Week of October 03, 2016


Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski guest edited Regulation & Governance symposium on "Dysfunctional institutions? Toward a New Agenda in Governance Studies," (Volume 10, June 2016). In addition to the framing essay (https://goo.gl/VEKV80), it features papers by:

(1) Cass Sunstein  (Harvard University)

(2) Michael Barnett (GW)

(3) Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse (Free University, Berlin),

(4) Aidan R. Vining (Simon Fraser) and David L. Weimer (Wisconsin, Madison)

(5) Jonathan Lewallen, Sean M. Theriault and Bryan D. Jones (Texas, Austin)

Sarah Dreier, Rafeel Wasif, and Tony Gill all participated in 2016 IRES Graduate Student Workshop on June 10th & 11th at Chapman University.  Sarah and Rafeel presented papers entitled (respectively) “When Worlds Collide: How African Church Leaders Navigate Between Transnational Expectations and Local Demands to Advance or Resist Women’s Rights” and “When Islamic Religious Sects Unite: Analyzing Islamic Religious Education NGO’s Joint Resistance to Government Reforms in Pakistan.”  Tony served as a faculty moderator/discussant on several panels, and Sarah and Rafeel also served as student commentators.  Waffles were consumed.

Tony Gill participated in a Liberty Fund Colloquium entitled “Property Rights, Markets, and Freedom II” sponsored by the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana on August 22-24.  Elk was consumed.

Tony Gill presented “Should Churches Be Taxed?” at the St. Louis University Department of Political Science on September 23 and also participated in an undergraduate student forum on the benefits of a political science degree.  Schnitzel was consumed. 


Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Daniel Berliner (Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University), "The Political Logic of Information Disclosure: Evidence from 1 Million Information Requests in Mexico." Grad student discussant: Andreu Casas Salleras (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Monday, October 10, 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Riley Dunlap (Professor, Sociology, Oklahoma State University), “How Climate Change Became Controversial." Friday, October 7, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room. https://goo.gl/GSrCLS


JSIS and Center for Global Studies Panel: Panelists Reşat Kasaba, Daniel Chirot, Sabine Lang, Margaret O'Mara, and Anand Yang will discuss,"The Hot Summer: Europe, the Middle East and U.S." Monday, October 3 at 7pm in Thomson 101. The event is free and open to the public. More information available at: https://jsis.washington.edu/news/hot-summer-europe-middle-east-u-s/

University Book Store Book Talk: Robin Koerner (founder of WatchingAmerica.com) will be discussing his book "If You Can Keep It: Why We Nearly Lost It & How We Get It Back." Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm. at the U Book Store (4326 University Way, N.E.)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Bettina Cruz (defender of Indigenous land rights in Tehuantepec, Mexico), "Climate Change and Land Rights in Mexico." Wednesday, October 5 from 12:30-1:25pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 127. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, American Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, Center for Human Rights, The Channel Foundation, International Human Rights Clinic and UW Law's "Global Monday" series.

Jackson School of International Science: Nicholas Burns (Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School), "Memo to the Next President: Challenges Facing the U.S. in a Complex World." Wednesday, October 5, 8pm in Kane 220.

Center for Human Rights Panel: Marian Amissah-Ocran (Gender and Land Consultant, Landesa, Accra, Ghana), Liu Meng (Social Work Professor and Vice President of China Women’s University, Beijing, China), and Satish Patnaik (Team Coordinator, Jashipur team, PRADAN, and Field Faculty for Ambedkar University, Delhi, Jashipur, Odisha, India), "Promoting Land Rights for Tribal Women in India and Ghana and Ethnic Minorities in China." Thursday, October 6, 12-1:20pm in Thomson 317. Light lunch will be provided. Panel will be moderated by Jennifer Duncan (senior attorney and land tenure specialist at Landesa). Event sponsored by: Landesa, Center for Human Rights, African Studies, South Asia Center, East Asia Center, Center for Global Studies, Law, Societies and Justice, Center for Public Service Law, Gates Public Service Law Program.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Linda Rabben (associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland), "Freedom of Movement - a Human Right?" Thursday, October 6 from 4-6pm in Communications 120. Event sponsors: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW Center for Human Rights, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington Press, and UW Graduate School.

Jackson School Talk: Mykola Riabchuk (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Nationalities Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), "Examined by War: New Bonds and Old Cleavages in Post-Maidan Ukrainian Society." Tuesday, October 11, 5-6:30pm in Thomson 317.

Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL) Speaker Series: James Long, "Ethics and Data Transparency in Applied Social Science Research and Publishing." Wednesday, October 12, 12:30pm in Thomson 317.

UW Graduate School and the UWAA Equity & Difference Talk: Megan Ming Francis (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW), "Race and Violence in American Politics." Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm in Kane 120. Free admission, but advance registration is required.

Jackson School Conference: "A Conversation on the Global Migration Crisis and Human Rights." Friday, October 14, 8:30-4:30pm at the Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall, RM 225). Free. Register here.

UW School of Law Conference: "Human Rights Abuses Expose the Cover-Ups." Keynote speakers: Vince Warren (Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights) and Almudena Bernabeu (Director, Center for Justice and Accountability). For more information about the conference visit: http://exposecoverups.com/. Friday, October 14, 8:30am at the UW Law School.

Institute for Humane Studies: Michael Thomas (Professor, Economics, Creighton University), "Taxes as Country Club Dues." Friday, October 21, 3:30-5pm in Gowen 201. Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, the Washington Policy Center’s Young Professionals at UW, and the ISI Reading Group.