Week of November 7, 2016


Tony Gill visited Brandeis University on Oct 27-28, serving as an outsider reader on a dissertation defense (for Matt Isaacs) and then gave a presentation to a graduate student colloquium entitled "Septics, Sewers, and Secularization."

Jack Turner has been appointed to the editorial boards of Journal of Politics and Political Research Quarterly.

Elizabeth Chrun, Nives Dolsak, and Aseem Prakash. 2016. "Corporate Environmentalism: Motivations and Mechanisms." Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 2016, Vol. 41: 341–362. http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-090105

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. 2016. "The Upside of Ignoring Climate Change," Slate.com, October 31, 2016. https://goo.gl/EqsdLS

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. 2016. " The Dakota Pipeline Protests Should Think Big," Slate.com, November 3, 2016. https://goo.gl/eUWZou

Victor Menaldo's new book, "The Institutions Curse: Natural Resources, Politics, and Development," was discussed on October 27th in UW Today.


Political Science Practice Job Talk: Yu Sasaki (Ph.D. Candidate), "Publishing Nations: Technology Acquisition and Language Standardization for European Ethnic Groups." Monday, November 7, 2:30-4pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science Practice Job Talk: Laura Back (Ph.D. Candidate), "Rethinking the Rights/Care Dichotomy: Lessons From the Disability Movement." Thursday, November 10, 2:00-3:30pm in Smith 40A.

Faculty Panel “The 2016 Election: What Now?” Panelists will share their insights on the election and respond to your questions and comments. Panelists:  Mark Smith, author of Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics (2015); Becca Thorpe, author of The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (2014); Sophia Jordán Wallace, author of United We Stand: Latino Representation in Congress (in progress); and John Wilkerson, author of Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (with Scott Adler, 2012). Wednesday, November 16, 4:30-6:00pm, UW Campus, Room TBA. RSVP by November 7th at https://www.polisci.washington.edu/events/2016-11-16/2016-election-what-now

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Tulia Falleti (Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania), “Endogenous Participation: Prior Consultation in Extractive Economies.” Graduate discussant Calvin Garner (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 18, 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Political Science Department: Juliet Hooker (Associate Professor, Government and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas, Austin), "Black Protest beyond Democratic Sacrifice: BLM and the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement." Friday, November 18, 3-4:30p in Savery 260.

Center for Environmental Politics: Paul Mohai (Professo, 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).

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)


West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Mark Long (Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, UW), "Immediate Impacts of the City of Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance." Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.

Global Mondays: Nathaly Cecchet-Aular, Esq. (LL.M. candidate, UW Law), "Venezuela: Crime and no Punishment. A Petro-State Country in a Cheap Oil Age who is facing major political and economic challenges." Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Health Alliance International: Enrique Beldarraín Chaple, MD (Chief of the Research Department at the Cuban National Information Center of Medical Sciences, Professor of Public Health and the History of Medicine at the National School of Public Health), "Revolutionary Medicine: Public Health in Cuba." Thursday, November 10, 5:30-7pm in Health Sciences Bulding, Room T-625. Sponsored by: Health Alliance International, UW Latino Center for Health, the UW Global Health Resource Center and the Department of Global Health.

Middle East Center: Michael Degerald (Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Near & Middle East Studies, UW), "Islamic State(craft): Little Explored Details of the Tactics of Rule Employed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:20 in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Middle East Center and the Jackson School of Intn'l. Studies.

Global Mondays: Mariam Kabha (Israel’s National Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunities), "Equality in the Workplace." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Vernon Loke (Social Work, Eastern Washington University), "Increasing Youth Financial Capability: An Evaluation of the My Path Savings Initiative." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.

QUAL Speaker Series: David Lopez (Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Political Science, UW), "Examining the Political Foundations of Public Education Regimes in Comparative Perspective." Wednesday, November 16, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson Hall, Room 317.

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.

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/

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.