Week of January 22, 2018


Susan Whiting participated in two recent workshops: The Chinese Politics Workshop at Harvard University (December 15) and the Virtual Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes (http://authoritarianregimes.org) (January 17)

Tony Gill would like to thank Meera Roy, Susan Whiting, and Kevin Aslett for their heroic efforts to assist him with class coverage recently.  All three of them went above-and-beyond the call of duty and their assistance was appreciated beyond measure.  Three cheers for three great people!


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).


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

Baltic Studies Program: Aldis Purs (Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW Department of Scandinavian Studies), "100 Years of Citizenship in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania." Monday, January 22, 7-8:30pm in Savery 130.

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/

JSIS Lecture: Elizabeth Becker (award-winning author and journalist), "Rare Witness: Reporting War, Genocide, Pol Pot, and Testifying at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal." Friday, January 26, 2-4pm in the Suzzallo Library Smith Room, Floor 3. Reception to follow. Contact seac@uw.edu with questions.  Sponsored by: UW Libraries; UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Southeast Asia Center; UW Department of Anthropology; UW Department of Communications.

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.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Workshare featuring three research projects funded by the HBCLS. Graduate students Jamie Wong (Occupational Health), Allyson O'Connor (Department of Health Service), and Michele Cadigan (Sociology) will discuss, "Labor Studies Frontiers: Prison, Precarity, and Morality." Wednesday, January 31, 12-2pm in Smith 306. RSVP to hbcls@uw.edu. Their papers will be distributed one week before the workshare. Light lunch and coffee will be served.

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/

JSIS China Colloquium: Ching Kwan Lee (professor, sociology, UCLA), "The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa." Thursday, February 1, 3:30-4:30pm in Thomson 317

UW East Asia Center: A conversation with Chang Tieh-Chih (prominent Taiwanese political critic), Jeff Hou (Professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, UW), and James Lin (Assistant professor, JSIS, UW) on "Why Taiwan?" Tuesday, February 6, 7-9pm in the Walker Ames Room (Kane 225).