Week of October 19, 2015


Aseem Prakash, Adrienne Heritier (EUI Florence), Barbara Koremenos (Michigan-Ann Arbor), and Eric Brousseau (Paris-Dauphine University) guest edited the symposium on "Organizational Leadership and Collective Action in International Governance" published in Global Policy, 2015, Volume 6, Issue 3. This symposium featuring five articles and an introductory essay was the outcome of a workshop the guest editors organized at EUI Florence in December 2013. This workshop was funded by the Robert Schuman Centre at EUI. Notable participants in this workshop included Masahiko Aoki, Javier Solana, Avner Grief, Stephen Krasner, David Lake, Margaret Hermann, Walter Mattli, Allan Stam, and Jonas Tallberg.

Adrienne Heritier and Aseem Prakash. 2015, "A Resource-based View of the EU's Regional and International Leadership." Global Policy, Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 247–255.

Kirstine Taylor has been appointed the Inaugural WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Fellow. The prize fellowship recognizes a current UW postdoc for excellence in the study of inequality and/or race, and comes with a research stipend.


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

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Jonathan Kirshner (Professor of International Political Economy, Dept of Government, Cornell University), "Classical Realism in World Politics." Grad student discussant: Travis Nelson (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 20, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). Sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.


"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, UW), "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.

Office of Global Affairs: Michael Higgins (Preside of Ireland), "Re-Defining Development, Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: The Challenge to Science and Technology." Friday, October 23, 12-1pm in Kane 220. Lecture is free and open to the university community – space is limited. Please register at Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/OGjxHV Sponsored by: Office of Global Affairs, Center for West European Studies & the EU Center of Excellence at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Sustainable International Development Program at the UW School of Law, and the Program on the Environment at the College of the Environment at the University of Washington

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.

Jackson School: Program celebrating the career of Kenneth B. Pyle (Professor Emeritus, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History). Keynote speaker T.J. Pempel (Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, University of California Berkeley), "U.S. and the Rise of Asia." Other speakers include: Anand Yang, David Bachman, Marie Anchordoguy, and Daniel Bessner. Moderated by Saadia Pekkanen. Tuesday, October 27, 3:30-5:30pm in Kane 225.

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/

Humanities "Think & Drink" program: Megan Ming Francis (Political Science, UW) and Sergeant Sean Whitcomb (Public Affairs Director at the Seattle Police Department), "Black & Blue: A Conversation on Policing and Race." Event moderated by Phyllis Fletcher (managing editor of Northwest News Network). Tuesday, October 27, 7-8:30pm at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103).

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

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Film screening of Love & Solidarity: The Story of Reverend James Lawson and panel discussion with filmmaker, Michael Honey, and other UW faculty and students. Wednesday, October 28, 7-9pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center theater. http://fetzer.org/work/projects/love-and-solidarity-story-rev-james-laws...

UW Japan Studies: Hiroshi Komiyama (University of Tokyo President Emeritus), "Sustaining Japan." Friday, October 30, 11:30-1pm in Thomson 317.

Jackson School and Middle East Center: Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Postgenocide Turkey." Tuesday, November 3, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202. 

Philosophy Department: Michael Rosenthal (Professor & Chair of Philosophy, UW), "Is religion or culture relevant to our decisions about helping refugees or our immigration policy?" Wednesday, November 4, 12pm in Savery 361. 

South Asia Center: Christophe Jaffrelot [director of the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po and director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)], "The Businessmen/Politicians Connexion in India: the Gujarati Case." Friday, November 6, 2-4:30pm in Suzzallo Library, Smith Room.


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