Week of May 4, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 4, 2020

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice.


Bree Bang-Jensen has been awarded a 2020–2021 NSF dissertation improvement grant.

Scott Lemieux had a piece go up for NBC on April 28, 2020: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/mitch-mcconnell-s-new-coronavirus-plan-make-sure-you-can-ncna1194226

On Friday, April 24, 2020, graduate students from the department participated in the inaugural 'Zoom Trivia Night', with 'Earth Day' as the special theme for the night. In between baking pizza and getting hopelessly inebriated, six different groups vied for the title.  'A Privilege of Karens' (Grace ReinkeBree Bang-JensenHanjie Wang and Ryan Goehrung) finished in 3rd place with 56 points; 'Something Offensive' (Jonathan and Hannah BeckChristopher Colligan, and Mathieu Dubeau) finished a close 2nd with 61 points, and 'Richard "Dick" Cheese Fanclub' (Sebastian Mayer and unverified housemates) came out winners with 62 points.


Spring 2020 LSJ/CLASS Workshare Schedule
We will be conducting the workshare via Zoom meetings.  The workshare series is an opportunity to share work in progress and includes a short discussion by the author placing the piece in context or raising questions or interested lines of feedback. The remaining time includes discussion and feedback.  The paper will be distributed a week ahead of time. Please email if you would like to be added to the CLASSNEWS listserv to receive the papers.

  • Friday, May 8, 12-1:20 p.m.:   Professor Onur Bakiner (Seattle University, Political Science Dept) will share his paper, "Legal Representation in the European Court of Human Rights (2002–present)."  The paper will be distributed at least a week ahead of time. Join Zoom Meeting at https://washington.zoom.us/j/512673347    Meeting ID 512 673 347 Or you can dial in via phone at +16692192599 meeting ID 512673347 #

The Center for Environmental Politics will present the Sixth Annual Duck Family Workshop on Environmental Politics and Governance, May 14–15, 2020. This year’s workshop will be held online, via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, pleas email Christianna Paar (parr182@uw.edu) for the Zoom link.

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Morgan Wack (UW Poli Sci Doctoral student): “ICT, Crime, and Perceptions of Crime in Africa” on Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm. This colloquium will be conducted via Zoom. Links will be distributed along with the paper roughly a week before the scheduled talk.  Visit the UWISC website for more information.


The College of the Environment and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion present: Environmental Justice Conference: Developing Capacity through Collaborative Action, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00–5:00pm. This conference will be hosted virtually. Details of the conference may be found here. For more information contact Isabel Carrera Zamanillo at micz@uw.edu.



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