Week of May 25, 2015


The University of Washington will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day.

Department of Political Science Annual End-of-Year Reception: You and a guest are invited to attend our annual end-of-year reception to celebrate the Department's accomplishments over the past academic year on Friday, June 5th, UW Club-Colleen Room, 4:00-6:00pm. Please RSVP to cquinn83@uw.edu by Monday, June 1st.


Alumni graduate students Jinwoo Choi (1995) and Young jong Choi (1998) won the highest awards in Korea. Jon-woo Choi is current president of the Korean Political Science Association.  Young-Jong Choi is president-elect of the Korean International Studies Association.

Joannie Tremblay-Boire has won the 2015 College of Arts and Science Graduate Medal.


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 of International Studies: Mark S. Ward [Director of the Syrian Transition Assistance and Response team (START)] and Timothy A Lenderking (Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), "Diplomacy & Development: Managing complex humanitarian responses." Tuesday, May 26, 3:30-5:20pm in Thomson 317. For more information contact: cgsuw@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.

Scandinavian Studies: Julie Odegaard (Comparative Politics, University of Bergen), "Making Voting Fun." Friday, June 5, 2:30-3:30pm in Raitt 314.


Please send bulletin items to Catherine (cquinn83@uw.edu) by Noon on Thursdays.