Week of March 30, 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


Joannie Tremblay‐Boire and Aseem Prakash, 2015. Accountability.org: Online Disclosures by U.S. Nonprofits, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 693‐719.

Steve Zech's article, "Counter‐Terrorizing: The Use of Torture in Peru's Counterterrorism Campaign" was accepted for publication by the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.

Angela Day’s book, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster” has been selected as the winner of the Western Writers of America (WWA) 2015 Spur Award in the Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction category. In addition to the 2015 Spur Award, “Red Light to Starboard” has been recognized as a finalist in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.


SR‐SCP: Nahomi Ichino (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan), "TBA." Grad Student Discussant: Daniel Yoo (Political Science, UW). Friday, April 3, 12‐1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Julie Guthman (Professor in the Social Science Division, University of California, Santa Cruz), "Killing Life to Make Life: the Biopolitics of Soil Fumigant Regulation in California’s Strawberry Industry.” Friday, April 10, 12‐1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

UWISC: Taylor Fravel (Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy." Grad Student Discussant: TBA. Friday, April 17, 12‐1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


China Studies Program: Howard French (Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University), "Making Sense of China's Rush into Africa." Friday, April 3, 7‐9pm in Kane 225 (Walker‐Ames Room). Sponsored by the China Studies Program, the East Asia Center, the Center for Global Studies, and the African Studies Program.

The Middle East Center: Arbella Bet‐Shlimon (Assistant Professor, Department of History, UW), "The Political Anxieties of Iraq Oil." Thursday, April 9, 12:30‐1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Department of History and Simpson Center: Larry La Fountain‐Stokes (Associate Professor, American Culture, University of Michigan), "Stokes on the Drag of Poverty." Thursday, April 9, 3:30‐5pm in Communications 120.

Harry Bridges Center: "The Minimum Wage History Project," speakers include: Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Council), James Gregory (Professor, History, UW), Sarah Cherin (Political Director, UFCW 21), and Heather Weiner (YES! for Sea‐Tac Campaign). Saturday, April 11, 1‐4pm in the Walker Ames Room (225), Kane Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available and a reception with drinks and refreshments will follow the program. RSVP: <http://goo.gl/EU9gGq>. Questions? Call (206)
543‐7946, or e‐mail uwlabor@uw.edu. Sponsored by: Labor Archives of Washington, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and The Simpson Center for Humanities.

The Southeast Asia Center: Bradley Davis (Assistant Professor, History, Eastern Connecticut State University), "Under the Black Flag: Violence and Oral Tradition in the China‐Vietnam Borderlands." Monday, April 13, 4:30‐6:30pm in Thomson 317.

UW Bookstore Book Talk: Todd Miller (worked on and written about US border issues for over fifteen years), "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security." Tuesday, April 14, 5‐6:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Human Rights, the Jackson School of International Studies, and the UW Bookstore.

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and the Stice Foundation: Shona Jackson (Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University), "Labour, Solidarity, and Death: the Enunciative Freedoms of Involuntary Settler Politics." Wednesday, April 15, 7‐8:30pm in Kane 225 (Walker Ames).

UW School of Law: Bill Covington (Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic Senior Law Lecturer, UW), “From Driverless Cars to Drones: Law Students.” Friday, April 17, 12:30‐1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Simpson Center Book Launch: Celebrate the publication of "Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas." The event will feature Julie Shayne (editor and contributor) and Kristy Leissle (contributor). Reception to follow presentation. Thursday, April 23, 4‐6pm in Communications 202.

UW School of Law: Zahr Said (Assistant Professor of Law, UW), “When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Tort Law and Economic Justice.” Friday, April 24, 12:30‐1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.

Middle East Center: Samad Alavi (Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW), "Captured Accounts: Iranian Prison Memoirs in a Global Market." Monday, April 27, 12:30‐1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Harry Bridges Center: Worker Memorial Day ‐ to honor those who died in 2014 from a work‐related injury or illness in King County. Wednesday, April 29, 11:30‐12:30pm in the HUB Lyceum. Sponsored by WFSE Local 1488/AFSCME Council 28, UAW Local 4121, M.L. King County Labor Council, WSNA, SEIU 925, UW United Students Against Sweatshops, UW AAUP, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and the UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety. For more information, contact Nancy Simcox, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at 206‐221‐7107.

UW School of Law: Terry Price (Associate Director, Center for Law, Science and Global Health, UW), “Hot Political Topics in Health Law.” Friday, May 1, 12:30‐1:30pm in William H. Gates room 138.


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