. Roundtable panel 6:00–8:00pm. Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall. RSVP for the reception to taiwanst@uw.edu.

The Hong Kong Democracy and Human Rights Association and the Seattle Hong Kong Students Alliance present “Hong Kong Protests: Plateaus and Prospects”, a panel discussion with Professor David Bachman (UW Jackson School), Kai Ping (Brian) Leung (PhD student, UW Department of Political Science), Professor Anna Cheung (Manhattanville College), and Clovis Wong (Master’s candidate, UW ). Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00­–4:00pm, Kane Hall 110.

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, together with the UW Department of Slavic Languages present Seattle-born journalist and human rights activist Peter Lippman, speaking on his book Surviving the Peace, The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tuesday, January 21, 3:30–5:00pm, Thomson Hall, room 317.

The Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for West European Studies present James Felak (UW Professor of History), “Evolution and Revolution in the Year of Wonders: The Fall of Communism in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia in 1989”. Thursday, January 23, 7:00–9:00pm, Thomson Hall, Room 101.


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