Week of November 19, 2018

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 21, 2018

Holiday reminder: The University will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Department of Political Science Holiday Party will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018, in the UW Club, Yukon Pacific Room, 4:00–6:00pm. Children are welcome. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, December 3rd!


Lance Bennett delivered the closing keynote at the conference "Activism and Collective Action in the Digital Age: Political Communication and Social Change” The conference was organized by the University of Valencia, Spain and the Menendez Pelayo International University of Valencia. The talk was titled: "Connective Democracy? Technology, Political Culture, and the Electoral Crisis on the Left.” 

Lance also gave a talk to advanced journalism students at the University of Valencia.  “Communication and the Crisis of Democracy: Institutional Decline, Disinformation, and the Rise of the Radical Right”


The UW Committee on China-U.S. Dialogues welcomes Dr. Quansheng Zhao, Professor of international relations, Director of Center for Asian Studies, and Chair of Asian Studies Research Council at American University, to give a lecture on "The Dynamics of the U.S.-China-Japan Relations". Professor Kenneth Pyle and Professor David Bachman, UW faculty members of the Jackson School of International Studies, as well as adjuncts of Department of Political Science, will serve as discussants. Monday, December 3 at William H. Gates Hall, room 138. A ticket is required for this event.

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Kevin Aslett (PhD student, UW), subject TBD.  Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Tech Policy Lab Distinguished Lecture: “Hacking Elections”, a conversation with Matt Tait (cybersecurity expert and former British intelligence officer). Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00–8:30pm. Kane Hall, University of Washington, Free, but RSVP Requested: Register Here.

Seattle University's College of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Public Service, and Marketing Communications department present  “Irish-American Relations: What's Next?”, a discussion with Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm, Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium. Ambassador Mulhall will engage in a discussion about developments in foreign relations between the U.S. and Ireland, the broader Trans-Atlantic relationship between the U.S. and the E.U., international trade, and the implications of Brexit particularly for the peace process in Northern Ireland. Facilitated by Larry Hubbell, Director of Seattle University's Institute of Public Service. Free and open to the public. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-american-relations-whats-next-tickets-52638432970




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