Week of October 10, 2016


Debate watching parties at UW Libraries:

Watch the debates on the big screen with the UW community. Please join us, and invite your students! 6:00 – 7:30pm, Sunday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 19, in Odegaard 220 and Media Arcade, Allen 318F


On September 20, Aseem Prakash, Nives Dolšak, and Maggie Allen published a piece called "The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, explained" in the Washington Post/Monkey Cage.

Kristoffer Rees and Nora Webb Williams. "Explaining Kazakhstani Identity: Supraethnic identity, ethnicity, language, and citizenship." Forthcoming in Nationalities Papers.

Xiao Ma is selected to receive the China Times Cultural Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship is selected among Ph.D. candidates who study China in any social sciences or humanities discipline in a US or Canadian institution.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash have published the following blogs on Brexit:

"Manufacturing Dissent: How The New York Times Covered the Brexit Vote." Duck of Minerva, September 29

"Here’s what Many Journalist Missed when Covering the Brexit Vote." Washington Post/The Monkey Cage, August 3

"The Perils of Technocraticism: Will Environmentalists learn from Brexit?" Governance Journal Blog, June 27


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).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Stefano Recchia (Lecturer of International Relations, University of Cambridge), “TBA.” Graduate discussant Christopher Colligan (Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, October 21, 11:30-1pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics Seminar (JSDE): Chris Udry (Professor, Economics, Yale), "TBD." Monday, October 10, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

Global Mondays: Jaewon Ryu (legislative researcher for the Republic of Korea National Assembly), “Urgent issues for further enhancement of the legal expertise: The National Assembly Research Service of the Republic of Korea for effective legislative process." Monday, October 10, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs and the Visiting Scholars Program.

West Coast Poverty Center: Jiyoung Kang (School of Social Work, UW), "The Effect of Paid Maternity Leave on Low-income Families' Welfare Use." Monday, October 10, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.

Harry Bridges Center:  LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project, a compendium of video oral histories and other resources for exploring the long history of LGBTQ civil rights struggles in Seattle and Washington State. Monday, October 10, 7-9pm in the Student Union Building (HUB), Room 340. Sponsored by: Simpson Center for Humanities, Queer Student Commission, History Department, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Libraries, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies.

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 (Professor, Political Science, UW), "Ethics and Data Transparency in Applied Social Science Research and Publishing." Wednesday, October 12, 12:30-1:20pm 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.

JSDE Seminar: Lena Edlund (Professor, Economics, Columbia University), "TBD." Monday, October 17, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

Global Mondays: Randi Hedin, Esq. (Part Time Lecturer, UW Law), "Sustainable Development Work in Senegal - Putting Theory into Practice." Monday, October 17, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs and the Visiting Scholars Program.

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR) Lecture: Cristina Beltrán (Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of Latino Studies, New York University), "When Passion Trumps: The Latino Vote in 2016 and the Republican Melodrama of Loss." Monday, October 17, 12-1:30pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485. Co-sponsored by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE). http://depts.washington.edu/wisir/events/

West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Callie Burt (Sociology, UW), "Racial Discrimination, Racial Socialization, and Crime: A Social Schematic Theory of Risk and Resilience across the Life Course" Monday, October 17, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.

History Department: UW Professors Arbella Bet-Shlimon (History), Megan Francis (Political Science), Moon-Ho Jung (History), LaTasha Levy (American Ethnic Studies), Carolyn Piñedo-Turnovsky (American Ethnic Studies), and Joshua Reid (History) will come together to discuss, "Why Race Matters: U.S. Politics in the 2016 Elections." Tuesday, October 18, 4pm at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105).

Southeast Asia Center Symposium: "Approaches to Religious Violence, Radicalism, and Deradicalization: Perspectives from the US and Indonesia." Tuesday, October 18, 9:30-2pm in Odegaard 220. Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center and Indonesian Consular Office (San Francisco). https://jsis.washington.edu/seac/events/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D120918592%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D

West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Amy Bailey (Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago), "They Expect More From You: Working Class Transitions to Adulthood." Friday, October 21, 12:30-1:30pm at Raitt Hall, Room 121. Co-sponsored with Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE).

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.