Week of May 16, 2016


Jamie Mayerfeld has recently published a book entitled The Promise of Human Rights: Constitutional Government, Democratic Legitimacy, and International Law (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Xiao Ma, 2016, "Term Limits and Authoritarian Power Sharing: Theory and Evidence from China," Journal of East Asian Studies, 16(1): 61-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jea.2016.5


Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR): Kirstine Taylore (Postdoctoral Lecturer, Political Science, UW), "The Alchemy of Racial Innocence." Wednesday, May 18, 12-1:30pm in the Petersen Room (Allen Library, Room 485). A light lunch will be served.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Xiao Ma (PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Washington), "Bargained Authoritarianism: Bureaucratic Competition and Government Investment in China." Faculty discussant: Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, UW). Friday, May 20, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Wendy Pearlman (Associate Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University), "Narratives of Protest in Syria." Grad student discussant: Emily Kalah Gade (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 27, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

UWISC: Robert Vitalis (Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), "A Mongrel-American Social Science: International Relations." Grad student discussant: Vanessa Quince (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, June 3, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Tavneet Suri (Associate Professor, Applied Economics, MIT), "The Perils of Building Democracy in Africa." Monday, May 16, 11-12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public.

South Asia Center Lecture: Carlo Bonura (Senior Teaching Fellow, Southeast Asian Politics, SOAS University of London), "Radicalizing Liberalism: The Ideological Inversions of Islamic Liberalism and Moderation in Malaysian Politics." Monday, May 16, 3:30-5:00pm in Thomson, RM 317.

The Seattle Times LiveWire Speaker Series: Joe Casola (Deputy Director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group), Clinton Moloney (Managing Director and the Sustainability Advisory Leader for PwC in the United States), Spencer Reeder (Senior Program Officer of Vulcan), Fawn Sharp (President of the Quinault Indian Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians), and Mike Gempler (Executive Director of the Washington Growers League), "Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change." Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm at Kane Hall. Register now for $15 tickets before May 16. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.

College of Arts & Sciences "Short Takes" on Orpheus & Eurydice: In this "short takes" event, each speaker will spend five minutes exploring the ancient tale of Orpheus and Eurydice through his or her own unique perspective. "Till Death Do Us Part: The Enduring Appeal of the Orpheus & Eurydice Legend." Speakers include: Stephen Hinds (Professor of Classics, UW), Catherine Connors (Professor and Chair of Classics, UW), Brian Reed (Professor and Chair of English, UW), Michael Shapiro (Divisional Dean of Humanities, UW), Chris Hamm (Associate Professor of Asian Languages & Literature, UW), Aidan Lang (Seattle Opera General Director), Jennifer Bean (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, UW), Jane Brown (Professor Emerita of Germanics and Comparative Literature, UW), Stuart Lingo (Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, UW), and Todd London (Executive Director and Professor, School of Drama, UW). Tuesday, May 17, 7pm in the Brechemin Auditorium at the UW School of Music. Register now.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Nicole Marwell (Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago), "Marketization and Patronage Logics in the Provision of Local Social Welfare." Wednesday, May 18, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum.

Washington State Historical Society Film Screening and Discussion: Come view the documentary "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights." Screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, civil rights and labor historian Michael K. Honey, and nonviolence scholar and University of Washington-Tacoma professor Elizabeth Bruch. The film explores the impact of nonviolence in social justice movements. Thursday, May 19, 2pm at Washington State Historical Society (1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402).

China Studies and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies: Joe Studwell (freelance writer and journalist in East Asia for more than 20 years), "How Asia works: two kinds of economics and the rise of a divided continent." Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30pm, Communications Hall, Room 226.

Philosophy Spring Colloquium Series: Juliana Bidadanure (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University), "Treating Young People as Equals: What does it mean?" Friday, May 20, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery Hall, Room 264.

Middle East Center: Marc Lynch (Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University), "The New Arab Wars." Wednesday, May 25, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

Southeast Asia Center Lecture: Allan E. S. Lumba (Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan), "Artificial Life: Filipino Labor and Capital Under U.S. Empire." Wednesday, May 25, 3:30-5pm in Thomson Room 317.

Evans School Research Seminar Series:  Mahesh Somashekhar (Postdoctoral Research Associate, UW Department of Sociology and Evans School of Public Policy and Governance), "Neither Here nor There? How the Changing Geography of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Disadvantages African Americans." Wednesday, June 1, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum.