Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Lecture | March 7 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Christian Göbel, Chinese Politics and Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
In China, the majority of city-level governments has set up websites
where citizen petitions and government responses can be reviewed by the general public. What is the political logic guiding the establishment of such open petitioning websites? Analyzing policy documents, government websites and open petitions, this paper argues that open petitioning websites represent a form of calibration of... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor of Global Health and Health Services, University of Washington
Organizational readiness is said to be critical for successful change implementation. But, what is organizational readiness and how do you measure it? This talk will describe how organizational readiness has been conceived and measured in health services and other fields. A research program to systematically develop and test a theory-based, reliable, valid, and brief measure of organizational... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall
Professor Max Auffhammer will discuss the global ramifications of the Trump Administration on climate change. This lecture is one of a series of guest lectures as part of ISF 198.5 "The 2016 US Election in Global Context: A semester-long teach-in".
Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr.
Vice Adm. Robert Thomas graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College.
As a career submarine officer, Thomas has served on fast-attack submarines operating in both U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command theaters of operation. His assignments included USS... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room
Adina Hoffman, Essayist, Critic, and Biographer