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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 2021 Department Seminars
All seminars online. Zoom links will be posted as they are created.

January 22, 3PM: Ezra Spira-Cohen, PhD Candidate, Tulane University. Title: Improving State Territorial Reach: The Effects of Contemporary Land Tenure Reforms in Brazil. Zoom Link:
January 28, 6PM: Gary Hoover, Director, Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics, Tulane University. Bio. Anti-Racism and Economics. Zoom Link:
February 5, 3PM: Sharan Grewal, William & Mary, Title: Islam and Electoral Politics (cosponsored with MENA). Zoom Link: (Followed by a Graduate Student Happy Hour, 4:00-5:00 pm)
February 26, 3PM: Menaka Philips, Tulane University, Title: The Revolutionary, the Aristocrat, and the Company Man: Three Thinkers on Empire. Zoom Link:
March 5, 3PM: Julia Hellwege, University of South Dakota, Title: Going the Extra Mile: Surrogate Activities of State Legislators. Zoom Link:
March 19, 3PM: Carrie Wickham, Emory University, Title: What Went Wrong? Why Egypt's Democratic Experiment Fell Apart (cosponsored with MENA). Zoom Link:
April 2, 3PM: Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar, Harvard University, Title: Local Female Representation as a Pathway to Power: A Natural Experiment in India. Zoom Link:

Fall 2020 Department Seminars
All seminars online. Zoom links will be posted as they are created.

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: Ordering a Fair Vote? How Governors and Executive Orders Influence Elections across the States. Zoom Link (#974-4711-7303)
November 13, 3PM: Drew Kinney. Title: Coup Taboo: The Politics of Anti-Coup Norms in Turkey (2016) and Egypt (2013). Zoom Link (#990-0094-9787)

Citizens and Politics: The Changing Nature of Parties, Participation, and Linkages Fall 2020 Seminar Series (Sponsored by CIPR)
September 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 Registration has passed.

Tulane University Libraries' Faculty Author Spotlight Live Q&A Panel Schedule
Monday, November 16, 2020 12pm-1pm REGISTER HERE
Political Science Department Chair Nancy Maveety, along with Ronna Burger, Dennis Kehoe, Kris Lane, Adam McKeown, Esra Özcan

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 education, 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.
  • 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).

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 2021 registration opened on Monday, April 5th, 2021 and will continue through Friday, September 3rd, 2021! New Political Science courses will also be available for Spring 2022!