Week of November 9, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 9, 2020

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

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.



Finishing up his summer vacation, Tony Gill got busy with a talk to the Human Rights Media organization at a conference entitled Advancing Humans Rights and Religious Freedom on October 9, 2020.  The title of Tony's presentation was "Furthering Emphasis on Civil Society" (video link) and the moderator of the panel said "Well, that was a unique perspective" after he had finished. Despite that comment, Tony was asked back to give a repeat performance although he could not do it at the time requested.

Tony Gill gave a 30-minute presentation (followed by vibrant Q&A) entitled "COVID and the Flattening of Civil Society" at the Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University's Heider College of Business.  He appeared via remote delivery so as to practice safe social distancing.  Songs by The Housemartins and the Polyphonic Spree were featured, as was a dancing puppet.  A video of the event should be forthcoming

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, "Sushi Vs. Steak World: 2020 Elections Reveal Cultural Challenges For Climate Policies," Forbes.com, November 6, 2020.



WISIR Brown Bag: Carolyn Dapper (Graduate Student, UW-Political Science) “White Identity and Tolerance for Violence in the South,” Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom. Check WISIR website close to event date for Zoom link:  https://depts.washington.edu/wisir/

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Daniel M. Smith (Harvard University) “Destruction from Above: Long-Term Legacies of the Tokyo Air Raids”, Friday, November 20, 2020, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. Discussant: Lauren Hwayoung Lee. E-mail Kenya Amano via srscp@uw.edu for Zoom link.



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


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