Week of October 24, 2016



Megan Francis was featured on a panel on “Race and Justice in the Age of Obama” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, October 13, 2016.


Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, and Aseem Prakash. "Hands Off My Regime! Governments’ Restrictions on Foreign Aid to NonGovernmental Organizations in Poor and Middle-Income Countries." World Development, 2016, 84 (August): 299–311 Also featured in: “Closing Spaces”, opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights, April 22, 2016




Political Science Practice Job Talk: Filiz Kahraman "A New Era for Labor Activism? Strategic Mobilization of Human Rights against Blacklisting." Monday, October 24 and Thursday, October 27, from 3:30-5pm in Smith 40A.

Political Science Talk: Christopher Parker “Why Race Remains A Problem, and How We Can Overcome.” Celebration on his installation as the Inaugural Stuart A. Scheingold Faculty Fellow in Political Science, Law, and Social Justice. Wednesday, October 26, 4:30-6:00pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485.

SR-SCP: Hind Ahmed Zaki (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, UW), “The Unlikely Potential of Polarization: Renegotiating Legacies of State Feminism in Tunisia's Post-Revolutionary Constitution.” Faculty discussant Sabine Lang (Associate Professor, Jackson School, UW). Friday, October 28, 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Center for Environmental Politics: Jennifer Hadden (Assistant Professor, Government and Politics, University of Maryland), “The Organizational Ecology of Advocacy: Environmental Conservation NGOs in Comparative Perspective.” Friday, November 4, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

SR-SCP: Leonardo Arriola (Associate Professor, UC-Berkeley), “Political Endorsements and Cross-Ethnic Voting in Africa.” Graduate discussant Stephen Winkler (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 4, 1:30-3pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Faculty Panel “The 2016 Election: What Now?” Panelists will share their insights on the election and respond to your questions and comments. Panelists:  Mark Smith, author of Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics (2015); Becca Thorpe, author of The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (2014); Sophia Jordán Wallace, author of United We Stand: Latino Representation in Congress (in progress); and John Wilkerson, author of Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (with Scott Adler, 2012). Wednesday, November 16, 4:30-6:00pm, UW Campus, Room TBA. RSVP by November 7th at https://www.polisci.washington.edu/events/2016-11-16/2016-election-what-now

SR-SCP: Tulia Falleti (Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania), “Endogenous Participation: Prior Consultation in Extractive Economies.” Graduate discussant Calvin Garner (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, UW). Friday, November 18, 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).



Global Mondays: Anyieth D’Awol (Founder of the ROOTS Project and of Citizens for Peace and Justice, South Sudan), "Economic Empowerment of South Sudanese Women and Communities." Monday, October 24, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.


Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar: Mark Schervish (Professor, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University), "Sleeping Beauty Takes Probability 101." Wednesday, October 26, 12:30-1:30pm in Savery Room 409.


Ellison Center, Jackson School: Carol J. Williams (former senior international affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times), "Trump, Putin, and Russia: What’s That All About?" Tuesday, November 1, 6:30-8p in Thomson Hall, Room 101.


Simpson Center for the Humanities: Sabina E. Vaught (Associate Professor and Chair of Education and Director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Tufts University), "Unsurveilled and Unrecorded in a Juvenile Detention Basement: Lesbian Girls and the Counterinsurgent State." Wednesday, November 2, 4-6pm in Communications 202. Sponsored by: Simpson Center for the Humanities, English, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and American Ethnic Studies.


UW South Asia Center: Piya Chatterjee (Chair of Feminist, Gender and Sexualities Studies at Scripps College in the Claremont Consortium in Claremont, CA), "Untangling the Knots? Rural Bengali Women's Antiviolence Classrooms and the Politics of NGOization." Friday, November 4, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by: UW South Asia Center, Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.


West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Mark Long (Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, UW), "Immediate Impacts of the City of Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance." Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.


Global Mondays: Nathaly Cecchet-Aular, Esq. (LL.M. candidate, UW Law), "Venezuela: Crime and no Punishment. A Petro-State Country in a Cheap Oil Age who is facing major political and economic challenges." Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.


Middle East Center: Michael Degerald (Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Near & Middle East Studies, UW), "Islamic State(craft): Little Explored Details of the Tactics of Rule Employed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:20 in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Middle East Center and the Jackson School of Intn'l Studies.


Global Mondays: Mariam Kabha (Israel’s National Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunities), "Equality in the Workplace." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:20 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.


West Coast Poverty Center Seminar: Vernon Loke (Social Work, Eastern Washington University), "Increasing Youth Financial Capability: An Evaluation of the My Path Savings Initiative." Monday, November 14, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305. Q&A until 2pm.


QUAL Speaker Series: David Lopez (Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Political Science, UW), "Examining the Political Foundations of Public Education Regimes in Comparative Perspective." Wednesday, November 16, 12:30-1:20pm in Thomson 317.


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