Week of October 16, 2017


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Aseem Prakash presented a paper, "Do Fairness vs. Effectiveness Tradeoffs Influence Public Support for Costly Public Goods Provision?: Insights from a Survey Experiment on Road Space Rationing in India" (co-authored with Thomas Bernauer) at the 3rd annual conference of Environmental Politics and Governance Network, hosted by Indiana University, Bloomington, June 2017. Aseem Prakash is the founder of this network that now attracts top environmental policy scholars to its annual conferences. The Center for Environmental Politics hosted the first conference in 2015. The 2nd conference was hosted by ETH Zurich. The 2018 Conference will be hosted by University of Stockholm, the 2019 one by University of California at Santa Barbara, and the 2020 conference by University of Oslo.

Tony Gill recently published two articles over at The Foundation for Economic Education’s online library (fee.org).  “Is ‘Buying Local’ Even Possible?” and “Why Do Donuts (Almost) Disappear at Faculty Meetings?

Lance Bennett gave a press briefing last week to journalists from ten leading Croatian news organizations at the Edward Bernays College of Communication Management in Zagreb. The topic was  “The Threat to Democratic Press Systems.” 

Lance Bennett also addressed the faculty and students of the departments of political science and journalism at University of Zagreb on the topic: “Trump and the Rise of the Radical Right: Can Democracy Be Fixed?”

This week Lance gave a talk at the German Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam on the topic: “Economy vs Environment: A History of Ideas and Prospects for Change”


SR-SCP: Changdong Zhang (Peking University), "Co-optation through Patronage and Deterrence: The Political Weakness of Chinese Capitalists." Grad student discussant: Hanjie Wang (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Monday, October 16, 12:00-1:30pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) Talk: Bryan Jones (University of Texas, Austin), "The Great Broadening and the Transformation of American Politics." Thursday, October 19, 12:30-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Michael Barnett (George Washington University), "Human Rights and Humanitarianism: Distinctions with or Without a Difference?" Graduate student discussant: Paige Sechrest (Political Science). Friday, October 27, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). 

Center for Environmental Politics: Mark Trahant (University of North Dakota), “Disruption in Indian Country; A Rebalancing Act.” Friday, November 3, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR): Robin D.G. Kelley (Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in US History at the University of California, Los Angeles), "What Is Racial Capitalism and Why Does It Matter?" Tuesday, November 7, 7-8:30pm in Kane 210. Also co-sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.


UW Law Global Mondays Lecture Series: Judge Monica Nasiche Munyendo (Barer Fellow and an LL.M. Candidate in the Graduate Program for Sustainable International Development at the UW School of Law), "Balancing the Scales of Justice: A focus on Kenyan Elections." Monday, October 16, 12:30-1:20 PM in 117 William Gates Hall. Lunch will be served. 

Middle East Center Talk: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Affiliate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "A Sign of Our Times: The Qatar Crisis in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts.’" Monday, October 16, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Part of the 2017 Fall Quarter "Voices in Middle East Studies" series. Contact: mecuw@uw.edu.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Professor Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (affiliate professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and a Baker Institute fellow for the Middle East), "Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Gulf." Monday, October 16, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

West Coast Poverty Center: Mahesh Somashekhar (Public Policy and Sociology, UW), "Taking Stock on the New Influences on the Growth of Minority-Owned Small Businesses." Monday, October 16, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305.

History Dept Talk: Jean Dennison (Anthropology), Josue Estrada (History), LaTasha Levy (AES), Laurie Marhoefer (History) and Stephanie Smallwood (History) will discuss "Why Race Matters: Resistance & Resilience." Ileana Rodriguez-Silva (History) will moderate. Tuesday, October 17th, 4pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center.

QUAL Speaker Series: Matthew Adeiza (Ph.D. Candidate, Communication, UW), "The Joys and Challenges of Doing Fieldwork in a Presidential Campaign." Wednesday, October 18, 12:30pm in Thomson 317.

Indigenous Feminisms speaker series: Sara Hunt (Kwagiulth scholar) and Marita Growing Thunder (artist and activist), "A Loving Rebellion." Friday, October 20, 3-5pm at the UW Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court, Seattle). More information available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/121897341808580/?active_tab=about

Town Hall and PATH Present: Jere Van Dyk, "The Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping." Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm in the PATH auditorium (2201 Westlake Avenue.) Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 entrance fee. Visit https://goo.gl/xTP787 for more info. 

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Professor Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Chair of Latin America and Caribbean Studies), "The US-Mexican Border." Monday, October 23, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Professor Sunila Kale (Associate Professor, Chair and Director of South Asia Studies), "India." Monday, October 30, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.

Middle East Center: Kevan Harris (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA), “The Islamic Republic of Iran Through the Lens of the Welfare State.” Tuesday, October 31, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

The Graduate School: Maria Hinojosa (news correspondent and journalist), "Testing the Limits of Due Process Denial: Latinos and Immigrants as the Canaries in the Mine." Wednesday, November 1, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

Trump in the World Lecture Series: Professor David Bachman (Professor, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies), "China." Monday, November 6, 4:30-6:00PM in Kane Hall, Room 110. Sponsored by the Jackson School.