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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!

The School of Liberal Arts, in association with the Stacy Mandel-Palagye and Keith Palagye Program in Middle East Peace, is hosting an Informational Meeting on the Summer Program in Middle East Peace, a five-week summer program in New Orleans and Jerusalem on the Arab-Israeli conflict, on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4PM to 5PM at the LBC in room 202, the Rechler Conference Room.

The Stacy Mandel-Palagye and Keith Palagye Program in Middle East Peace & Altman Program in International Studies and Business are proud to welcome as guest speaker: Dimitry Shumsky, Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University.  Professor Shumsky will give a lecture entitled: "Beyond the Nation-State: The Idea of National Self-Determination in Zionism Before 1948" on Tuesday, January 29th from 7PM to 8:15PM at the Rogers Chapel on Tulane's Uptown Campus.

 Political Science, CIPR, and Fridays at Newcomb Seminars Spring 2019 Semester:

•January 23 Matt Ferchen (China and the Developing World Program, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center) 12:00-1:30 pm, “China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles?” (CIPR Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•January 25 Iza Ding (University of Pittsburgh) 2:00-4:00 pm, “The Performative State: Public Opinion, Political Pageantry, and Environmental Governance in China” (Political Science Seminar) (Norman Mayer 313)
•January 28 Special Event: Sino-US Academic Leadership Summit, 1:00-3:00 pm (CCP History Department, School of Marxism Studies, Renmin University of China – Tulane University Political Science Department) (Norman Mayer 313)
•February 1 Michael Albertus (University of Chicago) 2:00-4:00 pm, “Equity Without Development: How Redistributive Land Reform Can Generate Long-Term Poverty” (Political Science Seminar) (Norman Mayer 313)
•February 7 Henry Thomson (Arizona State University) 4:00-6:00 pm, “Watching the Watchers: Controlling the Secret Police and Maintaining Authoritarian Rule in Socialist Central and Eastern Europe” (Political Science Seminar) (Norman Mayer 313)
•February 8 Mart Trasberg (Tulane Political Science PhD candidate) 11:00-12:30 pm, “When is Local Public Goods Distribution Pro-poor? Elections versus Non-electoral Accountability in Village Governance Regimes in Mexico” (Political Science Seminar) (Norman Mayer 313)
•February 15 Benjamin Read (UC Santa Cruz) 2:00-4:00 pm, “The Rising Tide of Women Elected to Local Office in Taiwan, and How it Matters” (Political Science Seminar) (Norman Mayer 313)
•February 22 Iain Osgood (University of Michigan) 2:00-4:00 pm, “Nowhere to Go: FDI, Terror, and Market-Specific Assets” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•February 22 Sara Niedzwiecki (UC Santa Cruz) 4:00-6:00 pm, “Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America” (CIPR Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•March 15 Michael Jones (Tulane Political Science PhD Candidate) 2:00-4:00 pm, “State Development and Authoritarian Resilience in Rwanda” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•March 29 Milan Svolik (Yale University) 2:00-4:00 pm (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 5 Mara Karlin (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) 12:00-1:00 pm, “Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States,” (Fridays at Newcomb) (Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building)
•April 5 Jessica Webb (Tulane Political Science PhD candidate) 2:00-4:00 pm, “When High Courts Make Policy: Institutional Legitimacy and the Judicialization of Politics in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Hungary” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 5 Deborah Yashar (Princeton University) 4:00-6:00 pm, “Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America” (CIPR Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)                                              
•April 12 Victoria Murillo (Columbia University) 2:00-4:00 pm, “Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 26 TBD (Political Science Seminar)

Spring 2019 registration has opened as of Monday, November 5th, 2018 and will continue through Friday, January 25th, 2019! New Political Science courses are also available for Spring 2019!