Week of January 15, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Washington will be closed this Monday, January 15, 2018, for the Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Holiday.

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Aseem Prakash was quoted extensively by The Hill in its article, "EPA's Pruitt: Bring back 'true environmentalism'." EPA Administrator Pruitt believes that environmentalists should strive for the use natural resources like fossil fuels and agricultural products to their fullest potential. Aseem Prakash commented on this novel interpretation of environmentalism.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Susan Hyde (Professor, Political Science, UC, Berkeley), "TBD." Graduate student discussant: Stephen Winkler (Political Science, UW). Friday, January 26, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science: Michael Goodhart (Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh), "Political Theory for the Real World." Tuesday, January 30, 3:30-5pm in Gowen Hall, Room 1A. Event co-sponsored by LSJ, the Program on Values in Society, and the Simpson Center. 

Center for Environmental Politics: Maria Carmen Lemos (University of Michigan), "Models of Knowledge Usability in Support of Climate Adaptation." Friday, February 9, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

QUAL Speaker Series: Emily Kalah Gade (joint appointment as a Research Scientist in the Department of Political Science and as a WRF & Moore/Sloan Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the eScience Institute), "Connection and Resistance: Examining the Impact of Checkpoints on Civilian Support for Militancy." Wednesday, January 17, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.

JSIS and Center for Global Studies: Kemal Kirişci (Turkish Industry and Business Association Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings), "Turkey and the West: Faultlines in a Troubled Alliance." Wednesday, January 17, 3:30-6pm in Communications 202.

History Lecture Series: Laurie Marhoefer (History, UW), "Popular Protest in Nazi Germany: Rethinking the Power of Public Opinion in a Police State." Wednesday, January 17, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Admission: $5–$15 (Individual lecture); $15–$50 (series pass). View series page and buy tickets at: https://www.washington.edu/alumni/history/

Equity & Difference: Rights lecture series: Megan Ming Francis (Political Science, UW), "Building Walls and Securing Borders." Wednesday, January 17, 7:30-9pm in Kane Hall 120. Produced in partnership with the UW Graduate School. Admission is free, registration is required. Register at: https://events.uw.edu/c/express/abbb5a07-30a8-4387-9f90-5b193eaa894b

Department of Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society: "Epistemology for the Real World: Navigating in an Archipelago of Alt-Epistemology and Alt-Truth." A one-day conference at the UW.  Friday, January 19, from 9:30 am till 5:45 p.m, in HUB 332. For more information visit: https://phil.washington.edu/news/2017/12/11/register-epistemology-real-w...

Middle East Center: Sarah Eltantawi (Assistant Professor, Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies, Evergreen State College; Affiliate Researcher, Middle East Center, JSIS, UW), "Issues in the Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt." Monday, January 22, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson Room 317. For more information contact: mecuw@uw.edu

History Lecture Series: Arbella Bet-Shlimon (History, UW), "'The People Want to Bring Down the Regime': A History of Dissent and the Arab Spring." Wednesday, January 24, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Admission: $5–$15 (Individual lecture); $15–$50 (series pass). View series page and buy tickets at: https://www.washington.edu/alumni/history/

Jackson School Lecture: David Gilmartin (Distinguished Professor of History at North Carolina State University), "Using the Modern History of South Asia to Rethink the Theory of Popular Sovereignty and Democracy." Friday, January 26, 3:30-4:30PM in Thomson 317.

Jessie and John Danz lecture series: Bill T. Jones (Artistic Director, Choreographer, Co-founder Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), "Analogy/Form: Finding Meaning in Confusing Times." Tuesday, January 30, 7:30-9pm in Kane Hall 130. Produced in partnership with the UW Graduate School. Admission is free, advance registration is required. Register at: https://events.uw.edu/c/express/ae3d55e8-bdf3-4e0e-b127-8d003627f39d

History Lecture Series: Joshua Reid (History and American Indian Studies, UW), "The Historical Roots of Indigenous Activism in the Era of Standing Rock." Wednesday, January 31, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Admission: $5–$15 (Individual lecture); $15–$50 (series pass). View series page and buy tickets at: https://www.washington.edu/alumni/history/