Week of October 5, 2015


 Faculty Meeting for all faculty: October 16, 1:30-3pm.


Victor Menaldo and Daniel Yoo's paper, “Democracy, Elite Bias, and Financial Development in Latin America” was published in World Politics, volume 67, issue 04, pp. 726-759.

Sijeong Lim and Aseem Prakash. "Shaping the Global Trading Environment? Membership in International Organization for Standardization, 1950-2005" presented at the Public Management Research Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2015.

Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, and Aseem Prakash. "The Backlash Against Development Aid: Restricting Foreign Aid to Non-Governmental Organizations," presented at the Public Management Research Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2015.

Jack Turner. "Reconstructing Liberalism: Charles Mills’ Unfinished Project," POLITICS, GROUPS, AND IDENTITIES 3.3 (September 2015): 471-487.


Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Arun Aggrawal (Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan), “Governing Natural Resources: Incentives, Information, Institutions.” Friday, October 9, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: http://goo.gl/lM4qdP

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).


"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Duk Ho Moon (Consul General of Korea in Seattle), "Non Proliferation Issues in Korea and in Iran." Monday, October 5, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Center for Human Rights: All day conference, "Access to Information as a Human Right." Keynote address by Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón, other speakers include: Kate Doyle, Philippe Bourgois, Mirla Guadalupe Carbajal Amaya. Details & RSVP at humanrights.washington.edu. Monday, October 5, 12-9pm. Sponsored by: the Puffin Foundation, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities and the UW School of Law. Co-sponsored by: the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; UW Libraries; the Law, Societies, & Justice Program; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and the Information School. 

Jackson School: Philippe Bourgois (UCLA) and Robert Desjarlais (Sarah Lawrence College), "The Ethnography of Life and Death." Tuesday, October 6, 10-12pm, Communications 202. RSVP with Tony Lucero at jal26@uw.edu.  

Jackson School of International Studies: Panel discussion, "Focus on Syria: A Humanitarian Crisis." Panelists for the event include: Jennifer Butte-Dahl, Kathie Friedman, Neil McFarland, Mark S. Ward, and Reşat Kasaba as the moderator. Tuesday, October 6, 7-9pm in Thomson 101. 

Ellison Center Talk: David Riley (Security Specialist at the British Embassy, Washington, DC), "A Conversation on Ukraine and International Security." Thursday, October 8, 3:30-4:30pm in the Husky Union Building, RM 238.

Ellison Center Talk: William Pomeranz (Deputy Director, Kennan Institute), "Ukraine, Russia, and the Effect of International Sanctions." Friday, October 9, 1:30-2:30pm in Communications 202.

Southeast Asia Center: Karen Strassler (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center), "Posters, Banners, and Scribbles: Urban Inscriptions, Contested Space, and the Public Sphere in Indonesia." Friday, October 9, 3:30-5:30pm in Communications 226. Sponsored by: Southeast Asia Center, Seattle Art Museum, Simpson Center for the Humanities.

The Whole U: Book talk at The University Bookstore with Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard and a senior research fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford) discussing his new book, "Kissinger. Volume 1. 1923-1968: The Idealist." He will talk with David Bachman (Professor of International Studies, Jackson School, UW). Friday, October 9, 7-8pm in Kane 220. Sponsored by The University Book Store, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and The Whole U. 

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Stephen Rosenbaum (Associate Professor, Golden Gate Law School; Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law), "Protecting Human Rights in a Constitutional Monarchy: The Case of Cambodia." Monday, October 12, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Communications Department: Dave Zirin (award-winning sportswriter), "Race, Power, and Jock Culture." Wednesday, October 14, 7-8:30pm in Kane 110. Event is free with registration. Brought to you by The Nation and University of Washington's Department of Communication. Co-sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

UW Center for Human Rights and Landesa: Jacqueline Osiako Ingutiah (Senior Legal Counsel, Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya), Ran Hao (Associate Researcher and Vice Dean of the Social Law Office, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China), and Ranja Das (Program Coordinator, Oxfam India, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India). "Access to Justice for Women in Agricultural Livelihoods." Thursday, October 15, 12-1:20pm in Communications 202/204. Sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School's: Center for Global Studies, East Asia Center, South Asia Center, African studies and China Studies; and the Gates Public Service Law Program. 

Ellison Center Discussion: Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz (Global Fellow, Kennan Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador), "What Drives Russian Policy Today." Thursday, October 15, 3:30-5pm in Communications 202.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: Dr. Ushari Khalil (Visiting Scholar, UW Law), "Family law in the Islamic court: A Comparative Law Perspective on Gender, Sexuality, Religion, and Misconduct." Monday, October 19, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

"Global Mondays" Speaker Series: The Hon. Justice Joel Ngugi (High Court of Kenya; Affiliate Professor, UW Law), "Rule of Law and Judicial Reforms: Perspectives from the Kenyan Experience with Judiciary Transformation." Tuesday, October 20, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117; Lunch served. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Ellison Center Talk:  Adam Stulberg (Professor & Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy), "The Geopolitics of the Changing Natural Gas Landscape: Russia-Ukraine-EU Gas Conflicts in the 2000s." Wednesday, October 21, 1:30-2:30pm in Thomson 317.


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