Week of January 3, 2017

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Jack Turner delivered a paper entitled "Audre Lorde's Politics of Difference" at the Stanford University Political Theory Workshop on November 11.

Jack Turner served as a commentator on Lisa Beard's If We Were Kin: Race and the Making of Political Identification at a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow Book Manuscript Workshop in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside on December 1.

Steve Zech has accepted a permanent position as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Sarah Dreier (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), “Church Leadership, Local Demands, and Shifting Global Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Faculty discussant: Christian Novetzke (Jackson School).Friday, January 6, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Sharlene Mollett (Assistant Professor, Geography and the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto), “Histories in the Making of Place-in-the-Present: Residential tourism development on the Panamanian Atlantic coast.” Friday, January 13, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/L5TNS3

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Erica Chenoweth (Professor & Associate Dean for Research Josef Korbel School, University of Denver), "How Risky is Popular Dissent." Graduate student discussant: Anna Zelenz (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, January 20, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Yoram Bauman (American economist and stand-up comedian), “I 732: What happened, What Next?.” Friday, January 20, 2:00-3:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/L5TNS3

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Ellison Center: Farid Guliyev (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC), "Oil Wealth and the Quality of Education in Azerbaijan." Thursday, January 12, 3:30pm in Communications 202. 

Jackson School of International Studies: U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott will discuss "The President's First 100 Days." Tuesday, January 17, 7pm in Kane 220. This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

Department of Communication Lecture Series: Lance Bennett (Professor, Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication, UW), "System Breakdown: Economy and Democracy in Crisis." Tuesday, January 17, 7pm in Kane 120. $150 for all four talks in the series. Register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2579586

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.

Jackson School: 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

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