Week of October 26, 2015

Political Science Colloquium:

Christopher Ojeda (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University), “The Whisper of the Poor, the Roar of the Rich.” Friday, October 30th, 2:00-3:30, Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Kevin Mazur (PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University), “Ordering violence: identity boundaries and coalition building in the Syrian uprising.” Monday, November 2nd, 3:00-4:30pm, Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Kendra Dupuy, James Ron and Aseem Prakash. 2015. Foreign Disentanglement. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2015.


Political Science Practice Job Talk: Aaron Erlich (PhD Student, Political Science, UW), "Shaping Citizens’ Expectations with Pre-Election Information: Evidence from a Laboratory-in-the-Field Experiment in the Country of Georgia." Wednesday, October 28, 2pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

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.


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Joachim De Weerdt (Associate Professor, Development Economics, University of Antwerp), "Measuring Household Labor on Tanzanian Farms." Monday, October 26, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410. The JSDE is organized by the Department of Economics, the Information School, and the Evans School of Public Affairs.

"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.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Luz Rivera [organizer with the Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino (CNUC) and the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN)], "Maíz y el país: Political Violence in Mexico and corn's Lessons for Justice." Tuesday, November 3, 11-1pm, Thomson 317. Sponsored by: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Comparative History of Ideas Department and the Center for Human Rights.

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. 

Korea Colloquia Speaker Series: Karen Thornber (Professor, Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University), "Tackling Stigma: Leprosy and the Case of Yi Ch’ŏngjun." Wednesday, November 4, 4-6pm in Communications 202. Sponsored by the Center for Korea Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and The Academy of Korean Studies.

Ellison Center Talk: Svitlana Khutka (Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Ukraine), "Opposite Mirrors of Love and Hate – How Ukraine is seen in Russia: Public Opinion Dynamics." Thursday, November 5, 1:30-3pm in Communications 202.

Department of History & the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: Christopher Browning (Frank Porter Graham Professor History Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps." Thursday, November 5, 3:30-4:30pm in Communications 120. Reception to follow. 

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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