Week of May 9, 2016


Aseem Prakash, "The Civil Society Project: What went Wrong?," a public lecture organized by the Institute of Global Governance, University College London, London, May 5, 2016.

Aseem Prakash, "Should we Reboot?: From Grandiose Talk, Scientific Reports, and Global Summits to Micro Politics of Climate Change Mitigation," presented at the workshop on "Can the Anthropocene Be Governed?" organized by Department of Political Science, Stockholm University and the Stockholm Resilience Center, May 2-3, 2016.


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Krister Andersson (Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for the Governance of Natural Resources, University of Colorado at Boulder), “Decentralization and Deforestation” Friday, May 13, 12-1:30pm in the Smith 40A. More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Xiao Ma (PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Washington), "Bargained Authoritarianism: Bureaucratic Competition and Government Investment in China." Faculty discussant: Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, UW). Friday, May 20, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Wendy Pearlman (Associate Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University), "Narratives of Protest in Syria." Grad student discussant: Emily Kalah Gade (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, May 27, 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.

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.


Middle East Center: Hussein Elkhafaifi (Associate Professor and Director of the Arabic of the Arabic Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington), "Libya's Berbers and the Arab Spring." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Free and open to the public.

Department of Geography: David McDermott Hughes (Professor, Anthropology, Rutgers University - New Brunswichk), "Seeing like an Oil Producer: Abundance, Pollution, and Graphic Display." Monday, May 9, 12-1:30 in Communication 202. Sponsored by Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Global Mondays: Sagit Mor (Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Israel), "Toward a Disability Critique of Torts." Monday, May 9, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs.

Department of Sociology Lecture: David Nirenberg (Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences and the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Middle East Studies, and the College, University of Chicago), "Anti-Judaism Past and Present." Monday, May 9, 7-9pm in Kane Hall, Room 220. Reception with light refreshments to follow immediately after the lecture. Event is free and open to the public. For contact, more information and to RSVP: socws@uw.edu. Co-Sponsors: Jackson School of International Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Comparative History of Ideas, History, Philosophy; UW Hillel.

Center for Communication, Difference and Equity: Lunch discussion with Amelia Gavin (Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work), Hedwig (Hedy) Lee (Associate Professor, Sociology, UW), and Cyndy Snyder (Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, UW), "Black Women and Health Inequality Across the Life Course." Wednesday, May 11, 12-1:30pm in Communications 126.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Sharon Kioko (Associate Professor of Public Administration, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington), "Impact of Bankruptcy Eligibility Requirements and Statutory Liens on Borrowing Costs." Wednesday, May 11, 12-1pm in the Denny Forum, Parrington Hall.  

Law, Societies, and Justice Advisory Council Panel: Discussion lead by Steve Herbert (Professor, LSJ and Geography, UW) with panelists Katie Gillespie (Geography, Honors, and CHID Lecturer; PhD), Brandon Derman (Geography and LSJ Lecturer; PhD), and more. They will discuss, "LSJ & The Environment: Small Solutions with Meaningful Impact." Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5pm in Smith 115.

Harry Bridges Center: Anne Balay (Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College), "Working Class Queers: Stories of Public Health, Surveillance, and Dignity." Wednesday, May 11, 4-6pm in Smith 102. Sponsored by: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Disability Studies, Law, Societies & Justice, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.

Communications film screening and panel discussion: Film screening of "Walls and Tiger." A community in Southeast India fight back against powerful global forces that threaten to destroy their families and environment alike. Film is followed by a panel discussion with Seattle City councilmember Kshama Sawant, professor and author Sonora Jha, and director Sushma Kallam. Friday, May 13 at 6pm in Communications 120. This event is free. To watch the trailer and for more information visit: http://www.wallsandthetiger.com/ 

Labor Archives of Washington Annual Event: Speakers Rosalinda Guillen (Community to Community Development, former UFW organizer), Ramon Torres (President, Familias Unidas por la Justicia), and Jeff Johnson (President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO) will discuss "Preserving Solidarity Forever: Washington State Farmworker Struggles." Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm at the Husky Union Building Room 145. Free and food will be provided. RSVP at: https://goo.gl/T2moAC

The Seattle Times LiveWire Speaker Series: Joe Casola (Deputy Director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group), Clinton Moloney (Managing Director and the Sustainability Advisory Leader for PwC in the United States), Spencer Reeder (Senior Program Officer of Vulcan), Fawn Sharp (President of the Quinault Indian Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians), and Mike Gempler (Executive Director of the Washington Growers League), "Endangered Economy: The high cost of climate change." Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm at Kane Hall. Register now for $15 tickets before May 16. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.

College of Arts & Sciences "Short Takes" on Orpheus & Eurydice: In this "short takes" event, each speaker will spend five minutes exploring the ancient tale of Orpheus and Eurydice through his or her own unique perspective. "Till Death Do Us Part: The Enduring Appeal of the Orpheus & Eurydice Legend." Speakers include: Stephen Hinds (Professor of Classics, UW), Catherine Connors (Professor and Chair of Classics, UW), Brian Reed (Professor and Chair of English, UW), Michael Shapiro (Divisional Dean of Humanities, UW), Chris Hamm (Associate Professor of Asian Languages & Literature, UW), Aidan Lang (Seattle Opera General Director), Jennifer Bean (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, UW), Jane Brown (Professor Emerita of Germanics and Comparative Literature, UW), Stuart Lingo (Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, UW), and Todd London (Executive Director and Professor, School of Drama, UW). Tuesday, May 17, 7pm in the Brechemin Auditorium at the UW School of Music. Register now.

Evans School Research Seminar Series: Nicole Marwell (Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago), "Marketization and Patronage Logics in the Provision of Local Social Welfare." Wednesday, May 18, 12-1pm in Parrington Hall Denny Forum.

Washington State Historical Society Film Screening and Discussion: Come view the documentary "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights." Screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, civil rights and labor historian Michael K. Honey, and nonviolence scholar and University of Washington-Tacoma professor Elizabeth Bruch. The film explores the impact of nonviolence in social justice movements. Thursday, May 19, 2pm at Washington State Historical Society (1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402).

China Studies and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies: Joe Studwell (freelance writer and journalist in East Asia for more than 20 years), "How Asia works: two kinds of economics and the rise of a divided continent." Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30pm, Communications Hall, Room 226.

Philosophy Spring Colloquium Series: Juliana Bidadanure (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University), "Treating Young People as Equals: What does it mean?" Friday, May 20, 3:30-5:30pm in Savery Hall, Room 264.

Middle East Center: Marc Lynch (Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University), "The New Arab Wars." Wednesday, May 25, 7-8:30pm in Thomson 101.

Southeast Asia Center Lecture: Allan E. S. Lumba (Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan), "Artificial Life: Filipino Labor and Capital Under U.S. Empire." Wednesday, May 25, 3:30-5pm in Thomson Room 317.

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.