Week of January 29, 2018


Andreas Avgousti (Visiting Scholar, Political Science, UW) has published a piece in the journal Polity (Volume 50, Number 1, Jan 2018) entitled, "A Text for the City: Plato’s Menexenus and the Legacy of Pericles." Andreas has just joined our Department this quarter. His office is in Gowen 116.

Andreu Casas Salleras and John Wilkerson were quoted in the January 22nd edition of the Washington Post in an article entitled, "Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here’s why it doesn’t."

Jack Turner received a Royalty Research Fund Scholar Award in the amount of $31,400 to support his book project Existential Democracy: Death and Politics in Walt Whitman.

Jack Turner's "Baldwin's Individualism and Critique of Property" recently appeared in A Political Companion to James Baldwin, ed. Susan McWilliams (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017), 301-333.

Jack Turner presented "Audre Lorde's Politics of Difference" at the University of Oregon Political Science Colloquium on January 18, 2018.

Kendra Dupuy and Aseem Prakash. 2018. "Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries With Restrictive NGO Laws? A Panel Study, 1993-2012." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 47(1): 89-106.


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).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jack Levy (Professor, Political Science, Rutgers University), "Economic Interdependence and the First World War." Friday, February 16, 2018 in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Shanthi Manian (Assistant Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University), "Leadership and Gender Discrimination: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia." Monday, January 29, 11-12:30PM in Savery 410.

Global Mondays Lecture Series: Philip M. Nichols (Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business), "Trust and Law in Emerging Economies." Monday, January 29, 12:30-1:20pm in the William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Refreshments served. Contact Dana Raigrodski, draigrod@uw.edu

Sociology Colloquium: Michelle O’Brien (PhD Candidate, Sociology, UW), “The Long Shadow: War, Migration, and Community in Tajikistan.” Tuesday, January 30, 3:30-5pm in Savery 245.

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

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.

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

Global Mondays Lecture Series: Daina Bray (General Counsel for International Fund for Animal Welfare), "Representing International Nonprofits: General Counsel of International Fund for Animal Welfare." Monday, February 5, 12:30-1:20pm in the William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Refreshments served. Contact Dana Raigrodski, draigrod@uw.edu

History Colloquium: Matthew Mosca (Professor, History, UW), "The 'Barbarian Question' in the Qing Spatial Worldview." Purnima Dhavan (Professor, History, UW) will act as respondent. Tuesday, February 6, 3:30-5pm in Smith 306.

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).

UW Alumni Association: Riki Thompson (Professor, Writing Studies, UW Tacoma), "Drinks & Dialogue: Bridging the Divide." Tuesday, February 6, 6-8:30PM at the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave., Seattle, 98122). General admission is $7, UWAA members is $5. Register by February 2. 

Media Publics Research Group Lecture: Benedict Stork (Lecturer, Film Studies, Seattle University), "Images of Police and the Inscription of Fear." Friday, February 16, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202.