Week of March 26, 2018


Megan Francis has been named as a Research Fellow with the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Institute. See story for more details!

Brian Leung was recently awarded a fellowship by the NSF to attend the 11th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. They are organized by the Political Networks section of the American Political Science Association and sponsored in large part by the National Science Foundation.

Erin Mayo-Adam published a piece for the Washington Post/Monkey Cage called “Yes, the Parkland kids could change U.S. gun policy. Here’s what it would take” on March 15, 2018.


Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Benjamin Smith (University of Floriday), "History and Rebellion: the Origins of Self-Determination Conflicts in the Modern World." Graduate student discussant: Ellen Ahlness (Political Science, UW). Friday, March 30, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures: Tianna S. Paschel (Assistant Professor, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley), “Delimiting Blackness, Expanding Capitalism - The Politics of Multicultural Rights in Latin America.” Tuesday, April 10, at 4pm in Communications 120.

Center for Environmental Politics: Edward Walker (University of California), "The Situation Room: Stigma Management and the Claims-Making of Hydraulic Fracturing Industry Groups." Friday, April 13, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Ellen Ahlness (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "Arctic Motivations: Security v. Environmentalism in State Circumpolar Strategies." Friday, April 13, 1:30-3pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Trump in the World Lecture Series: Robert Pekkanen (Jackson School), "Japan." Tuesday, March 27, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies Seminar: David Brophy (University of Sydney), "Islam & Uyghur Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century." Wednesday, March 28, 2:30pm in Denny 211. Sponsored by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department, History Department, and the China Studies Program.

UW Global Health Department: Vince Intondi (Professor, History, Montgomery College), "Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era." Monday, April 2nd, 6-7:30PM (doors open at 5:30) in Bagley, Room 131. Admission is free and event is open to the public. Sponsored by Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, Health Alliance International, UW Global Health Department, Ploughshares Fund, and Town Hall as a promotional partner. For more information and to RSVP visit: https://goo.gl/fN7Pk2

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Clark Sorensen (Jackson School), "Two Koreas." Tuesday, April 3, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Center for West European Studies: Panelists Reginald Dale (senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Media Network), Frida Wallnor (Atlantic Council Transatlantic Media Fellow), and Sabine Lang (Professor, Jackson School, UW) will discuss "Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Trump." Wednesday, April 4, 7:30-9pm at the Seattle Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle).

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Orit Bashkin (Professor, Modern Middle East History, University of Chicago), "Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel." Monday, April 9, 3:30-5:00PM in the HUB, Room 214. Please RSVP.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Anand Yang (History & Jackson School), "Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenges." Tuesday, April 10, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

QUAL Speaker Series: Ande Reisman (PhD Student, Sociology, UW), "Close Quarters: Integrating Home Stay and Interview Data." Wednesday, April 11, 12:30-1:20PM in Thomson 317.