Week of May 11, 2015


First year PhD student Calvin Garner presented a paper called "Subjects of Violence: Understanding Attacks on the Media in Russia" at the 21st Annual Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies here at UW on Saturday May 2nd.


SR-SCP: Aaron Erlich (Political Science Ph.D Student, UW), " Do Pre-Election Polls Changes Citizens Beliefs or Behavior?: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment in the Country of Georgia." Faculty Discussant: Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW). Friday, May 15, 12-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

UWISC: Jonathan Kirshner (Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Government, Cornell College), "Classical Realism in World Politics." Grad Student Discussant: James Harmon (Political Science, UW). Friday, May 29, 12-1:20 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


UW Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Dave Donaldson (Associate Professor, Stanford University), "How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India," Monday, May 11-12:30pm in Parrington Commons (308). Hosted by Economics, Information School and Evans School. 

World Affairs Council Panel: Anthony Adero (LGBT activist from Nairobi, Kenya), Marsha Botzer (Transnational trans-activist), Angeline Jackson (Executive Director & Co-founder, Quality of Citizenship Jamaica), Jessica Stern (President, Int'l Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and Brady Walkinshaw (Representative, 43rd Legislative District). Moderated by: Amie Bishop (Board Co-Chair, Int'l Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission). "On the Human Rights Frontier: The Global Struggle for LGBT Equality." May 13, 6-8pm, at Sole Repair (1001 East Pike Street, Seattle, 98122). Pay lots and street parking are available. Doors open at 5:30, panel discussion from 6-7:15, reception from 7:15-8pm. Free and open to the public. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Promotional partners include Global Washington, the Greater Seattle Business Association, Quality of Citizenship Jamaica, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights. http://goo.gl/EzqpXg

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: Nadine Naber ( Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois), "Arab Feminist Activism: From the Arab Spring Revolutions to Diasporic Liberation Movements." Wednesday, May 13, 7-8:30pm in Kane 210.

Simpson Center: Janice Radway (Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of American studies and gender studies, Northwestern University),  “Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries, and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects in the 1990s and Beyond." Thursday, May 14, 3:30-5:30pm in the Student Union Building (HUB) 145. Event sponsors: Communications; Textual Studies Program; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.

UW Health Sciences Common Book Series: Megan Carney (Lecturer, Anthropology and Latin American Studies, UW), "The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 210. RSVP at http://www.tinyurl.com/unendinghunger. More information at: http://goo.gl/H9RdzW.

The UW Center for Human Rights and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program: Annual spring symposium and awards reception, "Rethinking Punishment: Human Rights in an Age of Mass Incarceration." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 225. Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by May 7th at: http://bit.ly/1C7IN8r

UW Bookstore Book Talk: Jack Ross (author), "The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History." Friday, May 15, 1:30-3pm at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way, N.E., Seattle, Washington 98105). Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

Harry Bridges Center: Anne Balay (author), "An Injury to All: How One Union's Response to a Stigmatized Population can be a Model for Queer Activism." Wednesday, May 20, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by: The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; Disability Studies; the Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS); and Law, Societies, & Justice (LSJ).

The Southeast Asia Center: Charles Keyes (Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology and Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Thailand: The Failure of Democracy - From Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat to General Prayut Chan-ocha." Wednesday, May 20, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Jackson School: Poulomi Saha (Assistant Professor, English, UC, Berkeley), "Shared Breath, Shared Blood: Conspiring Against British Vampirism in the New American Empire." Thursday, May 21 at 3:30pm in Thomson 317. 

Jackson School: Mary Dudziak (Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University), "The Politics of Distant War: 1917, 1941, 1964." Thursday, May 21, 7-8:30pm in Kane 220. This event is co-sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies. It is free and open to the public. Questions? Email tleonard@uw.edu.   

Simpson Center and UW Libraries Digital Initiatives: Sonal Khullar (Art History), Michelle Habell-Pallán (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), and Sonnet Retman (American Ethnic Studies), "The Politics of Aesthetics: New Works from WIRED." Friday, June 5 from 3-6pm in Communications 202.


Please send bulletin items to Catherine (cquinn83@uw.edu) by Noon on Thursdays.