Week of November 27, 2017


The University of Washington will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, forThanksgiving break.

Join us on November 30th as we celebrate John Wilkerson’s installation as the Donald R. Matthews Endowed Professor. He will be giving a lecture on “Using Big Data to Better Understand Politics.” The event will take place in the Peterson Room from 4-6pm. There will be a reception following his lecture. 

On December 7th, from 12:00- 3:30, the graduate student leadership will be hosting a 'Decorate and De-stress' event. Drop in Smith 40A to enjoy some hot cocoa, decorate some cookies, and chat with other grads. Contact eahlness@uw.edu ahead of time if you plan to come to help with food planning. 

The Political Science Department’s holiday reception will take place on December 8, 2017 from 4-6pm at the District Lounge. Please RSVP by Monday, December 4th

The Political Science Department has started a new LinkedIn group. Please join us and help us expand our network!


Meredith Loken published an article titled "The Reckoning Must Also Come for Democrats" in The Stranger http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/11/15/25568890/guest-editorial-the-reckoning-must-also-come-for-democrats

Aseem Prakash and Joannie Tremblay-Boire presented a paper, "Biased Altruism: Religious Cues and Donor Support for Global Humanitarian Organizations," at the annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, November 16-18, Grand Rapids. Professor Prakash also chaired a panel on "Climate Change and the Civic Sector." The panelists included Chris Kolb (President & CEO of the Michigan Environmental Council), Jalonne L. White-Newsome  (The Kresge Foundation), Bill Wood (Executive Director, West Michigan Environmental Action Council), and Beth Gazley, Professor, Indiana University.

Graduate Research Grants, 2017-2018

Camden Hall Graduate Research Grant -Emma Rodman 

David J. Olson Graduate Research Grant - Riddhi Mehta Neugebauer, Jonathan Beck                    

Bryan and Diane Jones Graduate Research Grant - Chelsea Moore 

Kizhanatham Jagannathan Graduate Research Grant - Will Goldberg, Stephen Winkler, Beatrice Magistro    

Alfred and Joanne Brainard Graduate Research Grant - Chris Colligan

Ione E. Curtis Graduate Research Grant - Vanessa Quince 

Peter May Graduate Research Grant - Wesley Zuidema


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).

CANCELLED: 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).

Center for Environmental Politics: Cliff Mass (Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, UW), " Explaining Extreme Weather Events: Challenges in Climate Communication." 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).


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.