Week of May 2, 2016


Author Hannah Hickey featured Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash in an article in the UW Today called "UW Experts call Paris climate agreement 'bold,' 'encouraging'."

Kendra Dupuy, James Ron and Aseem Prakash, “What Drives the Crackdown on NGOs, and How Can it be Stopped?” openGlobalRights/openDemocracy, April 22, 2016.


UW Intercollegiate Studies Institute Reading Group and the Department of Political Science: Prof. Phil Magness (Institute of Humane Studies, George Mason University), “The Empirical Evidence of Inequality in Piketty and Beyond.” Friday, May 6 at 2:00-4:00 pm in Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room). 

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Krister Andersson (Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for the Governance of Natural Resources, University of Colorado at Boulder), “Decentralization and Deforestation” Friday, May 13, 12-1:30pm in the Smith 40A. More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Jon Robinson (Associate Professor, Economics, UC Santa Cruz), "The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control." Monday, May 2, 11-12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public.

West Coast Poverty Center: Jacob Avery (Sociology, University of California, Irvine), "Unsheltered in Atlantic City." Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:30pm in Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485. Q&A until 2pm

Global Mondays: Caroline Adolphsen (Professor, Law, Aarhus University, Denmark), "The Rights of the Child from a Global and Local Perspective." Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs and the Visiting Scholars Program.

The Center for West European Studies: Frank Wendler (DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Jackson School of International Studies), "Who Is Afraid of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement?" Tuesday, May 3, 5:30-6:30pm in Dempsey Hall, Room 102. Sponsored by: ReThink, The Center for West European Studies, The European Union Center, European Horizons at the University of Washington.

UW Hellenic Studies: Alfonsas Eidintas (Ambassador of Lithuania to the Republic of Greece) will discuss "Greece and the European Union: Is the Grexit Still Possible?" Tuesday, May 3, 7-9pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: UW Hellenic Studies, The UW Center for West European Studies, UW Baltic Studies, The Ellison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia Studies, The European Union Center – Seattle, and the UW Department for Scandinavian Studies.

QUAL Speaker Series: Gina Neff (Associate Professor, Communications, UW), "Studying the Future: Doing Ethnographic Research of Emerging Consumer Technologies for Health." Thursday, May 5, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson Hall 317. More information about the talk is available here.

Department of History: Anne Hyde (Professor, History, University of Oklahoma), "Fur Trade to the Half-Breed Tract: Writing a History of Mixed Blood North America." Thursday, May 5, 3:30-5pm in Communications 226.

Nepal Studies Initiative: Shobha Hamal Gurung (Associate Professor, Sociology, Southern Utah University), "Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance & Survival in America." Thursday, May 5, 5-6:30pm in Thomson 101. Sponsored by: Nepal Studies Initiative, South Asia Center, Department of Sociology.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: John M. Ackerman (one of Mexico´s leading public intellectuals, writing bi-weekly columns at both the daily La Jornada and at Proceso magazine) and Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros (Professor at the Institute for Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an international expert in public administration, political economy, transparency and corruption control), "Mexico at the Crossroads: Democracy, Corruption and Violence south of the Rio Grande." Friday, May 6, 11:30-1:30pm in the Allen Library Petersen Room. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department, University of Washington Libraries, Mexicanos Viviendo en Seattle-Vancouver, Morena en el Exterior.

UW Center for Human Rights Annual Spring Symposium: Panel speakers Miguel Rios (UW Dreamers/Purple Group), Gilda Blanco (National Domestic Workers Alliance), and Sara Vannini (iSchool, co-collaborator of Fotohistorias) will discuss "Stories of Migration and Actions for Justice" Friday, May 6, 6:30-8pm in Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225). RSVP by April 28th: http://tinyurl.com/chrsymposium

The Ellison Center: Evelyn Farkas (Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative), "The Perils of Putin's Russia: Why America Needs to Counter Russia and How." Friday, May 6, 7-8:30pm in Kane 110.

Middle East Center: Hussein Elkhafaifi (Associate Professor and Director of the Arabic of the Arabic Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington), "Libya's Berbers and the Arab Spring." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Free and open to the public.

Geography: David McDermott Hughes (Professor, Anthropology, Rutgers University - New Brunswichk), "Seeing like an Oil Producer: Abundance, Pollution, and Graphic Display." Monday, May 9, 12-1:30 in Communication 202. Sponsored by Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Global Mondays: Sagit Mor (Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Israel), "Toward a Disability Critique of Torts." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs.

Sociology: David Nirenberg (Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, and Middle East Studies and Dean of the Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago), "Anti-Judaism Past and Present." Monday, May 9, 7pm in Kane 220. Sponsored by: Sociology, Jackson School of International Studies, the UW chapter of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Center for Communication, Difference and Equity: Lunch discussion with Amelia Gavin (Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work), Hedwig (Hedy) Lee (Associate Professor, Sociology, UW), and Cyndy Snyder (Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, UW), "Black Women and Health Inequality Across the Life Course." Wednesday, May 11, 12-1:30pm in Communications 126.

Law, Societies, and Justice Advisory Council Panel: Discussion lead by Steve Herbert (Professor, LSJ and Geography, UW) with panelists Katie Gillespie (Geography, Honors, and CHID Lecturer; PhD), Brandon Derman (Geography and LSJ Lecturer; PhD), and more. They will discuss, "LSJ & The Environment: Small Solutions with Meaningful Impact." Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5pm in Smith 115.

Harry Bridges Center: Anne Balay (Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College), "Working Class Queers: Stories of Public Health, Surveillance, and Dignity." Wednesday, May 11, 4-6pm in Smith 102. Sponsored by: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Disability Studies, Law, Societies & Justice, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.

Labor Archives of Washington Annual Event: Speakers Rosalinda Guillen (Community to Community Development, former UFW organizer), Ramon Torres (President, Familias Unidas por la Justicia), and Jeff Johnson (President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO) will discuss "Preserving Solidarity Forever: Washington State Farmworker Struggles." Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm at the Husky Union Building Room 145. Free and food will be provided. RSVP at: https://goo.gl/T2moAC

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.

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.

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.