Week of January 6, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, January 6, 2020


As you may have heard elsewhere (unless you were in hibernation), Tony Gill co-authored a short piece with Michael Thomas (Creighton University) entitled "Gift Giving Is Better for the Economy than Economists Think" over at the American Institute for Economic Research.  While some of you may be surprised that economists think at all, we were generous in our assessments of previous thought but added in the long-term value of deadweight loss.  This short piece has been accepted to be presented in longer format at three upcoming conferences.  A "live in conference" poster will be available soon; pre-orders now being accepted.


Center for Environmental Politics Colloquium: Edward B. Barbier (Department of Economics, Colorado State University), “The Fall and Rise of the Green New Deal”. Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00­–1:30pm, Gowen 1A (The Olson Room)

UWISC presents Ozgur Ozkan, “Turkey's Enduring Diversity Dilemma: Military Reform and Army-Regime Relations Under Erdogan After the 2016 Botched Coup.” Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm, Smith Hall, room 40A.

The Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World and the Department of Political Science present Dr. James Hollifield (Southern Methodist University), “Back to the Future: The Migration Challenge in Trump’s America”. Monday, January 13, 2020, 4:30–6:30pm, Allen Library, room 485 (The Petersen Room).

Julia Bowes (The University of Hong Kong), "The Sovereignty of the Family:  The Convergence of Religious, Free-Market, and Anti-Feminist Conservatism in the Early Twentieth Century United States."  Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:30–3:00, Gowen Hall, room 1A (The Olson Room).


The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, together with the UW Department of Slavic Languages present Seattle-born journalist and human rights activist Peter Lippman, speaking on his book Surviving the Peace, The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-HerzegovinaTuesday, January 21, 3:30–5:00pm, Thomson Hall, room 317.

The Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for West European Studies present James Felak (UW Professor of History), “Evolution and Revolution in the Year of Wonders: The Fall of Communism in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia in 1989”. Thursday, January 23, 7:00–9:00pm, Thomson Hall, Room 101.



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