Week of January 20, 2015


Xiao Ma presented a paper titled "Term Limit and Authoritarian Power Sharing: The Generational Replacement of Elites in China's Central Committee (1982‐2012)" at the Graduate Seminar on China at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on January 9th.

Michael Callen and James D. Long. 2015. "Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan" American Economic Review, 105 (1), pp. 354‐81.

James D. Long, Daniel Maliniak, Susan M. Peterson and Michael J. Tierney. 2015. "Knowledge Without Power: International Relations Scholars and the US War in Iraq." International Politics, 52 (1), pp. 20‐44.

James Long presented "Improving Democratic Performance through Citizen Engagement and Participation in South Africa" at the US Agency for International Development on December 8, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa.


Severyns‐Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR‐SCP): Linxiu Zhang (Deputy Director of the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), paper topic TBA. Grad student discussant: Jennifer Noveck (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, January 23, 12:00‐1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Robert Keohane (Professor, International Affairs, Princeton University), "The Global Politics of Climate Change: Challenges for Political Science.” Monday, January 26, 12‐1:30pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library. More information available at: http://goo.gl/ORW7Ks


Ellison Center: Sabina Cehajic‐Clancy (Bosnian psychologist) "Socio‐psychological Processes of Interethnic Reconciliation." Thursday, January 22, 1:30‐2:30pm in Thomson 317.

UW South Asia Center & Middle East Center: Rohullah Amin (country director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies), "Dehumanizing Stereotypes of the 'Other' in Afghan Ethnic Relations." Wednesday, January 21, 3:30‐4:30pm in Thomson 317.

Jackson School of International Studies Roundtable: Confirmed faculty panelists include Daniel Chirot, Kathie Friedman, Ellis Goldberg, Reşat Kasaba, Sabine Lang, Noam Pianko and Anand Yang. Among the topics faculty will consider are changes in Europe, politics in European countries, status of immigrants in France, Muslim politics and Muslim youth in Europe and beyond. Wednesday, January 21, 7‐9pm in Thomson 101. Event is free and open to the public.

Health Sciences Common Book Series: Providing Structurally Competent Care: A Panel of Healthcare Professionals and Outreach Workers who Support Farmworkers. Moderated by Seth Doyle (Community Health Improvement Program Manager). Thursday, January 22, 5:30‐7:30pm in the Magnunson Health Sciences Building, Room T‐435.

Near Eastern Languages and Civilization: Sinan Ciddi (expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy, Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies), "Turkey's Impasse: Dissidence, Elections, and the Struggle for Political Legitimacy." Thursday, January 22, 5:30‐7pm in Thomson 101.

Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014‐15: Taro Kono (Japan National Diet House of Representatives), "Japan's Energy Challenges after Fukushima." Monday, January 26, 7‐8:30pm in Kane 220. Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation.

UW Graduate School: Eric Avila (Professor, History, Chicano Studies, and Urban Planning, UCLA), "Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Suburbs: Race, Space, and American Culture After World War II." Tuesday, January 27, 6:30pm in Kane 120. Sponsored by: UW Cities Collaboratory, UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO‐MAP), UW Office of Academic Affairs: Bothell, Department of History, College of the Built Environment, School of Social Work, Department of American Ethnic Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Landscape Architecture. For more information and to register go to: http://goo.gl/c0JxH5

2nd Annual University of Washington Labor Studies Social: Meet‐and‐greet dedicated to networking faculty and students at the UW interested in Labor Studies. Thursday, January 29, 4‐6pm, UW HUB Room 214. RSVPs are not required, but are requested. To RSVP, contact the Bridges Center at 206‐543‐7946, or e‐mail hbcls@uw.edu.

Center for Korea Studies: Dima Mironenko (Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University), "Jesters on the Streets: Satire in North Korea." Thursday, February 5, 3:30‐5pm in Thomson 317.

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 1, Jan 5: Montgomery to Nashville, 1955‐1961: The rise of nonviolence
  • LECTURE 2, Jan 19: Showdown in Birmingham, 1963: Police dogs, fire hoses, and the Children's Crusade
  • LECTURE 3, Feb 2: Freedom Summer in Mississippi, 1964: Shining this little light of theirs
  • 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

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