Week of November 23, 2015


Spencer Piston (Assistant Professor, Political Science, Syracus University), “Sympathy for the Poor, Resentment of the Rich, and their Effects on Candidate Evaluations.” Wednesday, December 2nd, 3:30-5pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Jack Turner gave his paper "Frederick Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years" at the Vanderbilt University Social and Political Thought Workshop on November 6.

Mark Lubell (UC-Davis), Mike Levy (UC-Davis), Aseem Prakash, and Matt Potoski (UC-Santa Barbara) presented a paper, "Clubs Old and New: Social Networks and Participation in Voluntary Environmental Programs," at the annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November 12-14, 2015, Miami, Florida.

Nives Dolsak (UW Marine and Environmental Affairs) and Aseem Prakash presented a paper, "Participation in the Covenant of Mayors Program:  the Role of the Domestic NGO Sector," at the annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November 12-14, 2015, Miami, Florida.


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Kate O'Neill (University of California, Berkeley), “Seeing Across Scales: The New Role of Visualization Tools in Environmental Politics and Governance.” Friday, December 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

UWISC: James Harmon (Ph.D. Student, Political Science, UW), "Signaling Preferences in International Politics." Grad student discussant: Andrew Cockrell (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, December 11, 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: Pasita Chaijaroen (PhD candidate, Department of Economics, University of Washington), "Long-Lasting Income Shock and Adaptations: Evidence from Coral Bleaching in Indonesia." Monday, November 23, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs. Additional financial support is provided by the Gates Foundation through the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research group (EPAR) and the Information and Society Center.

"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.

Jackson School: A faculty roundtable discussion with Jackson School Professors Daniel Chirot, Kathie Friedman, Ray Jonas, and Reşat Kasaba. Moderated by Anand Yang. "Paris II: Making Sense of the World." Tuesday, November 24, 7pm in Thomson 101.

Harry Bridges Center: Panel discussion moderated by Professor George Lovell (Political Science, UW) on "Celebrating Teachers! Voices from the Pasco and Seattle Teacher Strikes." Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm in Smith 211. Free and open to the public. More details available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521201901534721/ Sponsored by: Labor Studies Student Association, Pasco Educators Association, UW Political Science Department, Academic Workers for a Democratic University, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

Seattle Town Hall: Deepa Iyer (Writer & activist) will host a conversation with Soya Jung (ChangeLab), Chandan Reddy (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington), and Ubax Gardheere (Puget Sound Sage) to discuss the new American racial landscape and the struggles of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants. Meeting takes place December 1st, in the downstairs of Town Hall (1119 8th Ave, Seattle). $5 admission. Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. https://townhallseattle.org/event/deepa-iyer/

Philosophy Department: Carina Fourie (Benjamin Rabinowitz Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics, Philosophy, UW) and Sara Goering (Associate Professor, Philosophy, UW), "What kind of access to health care and public health do we owe undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees?" Wednesday, December 2nd, 12pm in Savery 361. 

Katz Distinguished Lecture: Christof Mauch [Chair and Professor of American Cultural History at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)], "How Vulnerable is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past." Wednesday, December 2, 7-8pm in Kane 210.

Simpson Center: Christof Mauch [Chair and Professor of American Cultural History at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)], "Green New World - Travels into America’s Nature and History." Thursday, December 3, 3:30-5pm in Communications 206.

National Endowment for the Humanities: William D. Adams (Chairman of the NEH), "Democracy, the Humanities, and the Public Good." Friday, December 4, 3:30-5:30pm in the Intellectual House (UW).

Middle East Center: Ellis Goldberg (Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UW), "Does Demanding the Downfall of the Regime Make It So? Egypt and the Limits of Liberal and Post-Modern Political Theory." Monday, December 7, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Harry Bridges Center: Steven Hill (Journalist), "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers." Monday, December 7, 1:30-3:30pm in Savery 265.

Simpson Center: Kirsten Foot (Professor, Communication, UW) will discuss her new book Collaborating against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices. Monday, December 7, 3:30-5pm in Communications 206.


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