Week of October 22, 2018

Department of Political Science Bulletin, October 26, 2018

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Tony Gill presented two talks on September 12 and 13 for the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, which is part of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.  These talks were part of their “Perspectives on Economic Liberty Series” and were entitled “Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities” and “Religious Liberty and Economic Freedom: Is There a Connection?”  (The answer to the latter question was “yes, but it’s complicated.”)

Tony Gill presented a talk entitled “The Libertarian Club Conundrum” to Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies as part of a faculty and graduate student colloquium on September 14.  It was 105 degrees outside at the time of the presentation and Tony had hiked up to the ASU “A” earlier in the morning, taking precautions to stay well hydrated.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. "If Liberal Billionaires Really Wanted To Change Politics, Here’s What They’d DoHuffPost, October 24, 2018.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem PrakashA green economy must achieve climate justiceThe Regulatory Review, September 27, 2018.

Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash. Seattle's smoky summers are becoming the new normalThe Hill, August 22, 2018.


The Center for Environmental Politics is hosting the first of three “Conversations with Sally Jewell” on October 30, 4:00–6:00pm, Allen Library, Petersen Room. This is co-sponsored by the EarthLab. Sally served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Barack Obama. Before serving as Interior Secretary, Jewell was President and CEO of REI. She is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the University of Washington College of the Environment. The October 30 Conversation will focus on Federal Government and Environmental Policy. The event is free but given the limited seating capacity, the audience will need to reserve their seat. You can reserve it here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3626363

Political Science Fall Faculty Panel: Professors Mark Alan Smith (Professor, Political Science, UW), Christopher Sebastian Parker (Professor, Political Science, UW), and Sophia Jordán Wallace (Associate Professor, Political Science, UW), "The 2018 Midterms and their Consequences" Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30–7:00pm, Johnson Hall, Room 102. Please visit our website for more details and to rsvp: https://www.polisci.washington.edu/

Center for Environmental Politics (CEP): Neil Lewis, Jr. (Assistant Professor, Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University). “The Complex Relationship between Climate Change Beliefs and Sustainable Behavior”.  Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Sawyer Seminar Capstone Conference “Histories of Racial Capitalism: Empire, Policing, and Resistance”. Invited Guests Include: Michael C. Dawson (University of Chicago), Iyko Day (Mount Holyoke College), Leah Wright Rigueur (Harvard Kennedy School), Alyosha Goldstein (University of New Mexico), Alisa Bierria (University of California, Riverside), Justin Leroy (UC Davis). Friday, November 2, 9:30am–4:00pm, Peterson Room, UW Library.

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Jowei Chen (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan), subject TBD.  Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Michael C. Horowitz (Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), subject TBD. Friday, November 16th, 2018, 12:00–1:20pm, Olsen Room (Gowen 1A)


Politics of Identity: Nationalism(s) in Modern Spain: Cameron J. Watson (University of the Basque Country; Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno). On the anniversary of the Catalan Independence Referendum, a combination of processes within the last decade can be seen to herald a potential transformation in Spanish politics and the end of the consensus associated with the post-Franco transition to democracy. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:30–5:00pm. Communications, room 202/204. Sponsored by Comparative History of Ideas; European Studies; History; Spanish & Portuguese Studies.

America's Role in Global Peace-Building: Lessons from Rwanda to Syria, with U.S. Ambassador Rick Barton. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:45–5:00pm. Thomson Hall, room 317. Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the UW.

BUNK: The Information Series: Brendan Nyhan (Professor, Public Policy, University of Michigan) “Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News during the 2016 Presidential Campaign”. Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30pm. Kane Hall, room 120. Sponsored by UW Graduate School, Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, and School of Public Health.





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