Week of May 8, 2017


Jonathan Mercer, “The Illusion of International Prestige,” /International Security/ 41/4 (2017): 133-168.

Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolšak, "Does the Environmental Movement Need New Messengers?" Solutions, Volume 8 | Issue 3 | May 2017 https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/environmental-movement-need-new-messengers/

Aseem Prakash (UW-Political Science), Nives Dolsak (UW-School of Marine and Environmental Affairs) and Debra Javeline (Notre Dame-Political Science) co-organized a conference on “ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: ACTIONS, IMPLEMENTATIONS, and OUTCOMES” at the University of Notre Dame, April 28-May 1, 2017. This conference featured 24 papers that were selected from 133 submissions from scholars located in 31 countries. The conference brochure is available here: http://depts.washington.edu/envirpol/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/notredam...


American Political Development Series: Brad Epperly (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of South Carolina) "Rule By Violence, Rule By Law: Lynching and the Evolution of Voter Suppression in the U.S. South.” Monday, May 8, 12:00pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Evelyn Pinkerton (Professor, Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University), "Whatever Happened to the EEZ? Keeping Benefits and Control of Fishing and Fish Processing within National Borders." Friday, May 12, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Political Science Department: Catherine Lu (Associate Professor, Political Science, McGill University), "Beyond Reparations: Towards Structural Transformation.” Friday, May 12, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, UW Research Cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation, and the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma).

Political Science Department: Dilek Kurban (Marie Curie Fellow, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin), "Perpetual Transition: Why Europe has Failed in Democracy Promotion in Turkey." Thursday, May 18, 7-9pm in the HUB, RM 337. Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for West European Studies, the Middle East Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for Human Rights and Department of Political Science.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Daniel Yoo (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), “TBD.” Faculty discussant: Susan Whiting (Professor, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 19, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

American Political Development Series: Robert Mickey (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan) "Is America Still Safe for Democracy? The Southern Origins of Our Current Crisis.” Tuesday, May 23, 12:00pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Department of Political Science Spring Faculty Panel: Political science professors Aseem Prakash, Geoffrey Wallace, and Christopher Adolph will discuss, “The U.S. and Global Policy Challenges Today.” Wednesday, May 24, 4:30-6pm in Smith 120.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Tarak Barkawi (Assistant Professor, International Relations, London School of Economics & Political Science), "The Idea of Battle in World Politics." Graduate student discussant: Ellen Ahlness (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 26, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


UW Global Mondays: Jenny Durkan (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP), "Law Without Borders: How FCPA, Privacy and Other Laws Shape How We Do Business." Monday, May 8, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 133; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Center for West European Studies: Anja Wehler-Schoeck (Resident Director, Amman Office, German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), "Jordan: How to Preserve the Oasis of Stability." Monday, May 8, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson Hall, RM 317. Sponsored by Center for West European Studies, Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; American Council on Germany, Seattle Eric M. Warburg Chapter.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: A conversation with Human Rights Activists Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, "13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance." Monday, May 8, 12:30-2pm in the Communications building, room 202/204. Co-sponsored with the Center for Global Studies and the Jackson School. Please, RSVP to lasuw@uw.edu.

Middle East Center: Resat Kasaba (Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies and Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "Referendum and Its Aftermath in Turkey." Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-4:30pm in the Petersen Room (RM 485), Allen Library.

Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative: Jessica Beyer (Research Scientist in the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and in the Technology & Social Change Group in the Information School), "Understanding Online Communities and Politics: Conducting Qualitative Research in Ephemeral Environments." Wednesday, May 10, 12:30-1:20 in Thomson 317.

Stroum Center lunchtime seminar: Graduate fellow presentations with Ozgur Ozkan (PhD candidate, Jackson School), "Civilian Life and Military Participation in Conflict Zones - Two Case Studies" and Emily Gade (PhD candidate, Political Science), “Effects of Violence on Civilian Support for Militancy.” Thursday, May 11, 12-1:30pm in Thomson 317. Vegetarian lunch will be provided; please RSVP to pressman@uw.edu.

Global Mondays: Sergey Golubok (human rights lawyer based in St. Petersburg, Russia), "Human Rights in Russia." FRIDAY, May 12, 12:30-1:30PM in the William H. Gates Hall, Room 133. All are welcome, no RSVP needed. Lunch served. Sponsored by UW Law and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies.

Center for West European Studies Panel: Panel discussion with Richard Watts (Chair and Associate Professor, French Department, UW), Frank Wendler (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and JSIS, UW), Ernesto Penas Lado (2016-17 UW European Union Fellow, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW; Director, Policy Development and Coordination, European Commission), "The French Election and the Future of Europe." Panel will be moderated by Sabine Lang (Director, Center for West European Studies and Associate Professor, JSIS, UW). Monday, May 15, 6:30-8pm in Kane 225. Sponsored by the Center for West European Studies, the EU Center, and the Department of French and Italian Studies.

Department of Global Health: Dr. Zaher Sahloul (Associate Clinical Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine), "The Syrian Genocide." Monday, May 15, 7-8:15pm in the HUB Lyceum. Sponsored by the Department of Global Health, University of Washington; Washington Global Health Alliance; Health Alliance International; Center for Global Studies, University of Washington; The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; and the Middle East Center, University of Washington.

Evans School: Jill Dougherty (Distinguished visiting practitioner, Evans School, UW and Former CNN correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief), "Putin's Diplomatic Poker Game." Wednesday, May 17, 7:30-9pm at the Seattle Town Hall in the Great Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle). Admission is $5. https://townhallseattle.org/event/jill-dougherty/?mc_cid=41f9e9792a&mc_eid=1921e3dc19

Program on Values in Society and Philosophy Dept Seminar: Catriona McKinnon (Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Reading, U.K.), "Endangering Humanity: An International Crime?" Friday, May 19, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery 264.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: Steven Heydemann (Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor in Middle East Studies, Smith College), "Explaining Poverty in the Middle East: The Economics and Politics of Solidarity." Thursday, May 25, 7:30-9:30PM in Kane 220. Co-sponsored with the Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center.

Center for Labor Studies Workshare: Filiz Kahraman (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UW), "Re-Stating Workers' Human Rights: Labor Cases Before the European Court of Human Rights." Friday, May 26, 12-1:30PM in Smith 306. Coffee and cookies will be served. Attendees encouraged to bring lunch. Please RSVP to kahraman@uw.edu.