Week of March 27, 2017

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Christopher Adolph, Vanessa Quince, and Aseem Prakash published an article on March 3rd in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage entitled, "Do African exports to China hurt labor rights? Here’s what we found."

Emily Gade published an article on March 8th in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage entitled, "The Women's March organizers have called for a big strike today. Will it work?"

On March 9, University of Washington professors Christopher Sebastian Parker and David Domke joined Wellspring Family Services vice president R. Keith Myers to discuss the question: Is President Trump gaslighting us? http://kuow.org/post/gaslighting-american-politics-line-between-disagreement-and-lies

Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolšak published an article on March 23rd in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage entitled, "The Trump administration wants to kill the popular Energy Star program because it combats climate change."

Anna Zelenz has been selected by the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) as a 2016-17 PARC U.S. research fellow.

Stephen Winkler is the recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.

Erin Adam has been selected to receive the 2017 Graduate Student Paper Prize from the Law and Society Association for her paper, “Intersectional Coalitions: The Paradoxes of Rights-Based Movement Building in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities.”  The prize will be awarded at the International Meeting on Law and Society in Mexico City in June.  Erin’s paper was just published in the Law and Society Review.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Travis Nelson (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), "Market Pressure and Ideological Desire: The Politics of Post-Crisis Policy Reform." Graduate student discussant: Wesley Zuidema (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, March 31, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Hilary Schaffer Boudet (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University), “Contentious Politics in Energy Facility Siting in the US.” Friday, April 7, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/wrKIQv

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Tariq Thachil (Vanderbilt University), “Title TBD.” Graduate student discussant: Rafeel Wasif (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW).Friday, April 14, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), "Anonymity or Distance? Experimental Evidence on Obstacles to Youth Employment Opportunities." Monday, March 27, 11-12:30 in Savery 410.

Department of Global Health: A conversation with Ambassador Richard Sezibera (Rwanda's former Minister of Health). Talk moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi (King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD and AIDS, Department of Global Health, UW). Tuesday, March 28, 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Sciences Building, Room T-625.

Humanities "Think & Drink" program: University of Washington Law professors Lisa Marshall Manheim and David J.S. Ziff will discuss, "American Crown: The History and Growth of Presidential Power." Event moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Tuesday, March 28, 7-8:30pm at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103). https://www.humanities.org/event/the-american-crown-the-history-and-grow...

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar: Pavel Krivitsky (University of Wollongong, School Of Mathematics And Applied Statistics), "Inference for Social Network Models from Egocentrically-Sampled Data." Wednesday, March 29, 12:30-1:30 in Savery Hall, Room 409.

Simpson Center's research cluster "The Anthropocene": Etienne Turpin (Founding Director of anexact office, a design research office in Jakarta, Indonesia), "The Same River Twice - Ethics and Entities in the Anthropocene." Wednesday, April 5, 3:30-5pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Conservation, the Southeast Asia Center, and Urban@UW.

Nepal Studies Initiative: Sara Shneiderman (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of British Columbia), "Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation." Thursday, April 13, 4:30-6pm in Thomson 101. The event is sponsored by the Nepal Studies Initiative, the South Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, and the Canadian Studies Center. For more information, please email: uwnepal@uw.edu.

Middle East Center: Sarah A. Tobin (Associate Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University), "Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Privatization, Governance, and Resilience." Friday, April 14, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.