Week of October 2, 2017


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Scott Lemieux (Political Science Lecturer) published an article in APSA's Perspectives on Politics on September 18th. The article is called, "Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Power, and the Finality of Constitutional Rulings." It will be available for free for a couple more weeks. https://goo.gl/cJDrR4

Some of Lance Bennett’s summer activities:

Hamburg University, June 21-23. Workshop on “Redefining the Boundaries of Science and Journalism in the Debate on Climate Change.” Invited talk: “How the Climate Debate Became Focused on Economics: Tracking Discourse Networks Over Time.”

Troyes, France, June 26-30. 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Keynote (with Alan Borning) “Three Challenges for Politics and Technology Development: Organizational Complexity, Virtuality, and Design Values.” Led workshop on SEED project.

Copenhagen, July 6-8. European Group for Organizational Studies. Subgroup on the Communicative Constitution of Organizing. Keynote: “Communication as Organization.”

Vienna, September 21-22. Austrian Academy of Sciences Symposium on “Digital Media, Political Polarization, and Challenges to Democracy.” Conference keynote and public lecture on Austrian Public Television: “Who Are the People? Communication, Power, and the Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics” (Title for Telelvision: “Wer Ist Das Volk? Demokratie, Populismus, und Medien”) https://www.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/Institute/CMC/PDF/ORF_DialogForum_09-21-2017.pdf


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced), “The Role of Framing in Climate Communication.” Friday, October 6, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/mFdB6R

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). 


Jackson School of International Studies talk: Rob Berschinski (Senior Vice President, Policy at Human Rights First), "Human Rights and the Trump Administration." Tuesday, October 3, 3:30-5pm in the HUB, room 145. Sponsored by: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and Center for Human Rights at UW.

Jackson School of International Studies Talk: Sarah Chayes (a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program), "The 21st Century Gilded Age: A Global Trend." Thursday, October 5, at 7pm in Kane 110. Event sponsored by: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at UW.

Department of Sociology: Donna E. Shalala (president of the Clinton Foundation), "Healthcare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?" Tuesday, October 10, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Sponsored by UW Alumni Association, The Graduate School, Equity and Difference Series, Department of Sociology.

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.

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.

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.