Week of May 14, 2018


Political Science professor Megan Ming Francis and previous graduate student Karam Dana (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) have both received the 2018 UW Awards of Excellence Distinguished Teaching Award. Please let's join them in celebrating on June 7, 3:30PM in Meany Theater. Reception to follow.


Emily Gade, Mohammed Hafez (Naval Postgraduate School) and Michael Gabbay's (UW Applied Physics Lab) article "Fratricide in Rebel Movements: A Network Analysis of Syrian Militant Infighting" is forthcoming in the Journal of Peace Research.

Yusri Supiyan has been selected to receive the Graduate School Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research and Study for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Scott Lemieux published an article on May 10, 2018 in The New Republic entitled, "Democrats: Prepare to Pack the Supreme Court."

Ryan Goehrung just published a co-authored article in Politics & Gender with Devin Joshi (UW alum, '08). The article proposes and tests a new cross-national index for measuring women's political leadership applicable.


SR-SCP: Noel Maurer (Professor of International Affairs and International Business at the George Washington University), "The Long Shadow of History? The Impact of Colonial Labor Institutions on Economic Development in Peru." Thursday, May 17, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

WISIR: Bernadette Atuahene (Professor, Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College), "Property Tax Foreclosure Crisis in Detroit." Friday, May 18, 12-1:20PM in the Smith Room, Suzzallo Library, 3rd floor, room 324. Sponsored by the Comparative Law and Society Center (CLASS), the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality, and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. 

Political Science: Tracy Sulkin (Professor, Political Science, University of Illinois CU), "Legislative Style." May 31, 2-3:30PM in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

The Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS) is intended to provide a venue to share information, experiences, and best practices around a key set of issues relevant to graduate school and the broader academic profession. Final meeting of the academic year: “Getting to PhC: Overcoming Common Hurdles.” Friday, June 1, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). Speakers will be Sophia Jordán Wallace and Geoff Wallace followed by a Q&A. Please RSVP by Monday, May 14. 


Jackson School Lecture Series: Sabine Lang (Associate Professor of International and European Studies, UW), "European Union." Tuesday, May 15, 4:30-6:20PM in Kane 220. Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or jsisadv@uw.edu​.

Simpson Center: Charles W. Mills (Professor, Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center), "Black Radical Kantianism." Thursday, May 17 in Communications 202.

Ben Rabinowitz Lecture in Environmental Ethics: Nancy Tuana (Professor, Philosophy, Penn State University), "The Forgetting of Race in the Anthropocene." Friday, May 18, 3:30-5:30PM in Savery 264. 

Red May Seattle: Jodi Dean (Professor, Political Science, Hobart and William Smith College), "From Allies to Comrades." Saturday, May 19, 7-9pm in Communications 120.

Critical Thinking Huskies Open Discussion: "Gun Control: Violence, Freedom and Emotions." Sunday, May 20 at 2pm in Alder 106.

Jackson School Lecture Series: Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, JSIS, UW), "Putin and Russia." Tuesday, May 22, 4:30-6:20PM in Kane 220. Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or jsisadv@uw.edu​.

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee film documentary: "Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time." Screening of the film will be followed by Q&A with director Alex Storozynski and leading actor Olek Krupa. Event is free and open to the public. Wednesday, May 23, 7pm in Thomson 101

JSIS Founders' Lecture in Comparative Religion: Heleen Murre-van den Berg (Director of the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and professor of Eastern Christian Studies, Radbound University), "Language and Religion in the (Re)Making of Syriac Christian Communities." Thursday, May 24, 7pm in Thomson 101. Reception to follow.

Jackson School Lecture Series: Resat Kasaba (Jackson School Director and Stanley D. Golub Chair in International Studies, UW), "Kurds and General Discussion." Tuesday, May 29, 4:30-6:20PM in Kane 220. Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or jsisadv@uw.edu