Week of January 26, 2015

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Aseem Prakash presented a paper (co‐authored with Matt Potoski), "Global Private Regimes, Domestic Public Law: ISO 14001 and Pollution Reduction", at the School of Foreign Service, American University, Washington DC on January 21, 2015.

Xiao Ma is the 2015 winner of the Richard Wesley Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy.

Aaron Erlich is the 2015 winner of the Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan Graduate Award in Comparative Political Economy.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

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

UWISC: John Buchanan (Political Science Ph.D Student, UW), “The Resource ‐ Conflict Nexus: Opium and Insurgency in the Shan State of Burma." Discussant: Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. student, UW). Friday, January 30, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Mark your calendars! The Equality Initiative in Political Science is hosting its first informal brown bag luncheon for graduate students on Tue, Feb 3 from 12:30‐2:00 pm in Smith 40A. More details to come.

UWISC: Kristin Bakke (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University College London), "From War‐Making to State‐Making in the post‐Soviet de facto States." Discussant: Emily Gade (Ph.D. student, UW). Friday, February 13, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Travis Lybbert (Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis), "Experimental Markets for Micronutrient Supplements to Prevent Undernutrition: Estimating Household Demand Persistence in Rural Burkina Faso." Monday, January 26, 11‐12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public. Hosted by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School.

UW School of Law Global Mondays: The Hon. Steve González (WA Supreme Court Justice), "The Importance of International & Diverse Perspectives in Law." Monday, January 26, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 127. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Latino Law Students’ Association, Center for Professional & Leadership Development and UW Law Global Affairs.

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

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences: Amanda Cox (graphics editor at the New York Times), "Data Visualization at the New York Times." Wednesday, January 28, from 3:30‐5pm in Savery 260.

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.

UW School of Law Global Mondays: Fraser Mendel (FM Legal Group PS), "Plotting a Course for an International Legal Practice." Monday, February 2, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs.

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.

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dean Yang (Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan), "Subsidies, Savings, and Information Spillovers: A Randomized Experiment in Mozambique." Monday, February 9, 11‐12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public.

Hosted by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School. UW School of Law Global Mondays: Dr. Ieva Deviatnikovaite (Lecturer, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Constitutional Legal Systems in the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Visiting Scholars Program and UW Law Global Affairs.

The West Coast Poverty Center: Kristin Seefeldt (School of Social Work, University of Michigan), "Understanding the Lives of Disconnected Mothers." Monday, February 9, 12:30‐1:30 in the Yukon Pacific Room, UW Club.

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 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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