Week of May 18, 2015


Tony Gill presented a working paper entitled “Religious Liberty and the Violence Trap” at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture annual conference in Boston on March 21.  He also participated on a book discussion on Carmel Chiswick’s new monograph, Judaism in Transition.

Tony Gill participated in roundtable discussion on research as part of his grant with the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University on May 7-8.  Other discussants included such luminaries as Timur Kuran, Bob Woodberry, Ani Sarkissian, Karrie Koesel, and John Owen.  Owen and Gill presented their recent paper “Religious Liberty and Economic Development: Lessons from the Past,” and Tony gave additional update on his violence trap paper that is being co-written with Koesel.

Tony Gill’s podcast series Research on Religion will reach a milestone in mid-June as it releases its 250th original episode.  He’s just letting you know now since we won’t have a newsletter then.  Recent episodes have included the economics of Judaism, religious liberty and Sikh-Americans, and a conversation about religious drinking (with original cocktail recipes included).


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).


Jackson School: Film screening "MANHUNT: The Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden." Joined by Nada Bakos, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst on the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq-AQ-9/11. Tuesday, May 19, 6pm in Thomson 101.

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.

Center for Statistics and Social Sciences: Justin Esarey (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Rice University), "How Much Does Corruption Harm Economic Performance? Using One-Sided Conditional Relationships as Instrumental Variables for Causal Identification." Wednesday, May 20, 12:30-1:20pm in Savery 409.

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. 

Disability Studies Program: Film, “Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty.” Q&A withMindie LindandPatty Berne andET Russian.Thursday, May 21, 4-6:30pm in Kane 225. A reception will follow. https://depts.washington.edu/disstud/pacific-western-ds-symposium

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.   

Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series: Ryosei Kokubun (President of the National Defense Academy of Japan), "Rising China and Japan's Future: Seeking a Way to Co-Exist." Thursday, May 28, 7-8:30pm in Kane 220. Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

Simpson Center: 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.