Week of October 9, 2017


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Tony Gill was busy over the summer with much graduate student mentoring. He participated at a research colloquium for graduate students at the Institute for Religion, Economics, and Society at Chapman University in early June; a graduate symposium for the Institute for Humane Studies at Towson State in early July; and then for the Rumsfeld Foundation in Washington DC in early September.  At the I.H.S. event, he gave a talk entitled “Teaching ‘Tips’: An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuties” (soon to become a peer-reviewed journal publication).

Aseem Prakash has been appointed to the "Board on Environmental Change and Societies" of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. This is a three-year term subject to reappointment.


SR-SCP: Changdong Zhang (Peking University), "Co-optation through Patronage and Deterrence: The Political Weakness of Chinese Capitalists." Grad student discussant: Hanjie Wang (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Monday, October 16, 12:00-1:30pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) Talk: Bryan Jones (University of Texas, Austin), "The Great Broadening and the Transformation of American Politics." Thursday, October 19, 12:30-1:30 in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Michael Barnett (George Washington University), "Human Rights and Humanitarianism: Distinctions with or Without a Difference?" Graduate student discussant: Paige Sechrest (Political Science). Friday, October 27, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). 

Center for Environmental Politics: Mark Trahant (University of North Dakota), “Disruption in Indian Country; A Rebalancing Act.” Friday, November 3, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).


Joint Seminar in Development Economics: Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley), Guanghua Chi (UC Berkeley), and Xu Tan (UW), "Social Networks and Internal Migration." Monday, October 9, 11-12:30pm in Savery 410.

Center for West European Studies Talk: Luz Muñoz (Assistant Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Political and Administration Science, State Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law, University of Barcelona; and Visiting Researcher, Political Science, UW), Reşat Kasaba (Director, JSIS and Stanley D. Golub Chair in International Studies, UW), Nicole F. Watts (Professor and Chair in the Dept. of Political Science, San Francisco State University), Anthony Geist (Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, UW), and Leigh K. Mercer (Associate Professor of Spanish, UW), "Independence Movements: From Catalans to Kurds." Tuesday, October 10, 2pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). This event is co-sponsored by the Center for West European Studies and the EU Center, as well as the Middle East Center.

Department of Sociology: Donna E. Shalala (president of the Clinton Foundation), "Healthcare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?" Tuesday, October 10, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Sponsored by UW Alumni Association, The Graduate School, Equity and Difference Series, Department of Sociology.

Jackson School of International Studies: Steven C. Cook (ENI Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations), "False Dawn: Democracy, Violence and the New Middle East." Thursday, October 12, 3:00pm in the HUB, room 214. This event is free and open to the public.

Southeast Asia Center: Dr Eddie Win, "The Burmese Junta Through the Eyes of Living History." Thursday, October 12, 2:30-4pm in Thomson 317.  

Middle East Center Talk: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Affiliate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW), "A Sign of Our Times: The Qatar Crisis in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts.’" Monday, October 16, 12:30-1:30pm in Thomson 317. Sponsored by the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Part of the 2017 Fall Quarter "Voices in Middle East Studies" series. Contact: mecuw@uw.edu.

West Coast Poverty Center: Mahesh Somashekhar (Public Policy and Sociology, UW), ""Taking Stock on the New Influences on the Growth of Minority-Owned Small Businesses." Monday, October 16, 12:30-1:30pm at the School of Social Work, Room 305.

History Dept Talk: Jean Dennison (Anthropology), Josue Estrada (History), LaTasha Levy (AES), Laurie Marhoefer (History) and Stephanie Smallwood (History) will discuss "Why Race Matters: Resistance & Resilience." Ileana Rodriguez-Silva (History) will moderate. Tuesday, October 17th, 4pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center.

QUAL Speaker Series: Matthew Adeiza (Ph.D. Candidate, Communication, UW), "The Joys and Challenges of Doing Fieldwork in a Presidential Campaign." Wednesday, October 18, 12:30pm in Thomson 317.

Town Hall and PATH Present: Jere Van Dyk, "The Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping." Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm in the PATH auditorium (2201 Westlake Avenue.) Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 entrance fee. Visit https://goo.gl/xTP787 for more info. 

Middle East Center: Kevan Harris (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA), “The Islamic Republic of Iran Through the Lens of the Welfare State.” Tuesday, October 31, 3:30-5pm in Thomson 317.

The Graduate School: Maria Hinojosa (news correspondent and journalist), "Testing the Limits of Due Process Denial: Latinos and Immigrants as the Canaries in the Mine." Wednesday, November 1, 7:30-9pm in Kane 130. Admission is free. Advance registration is required.