Week of November 20, 2017


Tony Gill talked tipping with Russ Roberts on EconTalk this past week.  This is Tony’s second appearance on the popular economics podcast series, and whereas last time he talked about the economics of religion, this time around he provided a defense of the cultural norm of gratuities at restaurants, for cab rides, and hotel housekeeping.  

Aseem Prakash, Nives Dolšak, Thomas Bernauer and Liam McGrath published an article titled, "Delhi is blanketed with toxic smog. This is why" in the Washington Post/Monkey Cage on November 11, 2017.

On November 16, Scott Lemieux published an article in Reuters called, "Commentary: How Trump is making it easier to exploit consumers."

Calvin Garner recently presented a paper titled "Violence Against the Media in Non-democratic Regimes: Evidence from Russia" at the 2017 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual convention in Chicago.


Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Nora Webb Williams (Ph.D. Student, Political Science, UW), "Economic Resilience and Social Trust after the Fall of the Soviet Union." Thursday, November 30, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Center for Environmental Politics: Dali L. Yang (William Claude Reavis Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago), "The Politics of Environmental Governance in China." Friday, December 1, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race: Jodi Melamed (Associate Professor, English and Africana Studies, Marquette University), "Race and Capitalism." Thursday, December 7, 4-5:30pm in Communications 120. Co-sponsored with the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Jonathan Beck (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "European Integration Detour: The Contentious Politics of EU Migrant Benefits." Friday, December 8, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Trump in the World Lecture Series: Sara Curran (Professor, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies), "The International Climate Regime." Monday, November 20, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Linda Farthing (journalist and researcher) and Alejandro Velasco (Associate professor, Modern Latin America, NYU) will present on "Social Movements and Leftist Governments in South America: Achievements and challenges in Bolivia and Venezuela." Tuesday, November 21, 4:30-6:30pm in Thomson 317. Also sponsored by the Simpson Center, the Center for Global Studies, and Comparative History of Ideas. Contact lasuw.uw.edu for more information. 

Global Mondays Lecture Series: Jean-Sylvestre Bergé (University Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 Faculty of Law), "Cross-Border Movement and the Law: for a Global Approach." Monday, November 27, 12:30-1:30pm in William H. Gates, Room 117. Sponsored by UW Law.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Glennys Young (Professor, History), "Russia." Monday, November 27, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Social Justice Tuesday: Jessyn Farrell (activist and Democratic Party politician in Washington State), "#METOO: Sexual Harassment in Policymaking and the Threats to Gender Equity & Our Democracy." Tuesday, November 28, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall, Room 127. Sponsored by UW Law.

History Colloquium Series: Anand Yang (Professor and Chair, History, UW), "Empire of Convicts: Indian Bandwars in Southeast Asia in the 18th and 19th Centuries." Tuesday, November 28, 3:30-4:30PM in Smith 306.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Panel discussion on the "International Implications." Monday, December 4, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.