Works-in-progress series

A public speaker

We host a speaker series to highlight ongoing research open to all areas of public affairs and political science. Speakers include our faculty and graduate students, plus scholars from around the world.


Our schedule for 2019/20 includes:

  • September 18th, 2019: Samara Klar (SGPP), “Partisan motivated evaluations of sexual misconduct and the mitigating role of the #MeToo movement.” (With Alexandra McCoy.)

  • September 25th, 2019: David Konisky (Indiana University), “The health consequences of weak regulation: Evidence from excess emissions in Texas.” Location: Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, ENR2 S107

  • October 2nd, 2019: Joseph Wright (Pennsylvania State University), “Remittances and voter turnout.”

  • October 9th, 2019: Chris Weber (SGPP), “Re-exploring the culture-war narrative: Authoritarianism, economic ideology, and partisan realignment.”

  • October 14th, 2019: Alasdair Roberts (U. Mass-Amherst), “Racism, fascism, and public administration.” Location: SS332. Time: 2pm.

  • October 15th, 2019: Ariel Ilan Roth (Israel Institute), “Israel's stalemated politics: Volatility or consensus?” Location: Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, ENR2 S107. Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm.

  • October 16th, 2019: Chad Westerland (SGPP), “Polarization and the politics of US Supreme Court confirmations.”

  • November 6th, 2019: Christopher Griffin (UA Law), “The missing counterfactual and algorithmic risk assessments.”

  • November 13th, 2019: Yotam Shmargad (SGPP), “The influencer ecosystem in the 2018 U.S. primaries.”

  • November 19th, 2019: Toshihiro Nakayama (Keio University), “The new dynamics: Understanding Japan-US relations from a Japanese perspective.” Location: Kiva Room, Student Union Memorial Center.

  • December 18th, 2019: Gary Goertz (Notre Dame), “The Veil of Ignorance Process Tracing (VoiPT) methodology.”

  • January 15th, 2020: Pre-conference panel with Alejandro Beltran, Matthew Cobb, and Joseph Cox.

  • January 22nd, 2020: Cullen Hendrix (University of Denver), “The tempest within: Reconciling Disagreements on Climate-Conflict Links.”

  • January 23rd, 2020: Anna Pechenkina (Utah State University), “Social unrest and selection of authoritarian elites.” Location: Social Sciences 332.

  • February 19th, 2020: Paul Schuler (SGPP), “Bias where power is: A theory and test of variable political gender bias in Vietnam.”

  • February 25th, 2020: Emma Avoyan (Raboud University), “Tracing the development of intermediate outcomes of collaborative governance regimes: Insights from a large-scale infrastructure project in the Netherlands.” Location: Social Sciences 332.

  • March 4th, 2020: Atal Ahmadzai (SGPP Post-Doc), “Re-examining the dams-development-conflict nexus.”

Sessions are held at 12pm in Social Sciences 311 unless otherwise stated.