The political science department organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops, lectures, debates, and forums. Please check back regularly to see what exciting events will be coming up next!
January 26, 2 PM: LBC, Room 202 - Race, Rights, and Rifles: The Historical Origins of the NRA and White Americans’ Obsession with Guns. Prof. Alexandra Filindra (Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago)
February 9, 2 PM: Norman Mayer, Room 118 - "Gender and Party Leadership Change." Prof. Andrea Aldrich (Department of Political Science, Yale University)
March 2, 2 PM: Jones Hall, Room 100A - Contemporary State Building: Elite Taxation and Public Safety in Latin America. Prof. Gustavo Flores-Macías (Department of Government, Cornell University)
March 9, 2 PM: Jones Hall, Room 100A - “Electoral Campaigns and Co-Partisan Discrimination.” Prof. Patricio Cuhna Silva (Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago)
March 21, 3:30 PM: Norman Mayer, Room 101 - Making Autocracy Worse: How Putin's War in Ukraine Has Heightened Repression at Home. Prof. Kathryn Stoner (Department of Political Science, Stanford University)
March 28, 2 PM: Norman Mayer, Room 118 - Topic TBA. Prof. Angela Durand Martinez (U Mass. Lowell)
April 20, 2 PM: Norman Mayer, Room 118 - Corrupt State or Corrupt Society? Strategic Contexts of Corruption and Political Culture Outcomes. Prof. Calvert Jones (Associate Professor, University of Maryland)
April 27, 2 PM: Norman Mayer, Room 118 - Topic TBA. Prof. Johanna Dunaway
September 8, 2PM: Gibson Hall, Room 414 - Please join us Thursday, September 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM for the first of the fall semester’s seminar series. Our first speaker will be Prof. Anna Gunderson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University; her talk will be entitled: Captive Market: Accountability and State Prison Privatization.
October 11, 3PM: Dinwiddie Hall, Room 102 - Please join us Tuesday, October 11 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the second of the fall semester’s seminar series. Our next speaker will be Scott MacMillan; his talk will be about his new book about the organization BRAC.
October 25, 12:30PM: Richardson Building, Room 106 - Please join us Tuesday, October 25 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM as the Political Science Department and the Altman Program in International Studies and Business are proud to co-sponsor Carbon Captured: How Business and Labor Control Global Climate Policymaking, presented by Professor Matto Mildenberger, University of California at Santa Barbara.
October 27, 2PM: Gibson Hall, Room 310 - Please join us Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM for the third of the fall semester’s seminar series. Our next speaker will be Justin de Benedictis-Kassner, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
November 1, 6PM: Rogers Memorial Chapel - Please join us Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for guest speaker, Award-winning investigative journalist Katherine Stewart speaks on the "Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism."
Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in Latin America - Monday, September 19th, 2022 - 12:00PM - Greenleaf Conference Room, 100 Jones Hall - The Politics of Extraction: Territorial Rights, Participatory Institutions, and Conflict in Latin America by Dr. Maiah Jokowski, Northern Arizona University.
February 18, 3 PM: Dinwiddie Hall, Room 108 - Please join us this Friday, February 18 at 3:00 PM for the first of the spring semester’s Friday Seminar series. Ph.D. Candidate Lucia Kovacikova will present a portion of her dissertation project. Or if you cannot make it in person, connect via Zoom
February 18, 10 AM-5 PM: Women and Politics Workshop Day 1, held at the Small Center. Hosted by Prof. Mirya Holman and the Newcomb Institute.
February 19, 10 AM-5 PM: Women and Politics Workshop Day 2, held at the Newcomb Institute. Hosted by Prof. Mirya Holman and the Newcomb Institute.
March 10, 11, & 12: Tulane's uptown campus will be hosting the New Orleans Book Festival. Visit bookfest.tulane.edu for more information.
March 10, 7:30 PM-9 PM: A New Russian Empire?: A Panel Discussion from five perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Zoom link provided upon registration at https://www.tulanejournal.org/russianempire
March 14, 12 PM-1:30 PM: Dr. Daniel Hidalgo, Massachussetts Institute of Technology; When Representation Fails: The Long Effects of Authoritarian Purges on Political Careers in Brazil. Greenleaf Conference Room, 100 Jones Hall, or via Zoom
April 8, 2 PM: Dr. Henry Lovat, Professor of International Law & Politics, University of Glasgow. Title: Life after the WTO Appellate Body: Rethinking Global Trade Governance; Location: 201 Hebert Hall.
April 18, 12 PM-1 PM: CIPR Current Events Workshop - Prof. Mauro Porto, Tulane University; Trends & Scenarios for the October elections in Brazil; Location: LBC 210 (McKeever Conference Room)
April 22, 3 PM: Dr. Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor in Global Communication, Georga State University. Title: China’s Soft Power Initiatives: Evolving Debates and Practice; Location: 201 Hebert Hall.
Spring 2021 Department Seminars
January 22, 3 PM: Ezra Spira-Cohen, Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University. Title: Improving State Territorial Reach: The Effects of Contemporary Land Tenure Reforms in Brazil.
January 28, 6 PM: Gary Hoover, Director, Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics, Tulane University. Bio. Anti-Racism and Economics.
February 5, 3 PM: Sharan Grewal, William & Mary, Title: Islam and Electoral Politics (cosponsored with MENA).
February 26, 3 PM: Menaka Philips, Tulane University, Title: The Revolutionary, the Aristocrat, and the Company Man: Three Thinkers on Empire.
March 5, 3 PM: Julia Hellwege, University of South Dakota, Title: Going the Extra Mile: Surrogate Activities of State Legislators.
March 19, 3 PM: Carrie Wickham, Emory University, Title: What Went Wrong? Why Egypt's Democratic Experiment Fell Apart (cosponsored with MENA).
April 2, 3 PM: Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar, Harvard University, Title: Local Female Representation as a Pathway to Power: A Natural Experiment in India.
September 18, 3 PM: Ruth Carlitz. Title: The Politics of COVID-19 Containment: Lessons from South Africa and Tanzania.
October 6, 2:50-4:10 PM: Tess Wise (Political Science, Amherst). Title: Personal Bankruptcy and Race: When the Public-Private Welfare State is Predatory; co-sponsored by the Center for Law and the Economy.
October 16, 3 PM: Mitchell Sellers. Title: Ordering a Fair Vote? How Governors and Executive Orders Influence Elections across the States.
November 13, 3 PM: Drew Kinney. Title: Coup Taboo: The Politics of Anti-Coup Norms in Turkey (2016) and Egypt (2013).
Citizens and Politics: The Changing Nature of Parties, Participation, and Linkages Fall 2020 Seminar Series (Sponsored by CIPR)
September 25, 2 PM: Professor Michael Touchton (University of Miami). Title: Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil.
October 23, 2 PM: Professor Ernesto Calvo (University of Maryland). Title: Partisanship and Perceptions of COVID-19 Risk in Latin America.
November 13, 2 PM: Professor Jennifer Cyr (University of Arizona). Title: Negative Political Identities in Latin America: Understanding the "Anti" Movements of the 21st Century. Tulane University Libraries' Faculty Author Spotlight Live Q&A Panel Schedule
Fall 2023 registration will open on Monday, April 10th, 2023! New Political Science courses will also be available for Spring 2024!