Week of October 28, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, October 28, 2019


What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part 3:  Tony Gill got busy writing some short pieces over at the American Institute for Economic research dealing with the Business Roundtable and capitalismbillionaires and a call for charity, and the social justice of tiered-seating in stadiums.

Tony Gill was an invited faculty participant in Hillsdale College's Free Market Forum, held in Philadelphia on October 11 and 12.  He managed to not eat any cookies that were placed in front of him during snack time.  One must celebrate the small victories in life.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash have published "Shallow" and "Deep" Decarbonization: Amazon's Climate Pledge, Forbes.com, October 20, 2019.

Dennis Young is presenting his paper "Detained but Not Powerless: Immigrant Detention, Resistance, and the Possibilities of Law" at the UT Austin Public Law Conference on Friday, October 24, 2019.


An informational session on internal and external grants for graduate students will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1-A). All graduate students, especially first-year students, are invited to attend.

The Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (UW Ph.C.), “Labor’s Struggle Against Investment Privatization”. Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1-A).

The Center for Environmental Politics’ Duck Family Colloquium Series presents Matthew Turner (Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Climate proofing the Sahel: The Knowledge Politics Surrounding the Causation of Impoverishment”. Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1-A).

The Department of Political Science presents Prof. Suzanne Mettler (the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University), “Democracy under Siege”. Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30–8:00pm, Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225). RSVP to http://events.uw.edu/MettlerLecture


The Henry M Jackson School of International Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Germanics, the Department of French and Italian Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Goethe Insitut Pop Up Seattle – Wunderbar Together, present “Europe’s Future: A Celebration of 25 Years of European Studies at the University of Washington”:

  • Daytime panels (open to faculty, students, and invited guests), Friday, November 1, 2019, 2:00­–5:30, Petersen Room, Allen Library room 485.
  • Keynote address by John Keeler (Dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs), “The Drama of European Integration, the Threat of Disintegration, and the Challenges of Center Management”, with a reception to follow (open to the general public) Friday, November 1, 6:30pm, HUB 145.

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences presents Abel Rodriguez (University of California, Santa Cruz), “Spherical Factor Analysis for Binary Data: A Look at the Conservative Revolt in the US House of Representatives”. Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:30–1:30 pm, Savery Hall, room 409.




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