Week of May 4, 2015


Milli Lake (former UW Ph.D. student) received an honorable mention from the Law and Society Association's "Best Dissertation" award for her dissertation: Building the Rule of Law in Fragile States.

Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, and Aseem Prakash. 2015. "Who survived? Ethiopia's regulatory crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs", Review of International Political Economy, 22(2): 419-456.

Hannah Walker’s recent published article was discussed in a New York Times Column by Thomas Edsal.  The article, The Whiteness of Wisconsin’s Wages, was co-authored with Professor Dylan Bennett of University of Wisconsin, Waukesha, and published in the journal New Political Science.  Edsel discussed their aril eon the role of race and racism in the political campaigns against public sector unions in Wisconsin in a column on Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign.   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/opinion/thomas-b-edsall-repositioning-scott-walker.html

Aseem Prakash. 2015. Corporate Social Responsibility as Social Regulation, In "Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World," edited by Kiyoteru Tsutsui and Alwyn Lim, Cambridge University Press, 455-472.

Rachel Cichowski was invited to give a presentation entitled:  “Interest and Advocacy Group use of the European Court of Human Rights" at the conference International Criminal Justice: The State of the Play,  Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, March 19-20.

Rachel Cichowski was granted sabbatical leave for the 2015-16 academic year and she was awarded a Visiting Scholar position for this time period at the University of California, San Diego's School for Global Policy and Strategy (formerly IRPS) with their Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

Assistant Professor Becca Thorpe has won the Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award from the Presidents and Executive Politics Section of APSA for The American Warfare State, published in 2014 by University of Chicago Press. 

Professor Emerita Margaret Levi was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  This is a very prestigious honor, in particular for a political scientist. Margaret is the first person in our department’s history to receive this honor. The National Academy of Science was established by Congress and President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters of science and technology. 

Professor Lance Bennett has been awarded a Humboldt Research Prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his lifetime achievement in research and teaching. He will develop collaborations with German scholars on his new project The Political Economy of Ideas and will be based at Free University, Berlin in the fall.


SR-SCP: Edmund Malesky (Associate Professor, Political Science, Duke University), " Does the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Reduce Bribery? An Empirical Analysis Using the Unmatched Count Technique." Grad Student Discussant: Xiao Ma (Political Science, UW). Friday, May 8, 12-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Equality Initiative in Political Science Spring Roundtable: Gabriel Gallardo (Campus Assistance for Migrants Program), Aseem Prakash (Department of Political Science), and Sergio Garcia (Department of Political Science), "International and Undocumented Student Experiences in Political Science." Friday, May 8, 3:30-5pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

SR-SCP: Aaron Erlich (Political Science Ph.D Student, UW), " Do Pre-Election Polls Changes Citizens Beliefs or Behavior?: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment in the Country of Georgia." Faculty Discussant: Scott Radnitzy (Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW). Friday, May 15, 12-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

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).


Middle East Center: Hania M. Sholkamy (2014-15 Carnegie Senior Scholar, Yale University/ Associate Professor, Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo), "The State in the Service of the Poor: The Politics, Past and Present of Social Protection in Egypt." Monday, May 4, 12:30-1:50pm in Thomson 317.

UW Bookstore Book Talk: David Bullock (professor and chair, Communications and Languages Department, Walla Walla University), "Coal Wars: Unions, Strikes, and Violence in Depression-Era Central Washington." Monday, May 4, 7-8:30pm at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way, N.E., Seattle, Washington 98105). Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University Bookstore.

Palestine and the Public Sphere: Sara Roy (Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, specializing in Palestinian economy, Harvard University), "A Jew in Gaza: Reflections on Memory, Identity, and Dissent." Tuesday, May 5, 4-6pm in South Campus Center (SOCC) 316.

The World Speaker Forum: Reşat Kasaba, (Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "The Rise of ISIS and the U.S. in a Changing Middle East." Tuesday, May 5, 7-8:30pm at the Redmond Library (15990 NE 85th St., Redmond). Sponsored by the King County Library System.

UW College of Education Common Book reading: Community discussion of race and mass incarceration. Panelists include: Naomi Murakawa (associate professor, Center for African American Studies, Princeton), Joy Williamson-Lott (associate professor, history of education, UW College of Education), Richard Delgado (a scholar of critical race theory and John J. Sparkman Chair of Law, University of Alabama School of Law) and Jean Stefancic (professor and Clement Research Affiliate, University of Alabama School of Law). They will discuss issues raised in "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander. Thursday, May 7 from 7-8:30pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center's Unity Ballroom. A light dinner will be served prior to the panel starting at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. The event is organized by the Associated Students of the College of Education.

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: Nadine Naber ( Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois), "Arab Feminist Activism: From the Arab Spring Revolutions to Diasporic Liberation Movements." Wednesday, May 13, 7-8:30pm in Kane 210.

UW Health Sciences Common Book Series: Megan Carney (Lecturer, Anthropology and Latin American Studies, UW), "The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 210. RSVP at http://www.tinyurl.com/unendinghunger. More information at: http://goo.gl/H9RdzW.

The UW Center for Human Rights and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program: Annual spring symposium and awards reception, "Rethinking Punishment: Human Rights in an Age of Mass Incarceration." Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30pm in Kane 225. Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by May 7th at: http://bit.ly/1C7IN8r

UW Bookstore Book Talk: Jack Ross (author), "The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History." Friday, May 15, 1:30-3pm at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way, N.E., Seattle, Washington 98105). Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

Harry Bridges Center: Anne Balay (author), "An Injury to All: How One Union's Response to a Stigmatized Population can be a Model for Queer Activism." Wednesday, May 20, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by: The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; Disability Studies; the Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS); and Law, Societies, & Justice (LSJ).

The Southeast Asia Center: Charles Keyes (Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology and Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Thailand: The Failure of Democracy - From Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat to General Prayut Chan-ocha." Wednesday, May 20, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Jackson School: Mary Dudziak (Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University), "The Politics of Distant War: 1917, 1941, 1964." Thursday, May 21, 7-8:30pm in Kane 220. This event is co-sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies. It is free and open to the public. Questions? Email tleonard@uw.edu.   

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