Week of January 25, 2016

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

WISIR Reading Group: Jane Junn on Monday, January 25, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Smith 40A. The discussion will center on three chapters of Professor Junn's THE POLITICS OF BELONGING: RACE, PUBLIC OPINION, AND IMMIGRATION (co-authored with Natalie Matsuoka, University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Political Science Practice Job Talk: Kassra Oskooii (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), "Disentangling Discrimination: How Societal & Political Discrimination Impact Sociopolitical Behavior." Thursday, January 28, 12-2pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

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.

Political Science Talk: Boris Shor (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University), "New Research on the Predictors of State Legislative Extremism." Thursday, February 11, 1:30-3:00pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

UWISC: Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW), " In & Out of Bounds: Black State Membership in Regional Organizations." Grad student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, February 12, 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:

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. 

American Ethnic Studies: Opening remarks from: Chris Teuton (AIS chair, UW). Juan Guerra (AES chair, UW) will moderate a conversation among Steve Sumida (Professor, AES, UW), Dian Million (Associate Professor, AIS, UW) and Shirley Yee (Professor, GWSS, UW). "Intersectionality: A Forum on Race & Equity." Thursday, February 11, forum 5:30-7:00pm, reception 7:15-9pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames Room). Sponsored by the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Please RSVP: 206-543-5401/aes@uw.edu