Week of May 30, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The University of Washington will be closed Monday, May 30, 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 Tuesday, June 7th at The District Lounge, Curtain Room from 4:00-6:00pm. Please RSVP to cquinn83@uw.edu by Wednesday, June 1st.

Political Science Major, Forogh Bashizada, is the 2016 President's Medalist. This award is given to honor the graduating transfer senior with the most distinguished academic record, it signifies a great deal of talent and hard work. Celebrate with her at the 46th Annual Awards of Excellence on June 9th at Meany Theater at 3:30pm. This will be followed by a reception at 4:30pm. Reservations are not required.

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Fengming Lu and Xiao Ma, 2016, "Keep Silent and Make a Big Fortune: How Appearances in Partially Free Media Affect an Authoritarian Intra-Elite Election," a paper presented at the UC-Fudan Center on Contemporary China, University of California, San Diego, May 20th.

Meredith Loken presented her paper, “Rethinking Rape: The Role of Women in Wartime Violence” (forthcoming in Security Studies) at The Measurement and Conceptualization of Female Combatants workshop at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2778219

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (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:

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.

Southeast Asia Center: The Seattle International Film Festival presents "A Copy of My Mind." A bold hybrid of romance and political thriller unfolds in modern-day Jakarta after two lovers, a beauty-salon worker and a DVD pirate, find themselves on the run after uncovering evidence of high-level corruption. Movie playing June 3rd @ 6pm at the SIFF Uptown, June 4th @ 4pm at the AMC Pacific Place, and June 5th @ 3pm at the Kirkland Performance Center. More information: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/copy-of-my-mind

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, 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

Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asia Studies: The Seattle International Film Festival presents "The High Sun." This film shines a light on three love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighboring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. It is a film about the fragility – and intensity – of forbidden love. Monday, June 6th, 9-11pm at the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S, Seattle). More information: http://www.zvizdan.com/