Week of October 12, 2015


Faculty Meeting for all faculty: October 16, 1:30-3pm.


Jack Turner presented his new paper "How to Want Equality" at the Brown University International Conference on "Post-Democracy" on October 2.

Aseem Prakash served as a panelist (along with Peter Hall, Robert Kagan, Dan Keleman and Graham Wilson) at the APSA "Roundtable to Honor David Vogel's Contributions to Political Science." This roundtable was organized to celebrate David Vogel's retirement from UC Berkeley.

Elizabeth Churn, Daniel Berliner and Aseem Prakash, "Stakeholder Scrutiny, Private Certification, And the "Big City Advantage," a paper presented at the APSA annual conference, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015.

Sijeong Lim and Aseem Prakash, "Inter-Governmental Regimes and  Recruitment to  Private Regimes: GATT/WTO and the ISO, 1951-2005, " a paper presented at the APSA annual conference, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015.

Lance Bennett delivered a keynote address at the International Political Science Association cross sectional conference on E-government, political communication and the quality of democracy held in Rovinj Croatia October 2-3, 2015: “The Logic of Connective Action: Democratic Mobilization in the Digital Age.”  He also gave a talk on "The Logic of Connective Action" at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on October 7.

John Wilkerson (UW), David Smith (NEU), and Nicholas Stramp (UW) published an article in the American Journal of Political Science titled, “Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislatures: A Text Reuse Approach.” Volume 59, Issue 4, pages 943–956, October 2015.


Equality Initiative in Political Science Fall Roundtable: Political Science's Christopher Parker, Hannah Walker, and Elizabeth Chrun will discuss "Race in Academia." Friday, October 23, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). All faculty, staff, and grad students are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Armando Razo (Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University), "Political competition and social spending in Mexico's municipalities: Spatial dimensions of social policies after political and economic liberalization." Grad student discussant: Kevin Aslett (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, October 30th, 12:00-1:20pm, in Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Cary Coglianese (Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), “The Voluntary Partnership Model: Reflections on EPA’s Performance Track and OSHA’s VPP.” Friday, November 6, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP


"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Stephen Rosenbaum (Associate Professor, Golden Gate Law School; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law), "Protecting Human Rights in a Constitutional Monarchy: The Case of Cambodia." Monday, October 12, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

UW Japan Studies Colloquia: Brian Woodall (Professor of International Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology), "Japan’s Energy Policy Choices and Environmental Consequences: Explaining Institutional Change and Stability." Tuesday, October 13, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

Philosophy Department: Bill Talbott (Professor of Philosophy), "What does it mean to have a human right to asylum? What is that a right to? What should the US be doing to secure that right for asylum seekers in the Middle East?" Wednesday, October 14, 12pm in Savery 361.

MÁS – Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle's Arts Education Program: Free film screening of "From the Bottom Up (De Baixo Para Cima)." Co-directed by Angelica Macklin and Jonathan Warren. Wednesday, October 14, 6-8pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Lobby (3931 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle). Afterwards there will be a post-viewing discussion and reception with the filmmakers. Event sponsors: the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the African Studies Program, the Ethnic Cultural Center, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies,  the Social Justice Film Series, and Open Hand Reel.

Communications Department: Dave Zirin (award-winning sportswriter), "Race, Power, and Jock Culture." Wednesday, October 14, 7-8:30pm in Kane 110. Event is free with registration. Brought to you by The Nation and University of Washington's Department of Communication. Co-sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

Young Professional International Network and Kids4Peace: Mohammad Joulany and Rebecca Sullum (Co-directors of Kids4Peace) will discuss the current state of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and interfaith and collaborative peace-building work being done in the region. Wednesday, October 14, 7-8:30pm at Impact Hub Seattle (220 2nd Ave S, Seattle). Ticket price: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Register: https://www.world-affairs.org/calendarevent/ypin-building-peace-between-...

UW Center for Human Rights and Landesa: Jacqueline Osiako Ingutiah (Senior Legal Counsel, Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya), Ran Hao (Associate Researcher and Vice Dean of the Social Law Office, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China), and Ranja Das (Program Coordinator, Oxfam India, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India). "Access to Justice for Women in Agricultural Livelihoods." Thursday, October 15, 12-1:20pm in Communications 202/204. Sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School's: Center for Global Studies, East Asia Center, South Asia Center, African studies and China Studies; and the Gates Public Service Law Program. 

Ellison Center Discussion: Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz (Global Fellow, Kennan Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador), "What Drives Russian Policy Today." Thursday, October 15, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Dr. Ushari Khalil (Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Family law in the Islamic court: A Comparative Law Perspective on Gender, Sexuality, Religion, and Misconduct." Monday, October 19, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

"Global Mondays"/Social Justice Tuesday Speaker Series: The Hon. Justice Joel Ngugi (High Court of Kenya; Affiliate Professor, UW Law), "Rule of Law and Judicial Reforms: Perspectives from the Kenyan Experience with Judiciary Transformation." Tuesday, October 20, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 138; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Philosophy Department: Michael Blake (Professor of Philosophy), "Is it always unjust for a country to keep out those who would prefer to enter that country? Are there some people who have special rights to enter? How should we identify those people?" Wednesday, October 21, 12pm in Savery 361.

Ellison Center Talk:  Adam Stulberg (Professor & Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy), "The Geopolitics of the Changing Natural Gas Landscape: Russia-Ukraine-EU Gas Conflicts in the 2000s." Wednesday, October 21, 1:30-2:30pm in Thomson 317.

The Center for Progressive Christianity: Conversation with Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy (nationally recognized speaker and advocate on immigration and President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California) about the sustaining power of religious narratives that speak to our own stories of change - migrations across national or physical boundaries or beyond personal boundaries of belief and experience - and call us to action. Friday, October 23, 5:30pm for the Friday Feast and 7:00pm for the program at the University Temple United Methodist Church: 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle. Sponsored byThe Center for Progressive Christianity, Church Council of Greater Seattle, El Comite, Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church, Faith Action Network, Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, University Temple United Methodist Church, and Pacific School of Religion.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Habtamu Abdi (Immigrants and Refugee Coordinator, Seattle Police Department), "Collaborations between Seattle Police Department and Seattle's Immigrant and Refugee Communities". Monday, October 26, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Rethinking Prosperity: Richard Wolff (Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, New School University), "Economic Justice, Sustainability and Transition Beyond Capitalism." Tuesday, October 27, 5:30-7pm in Communications 120. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register go to: http://rethinkingprosperity.org/wolff/

Philosophy Department: Colin Marshall (Assistant Professor of Philosophy), "Can we really feel compassion for the millions of refugees? If so, should we?" Wednesday, October 28, 12pm in Savery 361.