Week of September 25, 2017



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Hind Ahmed Zaki started a one year post-doctoral fellowship for the academic year 2017-2018 at the Harvard Kennedy School's Middle East Initiative this fall.  Hind will start as a predoctoral fellow and will transition to a post-doctoral fellow after she defends her dissertation this winter.

On September 19, Scott Lemieux (Lecturer, Political Science, UW) published an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times entitled, "Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever." http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-lemieux-cassidy-graham-201709...


Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Kate Baldwin (Yale University), "Increasing Village-Level Accountability via Horizontal Pressure: Evidence from an Experiment in Zimbabwe." Grad student discussant: Will Gochberg (Ph.D. student, Political Science, UW). Friday, September 29, 12:00-1:20pm, in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Meredith Loken (Ph.D. Student, Political Science, UW), "Women Militants and Rebel Trajectory in Asymmetric Conflict." Friday, September 29, 1:30-3pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). The format for this presentation will be a practice job talk.

Duck Family Environmental Politics and Governance Colloquium Series: Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced), “The Role of Framing in Climate Communication.” Friday, October 6, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A). More information available at: https://goo.gl/mFdB6R

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).


Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture Panel: John Kiriakou (Former CIA whistleblower), Lisa Hajjar (Professor, UC Santa Barbara), Ron Stief (Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture), and Rob Crawford (Co-founder & facilitator, Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture), "Moral and Political Obligation to Resist Torture: From Post-9/11 to the Present." Tuesday, September 26, from 7-9pm at the UW Law School, Room 133. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: info@wsrcat.org. Co-sponsored by: National Religious Campaign Against Torture; Center for Victims of Torture; Amnesty International Puget Sound; ACLU of Washington; UW Center for Human Rights; University of Washington School of Law; the UW Law School's Graduate Program in Sustainable Development; UW International Human Rights Clinic; Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane; Spokane Veterans for Peace, #035; Western Washington, Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation; Veterans For Peace, Greater Seattle Chapter 92; ACLU of Washington; and Peace Action Group of Plymouth Church, UCC.

Town Hall and The Museum of Flight Present: Major Margaret Witt, "Love & War: A Soldier’s Fight Against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30pm at the Museum of Flight (9404 E Marginal Way S). Doors open at 6:30pm. $5 for entry. Visit https://goo.gl/7kXQaU for more info.

Program on Values in Society workshop: Ethics & Policy: 200 Days into the Trump Administration Workshop is a full day workshop that will examine public policy of the new administration over four sessions. Two of our own professors will be part of the discussion, Professors Jamie Mayerfeld and Aseem Prakash. To see the full schedule and to get more information about the workshop visit: https://goo.gl/GY6fcs. The workshop is free and open to the public. Friday, September 29, 9:30-5pm in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225). Any questions about the workshop should be directed to the Program on Values in Society ponvins@uw.edu.

Jackson School of International Studies talk: Rob Berschinski (Senior Vice President, Policy at Human Rights First), "Human Rights and the Trump Administration." Tuesday, October 3, 3:30-5pm in the HUB, room 145. Sponsored by: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and Center for Human Rights at UW.

Equity & Difference: Rights Lecture Series: Megan Ming Francis (Associate Professor, Political Science, UW), "Civil Rights Challenges We All Face." Wednesday, October 4, 7:30-9pm in Kane 120. Please register by October 2nd. Produced in partnership with the UW Graduate School.

Jackson School of International Studies Talk: Sarah Chayes (a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program), "The 21st Century Gilded Age: A Global Trend." Thursday, October 5, at 7pm in Kane 110. Event sponsored by: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at UW.

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.

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.

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.