Week of January 30, 2017


Washington State Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race: Phillip M. Ayoub (Assistant Professor, Politics, Drexel University), "When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility." Monday, January 30, 12-1:30pm in the Peterson Room.

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). 


Global Mondays: Salomé Stähli (LL.M. Candidate, Sustainable International Development, University of Washington School of Law), "FIFA as an International Power." Monday, January 30, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. All are welcome; no RSVP needed. Lunch will be served.

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).

Jackson School: Peter Mattis (JSIS alumnus and a Fellow in the China Program at The Jamestown Foundation), "From the Barrel of a Gun: Politics, Power, and the Chinese Army." Tuesday, January 31, 4-5:30pm in Thomson 317.

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.

History Lecture Series: Christoph Giebel (Asociate Professor, History and International Studies, UW), "'Compatriots, can you hear me?' The Vietnamese Revolution of 1945 and Its Implications for a Post-Colonial World." Wednesday, February 1, 7:30-9pm in Kane Hall, Room 130.

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.

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee: Consul General of Poland Mariusz Brymora and Lila Cohen (Director of the American Jewish Committee Seattle), "Exploring Polish-Jewish Relations." Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-7:30pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by the UW Libraries, Consulate of Poland in Seattle, and AJC Seattle.

UWAA Special Event: Joy Williamson-Lott (Professor of Education, UW), "New Hurdles, Same Territory: How History Can Guide the Future of Education." Wednesday, February 15, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Admission is free, advance registration required. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/events/new-hurdles-same-territory-how-h...

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.