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  • Recent News | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Bernie Sanders prospects University of Washington political science professor Mark Smith told KUOW s Ross Reynolds Recent UW PhD Sergio Garcia Rios in Time The Jorge Ramos Effect Could Hurt Donald Trump Published Aug 31 2015 A new study finds that watching Spanish language news doubles the likelihood that Latinos will vote Donald Trump may chalk up his scuffle with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos Tuesday night in Iowa as yet another win in taking on the media When Ramos insisted on asking questions about Trump s immigration proposal Trump declared Go back to Univision and security escorted Ramos out of the room But for Latino voters it s much more meaningful Jorge Ramos is not just another news anchor he s the most trusted source of information among Latinos according to Latino Decisions polling during the Read more Recent UW PhD Sergio Garcia Rios in Talking Points Memo article on Latino media coverage of Donald Trump Published Aug 31 2015 How Donald Trump Made The GOP s Latino Problem Way Worse Donald Trump may have tangled with the wrong guy In scorning Univision star Jorge Ramos during a Tuesday press conference and admitting that he didn t even know who Ramos was Trump signaled in a visceral way his disdain for the Latino community He s talking about the fastest growing electoral block in the U S Ramos told Fox News Megyn Kelly on Wednesday Kelly another Trump media nemesis had asked whether Ramos understood why Trump might not want to answer his questions on immigration given his bad blood with Read more Prof Megan Ming Francis on the HistPhil web site with Do Foundations Co opt Civil Rights Organizations Published Aug 17 2015 Do Foundations Co opt Civil Rights Organizations In 2015 protection of black bodies from state sanctioned violence remains an unmet challenge for civil rights groups committed to racial equality As many journalists and scholars have detailed the elusiveness of this goal is due to a combination of interlocking factors including a history of discriminatory economic policies racist policing and political policies that criminalize poverty However missing in these Read more Professors Parker Francis Discuss Race Relations on TheConversation com Published Aug 11 2015 In their article Why the silence of moderate conservatives is dangerous for race relations Political Science Professors Christopher S Parker and Megan Ming Francis explain why racism continues to haunt us today Drawing a direct comparison between American race relations in the 1960s and today Parker and Francis argue that moderate conservatives need to take a bold stand to combat today s racial injustices Otherwise they embolden vocal white reactionaries The piece was published on TheConversation com on August 10 2015 The Conversation is a collaborative effort among academics Read more Prof Lance Bennett Invited Alternative Radio s David Barsamian to Discuss Capitalism vs the Environment Published Aug 5 2015 For his current research project and learning community entitled Rethinking Prosperity www rethinkingprosperity org Prof Lance Bennett Professor of Political Science and the

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    re Charleston SC on TheConversation com web site Published Jul 7 2015 Will the Charleston tragedy serve as an inflection point for race relations Prof Megan Ming Francis Book Wins the 2015 APSA Bunche Award Published Jun 25 2015 Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State Winner of the 2015 Ralph Bunche Award for the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism American Political Science Association Prof Christopher Parker discusses the Rachel Dolezal case on Background Briefing with Ian Masters Published Jun 16 2015 On June 16 2015 Christopher Parker joined Ian Masters on Background Briefing radio program to discuss the case of Rachel Dolezal the former head of NAACP Spokane who was forced to step down because she identified with African Americans although she was born to white parents Listen Political Science Undergraduate Arista Burwell Chen wins award Published Jun 8 2015 Political Science Undergraduate Arista Burwell Chen is a grand prize winner in the 2015 Library Research Award for Undergraduates for her paper How to be a Good Ally a Guide to Dismantling Colorblindness White Normativity and Everyday Racism Her faculty adviser was Rachel Sanders Joannie Tremblay Boire has won the 2015 College of Arts and Science Graduate Medal Published May 22 2015 A very significant recognition given to just one graduating student in each of the four divisions of the college Joannie is the winner for the social sciences Q Center Game Movie Night Published May 18 2015 Come join us in the Q Center on Friday May 22 from 4 00pm 6 00pm for movies games and snacks If you ve never been to the Q Center before this is a great way to meet some new faces and have a whole lot of fun Reclaim the Regents Thursday 12 30pm Mary Gates Hall Published May 13 2015 On Thursday May 14 the UW Board of Regents will be holding a meeting in the Petersen Room in Allen Library A coalition of students and workers called Reclaim UW will be attending the meeting and demanding an end to rampant inequality on campus When we demand an end to inequality at UW we mean it in the broadest sense We mean racial inequality in which only 3 of students and 1 7 of faculty identify as Black economic inequality in which 12 000 campus workers sustain themselves on less than 15 hr while over 1 700 UW employees make above 150 000 per year and structural inequality Read more National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF GRFP UW Information Session Published May 11 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF GRFP UW Information Session Thursday May 14 2015 10 30am 11 30am MGH 171 RSVP at https expo uw edu expo rsvp event 457 Open to all students faculty and staff Attend this session then stay for the Graduate School Fair 12 00 3 00pm MGH Commons hosted by the UW McNair Program

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    New York Times opinion piece by Thomas Esdall cited a recently published article by Hannah Walker on the role of race and racism in the political campaigns against public sector unions in Wisconsin Walkers article co authored with Professor Dylan Bennett of University of Wisconsin Waukesha appeared recently in New Political Science Read more Passing of Nancy Hartsock Published Apr 28 2015 Nancy C M Hartsock 1943 2015 Professor Emerita Nancy C M Hartsock passed away on March 19 in Seattle WA Nancy joined the departments of Political Science and Women Studies now Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington in 1984 Before then she held appointments at the University of Michigan Johns Hopkins Stanford and Oberlin She received her Ph D in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1972 with a dissertation on Philosophy Ideology and Ordinary Language The Political Thought of Black Community Leaders Two years later in Read more Former PhD student Angela Day s book Red Light to Starboard receives dual awards Published Mar 18 2015 Former PhD student Angela Day s book Red Light to Starboard Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster has won Western Writers of America 2015 Spur Award in the Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction category It is also a finalist in the annual Foreward Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Read more about the Western Writers Award Read book review on Read more John Wilkerson s Legislative Explorer highlighted in Washington Post s Monkey Cage Published Mar 6 2015 Legislative Explorer is an interactive tool that lets you track every bill in Congress since 1973 This award winning tool was developed by University of Washington political scientists Nicholas Stramp and John Wilkerson It was recently featured in The Washington Post s Monkey Cage Prof Tony Gill interviewed on The Oregonian OregonLive site Why is Congress overwhelmingly Christian with only one religious none Published Jan 13 2015 The 114th Congress sworn in one week ago is much more Christian than the American public Only one representative identifies as religiously unaffiliated But why The Oregonian OregonLive spoke with our own Tony Gill about the religious makeup of the nation s top representatives Read the full article on OregonLive In Memoriam Richard B Dick Wesley Published Jan 8 2015 As we mourn the passing of our dear friend Dick Wesley this page provides the opportunity to share memories and celebrate his life Please submit your own memory to be added to this list by sending an email to rbwtrib uw edu Dr Richard B Wesley was born and raised in Texas He attended Rice University and Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center He then began a 28 year career in pulmonary medicine and critical care in Bremerton Washington He returned to Seattle Read more Prof Christopher Parker discusses policing and deteriorating race relations in the country on Background Briefing with Ian Masters Published Dec 8 2014 On December

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    Science at the University of Rochester and spent last year as an instructor at Emory University He will teach courses in quantitative political methodology and international relations including courses in the graduate research methods sequence Read more Announcing the Center for Environmental Politics Published Nov 25 2014 The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Environmental Politics the first research center for environmental politics in the world located in a political science department The founding Director of the Center is Aseem Prakash Professor of Political Science and the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences The Center for Environmental Politics will be a leading producer of social science research on environmental politics and policy from the local to the global level The Center will bring together UW faculty experts from a Read more From the Chair Published Nov 25 2014 Award Winning Excellence by George Lovell Department Chair As the new Chair of the Department of Political Science it is a pleasure to report news from the department to our alumni and friends This edition of the newsletter provides information about some important achievements the arrival of two new members of our faculty the launch of an innovative research center and the latest winner of our Distinguished Alumni Award I am lucky to be taking the position of chair at a time when our department is thriving One clear indication of our success is that members of our department won a Read more Prof John Wilkerson s LegSim Project featured in Provost eTrends newsletter Published Nov 15 2014 Prof John Wilkerson s LegSim Project is featured in the UW Provost s eTrends newsletter John Wilkerson Expecting the unexpected in a dynamic group project PDF see page 10 Prof Susan Whiting and Xiao Ma on openDemocracy net The Party Rules What lies behind the Chinese Community Party elite s foregrounding of the rule of law Published Nov 2 2014 What lies behind the Chinese Communist Party elite s foregrounding of the rule of law With China s declining economic growth rate and widening income inequality the basic rationale at the heart of the party s right to rule is at risk Continue reading the article by Prof Susan Whiting and Xiao Ma on openDemocracy net Prof Christopher Parker participates in the University of Virginia s Miller Center American Forum debate Published Oct 27 2014 Prof Christopher Parker participated in the University of Virginia s Miller Center American Forum debate Resolved Our Polarized Political Process No Longer Reflects the Will of the American People with George Will as one of the debaters It aired on PBS transcripts available Read more and view the episode on the Miller Center website Prof Lance Bennett on The Conversation website Connective action the public s answer to democratic dysfunction Published Oct 23 2014 In the closing decades of the last century many political and business elites were swept up in a global wave of policies favouring

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    of emerging political scientists in the field of public policy Prof Parker work referenced and quoted on Washington Post Wonkblog s story 95 of Republican House districts are majority white Published Aug 12 2014 Prof Christopher Parker s work is referenced and quoted on Washington Post Wonkblog s story 95 of Republican House districts are majority white Prof Christopher Parker on Brookings Institution website The Real Reason Why the House Won t Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Published Aug 4 2014 It s been a year since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill George and Jeb Bush and Sens John McCain and Lindsay Graham support it Conservative public intellectuals such as David Brooks Grover Norquist and Karl Rove also support it as well as more than 100 conservative economists the Wall Street Journal and the CATO Institute Comprehensive immigration reform enjoys a level of popularity that should make it a win win for all involved Still House Republicans refuse to support it even though the Senate recently passed a bipartisan bill with which many conservatives are Read more Prof Victor Menaldo in the London School of Economics site Capitalism need not churn inexorably toward higher inequality democracies can tame the disproportionate power of elites Published Aug 1 2014 While some democracies adopt policies that systematically tend to favour the majority of the population and thus reduce inequality others instead create policies that favour elites and the wealthy more broadly Mike Albertus and Victor Menaldo find that the effect of democracy on redistribution is a function of the conditions under which countries transition to democracy In democracies where elites have had little say in writing the social contract redistribution is more likely Read more Prof Christopher Adolph receives Levine Prize Published Aug 1 2014 The 2014 Levine Book Prize has been awarded to Christopher Adolph of the University of Washington for his book Bankers Bureaucrats and Central Bank Politics Cambridge University Press The prize committee was composed of Professors Agnes Batory Central European University Chair Luc Juillet University of Ottawa and Julia Fleischer University of Amsterdam The Read more Prof Karen Litfin interviewed in UW Today for her new book Ecovillages Lessons for Sustainable Community Published Jul 15 2014 UW Today writer Peter Kelley interviewed Prof Karen Litfin about her new book Ecovillages Lessons for Sustainable Community Read the interview in UW Today Sustainable sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin s book Ecovillages Prof Christopher Parker on Scholars Strategy Network A Suicidal Republican War Published Jun 30 2014 Prof Christopher Parker authored an essay on the Scholars Strategy Network web site A Suicidal Republican Civil War Prof Rebecca Thorpe in UW Today for her new book The American Warfare State The Domestic Politics of Military Spending Published Jun 30 2014 UW Today writer Peter Kelley interviewed Prof Rebecca Thorpe about her new book The American Warfare State The Domestic Politics of Military Spending Read the interview in UW Today Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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  • Recent News | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    addendum to Piketty Prof Matt Barreto in the Seattle Weekly on Voter I D Published May 27 2014 Prof Matt Barreto s research has been instrumental in the national fight over voter ID laws Read this article about his research in The Seattle Weekly The Seattle Prof Who Is Changing the Conversation and Law Surrounding Voter I D Seahawks Victory Political Science Contributions Published May 14 2014 Few probably realize the important contributions the University of Washington Political Science Department made to the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory in February Neither did most of us until we received a congratulatory letter from the Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Denver While some of the facts of the letter may be misconstrued it is evident that our department did indeed greatly contribute to this historic win In the spirit of academic integrity it should be disclosed that this letter is the result of a friendly bet between the two department Read more Robert Dahl Passing Published May 14 2014 The most distinguished political scientist to graduate from our department Robert A Dahl passed away on February 5 2014 at the age of 98 He was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Senior Research Scientist at Yale University where he served as a faculty member for over 40 years Described by the New York Times as the scholar who defined politics and power he continues to be one of the most influential political scientists of any generation Professor Dahl graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science in 1936 As a child Dahl Read more Staff Spotlight Susanne Recordon Published May 14 2014 The excellence of our department relies on notable contributions made by those in the department administration academic programs advising fiscal support computing and the front office Given their role in our continued success we have decided to spotlight an individual staff member in each newsletter In this issue we d like to highlight the one individual whom all graduate students encounter before enrollment and who serves as the cornerstone of the graduate student experience Susanne Recordon After working in the Dance Program and in Mechanical Engineering Susanne was hired in Read more Ellis Goldberg New Academic Phase Published May 14 2014 After serving nearly 30 years as a member of the Political Science Department Professor Ellis Goldberg has retired At the end of Winter quarter he assumed the title of Professor Emeritus He plans to remain an active member of the University of Washington community continuing his research on the Arab Spring teaching part time and directing the Center for Middle East Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies Professor Goldberg joined the Department of Political Science at UW in 1985 after completing his Ph D at UC Berkeley He was promoted to associate professor in 1991 Read more Margaret Levi New Leadership Role Published May 14 2014 After serving 40 years as a member of the Political

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    keeps us debating the fundamentals of ethics politics and society that keeps us in touch with traditions of moral reflection extending from Plato s academy to Machiavelli s Florentine Republic to Locke s defenses of toleration and the right to revolution Made up of three core faculty members the political theory subfield at the University of Washington is flourishing Its faculty are internationally known and its Ph D students are unusually Read more The Washington Center A 37 Year Internship Partnership Published May 14 2014 In the 1970 s William Burke was a program director at the University of Massachusetts but he had a grander vision to create a Washington D C internship program that would connect students to internships and provide them with housing and academic credit at their home institution He founded a non profit The Washington Center TWC to provide that service to universities throughout the world In 1977 the University of Washington Political Science Department became a partner to TWC Since then hundreds of UW students from majors across the campus have ventured to the nation s capital but Read more From the Chair Published May 14 2014 Political Science Continued Excellence As we near the end of another academic year we are reminded how the end of a year often marks transitions of one kind or another This newsletter highlights some of these along with features about our department s history the Washington Center D C internship program our highly successful political theory graduate program and a staff spotlight of Susanne Recordon our Graduate Program Assistant One positive force for change in the academic world is the hiring of new faculty We were fortunate this year to search for two faculty positions Jeffrey Read more Prof John Wilkerson and CAPPP featured in UW Today Published Apr 25 2014 Prof John Wilkerson and CAPPP are featured in the UW Today article Online Legislative Explorer uses big data to track decades of lawmaking Prof Christopher Parker radio interview on ABC Classic FM Australia Published Apr 1 2014 Prof Christopher Parker appeared in a radio interview on ABC Classic FM Australia for discussion about Tea Party and their core beliefs Passing of Alex Gottfried Published Mar 19 2014 Alex Gottfried a retired professor of political science civil liberties leader antiwar activist and expert on Chicago s machine politics died on March 18 2014 in Renton Washington He was 94 and lived in Seattle A self described nuclear pacifist Dr Gottfried dated his opposition to all wars from the United States destruction of Hiroshima by an atom bomb and this conviction remained an important element of his philosophic and political outlook He was also a local leader in Seattle in the movement to end the war in Vietnam and an active participant in and supporter of the Read more Prof Christopher Parker in the Democracy Journal Will the Tea Party Outlast Obama Published Mar 1 2014 Prof Jim Caporaso receives Lifetime Achievement Award in EU Studies Published Mar 1

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    of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University Why bill success is a lousy way to keep score in Congress in The Washington Post s The Monkey Cage blog Prof Victor Menaldo in The Seattle Times A Glimmer of Hope for Democracy in Egypt Published Jan 30 2014 Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el Sissi need no longer hold his breath in Cairo Not only did Egyptians just overwhelmingly approve a heavily revised version of the December 2012 Constitution but Egypt s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces just gave Sisi the green light to run for president This is bad news for the Muslim Brotherhood and other dissenters who have been violently repressed since the overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi last summer Read the rest of Prof Victor Menaldo s guest post in The Seattle Times Read more Prof Aseem Prakash in The Seattle Times Devyani Khobragade arrest created a U S India rift Published Jan 29 2014 In December 2013 Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested in New York for human rights violations and visa fraud The incident touched off a crisis in U S India relations Read Aseem Prakash s opinion piece in The Seattle Times Prof Christopher Parker radio interview on KPFK Los Angeles about Martin Luther King Jr s legacy and race class and economics Published Jan 20 2014 Listen to the interview on KPFK Los Angeles 20 Jan 2014 Discussion of MLK legacy and race class and economics Prof Victor Menaldo on Washington Post s The Monkey Cage Why Egypt s new constitution may not turn out as badly as you think Published Jan 16 2014 Egypt s revolution is set for a new phase The country s armed forces have taken their turn writing and winning support for a constitution entirely of their own making On Jan 14 and 15 Egyptians voted on a heavily revised version of the December 2012 charter authored by President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood an illiberal document that alienated the military and secular groups and helped precipitate a coup against Morsi last July The constitution is expected Read more Prof Karen Litfin in EugeneWeekly com on Ecovillages Ecodistricts and Climate Change Published Jan 9 2014 Karen Litfin a University of Washington professor of political science spent a year traveling and researching her book Ecovillages Lessons for Sustainable Community Litfin along with Deni Ruggeri of the University of Oregon s landscape architecture program and Anita Van Asperdt a local landscape architect will be discussing Ecovillages and Ecodistricts Solutions for Climate Change at the UO Jan 13 Reade the full article at EugeneWeekly Read more Prof Victor Menaldo in Foreign Policy South Africa Unequal by Design Published Jan 3 2014 Read Prof Victor Menaldo in Foreign Policy on South Africa Unequal by Design How Nelson Mandela s legacy is holding South Africa back 2013 Political Science News Summary Published Dec 31 2013 Prof Chris Parker interviewed on MSNBC s Disrupt Will the Tea Party outlast

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