Week of May 18, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 18, 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.


Sarah Dreier has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, starting in Fall 2021.

Although not known for being a charitable chap, Tony Gill emerged from his sterilized, backwoods bunker to write about charity in a short piece for the American Institute of Economic Research entitled  "Local Charity Is the Best Charity in the Time of COVID."  Writing about charity is probably just as good as being charitable, Tony reasoned.  Also, Tony prefers not to write about things that everybody else is writing about so as to preserve obscurity, but he couldn't help it this time as the air was thick with germs.

Rafeel Wasif has accepted the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Lily School of Philanthropy at Indiana University (IUPUI). He will be doing research on Muslim civil society, and Muslim-American philanthropy.

Stephen Winkler has accepted a research position with the Social Development team at the World Bank in Washington, DC.


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.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies presents Dan Jacoby (Professor, UW Bothell), “Undermining Academic Labor”. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:30–2:30pm. Available live through ZOOM at this link.


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.


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