I just finished reading Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (by John Meacham). Jefferson, of course, wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence and played many roles in early U.S. government including George Washington’s Secretary of State and two terms as President.
The book offers fascinating insights into the man, but I most appreciated Jefferson’s... Read more
Walls, Cages, & Family Separation: Immigration Policy in the Trump Era
Professor Sophia Jordán Wallace, director of WISIR, is completing a co-authored book entitled, Walls, Cages, & Family Separation: Immigration Policy in the Trump Era to be published with Cambridge University Press later this year.
Immigration has been one of the most visible and contentious issues of the Trump presidency and will... Read more
Source: The Economist
Unmasking the Hong Kong Protests
Kai Ping (Brian) Leung is a Ph.D. student in our department who specializes in Comparative Politics. After classes ended last summer, he returned to Hong Kong and participated in public protests over a proposed law allowing extraditions to mainland China. He received international media coverage for removing his mask and reading a statement on behalf of the protestors during the occupation of the chambers of the Legislative... Read more
Tuesday February 25, 4:45–6:30pm
Location: Johnson 102
Sponsored by Pi Sigma AlphaCosponsored by the UW Department of Communication
Good information is essential for good government, whether we are talking about decisions by citizens at the polls or the actions of the elected officials who represent them. Are citizens and policymakers are getting the information they need? Are they using available information to guide their decisions? If not, what can be... Read more