Week of November 9, 2015


The University of Washington will be closed next Wednesday, November 11th, for Veteran’s Day.


David Szakonyi (PhD Candidate, Political Science, Columbia University), “Elected Public Office and Private Benefit: Firm-level Returns from Businesspeople Becoming Politicians in Russia.” Monday, November 9th, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Scott Clifford (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Houston), “The Moral Foundations of Politics.” Friday, November 13th, 2:00-3:30, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Nikhar Gaikwad (PhD Candidate, Political Science, Yale University), “East India Companies and Long-Term Economic Change in India.” Monday, November 16th, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Jack Turner, "The Constitution of Radical Democracy," POLITY 47, no. 4 (2015): 558-565.

Sijeong Lim, Victor Menaldo, and Aseem Prakash. 2015. Foreign Aid, Economic Globalization, and Pollution. Policy Sciences, 48(2): 181-205.


University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Jonathan Kirshner (Professor of International Political Economy, Dept of Government, Cornell University), "Classical Realism in World Politics." Grad student discussant: Travis Nelson (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 20, 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.


Middle East Center: Paula Holmes-Eber (Affiliate Faculty, Jackson School of International Studies), "Give It to Me Barney-Style: The US Marine Corps' Culture Training and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." Monday, November 9, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317.

Foster School of Business and the Jackson School of International Studies: Anne C. Richard (U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration), "Securing Their Future: Children of the Syrian Refugee Crisis." Monday, November 9, 12:30-1:30 in Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall. This event is open to faculty, staff, students and community members. Please registers for this free event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s-eqCOp7uv4H-jzh_9XVZpFZND3gplD7vMxAf6wlnI0/viewform

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Heather Nicol (2015-16 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies; Professor of Geography, Trent University, Ontario), "Governing the North: The Arctic Council and the Arctic States." Monday, November 9, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Jackson School: Anthony P. D’Costa (Chair and Professor, Contemporary Indian Studies, Australia India Institute), "After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagements with Asia." Tuesday, November 10, 3:30-4:30pm in Thomson 317

Humanities "Think & Drink" program: Megan Ming Francis (Political Science, UW); Eric Davis (Sociology, Bellevue College); Eva Abram (public speaker and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau member); and Charles Mudede (screenwriter, author and editor at The Stranger),"Seattle Skin: Being Black in a Liberal City." Event moderated by Phyllis Fletcher (managing editor of Northwest News Network). Tuesday, November 10, 7-8:30pm at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103).  http://www.humanities.org/calendar-events/think-drink-seattle-skin-being-black-in-a-liberal-city

Ellison Center: David Abramson (analyst of Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State), "An Anthropologist at the State Department: Government Careers for Research Professionals from the Humanities and Social Sciences." Thursday, November 12, 1:30pm in Communications 202.

Jackson School: Sandra Carolina Navarrete Ayala and Jose Faustino Alas (Nueva Trinidad, El Salvador), "The Lessons of Nueva Trinidad: Resisting Violence and Mining in El Salvador." Friday, November 13, 12-2pm in Padelford C101.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Brian Kahin (Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association; Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Patent Policy and Politics in the Digital Revolution." Monday, November 16, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program: Miriam Miranda (executive director of Honduran Black Fraternal Organization) and Berta Cáceres (general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations – COPINH), "Indigenous Environmental Activism in Central America." Monday, November 16, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Center for Human Rights, Channel Foundation and Fund Global Human Rights.

Southeast Asian Studies Center: Walden Bello (leading critics of the current model of economic globalisation), "Promise and Performance: The Politics of Good Governance Under President Benigno Aquino III." Tuesday, November 17, 4-6pm in Communications 120. Sponsored by: Southeast Asian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, History, Geography, American Ethnic Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities. 

Philosophy Department: Lauren Hartzell Nichols (Lecturer, Philosophy, UW) & Alex Lenferna (Graduate Student, Philosophy, UW), "How is climate justice relevant for immigration policy and considerations of responsibility to help refugees." Wednesday, November 18, 12pm in Savery 361.

TEDxRainier: Megan Ming Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW) will speak at the TEDxRainier event in Seattle. TEDxRainier is a one-day event that brings together top thinkers to share ideas with our local audience. The event takes place November 21 at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer Street, Seattle) from 9-5pm. For more info: http://www.tedxrainier.com/events/tedxrainier-2015/

"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.


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