Past schedules

Schedule 2015-2016

October 2   Leonid Peisakhin, NYU-AD

“The Legacy of Political Violence Across Generations”

Discussant: Julian Waller, GW

October 16   Scott Kennedy, CSIS and Indiana University

“Party Time: The CCP Takes Over China’s Policy Process”

Discussant: Jackson Woods, GW

November 6   Daniel Nerenberg, GW

“Discontent with Alien Rule: Social Purpose and Noncooperation in the First Intifada”

Discussant: Henry Hale, GW

November 20   Tofigh Maboudi, AU

“Citizens as the Founding Fathers: Constituent Deliberation and the Democratic Content of Constitutions”

Discussant: Cynthia McClintock, GW

December 4   Yon Lupu, GW

“Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame”

Discussant: Lillian Frost, GW

December 18   Marko Zilovic, GW (coauthor Harris Mylonas, GW)

“Explaining Sub-Diaspora Management Policies: Post-Cold War Serbia and Greece”

Discussant: TBA

January 15   Harley Balzer and Paula Ganga, Georgetown

“Corruption: Quantity or Quality?”

Discussant: Aparna Ravi, GW

February 5   Bruce Dickson, GW

“Generating Support in Contemporary China: Legitimation, Co-Optation, and the Local Legitimacy Deficit”

Discussant: Adrienne LeBas, AU

February 19   Emmanuel Teitelbaum, GW

“U.S. GSP Review and Worker Rights in Developing Countries”

Discussant: Nate Jensen, GW

March 4   TBA

“TBA”

Discussant: TBA

April 1   Annelle Sheline, GW

“The Effects of Promoting Moderate Islam in Jordan and Oman”

Discussant: TBA

May 6   Allison Quatrini, GW

“‘Party’ Politics: Ethnic Minority Holiday Celebrations and their Political Characteristics in the People’s Republic of China”

Discussant: TBA

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Schedule 2013-2014

September 13 Kimberly Morgan, GW

The Gendered Politics of Immigrant Integration Policy in France

Discussant: Lisel Hintz, GW

September 20   Huan-Kai Tseng, GW

Subsidizing Prospective Deficits: Public Spending Volatility and the Central Bank’s Interest Rate Policy

Discussant: Hein Bogaard, GW (School of Business)

October 4       Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland

Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter

Discussant: Jeremy Streatfeild, GW 

October 18      Julia MacDonald and Alanna Van Antwerp, GW

November 1       Erik Herron, University of Kansas/NSF Program Director (political science) and Fredrik M. Sjoberg, New York University

“Electoral Systems and Fraud: Evidence from Ukraine’s 2012 Parliamentary Election”

Discussant: Olesya Tkacheva, RAND

November 15    Evgeny Finkel and Dot Smith, GW

“Coups and Military Ranks”

Discussant:  Mike Miller, GW

December 6       Alexander Reisenbichler, GW

“The Power Dynamics of Transnational Regulatory Networks: Insights from the Financial Stability Forum (FSF) and Board (FSB)”

Discussant:  Stephen Kaplan, GW

January 10           Charles Sullivan, GW

Nationalism and Nostalgia in the Tatar Republic

Discussant: Harvey Feigenbaum, GW

February 7          Marion Fourcade, UC Berkeley

“The Moral Sociology of the State: Thoughts About the Eurozone Crisis”              

February 21        Kelly Bauer, GW

“Politics of Pressure: The Impact of Mapuche Mobilization on Policy Implementation”

Discussant: Steven Balla, GW

March 7                Johanna Birnir, University of Maryland

“Voting in the Shadow of Violence: Electoral Politics and Conflict”

Discussant: Cynthia McClintock, GW

March 21             Erica Simmons, University of Wisconsin

“Water, Community, and Privatization in Cochabamba Bolivia”

Discussant: Celeste Arrington, GW

April 4                  Harris Mylonas, GW

“The Politics of Diaspora Management”

Discussant: Volha Charnysh, Harvard University

April 18                Jessica Anderson, GW

 

“Threat and the Logic of Target Selection: Analyzing South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks”

Discussant: Donald Horowitz, Duke

May 2                    Todd Eisenstadt, Carl LeVan and Tofigh Maboudi, AU

“When Talk Trumps Text: How Participatory Deliberation on New Constitutions Advances Democratization”

Discussant: Nathan Brown, GW

May 9                     Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University and Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland

Responsiveness and Responsibility 

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Schedule 2012-2013

Sept. 21— Lucia Seybert (Georgetown and the Wilson Center)

Paper Title: “Coherence of Populist Coalitions and the Quality of Democracy in Poland and Slovakia”

Discussant: Adrienne LeBas, American University

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 Oct. 5—Tristan Volpe (GWU graduate student)

Paper Title: “Nuclear Fuel Cycle Postures: Causes and Consequences for International Politics”

Discussant: Diogo Lemos

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Oct. 19—Jeffery Paige (University of Michigan)

Paper Topic: “Rethinking Revolution in Evo Morales’s Bolivia”

Discussant: Cynthia McClintock, GWU faculty

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 Nov 2–Bruce Dickson (GWU faculty) and Jackson Woods (GWU graduate student)

Paper Title: “Victims and Patriots: Disaggregating Nationalism in China”

Discussant: Allison Quatrini (GWU graduate student)

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 Nov 16— Dina Bishara (GWU graduate student)

Paper Topic: “Beyond Repression and Concessions: Conceptualizing Regime Responses to Protests.”  

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Jan 18–- David Cunningham (University Maryland)

Paper Topic: “Preventing Civil War: How the potential for international intervention can deter conflict onset”

Discussant: Alex Downes (GWU)

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Feb 1— Kelly Bauer (GWU graduate student)

Paper Title: “Indigenous Mobilization in Chile: The Politics of Land Reform and Inequality”

Discussant: Jeffery Paige

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Feb 15— Todd Eisenstadt and Jennifer Yelle (American University)

Paper Title: “From Blank Stares Come Blank Ballots: Poor Candidate Information and the Prevalence of Null Votes in the World’s First Democratic National Judicial Elections (Bolivia 2011)

Discussant: Kelly Bauer (GWU graduate student)

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March 1— Dorothy Smith Ohl (GWU graduate student)

Discussant: Alanna van Antwerp (GWU graduate student)

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April 19– Paul Zachary (GWU graduate student) and Alex Downes (GWU faculty)

Paper Topic: “No Business Like FIRC Business: Foreign Imposed Regime Change and Bilateral Trade”

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May 3—Alanna Van Antwerp (GWU graduate student)

Paper Title: “Legacies of Repression: Political Mobilization in the Shadow of Authoritarian Rule”

Discussant: Dina Bishara (GWU graduate student)

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May 10—Stephen Kaplan (GWU faculty)

Paper Topic: “Economic Crises and Technocratic Governance”

Discussant: Manny Teitelbaum  (GWU faculty)

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Cathy Schneider (American University)

Paper Topic: Riots and Political Violence

Discussant: Evgeny Finkel (GWU faculty)

Schedule 2011-2012

October 14          Lise Morje Howard, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, USIP/Georgetown

Discussant:  Donald Horowitz, Duke University and U.S. Institute of Peace

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November 11       Bruce Dickson, GW

“They Have Issues: Public Goods and Performance Legitimacy in China”

Discussant: Henry Hale, GW

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December 9        Henry Hale, GW

“Parties to Manipulation: Russia as a Case Study in Hybrid Regime Partisanship”

Discussant: John SidesGW

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January 13            Adrienne LeBas, AU 

“Taxation and Trust in Urban Nigeria”

Discussant: Emmanuel Teitelbaum, GW

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March 9                 Harris Mylonas, GW

“Which land is Our Land? Explaining Variation in Border Claims”

Discussant: Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech

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April 6                 Scott Mainwaring, Notre Dame

“The Rise and Fall of Democracies and Dictatorships: Latin America since 1900”

Discussant: Cynthia McClintock, GW

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April 13                Craig Kauffman, GW

“Global Governors And Local Governance: Implementing Watershed Management Reforms in Ecuador”

Discussant: Jennifer Brinkerhoff, GW

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May 11                   Alexander Downes, GW

“Freedom by Force: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and Democratization”

For an overview of the larger project, see Boston Review

Discussant: Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, University of Maryland

Schedule 2010-2011

Sep. 10:  Harris Mylonas, GW

“Fighting the ‘Enemy Within’: State Responses toward Externally Leveraged Minorities” (co-author Erin Jenne)

Discussant: Henry Hale, GW

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Oct. 8:           Kimberly Morgan, GW

“The End of the Frozen Welfare State? Innovation in Work-Family Policies in Western Europe”

Discussant: Henry Farrell, GW

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Nov. 12:       Donald Horowitz, Duke and Woodrow Wilson Center

How Indonesia Became a Constitutional Democracy

Discussant: Alasdair Bowie, GW

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Dec. 10:     Llewelyn Hughes, GW

“The Limits of Liberalism? Oil Markets and Economic Liberalization in France and Japan”

Discussant: Stephen Kaplan, GW

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Jan. 14:   Steven WilkinsonYale [PLS NOTE: 2:15-3:45 PM instead of the usual time]

“Veterans, organizational skill and ethnic cleansing: Evidence from the Partition of South Asia”

(co-author Saumitra Jha, Stanford)

Discussant: Emmanuel Teitelbaum, GW

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Feb. 11:  Cynthia McClintock, GW

“Election Rules in Latin America: Is Plurality or Runoff Better for Democracy?”

Discussant: Gina Lambright, GW

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Mar. 11:  Kathleen Bruhn, UCSB

“Electing Extremists? Party Primaries and Legislative Candidates in Mexico“

DiscussantTodd EisenstadtAmerican University

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Apr. 8:             John Sides, GW

“Seeking Stateness: Identity Regimes in Multiethnic States”

Discussant: Marc Morje Howard, Georgetown