Week of January 4, 2021

Department of Political Science Bulletin, January 4, 2021

Today’s bulletin is also posted on our website:





Political Science COVID-19 Prevention Plan is also located on our website. If you come to campus, you are required to review the plan and take the UW General COVID-19 safety training. You must fill out the COVID-19 attestation in Workday on each day you come to campus.



Ellen Ahlness' chapter, " Uncertainty, Maskirovka, and Militarism: Russian Perspectives and Amphibious Assault Potential in the Arctic Near Future" was published in On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare, which is available digitally.

Scott Lemieux had an article about the Supreme Court's COVID decision go up in CIty & State NY:


Inhwan Ko, Nives Dolsak, and Aseem Prakash. "Are Net-Zero Emission Pledges Credible?" The Regulatory Review, December 14, 2020.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "Different Styles Of Philanthropy: McKinsey Scott And Jeff Bezos," Forbes.com, December 16.

Nives Dolsak, Jennifer Griffin, and Aseem Prakash. "Milton Friedman versus Jeff Bezos on climate leadership." The Regulatory Review, December 28.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "The Green Revolution is in trouble: Here’s why Indian farmers are protesting." Forbes.com, December 20.


Global Law and Politics Network Workshop Wednesdays: George Vanberg and Ben Broman (Duke University) “Feuding, Credible Commitments, and the Blessings of Judicial Independence.”  Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm EST via Zoom. Discussant: Jeff Staton (Emory University).   Register: Registration is required to receive the paper and zoom link for the workshops. REGISTER HERE.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents David Skarbeck (Brown University) “TBD”, Friday, January 15, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. Discussant: Megan Erickson (UW Political Science Graduate Student). E-mail Kenya Amano via srscp@uw.edu for Zoom link.

2020-21 WISIR Series – Contemporary Race & Politics in the United States: Third Panel, “COVID-19 & Racial Inequalities”, Friday, January 22, 2021, 11:00am-12pm (pacific time zone) via Zoom. Moderator: Jake Grumbach (University of Washington).  Panelists: Hedwig Lee (Washington University in St. Louis), Jamila Michener (Cornell University), India Ornelas (University of Washington), Gabe Sanchez (University of New Mexico). Register here

UWISC presents Sherry Zaks (University of Southern California), “TBD”, Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm via Zoom. Discussant: Megan Erickson (UW-Political Science graduate student). Zoom invitation from Bree Bang-Jensen via uwisc@uw.edu


JSIS Ellison Center Panel: “Nagorno-Karabakh: From Conflict to Sustainable Peace?”, Thursday, January 14, 2021, 10:00am PST on Zoom. Panelists: Philip Gamaghelyan (University of San Diego), Resat Kasaba (University of Washington), Kamal Makili-Aliyev (Malmo University). Moderator: Scott Radnitz (University of Washington). Click here to register

QUAL Speaker Series: Michelle Teti (University of Missouri), “Methods in the Time of COVID-19: The Vital Role of Qualitative Inquiries”, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE

Simpson Center: Bill Talbott (UW-Philosophy), “Learning from Our Mistakes: Epistemology for the Real World”, Friday, January 22, 2021, 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom. Sponsors: Tri-Campus Research Cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM), Philosophy Department, and Program on Ethics. Contact Jamie Mayerfeld, jasonm@uw.edu, for Zoom link.

44th Annual University Faculty Lecture: Jacqueline McMurtrie (UW Law School), “Stand with the Innocent: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice Reform”, Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm. Register now


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