Winter Political Science Faculty Panel: Political Corruption in Comparative Perspective
James Long, Susan Whiting, John Wilkerson
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Gowen Hall room 201
In this political age, the term “corruption” is thrown around with increasing frequency. But what is corruption? Aside from the legal conception of “breaking the law,” there is a broader range of insidious behavior and use of political office for self-interested purposes. Join us February 6 from 5:30–7:00 pm for a discussion with Political Science Professors James D. Long, Susan Whiting, and John Wilkerson regarding the global implications of political corruption from a comparative lens.
Coordinated by Pi Sigma Alpha. The event is free but, given the limited seating capacity, the audience will need to reserve their seats here.
Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University: The Government-Citizen Disconnect
Friday, February 22, 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)
Nearly all Americans today benefit from assistance from government at some point in their lives, to aid with costs for health care, education, or housing, to name a few, and the average person receives a higher portion of income from federal social policies that ever. Yet, Americans’ attitudes toward government are dismal and have worsened over time. Suzanne Mettler explores this “government-citizen disconnect,” describing the form it takes and probing its causes.
Friday, February 22, 6–7:30pm Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)
Suzanne Mettler, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University
*Please join us for a reception prior to the lecture at 5:30pm.
Please RSVP here: http://events.uw.edu/d/2bqg86