Week of October 1, 2018

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Sarah Dreier has just published "Resisting Rights to Renounce Imperialism: East African Churches' Strategic Symbolic Resistance to LGBTQ Inclusion," International Studies Quarterly 62 (2), 423–436. Available here: https://academic.oup.com/isq/article-abstract/62/2/423/5049193.

Tony Gill was a faculty mentor at a graduate student colloquium sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies on July 12–14 at Chapman University.  He was also a featured evening speaker, presenting his increasingly popular “Tipping Points: An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuities” lecture.  Waffles were consumed and billiards played (though Dr. T did not bring home the IHS Colloquium Pool Hall Trophy this year).

Aseem Prakash delivered the keynote address ("The Global Civil Society Project: What Went Wrong") at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2018. At this conference, he also received the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance's 2018 Regulatory Studies Development Award (http://www.reggov.org/award) at a ceremony at the Olympic Museum that overlooks Lake Geneva. The award recognizes a "senior scholar for his or her achievements in, and contributions to, regulation and governance scholarship and teaching." The 2018 award is a piece of sculpture crafted in 6,000 year old Irish bog oak by artist Michael Casey, entitled ʽThe Salmon of Knowledgeʼ.

Susan Whiting presented a paper (with Xiao Ma), “Validating Descriptive and Causal Inferences in Survey Experiments with Real-World Data” at Peking University on June 9. 

Her article (with Dan Abramson and Steve Harrell), "A Long View of Sustainable Development in the Chengdu Plain, China," was accepted for publication by the Journal of Asian Studies

Her chapter (with Dan Wang), "The Rural Economy," was published in the Sage Handbook of Contemporary China








University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Anna Zelenz (Ph.D. student, UW), “Title TBD.”  Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS): “Publishing 101.” A discussion of the process and guidance for publishing in Political Science journals with James Caporaso, Sophia Jordán Wallace, and Geoff Wallace. Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Shelby Grossman (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Memphis), “The Politics of Order in Informal Markets”. Graduate student discussant: Stephen Winkler (Political Science, UW).  Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Political Science Fall Faculty Panel: Professors Mark Alan Smith (Professor, Political Science, UW), Christopher Sebastian Parker (Professor, Political Science, UW), and Sophia Jordán Wallace (Associate Professor, Political Science, UW), "The 2018 Midterms and their Consequences" Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30–7:00pm, Johnson Hall, Room 102. Please visit our website for more details and to rsvp: https://www.polisci.washington.edu/

Center for Environmental Politics (CEP): Neil Lewis, Jr. (Assistant Professor, Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University). “The Complex Relationship between Climate Change Beliefs and Sustainable Behavior”.  Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).



BUNK: The Information Series: Brendan Nyhan (Professor, Public Policy, University of Michigan) “Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News during the 2016 Presidential Campaign”. Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30pm. Kane Hall, room 120. Sponsored by UW Graduate School, Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, and School of Public Health.





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