Week of January 23, 2017


Ellis Goldberg has blogged two posts on nisralnasr. These posts have had a couple thousand page views. Overall the blog has logged nearly 120,000 page views since 2011.



Karen Litfin was quoted in an article in The Atlantic on January 15th. The article was titled, "Seeking an Escape From Trump’s America."


Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Dorothy Kronick (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), "The Arbitrage Lobby: Theory and Evidence on the Political Economy of Dual Exchange Rates.” Graduate student discussant: Kevin Aslett (Political Science). Friday, January 27, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science: Film screening of "Hawar - My Journey to Genocide" followed by a discussion with renowned filmmaker Düzen Tekkal. This film portrays the events following the Islamic State’s attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority in August 2014. Monday, January 30, 7-9pm in Kane 120. The event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Herbert J. Ellison Professorship, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for West European Studies, the Center for Global Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Middle East Center, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Human Rights, the Center for Communication, Difference & Equity, the Near and Middle Eastern PhD Program, the Law, Societies & Justice Program, the Comparative History of Ideas Program, the William H. Gates Public Law Program, the School of Social Work Student Advisory Council, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Communications and the Department of Political Science

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Michael Vandenbergh (David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, and Director of the Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University Law School), "Beyond Gridlock: Private Governance Response to Climate Change." Friday, February 3, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

UWISC: Michael Barnett (University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science , George Washington University), "Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Distinctions With or Without a Difference?" Graduate student discussant: Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 10, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

UWISC: Christopher Colligan (Ph.D student, Political Science, UW), "Military Outsourcing: Battlefield Effectiveness and Foreign Proxies." Graduate student discussant: Wesley Zuidema (Ph.D student, Political Science). Friday, February 17, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Chris Anderson (Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW), "Identifying Effective Fishery Development Strategies: Evidence from the Fishery Performance Indicators." Monday, January 23, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

UW Law: John Cabeca (Regional Director of the West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office) will discuss USPTO’s global initiatives and programs on Monday, January 23, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. All are welcome; no RSVP needed. Lunch will be served.

Latin American Studies: Deborah A. Thomas (R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania) and Rebecca L. Stein (Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University), "Violence and Vision: Technologies of the Visual in the Caribbean and Middle East." Tuesday, January 24, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: Latin American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Latin America and Caribbean Studies: John Lear (Professor, Department of History, University of Puget Sound), "Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940." Wednesday, January 25, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Department of American Ethnic Studies: Book reading with Vince Schleitwiler (Acting Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies, UW) on his book, "Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific: Imperialism's Racial Justice and Its Fugitives." Thursday, January 26, 3:30-5pm in the Communication Bldg, Room 202. Event is free and open to the public.

Veritas Forum: Andra Gillespie (Professor, Political Science, Emory University) and Mark Smith (Professor, Political Science, UW) will discuss "In _________ We Trust. Finding Where Division Ends and Where Unity Begins." Thursday January 26 at 8:00 pm in Kane Hall 130.

Ellison Center: Andrei Kozyrev (post-Soviet Russia's first Foreign Minister from 1991 to 1996), "US-Russia Relations in the Era of Donald Trump." Monday, January 30, 2-3:30 at the Suzzallo Library in the Smith Room (RM 324).

Department of Communication Lecture Series: Lance Bennett (Professor, Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication, UW), "Can Capitalism Be Fixed?" Tuesday, January 31, 7pm in Kane 120. $150 for all four talks in the series. Register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2579586

Middle East Center: Miriam Cooke (Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University), "Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution." Tuesday, January 31, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Contact: mecuw@uw.edu

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Sheldon Rubenfeld (founding chairman of the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust), "Medicine & Medical Ethics After the Holocaust." Wednesday, February 1, 7-8pm in Thomson 101.

QUAL Speaker Series: Sara J. Tomczuk (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Washington), "Revisiting and Revising Your Research Question in the Field." Wednesday, February 8, 12:30-1:20 in Thomson Hall, Room 317.

Simpson Center's Writing Across Difference Research Cluster: Carmen Kynard (Associate Professor, English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University, New York), "Before I’ll Be a Slave, I’ll Be Buried in My Grave." Wednesday, February 8, 4-5:30pm in the Odegaard Library Room 220.


Ellison Center: Emily Greble (Associate Professor of History and East European Studies, Vanderbilt University), "Hierarchies of Citizenship: Islam, the Yugoslav state, and Continuities of Empire." Thursday, February 9, 1:30pm in Communications 202.


Jackson School: Bhrigupati Singh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Brown University), "Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Contemporary India." Thursday, February 16, 3:30-4:30pm in Thomson 317.