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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!

Fall 2020 Department Seminars
All seminars online. Please contact the Political Science Department for a link to each event

September 18, 3PM: Ruth Carlitz. Title: The Politics of COVID-19 Containment: Lessons from South Africa and Tanzania.  Zoom Link: (#979-7955-3531)
October 6, 2:50-4:10PM: 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.  Zoom link: (#917-6313-7296)
October 16, 3PM: Mitchell Sellers. Title: TBA Zoom Link TBD
November 13, 3PM: Drew Kenney. Title: TBA Zoom Link TBD
December 11, 3PM: Ezra Spira-Cohen. Title: TBA Zoom Link TBD

Citizens and Politics: The Changing Nature of Parties, Participation, and Linkages Fall 2020 Seminar Series (Sponsored by CIPR)
Septermber 25, 2PM: Professor Michael Touchton (University of Miami).  Title: Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil.  Zoom Registration: 
October 23, 2PM: Professor Ernesto Calvo (University of Maryland).  Title: Partisanship and Perceptions of COVID-19 Risk in Latin America.  Zoom Link TBD
November 13, 2PM: Professor Jennifer Cyr (University of Arizona).  Title: Negative Political Identities in Latin America: Understanding the "Anti" Movements of the 21st Century.  Zoom Link TBD

Summer 2020 

  • June 3, 2:00 PM Tulane Innovation Series Webinar Webinar banner
    Disrupted: How COVID-19 will change schools and the 2020 election
    Tulane School of Liberal Arts Dean Brian Edwards will host a discussion with Douglas Harris, a national expert in public eduction, and political scientist Mirya Holman about how COVID-19 may transform schools across the country and how the nation picks the next president.
    Tulane Innovation is a webinar series showcasing the university's renowned researchers, experts, and scholars who are seeking solutions to today's greatest challenges.  
    Register Here.
  • July 7, 2:30 PM Career Advice Webinar
    How to Apply to Postdocs in Political Science, Public Policy, and Law

    Prof. Ruth Carlitz will be part of a panel for a forthcoming Career Advice Webinar: How to Apply to Postdocs in Political Science, Public Policy, and Law on July 7, 2020 at 03:30 PM ET (2:30 PM CT). You can find more information and sign up here:

Spring 2020 Speaking Events

  • February 7, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall) - José Cheibub, Mary Thomas Marshall Professor in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M - "Dynamic Party System Fragmentation: Why Is the Brazilian Party System Becoming More Fragmented?"
  • March 6, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Norman Mayer Room 101 - Milan Svolik, Professor of Political Science at Yale University - “Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States”
  • Adam Dean, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at George Washington University - Date/Time TBD
  • Henry Lovat, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Glasgow - Date/Time TBD
  • Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College - "Resource Radicals From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador" - Date/Time TBD
  • Steven Stedman, Secretary General of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University - Date/Time TBD
  • Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago - Date/Time TBD.

Fall 2019 Speaking Events

  • September 20, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall) - Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University - "When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People: Race, Gender, & The Political Construction of Crisis and Non-Crisis"
  • September 26, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the LBC, Suite 218 - Michael Cohen, The Boston Globe - "Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why that Matters to Americans"
  • September 30, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Gibson Hall, Room 310 - Shauna Gillooly, University of California-Irvine - "A Woman's Place is at the Negotiating Table: Gender and Negotiations Peace Negotiations in Columbia"
  • November 8, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall) - Dan McDowell, Syracuse University - "Bucking the Buck: Are Financial Sanctions Undermining the Dollar"
  • November 14, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the Rogers Memorial Chapel - Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation - "America's Love-Hate Relationship with The Bomb: U.S. Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century"
  • November 22, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall) - James Stewart, University of British Colombia - "Reincarnating Article 2(4): The Pillage Paradigm"
  • December 6, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall) - Yonatan Lupu, George Washington University - "Targeting and Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis in Ukraine"

Fall 2020 registration has opened as of Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 and will continue through Friday, September 4th, 2020! New Political Science courses will also be available for Fall 2020!