Week of January 20, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, January 20, 2020

Holiday reminder: The University will be closed on Monday, January 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.


In his ongoing attempt at world domination, Tony Gill attended his second Mont Pelerin Society Meeting at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) on January 16 and 17. Unfortunately, the tour of the hollowed-out volcanic lair was postponed due to inclement weather. Participants were provided with ACME anvils and "train tunnel painting kits" as gifts to carry out their nefarious deeds.

Scott Lemieux had a piece last week at NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bernie-sanders-supporters-shouldn-t-fall-republicans-impeachment-conspiracy-ncna1116576

Aseem Prakash served as a guest editor of a special issue of the Nonprofit Policy Forum on "INGO Governance and Public Policy: Implications of the Oxfam Scandal." The special issue features four papers and here is the introductory essay

Shalini Iyengar, Nives Dolšak, and Aseem Prakash. 2019. "Selectively Assertive: Interventions of India’s Supreme Court to Enforce Environmental Laws." Sustainability, 11 (24).


The Center for Environmental Politics presents Trina Hamilton (Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo), “Sustainable Cities Need More Than Parks, Cafes and a Riverwalk: Environmental Cleanup and Industrial Retention in Greenpoint, Brooklyn”. Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00–1:00pm, Gowen 1A (The Olson Room).


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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