Week of May 11, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 11, 2020

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice.


FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Kylie Clay has accepted the position of Associate Program Director of the Forest Carbon and Climate Program in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "Whistleblowers Fired, VP Resigns: Amazon's Looming Political Problems." Forbes.com, May 7, 2020.

Yue Hou, a visiting scholar in the Polisci department this year, was interviewed by the New Books Podcast about her new book, The Private Sector in Public Office (Cambridge, 2019). Here's a link to the interview: https://newbooksnetwork.com/yue-hou-the-private-sector-in-public-office-selective-property-rights-in-china-cambridge-up-2020/.


POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

The Center for Environmental Politics will present the Sixth Annual Duck Family Workshop on Environmental Politics and Governance, May 14–15, 2020. This year’s workshop will be held online, via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, pleas email Christianna Paar (parr182@uw.edu) for the Zoom link.

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Morgan Wack (UW Poli Sci Doctoral student): “Paradise Stolen: Criminal Violence and Democratic Backsliding in Africa” on Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm. This colloquium will be conducted via Zoom, link at  https://washington.zoom.us/j/91805029125The paper will be distributed roughly a week before the scheduled talk.  Visit the UWISC website for more information.

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Megan Erickson (UW Poli Sci Doctoral student): “Blood Tacos: Trade and Cartel Violence in Mexico,” on Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm. This colloquium will be conducted via Zoom, link at https://washington.zoom.us/j/98301649535. The paper will be distributed roughly a week before the scheduled talk.  Visit the UWISC website for more information.


OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

The College of the Environment and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion present: Environmental Justice Conference: Developing Capacity through Collaborative Action, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00–5:00pm. This conference will be hosted virtually. Details of the conference may be found here. For more information contact Isabel Carrera Zamanillo at micz@uw.edu.

 

 

Please send newsletter items to Jerry (kohlj@uw.edu) by noon on Thursdays.