Week of November 16, 2015

POLITICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:

Nikhar Gaikwad (PhD Candidate, Political Science, Yale University), “East India Companies and Long-Term Economic Change in India.” Monday, November 16th, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Caitlin Ainsley (PhD Candidate, Political Science, Emory University), “The Politics of Central Bank Appointments.” Friday, November 20th, 2:00-3:30, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Spencer Piston (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Syracus University), “Sympathy for the Poor, Resentment of the Rich, and their Effects on Candidate Evaluations.” Wednesday, December 2nd, 3:30-5pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Lane Bennett delivered the following talks this week:

Copenhagen University, Department of Political Science, “The Logic of Connective Action: Democratic Mobilization in the Digital Age” November 2

Copenhagen University Department of Political Science, workshop on connective action focused on why mobilizations on the left interface poorly with democratic institutions compared with mobilizations on the right. November 3

Copenhagen Business School, all day workshop on new project development with faculty from the Corporate Social Responsibility program. November 4

Stockholm University, Department of Political Science, “The Political Economy of Ideas: Why The Idea of High Economic Growth Persists Despite Being Unsustainable” November 6

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. 2015. "Government Contractors as Civil Society?" Stanford Social Innovation Review, November 2015, http://ssir.org/articles/entry/government_contractors_as_civil_society

Lance Bennett gave the following talks this week:

Stockholm University, Department of Political Science, Nov 6

Stockholm University, Department of Communication, Nov 9

Uppsala University, Swedish Institute of North American Studies, Nov 10 “The Political Economy Of Ideas: How Unsustainable Economic Policies Have Captured Contemporary Politics”

Free University, Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute, Graduate Program Annual Lecture, November 11, 2015.“Democratic Mobilization in the Digital Age : How Occupy Wall Street Changed the Conversation about Inequality in the U.S.”

Tony Gill taught four classes on "The Mysteries of Economics" to the Oster Lifelong Learning Institute sponsored by UW Educational Outreach.  The classes were taught at Trilogy Retirement Community in Redmond, WA and involved everything from the price of popcorn to flooding in the Snoqualmie Valley to witchcraft trials.  He's been asked back to do another set of classes in the spring.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Jonathan Kirshner (Professor of International Political Economy, Dept of Government, Cornell University), "Classical Realism in World Politics." Grad student discussant: Travis Nelson (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 20, 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.

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Kate O'Neill (University of California, Berkeley), “Seeing Across Scales: The New Role of Visualization Tools in Environmental Politics and Governance.” Friday, December 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

UWISC: James Harmon (Ph.D. Student, Political Science, UW), "Signaling Preferences in International Politics." Grad student discussant: Andrew Cockrell (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, December 11, 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.

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Brian Kahin (Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association; Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Patent Policy and Politics in the Digital Revolution." Monday, November 16, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program: Miriam Miranda (executive director of Honduran Black Fraternal Organization) and Berta Cáceres (general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations – COPINH), "Indigenous Environmental Activism in Central America." Monday, November 16, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Center for Human Rights, Channel Foundation and Fund Global Human Rights.

Southeast Asian Studies Center: Walden Bello (leading critics of the current model of economic globalisation), "Promise and Performance: The Politics of Good Governance Under President Benigno Aquino III." Tuesday, November 17, 4-6pm in Communications 120. Sponsored by: Southeast Asian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, History, Geography, American Ethnic Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities. 

Philosophy Department: Lauren Hartzell Nichols (Lecturer, Philosophy, UW) & Alex Lenferna (Graduate Student, Philosophy, UW), "How is climate justice relevant for immigration policy and considerations of responsibility to help refugees." Wednesday, November 18, 12pm in Savery 361.

TEDxRainier: Megan Ming Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW) will speak at the TEDxRainier event in Seattle. TEDxRainier is a one-day event that brings together top thinkers to share ideas with our local audience. The event takes place November 21 at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer Street, Seattle) from 9-5pm. For more info: http://www.tedxrainier.com/events/tedxrainier-2015/

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Tanya Karwaki (Ph.D. Candidate, UW Law; Part-Time Lecturer, UW, School of Pharmacy), "Beyond our Borders: Medical Tourism." Monday, November 23, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Philosophy Department: Carina Fourie (Benjamin Rabinowitz Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics, Philosophy, UW) and Sara Goering (Associate Professor, Philosophy, UW), "What kind of access to health care and public health do we owe undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees?" Wednesday, December 2nd, 12pm in Savery 361. 

Middle East Center: Ellis Goldberg (Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UW), "Does Demanding the Downfall of the Regime Make It So? Egypt and the Limits of Liberal and Post-Modern Political Theory." Monday, December 7, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Simpson Center: Kirsten Foot (Professor, Communication, UW) will discuss her new book Collaborating against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices. Monday, December 7, 3:30-5pm in Communications 206.

 

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