Week of November 21, 2016


Rafeel Wasif and Aseem Prakash, "Donating to the Local Madrasa: A Survey Experiment in Pakistan," presented at the 45th annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in Washington D.C., November 17-19, 2016.

Kendra Dupuy and Aseem Prakash. "Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries with Restrictive NGO Laws?: A Panel Study, 1993-2012," presented at the 45th annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in Washington D.C., November 17-19, 2016.

Tony Gill served as a faculty discussant and mentor for a group of economics, political science, and history graduate students at a workshop at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University on Nov. 11-12.  Tony also presented a new stream of scholarship in a talk entitled "Cultural Paternalism and the Libertarian Club Conundrum."

Tony Gill presented freestyle comments at the Capstone Seminar for the Religious Freedom Project he has been involved in for the past four years.  His panel was called "Faith and Finance" (a total misrepresentation of Tony's work), and he successfully worked in comments on bourbon, scotch, and southern rock.

Jeff Arnold won a major grant (co-PI) from the Office of Naval Research about militant infighting in Syria.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash published a piece on November 16th in Slate called "Trump Can't Abolish the EPA."

KUOW published a piece on November 11th titled "Dark days ahead: American professors on Trump presidency." The article contains a collection of responses from U.S. scholars (primarily the UW) on whether Trump's election means doomsday. Political Science professors Michael McCann and Megan Ming Francis both made a comment for the article as well as adjunct professors Saadia Pekkanen and David Bachman.


Equality Initiative in Political Science (EIPS): Joanne Woiak (Lecturer, Disability Studies Program, UW), Sushil Oswal (Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma), and Lance Forshay (ASL & Deaf Studies Lecturer and Program Coordinator, UW), "Ableism and Audism in Academia." Wednesday, November 30, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Center for Environmental Politics: Paul Mohai (Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan), "Which Came First, People or Pollution." Friday, December 2, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

American Political Development Speaker Series: Aziz Rana (Professor of Law, Cornell University), "The Rise of the Constitution." Monday, December 5, 12-1:30pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library Room 485. Sponsored by the Political Science Department. 

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Séverine Autesserre (Associate Professor, Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University), "International Peacebuilding and Local Success: Assumptions, Myths and Reality." Friday, December 9, 11:30-1:00pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A)


Global Mondays: Zhizhou ("Leo") Wang (Asian Law Center Research Fellow, UW Law), "Politics of Corporate Bankruptcies and the Shape of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in China: Past, Present, and Future." Monday, November 21, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Middle East Center and Jackson School: Rick Lorenz (Senior Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, UW) and U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Owen Ray, "Humanitarian Options in Syria: Will 'Safe Zones' Work?" Monday, November 21, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson Hall, Room 317.

Global Mondays: Margaret Levi (Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University), "Creating and Sustaining Ethical Supply Chains." Monday, November 28, 12:30-1pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies: Panel discussion with University of Washington Professors Daniel Chirot (Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies), Kathie Friedman (Associate Professor, International Studies), Sabine Lang (Associate Professor, International Studies; Director, Center for West European Studies), Joel Migdal (via Skype, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies), and Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor; Director, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies) will discuss "Trump & the World." Resat Kasaba (Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies; Director, Jackson School of International Studies) will moderate. Monday, November 28, 7pm in Kane 210. This event is sponsored by the Jackson School and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.

Communications Department: Panel discussion with Robert Merry (Political editor of The National Interest and author of books on American history and foreign policy), Joanne Silberner (Artist in Residence, Department of Communication, UW), Mark Smith (Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion and Communication, UW), and Danny Westneat (Metro columnist at the Seattle Times) discussing "What Happened? The Role of Traditional and Social Media in the 2016 Election." Hanson Hosein (President of HRH Media Group and director of the Communication Leadership program at the UW) will moderate. Monday, November 28, 7pm in Kane 120.

Near Eastern Languages and Civilization: Book talk with Moshe Naor (Visiting Professor, University of California - LA), "Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine." Tuesday, November 29, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson Hall, Room 317. Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW Middle East Center, and Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/event/moshe-naor/

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences: René Flores (Assistant Professor, Sociology, UW), "Can Politicians Shape Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants?: Evidence from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." Wednesday, November 30, 12:30-1:30pm in Savery 409.

Jackson School: Rachel Lee (Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Foundation, UW), "The Origins of Social Inequality and Political Hierarchy in Korea." Thursday, December 1, 3:30-5pm in Communications Room 202.

Middle East Center and Jackson School: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Professor, Economics, Virginia Tech), "Iran After the Nuclear Agreement: Love and Hate Toward the Global Economy." Thursday, December 1, 7:00-8:30pm in Thomson Hall, Room 101.

University Book Store Book Talk & Signing: Ibram X. Kendi (Assistant Professor, African American history, University of Florida) will discuss his book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America." Thursday, December 1, 7pm at the U Bookstore (4326 University Way NE). https://goo.gl/a2P1sF

American Ethnic Studies: Real Women, Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy is a panel discussion with current and formerly incarcerated women discussing issues and concerns that affect them. Friday, December 2, 5-8pm at William H. Gates Hall Room 133. Sponsored by: American Ethnic Studies; Center for Communication, Difference & Equity; English; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; School of Law; Law, Societies & Justice; School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell; Division of Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. https://goo.gl/obXeA2

Jackson School Lecture: Henri J. Barkey (Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), "Turkey: A Troubled Country in a Troubled Region." Tuesday, December 13, 7pm in Kane 210. Event sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies, Middle East Center and The Center for Global Studies.

Seattle Town Hall: Michael Medved (bestselling author and radio host), "The American Miracle." Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave). Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 to get in. https://townhallseattle.org/event/michael-medved/

Seattle Town Hall: Gemina Garland-Lewis (documentary photographer and One Health researcher), "Everything to Me: Homeless Seattleites & their Pets." Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave). Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 to get in. https://townhallseattle.org/event/everything-to-me/

Seattle Town Hall: Jessica Bennett (New York Times journalist and author), "Welcome to the 'Feminist Fight Club.'" Tuesday, December 27, 7:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave). Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 to get in. https://townhallseattle.org/event/jessica-bennett/