The Bridge Lab

2015-2016 Bridge Lab Schedule

For 2015-2016, The Bridge Lab will be coordinated by second year students Muyang Chen and Clint Work. Presentations by Jackson School Ph.D. Program student and their working dissertation titles are given below. Presentations by outside persons will be announced as appropriate on this site. All sessions are in Thomson 317 between 12:30-1:25 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Fall Quarter:

Thursday Oct. 8th, 2015 – 12:00-2:00 (Guest Speaker, Funded by the Onassis Foundation, USA)

Gerassimos Karabelias, Panteion University, Athens, Greece

The Continuity of Greek National Identity


Thursday October 15th, 2015 (Guest Speaker)

Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Perspectives and Tips on Bridging


Thursday October 29th, 2015

Dustin Welch, NGO Risk, Private Reward: The Politics of Large Scale Solar Energy in Peru

Invited Faculty: Tony Lucero, Maria-Elena Garcia, Scott Montgomery


Thursday November 12th, 2015

Christopher Pearson, Article 9 in Japanese Party Politics

Invited Faculty: Robert Pekkanen, Sunila Kale, Don Hellman


Thursday November 19th, 2015 (UW-QUAL Guest Speaker)

Steve Pfaff, Professor, Sociology, UW

Lessons from Key Informant Interviews on Political Islam in Berlin


Thursday December 3rd, 2015 (Carnegie-Related IPI Guest Speaker)

Robert Butterworth, President, Aries Analytics, Inc.

“Bottom Line Up Front” (BLUF): Former Chief of Strategic Planning, Doctrine, and Policy at U.S. Air Force Space Command Outlines Briefing Strategy for SSI Junior Fellows


Winter Quarter:

Thursday January 7th, 2016 (Guest Speaker)

Jaren Price, JSIS Asia Pacific Military Fellow

Perspectives and Tips on Bridging


Thursday January 14th, 2016

Yan Gu, Developmental Authoritarian State and Predatory Democracy: Urban Infrastructure in 5China and India

Invited Faculty: David Bachman, Bill Lavely, Jeff Begun


Thursday January 21st, 2016

Muyang Chen, AIIB: Exportation of Chinese Development Model

Invited Faculty: David Bachman, Bill Lavely, Jeff Begun


Thursday February 4th, 2016 (Carnegie-Related IPI Guest Speaker)

Geoffrey Nunn, Exhibit Developer and Adjunct Curator for Space History at The Museum of Flight in Seattle

Targeting Your Audience: Space Curator at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. 


Thursday February 11th, 2016

Clint Work, Dependent by Choice: South Korea in the US Embrace

Invited Faculty: Clark Sorensen, Yong Chool Ha, Hwasook Nam


Thursday February 25th, 2016 (Guest Speaker, Funded by the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professorship)

Markos Kounalakis, President & Publisher emeritus Washington Monthly

Perspectives and Tips on Bridging


Thursday March 3rd, 2016 (UW-QUAL Guest Speaker)

James Pfeiffer, Professor, Global Health/Anthropology/Health Services, UW

Ethnographic Research on Religion and Health in Africa


Spring Quarter:

Thursday April 7th, 2016

Seonhee Kim: Turning the Tables: Dynamics of Street Politics in Russia

Invited Faculty: Scott Radnitz, Glennys Young, Robert Pekkanen


Thursday April 21st, 2016

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Oded Oron: The Right to Have Rights

Invited Faculty: Kathie Friedman, Noam Pianko, Kristian Ulrichsen


Thursday April 28th, 2016 (Carnegie-Related IPI Guest Speaker)

Sean ConnellDirector of Business Recruitment at the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, Washington State

Finding and Connecting to Local Stakeholders


Thursday May 5th, 2016 (UW-QUAL Guest Speaker)

Gina Neff, Associate Professor, Communication, UW

Studying the Future: Doing Ethnographic Research of Emerging Consumer Technologies for Health


Thursday May 12th, 2016 (Student Speaker)

Donghui Park: Cyber Security and South Korea’s Military Strategy

Invited Faculty: Dan Chirot, Clark Sorensen, Yong Chool Ha,Don Hellman


Thursday May 19th, 2016 (Guest Speaker)

Jaren Price, JSIS Asia Pacific Military Fellow

[Presentation on Research]


Thursday May 26th, 2016

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Ozgur Ozkan: ISIS, Kurds and Impasse of Turkey’s National Security

Invited Faculty: Resat Kasaba, Devin Naar, Noam Pianko, Kristian Ulrichsen