Week of January 5, 2015


Political Science’s Health & Safety Plan is located on our website. Instructors and Teaching assistants should review the “Classroom Emergency Procedures Plan”. Found at http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Resources/Admin_Forms/safetyforms.html


UW Political Science students and faculty presented the following papers at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) in Denver, CO, November 20‐22, 2014:

Joannie Trembly‐Boire. "Impact of Board Interlocks on Foundation Grantmaking."

Joannie Tremblay‐Boire and Aseem Prakash, "Will you Trust Me? Informational Signals and Donor Choices regarding Local and Global Humanitarian Charities."

Kendra Dupuy, James Ron (Minnesota), and Aseem Prakash. "Stop Meddling in my Country!: Governments’ Restrictions on Foreign Aid to Non‐Governmental Organizations."

Chris Towler has accepted a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of African American Politics at Western Washington University.

Amanda Clayton has accepted a tenure track position at Vanderbilt University.


UWISC: Meredith Loken (Political Science Ph.D Student, UW), "Gender and Political Violence." Discussant: Paige Sechrest (Ph.D. student, UW). Friday, January 16, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Severyns‐Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR‐SCP): Linxiu Zhang (Deputy Director of the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), paper topic TBA. Grad student discussant: Jennifer Noveck (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, January 23, 12:00‐1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Robert Keohane (Professor, International Affairs, Princeton University), "The Global Politics of Climate Change: Challenges for Political Science.” Monday, January 26, 12‐1:30pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library. More information available at: http://goo.gl/ORW7Ks


West Coast Poverty Center: Scott Allard (Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, UW), "Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty and the American Safety Net." Monday, January 12, 12:30‐1:30pm in the UW Club, Yukon Pacific Room.

Marching to Selma: How MLK, LBJ & The Civil Rights Movement Changed The World Lecture Series: David Domke (Professor, Communications, UW). Five lectures all in Kane Hall 130. $150 for the series pass, or $40 at the door: http://goo.gl/tNzHWj

  • LECTURE 1, Jan 5: Montgomery to Nashville, 1955‐1961: The rise of nonviolence
  • LECTURE 2, Jan 19: Showdown in Birmingham, 1963: Police dogs, fire hoses, and the Children's Crusade
  • LECTURE 3, Feb 2: Freedom Summer in Mississippi, 1964: Shining this little light of theirs
  • LECTURE 4, Feb 16: The Ascendancy of LBJ, 1937‐1964: Beggar, cheater, liar, gladiator, president
  • LECTURE 5, Feb 23: Marching in, on, and from Selma, 1965: We shall overcome

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