Week of May 10, 2021

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 10, 2021

 

Today’s bulletin is also posted on our website:

https://www.polisci.washington.edu/newsletter

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Political Science COVID-19 Prevention Plan is also located on our website. If you come to campus, you are required to review the plan and take the UW General COVID-19 safety training. You must fill out the COVID-19 attestation in Workday on each day you come to campus.

 

 

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

 

Nives Dolsak, Aseem Prakash, Nathan Shih. "The Lack Of EV Charging Stations Could Limit EV Growth." Forbes.com, May 4, 2021.

 

Victor Menaldo and  James Long’s podcast, “Democratic Backsliding in American States”. Neither Free Nor Fair (Political Economy Forum), May 5, 2021.

Jake Grumbach, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, joins Morgan Wack and Nicolas Wittstick to discuss the indicators and causes of American democratic backsliding. Jake is the author of a forthcoming paper entitled “Laboratories of Democratic Backsliding.” Coverage of the article, which details his development of the State Democracy Index utilized to assess subnational institutions and policies, has extended to pieces in The Economist, New York Times, New York Magazine, Vox, and The Washington Post.

 

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

UWISC presents Jennifer Spindel (University of New Hampshire), “Networked Masculinity: The Deployment of Gender in the International Arms Market”, Friday, May 14, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. Discussant: Chris Colligan (UW-Political Science graduate student). Zoom invitation from Bree Bang-Jensen via uwisc@uw.edu

Tri-Campus Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM) presents Dr. Benjamin Pauli (Assistant Professor of Social Science, Kettering University, Flint, MI), “Poisoned by Procedure: Framing the Injustice of the Flint Water Crisis Friday, May 14, 3:30 pm.  Please contact Jamie Mayerfeld, jasonm@uw.edu, for the Zoom link.

 

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Amanda Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Friday, May 21, 20211:30-3:00pm via Zoom. The Zoom link is here.

 

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Kenya Amano (Political Science, UW), “"Democracy and Macroprudential Policy”, Friday, May 28, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. The Zoom link is here.

 

UWISC presents Elena Shih (Brown University), “TBD”, Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. Discussant: Rachel Castellano (UW-Political Science graduate student). Zoom invitation from Bree Bang-Jensen via uwisc@uw.edu

 

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

 

The Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies Program presents a Sean Roberts (George Washington University), Rachel Harris (SOAS University of London), David Tobin (University of Manchester), Darren Byler (Simon Fraser University), chaired by Talant Mawkjanuli (University of Washington) and moderated by Tim Grose (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), “Workshop on Contemporary China’s Turkic Frontier Zone”, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 – 10:30AM. Sponsored by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, East Asian Center, China Studies Program, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. More information here.

 

Talking Gender in the EU: Petra Ahrens (Tampere University), “Gender in the European Parliament”, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM via Zoom. The Talking Gender in the EU lecture series is sponsored by the Center for West European Studies, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the EU Erasmus+ Program, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Studies. Register here

 

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Spring 2021 Lecture Series presents Sarah Lohmann(University of Washington), Vytautas Butrimas (NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Lithuania) and Kristina Libby (Chief Science Officer at Hypergiant, the #1 tech startup of 2020) with moderator, Ambassador John Koenig. “How Emerging Technology is Changing International Security”. Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:30-11AM via Zoom. Also sponsored by the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington, the Center for West European Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. Register here.

 

EU Democracy Forum: Phillip Ayoub (Occidental College) “Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo”, Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM on Zoom. Register here.

 

 

 

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