Week of November 23, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 23, 2020

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UW will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Political Science COVID-19 Prevention Plan is also located on our website. If you come to campus, you are required to review the plan and take the UW General COVID-19 safety training. You must fill out the COVID-19 attestation in Workday on each day you come to campus.



Ellen Ahlness's article, "The Evolving Political Engagement of Permanent Participants: Senior Arctic Officials as Sea Ice Policy Audiences" was published in Arctic and International Relations, a series collaboration between The International Policy Institute, Canadian Studies Center, and Center for Global Studies.

Tony Gill ventured into the wild, blue yonder to give a talk at ... physically AT ... Texas Tech University's Free Market Institute on Friday, November 13.  It was a workshop on his recently-published paper "The Comparative Endurance and Efficiency of Religion."  Half the audience was virtual, the others were masked like Billy the Kid robbing a bank.  Tony was also invited to attend the TTU - Baylor football game in the president's suite where he was served prime rib, pulled pork, nachos, and cookies.  TTU won on a last second field goal.  (Tony has been in self-imposed quarantine in his house just in case.)

On Wednesday, November 18, Tony Gill presented a virtual (unmasked) talk on the economic origins of religious liberty to a group of students at Washington College in Maryland.

Sijeong Lim and Aseem Prakash. "How the Opposing Pressures of Industrialization and Democratization Influence Clean Water Access in Urban and Rural Areas: A Panel Study, 1991–2010." Environmental Politics and Governance, 2020, 30(4): 182-195 . 

Steven Karceski, Nives Dolsak, Aseem Prakash, and Travis Ridout Nelson. "Did TV Ads Funded by the Fossil Fuel Industry Defeat the Washington Carbon Tax?" Climatic Change, 2020, 158: 301-307. 

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. Bezos Earth Fund Should Support Grassroots Organizations Working On “Just Transition,” Forbes.com, November 19, 2020.



The UW Center for Environmental Politics: Kimberly Carlson (New York University) “Do corporate commitments to zero-deforestation reduce forest loss? Modeling and mapping voluntary sustainability initiatives in tropical commodity supply chains,” Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30pm via Zoom.  Register at this link.



QUAL Speaker Series: Margaret O’Mara (UW-History), “Writing the History of the Present: Qualitative Methodology in the Code”, December 2, 2020, 12:30pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE

Simpson Center for the Humanities presents the Katz Distinguished Lecture: Margaret O’Mara (UW-History), “Remaking the Silicon Society”, December 8, 2020, 4:30pm via Zoom. Register here.


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