Week of March 4, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, March 4, 2019


Megan Ming Francis published an article, “The Price of Civil Rights: Black Lives, White Funding, and Movement Capture” in the Law & Society Review,  and Vox Media did a write up about it: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/28/18241490/movement-capture-civil-rights-philanthropy-funding.

Emily K. Gade, Mohammed Hafez (Naval Postgraduate School), Mike Gabbay (UW APL), and Zane Kelly (UW APL) published a paper entitled "Networks of Cooperation: Rebel Alliances in Fragmented Civil Wars" in the Journal of Conflict Resolution. 

Scott Lemieux gave a talk to the University District Rotary Club at noon on Friday, March 1, 2019, titled "Can the Presidential System Survive? The American Political Order in Comparative Perspective." He also recently published this piece for NBC News: Police Abused Civil Forfeiture Laws for So Long That the Supreme Court Stepped In. But One Ruling Won't End It.

John Wilkerson and Emma Rodman (and six co-authors) published an article: Frontiers in Data Analytics for Adaptation Research: Topic Modeling, In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.


University of Washington International Security Colloquium.  Bree Bang-Jensen (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): Talk title TBD. Discussant: UW Ph.D student Hanjie Wang. Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics.  Will Gochberg (PhD Student UW): Talk title TBD. Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:30–3:00pm, Gowen Hall room 1A (Olson Room).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University): Talk title TBD. Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Christopher Colligan (UW Political Science Ph.D. student): “Identity and Innovation”. Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm. Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room).

Simpson Center for the Humanities; Department of Political Science; Middle East Center; Program on Ethics; Comparative Religion Program; and Department of Law, Societies & Justice present: Andrew March (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). “The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought”. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12–1:30 pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Jackson School of International Studies presents Molly Geidel (Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK), "Modernization Theory and the Development Film: Scenes from the 1940s." Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:30pm in Thomson Hall, room 317.

The Comparative Religion Program presents a talk by Matthew Kaemingk (Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Associate Dean of the Fuller Theological Seminary, Texas), “Muslim Immigration and Christian Politics,” with respondent David Leong (Associate Professor of Missiology, Seattle Pacific University and Seminary). Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:00pm in Thomson Hall, room 101.

The Jackson School of International Studies, iSchool, and Women's Center present a panel discussion on cybersecurity and AI, with Hannaneh Hajishirzi (Professor of Computer Science and Engineering), Delight Roberts and Sujatha Sagiraju (two Microsoft employees working in the AI space), and moderated by Annie Searle of the iSchool. Wednesday March 6, at 3:00pm in the Allen Library Petersen Room. After the panel there will be networking time.

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