Week of March 6, 2017


Tony Gill presented his working paper “Cultural Paternalism and the Libertarian Club Conundrum” at a workshop at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, where he had the best barbecue of his life.  He also pre-recorded a segment about the economics of religion on the “Free to Exchange” television program that airs on West Texas PBS.  (The segment will appear later in the spring and will also be linked at the Free Market Institute’s website.)

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "Yes, consumers can change public policies — sometimes. Here are the challenges." February 27, 2017, Washignton Post/Monkey Cage, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/27/yes-consum...


Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) Brown Bag: Seth Trenchard (Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science), "This Wild and Diabolical Carnival of Blood’: Spectacle Lynching in the Postbellum American South." Faculty discussant Jeanne Morefield (Professor of Politics, Whitman College). Monday, March 6, 12-1:30pm in Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Todd Pugatch (Assistant Professor, Economics, Oregon State University), "Improving Access and Quality in Early Childhood Development Programs: Experimental Evidence from The Gambia." Monday, March 6, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

Geography Panel Discussion: Speakers will come together to discuss: "Beyond the Incarceration State: Justice for Youth, Immigrants and all in Washington." Tuesday, March 7, 6-8pm in Kane 225. Sponsored by: Simpson Center for the Humanities, WISIR, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, and Social & Historical Studies at UW Tacoma.

Center for West European Studies: Caroline Vicini (Delegation of the European Union to the United States), "The United States and Europe: Old Friends, New Challenges." Wednesday, March 8, 9:30-10:30 in the Peterson Room, Allen Library.

Simpson Center's Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities: Alondra Nelson (Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University), "DNA, Race, and Reparations." Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 pm in Kane 120. Co-sponsored by the UW Race & Equity Initiative; the Center for Communication, Difference & Equity; the graduate Certificate in Science, Technology & Society Studies; the African Studies Program; Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity & Difference (WIRED); the Department of Global Health; Health Alliance International; the UW Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; and the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa.

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Oded Oron (Ph.D. Candidate, Jackson School of Int'l Studies, UW) and Esra Bakkalbasioglu (Ph.D. candidate, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, UW). Oron will discuss "Migrants’ Mobilization for Rights and Recognition in Israel and the United States" and Bakkalbasioglu will discuss "How does the Bedouin Minority Perceive the State of Israel?" Thursday, March 9, 12-1:30pm in the HUB, room 145. RSVP is requested. For more information visit: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/refugees-minorities-in-israel/

University of Washington Tacoma: Governor Jay Inslee and Mayor Marilyn Strickland, "Washington: A Globally Engaged State." Thursday, March 9, 6-7:30 pm at the UW Tacoma campus, William W. Philip Hall (WPH), James A. Milgard Family Assembly Room, 1st Floor, WPH 101. Co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council Tacoma. Open to the public. Questions? Call 253-251-2750. 

Henry M. Jackson/James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series: John Deutch (Emeritus Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent." Thursday, March 9, 7pm in the Walker Ames Room (Kane 225). The event is free and open to the public.