Week of November 30, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 30, 2020

Today’s bulletin is also posted on our website:

http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Alumni/Newsletter/newsletter.html

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome, Natalie Cormier! Natalie joins our team as our new Administrative Assistant in the Main Office. She starts on Tuesday, December 1st. She received a Master of Public Service and Administration from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2019. She started at the UW in August 2019 at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Please welcome Natalie to the department. Her email is nc9927@uw.edu.

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.

 

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "John Kerry as Presidential Climate Envoy: Virtue signaling or the path to climate policy progress?" Forbes.com, November 23.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS

Global Law and Politics Network Workshop Wednesdays: Karen Alter (Northwestern University) “From Colonial to Multilateral International Law: A Global Capitalism and Law Investigation.”  Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm EST via Zoom. Discussant: Greg Shaffer (UW Irvine).   Contact  rcichows@uw.edu for zoom link.

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.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS

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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