Week of January 4, 2016


Geoffrey Wallace (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Rutgers University), talk title TBA. Wednesday, January 13, 12-1:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Megan Francis gave an invited lecture on her book, ‘Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State,’ in the Problems in African American History series in the Department of History at Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 12, 2015.

Megan Francis made a presentation on “The Price of Civil Rights” at the Conference on Black Politics in a Color-Blind Era: Re-Examining Deracialisation, Nuffield College and Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, December 10, 2015.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2016 Departmental Research Grants:

The Camden Hall Graduate Research Grant: Andreu Casas Salleras and Nora Williams

The Ione E. Curtis Graduate Research Grant: Elizabeth Chrun

The David J. Olson Graduate Research Grant: Erin Adam and David Lopez

The Peter May Graduate Research Grant: Crystal Pryor


Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Filiz Kahraman (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), title TBA. Faculty discussant: James Caporaso (Professor, Political Science, UW). Friday, January 8, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Debra Javeline (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Notre Dame), “What Will Homeowners Do? Responses to Tropical Cyclones, Rising Seas, and Other Climate Risks.” Friday, January 22, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

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).


World Affairs Council Lecture: Conversation on "National Security Challenges in a New Administration" moderated by Jacqueline Miller (President and CEO, World Affairs Council). Friday, January 8, 8-9:30am at K&L Gates LLP [925 4th Avenue (Floor 29 - Fourth & Madison Building)].  Sponsored by: World Affairs Council - Seattle, UW Jackson School of International Studies, APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs). Tickets are $5 for students/$15 for WAC members/$25 for nonmembers. https://goo.gl/Q7H4nN

Speakers include:

Dr. Reşat Kasaba (Stanley D. Golub Chair and Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Vice President, APSIA)

Dr. Jim Goldgeier (Dean, School of International Service, American University; President, APSIA)

Ambassador Ryan Crocker (Dean, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University; former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon)

Dr. Susan Collins (Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan)

Enrico Letta (Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; former Prime Minister of Italy)

Eric Schwartz (Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration)

West Coast Poverty Center: Ruth Lopez Turley (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, Rice University), "Persistent Educational Inequalities: The Role of Researchers." Monday, January 11, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Thomas J. Schoenbaum (Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law, UW Law), "An International Law Analysis of China's Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea." Monday, January 11, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

West Coast Poverty Center: Alexes Harris (Associate Professor, Sociology, UW), "Monetary Sanctions and Poverty." Friday, January 15, 12:30-1:30pm in Raitt Hall, Room 121.

Simpson Center Seminar: Harvey Young (Chair of the Department of Theatre and Professor of African American Studies, Radio/Television/Film, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University), "A Racist Love Note - Stereotypes and Caricatures in Early 20th Century Valentine's Day Cards." Friday, January 22, 5pm in Communication 120. Reception to follow.

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.  



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