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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!

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 will open on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 and will continue through Friday, September 4th, 2020! New Political Science courses will also be available for Fall 2020!