Week of November 11, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 11, 2019

 Holiday reminder: The University will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. Looking further ahead, the University will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Sean Butorac has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Political Science at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "U.S. Coal Bankruptcies Reveal the Future of Alberta Tar Sands," Forbes.com, October 30, 2019.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "Saving Delhi from the Toxic Smog: Regulations Have Failed but Financial Incentives Could Work." Forbes.com, November 2, 2019


The Department of Political Science presents Prof. Suzanne Mettler (the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University), “Democracy under Siege”. Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30–8:00pm, Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225). RSVP to http://events.uw.edu/MettlerLecture

The Simpson Center and the Departments of Political Science, Philosophy, and Classics present Joel Schlosser (CHCI-ACLS Visiting Fellow in Residence at the Simpson Center for the Humanities and Associate Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College) "Politics Is for the Dogs: Diogenes the Cynic and Political Refusal."  Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4:00 to 5:30, Communications 120.


The Department of Near East Languages and Civilization; the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies; the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association; the Embassy of Uzbekistan present the Uzbek Ambassador to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov, on “Uzbekistan and Its Foreign Policy”. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:00–6:00pm, Denny Hall, Room 313. This lecture will honor the recently deceased Professor Ilse Cirtautas, who was a pioneer in the field of Central Asian studies and built many bridges with Uzbekistan. A memorial reception for Professor Cirtautas will be held immediately following Ambassador Vakhabov's lecture.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington present Allison Stanger (Harvard University and Middlebury College), “Why America Needs Whistleblowers”. Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:00–3:00pm, Thomson Hall, room 317.




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