Week of May 23, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Center for Environmental Politics is hosting the 2nd Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop on Environmental Politics and Governance on May 25-27, 2016. Based on a Call for Proposals that elicited 89 applications, we have invited 24 doctoral students who examine environmental governance (actors, institutions, and policies) issues from different perspectives. These students are located in multiple disciplines and are pursuing graduate studies in top universities such as Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis,UC-Santa Barbara, Michigan, University of Chicago, Duke, USC, Texas-Austin, Arizona State, Ohio State, Indiana, and Michigan State. The workshop brochure designed by Elizabeth Chrun, is available here:  http://depts.washington.edu/envirpol/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Brochure_FINAL.pdf

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Chris Parker’s article, "Why Obama will have the last laugh" was published in The Conversation on May 13, 2016, https://theconversation.com/why-obama-will-have-the-last-laugh-58734

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

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.

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Robert Jensen (Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School), title to be determined. Monday, May 23, 11-12:30 in Savery 410. All talks are free and open to the public.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Brown Bag Talk: Paul E. Amar (Associate Professor, Global Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara) will discuss "Coup/Impeachment in Brazil: Racial and Sexual Logics of Current Crisis" and Macarena Gómez Barris (Associate Professor, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California) will discuss "Bolivian Genealogies of Anarcho-feminisms.” Wednesday, May 25, 12-2:30pm in the Smith Room, Suzzallo Library. More info: gwss.washington.edu.

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.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Stice Lecture: Jack Halberstam (Professor, American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, University of Southern California), "Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability." Wednesday, May 25, 7-8pm in Kane 130.

Center for West European Studies and the Center for Human Rights Film: The Seattle International Film Festival presents "The Girl Who Saved My Life." When a documentary filmmaker returns to his native Kurdistan to document the refugees fleeing ISIS, he happens upon an abandoned 11-year-old girl lying in pain in the scorching heat and makes a fateful decision, which ends up shaping both their lives. Movie playing Sunday, May 29 at 7pm and Sunday, June 5th at 7:30pm at the SIFF Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Central. More information available at: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/girl-who-saved-my-life

Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity in partnership with Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race: Philip Garland (Visiting Scholar, Communications, UW) will discuss "Racesight and Whites' Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement" with respondents Megan Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW) and Ralina Joseph (Associate Professor, Communication, UW). Tuesday, May 31, 1:30-3:30 pm in Communications 126. Light refreshments will be served. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EOd0sDAiyUz90iRhp8pJ4I1YSsrEPEoOW60TBAM...

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.