Week of November 2, 2015

Political Science Colloquium:

Kevin Mazur (PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University), “Ordering violence: identity boundaries and coalition building in the Syrian uprising.” Monday, November 2nd, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Sophia Jordan Wallace (Assistant Professor, Rutgers University), “Time, Space, and Activism: The Impact of Protests on Latina/o Identities and Political Attitudes.” Friday, November 6th, 2:00-3:30, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

David Szakonyi (PhD Candidate, Political Science, Columbia University), “Elected Public Office and Private Benefit: Firm-level Returns from Businesspeople Becoming Politicians in Russia.” Monday, November 9th, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Scott Clifford (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Houston), “The Moral Foundations of Politics.” Friday, November 13th, 2:00-3:30, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. 2015. "Confronting the “China Excuse”: The Political Logic of Climate Change Adaptation." Solutions, July-August 2015.

Lance Bennett gave the opening keynote address at the University of Mannheim Conference on “The Empiricist’s Challenge: Asking Meaningful Questions in the Age of Big Data” on October 22nd. His talk was on, "Organization in the Crowd: Looking Inside A Big Data Analysis.”

Lance Bennett spoke on "The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Personalization of Contentious Politics" at the University of Mannheim, Center for European Social Research and Department of Political Science Colloquium on October 26th.

Mark Smith and his book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2015), were feature on Book-Notes on C-Span. http://www.c-span.org/video/?328742-7/book-discussion-secular-faith

Megan Ming Francis presented “The Price of Civil Rights: Black Politics, White Money, and the Erasure of Racial Violence” at the Johns Hopkins Department of Political Science Seminar on Oct 22.

Tony Gill presented a paper entitled “Religious Liberty & Economic Flourishing: Four Lessons from the Past” at the Association for the Study of Religion Economics & Culture schismatic mini-conference at Chapman University on October 24.  He also participated in an “author meets critics” panel at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion on October 23 in Newport Beach.  He was on the critic side of the table.

Tony Gill was a faculty moderator for a graduate workshop sponsored by the Institute for Studies of Religion, Economics, and Culture at Chapman University back in June where he ate waffles and barbecue.  Graduate students who have working papers related to religion, economics, and/or politics should consult Prof. Gill if they are interested in participating in the next round of workshops in June of this year.  Roughly 20 students from around the country are selected and given focused attention on their work from a range of seasoned scholars in economics, sociology, and political science.

Tony Gill was a faculty moderator and plenary address presenter at a graduate workshop for the Institute for Humane Studies back in July at Chapman University and, yes, consumed waffles at Bruxies.  (Tony has now visited Chapman more than any other university other than UW and UCLA.)  Graduate students interested in participating in future workshops sponsored by the I.H.S. should contact Prof. Gill directly. 


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Cary Coglianese (Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), “The Voluntary Partnership Model: Reflections on EPA’s Performance Track and OSHA’s VPP.” Friday, November 6, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

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.


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Mark Rosenzweig (Professor at Yale University), "Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Good Provision." November 2, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. Read his full paper: http://www.jblumenstock.com/files/jsde/Rosenzweig.pdf

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Luz Rivera [organizer with the Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino (CNUC) and the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN)], "Maíz y el país: Political Violence in Mexico and corn's Lessons for Justice." Tuesday, November 3, 11-1pm, Thomson 317. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Comparative History of Ideas Department and the Center for Human Rights.

Jackson School and Middle East Center: Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Postgenocide Turkey." Tuesday, November 3, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. 

Philosophy Department: Michael Rosenthal (Professor & Chair of Philosophy, UW), "Is religion or culture relevant to our decisions about helping refugees or our immigration policy?" Wednesday, November 4, 12pm in Savery 361. 

Korea Colloquia Speaker Series: Karen Thornber (Professor, Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University), "Tackling Stigma: Leprosy and the Case of Yi Ch’ŏngjun." Wednesday, November 4, 4-6pm in Communications 202. Sponsored by the Center for Korea Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and The Academy of Korean Studies.

Ellison Center Talk: Svitlana Khutka (Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Ukraine), "Opposite Mirrors of Love and Hate – How Ukraine is seen in Russia: Public Opinion Dynamics." Thursday, November 5, 1:30-3pm in Communications 202.

Department of History & the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Christopher Browning (Frank Porter Graham Professor History Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps." Thursday, November 5, 3:30-4:30pm in Communications 120. Reception to follow. 

South Asia Center: Christophe Jaffrelot [director of the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po and director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)], "The Businessmen/Politicians Connexion in India: the Gujarati Case." Friday, November 6, 2-4:30pm in Suzzallo Library, Smith Room.

Humanities "Think & Drink" program: Megan Ming Francis (Political Science, UW); Eric Davis (Sociology, Bellevue College); Eva Abram (public speaker and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau member); and Charles Mudede (screenwriter, author and editor at The Stranger),"Seattle Skin: Being Black in a Liberal City." Event moderated by Phyllis Fletcher (managing editor of Northwest News Network). Tuesday, November 10, 7-8:30pm at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103).  http://www.humanities.org/calendar-events/think-drink-seattle-skin-being-black-in-a-liberal-city

"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.

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.


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