Week of November 16, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 16, 2020

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UW will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Political Science COVID-19 Prevention Plan is also located on our website. If you come to campus, you are required to review the plan and take the UW General COVID-19 safety training. You must fill out the COVID-19 attestation in Workday on each day you come to campus.



Tony Gill presented "The Comparative Endurance and Efficiency of Religion: A Public Choice Approach" at the ASU Center for Economic Liberty's Research Conference on Voluntary Governance (November 5-7).  Reminiscing about the 1970s PBS kids' show, this was done via Zoom Zoom Zoom-a-Zoom.  Following the presentation, one of the other participants in the conference wrote "Wow!" in the Q&A box.  Tony is still trying to figure out if that was good or bad.  Also, we had to provide our own snacks, which was sad.

Tony Gill was a participant in mini-Zoom conference "Liberalism and Its Critics" sponsored by the Institute of Humane Studies on September 19, 2020.  Where was this held?  Yep, you guessed it ... Zoom.  Snacks?  Self-provided.  To emulate the typical hotel conference experience, Tony created his own plate of mini-muffins and cheese slices.  There was a surprisingly enjoyable happy hour following the conference (although it was BYOB).



The UW Center for Environmental Politics' Duck Family Colloquium Series welcomes David Victor (Professor of Innovation and Public Policy at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego) “Cities are pledging to confront climate change, but are their actions working?” Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30pm over Zoom. Please RSVP at this link.

WISIR Brown Bag: Carolyn Dapper (Graduate Student, UW-Political Science) “White Identity and Tolerance for Violence in the South,” Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom. Check WISIR website close to event date for Zoom link:  https://depts.washington.edu/wisir/

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Daniel M. Smith (Harvard University) “Destruction from Above: Long-Term Legacies of the Tokyo Air Raids”, Friday, November 20, 2020, Noon-1:30pm via Zoom. Discussant: Lauren Hwayoung Lee. E-mail Kenya Amano via srscp@uw.edu for Zoom link.

Political Science presents Luis Cabrera (Griffith University, Australia) “Toward Cosmopolitan Political Humility: Insights from B.R Ambedkar and Present-Day Dalit Activists,” Friday, November 20, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm Pacific, via Zoom. Contact Jamie Mayerfeld, jasonm@uw.edu for Zoom link. More information  here:  https://www.polisci.washington.edu/events/2020-11-20/guest-lecture-toward-cosmopolitan-political-humility-insights-br-ambedkar-and


QUAL Speaker Series: Margaret O’Mara (UW-History), “Writing the History of the Present: Qualitative Methodology in the Code”, December 2, 2020, 12:30pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE

Simpson Center for the Humanities presents the Katz Distinguished Lecture: Margaret O’Mara (UW-History), “Remaking the Silicon Society”,  December 8, 2020, 4:30pm via Zoom. Register here.

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