Week of January 18, 2016

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Nives  Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, "Coal is losing political power. So why is Hillary Clinton proposing $30 billion to help coal communities?" Monkey Cage, January 18, 2016.

James D. Long published the paper, "Evaluating the Roles of Ethnicity and Performance in African Elections: Evidence from an Exit Poll in Kenya," Political Research Quarterly December 2015 68: 830-842 (with Clark Gibson).

James D. Long published the paper, "Improving Electoral Integrity with Information and Communications Technology," Journal of Experimental Political Science forthcoming (with Michael Callen, Clark Gibson, and Danielle Jung).

 POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

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

SR-SCP: Scott Gehlbach (Professor, Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison), "Tocqueville's Warning: Reform and Rebellion in Autocratic States". Grad student discussant: Calvin Garner (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, January 29, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

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.

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

South Asia and China Center: Swaran Singh [Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament at Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi)], "India-China Relations: Looking Ahead to 2025." Thursday, January 21, 2-3pm in Thomson 317.

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, Smith 211.

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.

Jackson School: Wes Enzinna (writer), "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.

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.  

Amnesty International UW Panel: Panelists Katherine Beckett (Professor, LSJ & Sociology, UW), Michael Iaria (award winning criminal defense lawyer, Seattle), and William Talbott (Professor, Philosophy, UW) will discuss the Death Penalty. Thursday, January 28, 6:30-8:30pm in Smith 205. Co-sponsored by: Law, Societies and Justice, Philosphy Department, UW Center for Human Rights, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Jackson School Student Association, and the University of Washington Pre-Law Society.

QUAL Winter Seminar: Afsaneh Haddadian (PhD Candidate, Jackson School), "What do you do with the data you've collected?" Thursday, January 28, 10:30-12:20pm in Savery 121

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Mark Kligman (Professor, Ethnomusicology and Musicology), "Syrian Jews in Brooklyn: How Their Sabbath Morning Music Reflects Their Arab History and Culture." Thursday, January 28, 6:30-8pm at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC1) Unity Room 2.

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.