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Maxwell / Department of Public Administration

PhD Seminar

Each student is required to participate in the departmental research seminar each semester they are in residence. This bi-weekly seminar provides an opportunity for faculty, students and outside guests to share their research methodology and findings. While students are expected to participate in the seminar each year, they must sign up for three graduate credits for the seminar one time. This is typically done during the student's second year. The formal requirements of the seminar are for the student to present a piece of original research in his or her second year.  

All talks will be in the PA conference room (209 Eggers), Thursdays from 12:20-1:50 pm (unless otherwise noted):

Dates for Fall 2017

Seminar Information

August 31


September 7

Len Lopoo


October 5 

Amy Schwartz

Constructing your Academic Career

October 19

Julia Carboni

Systemic Risk in Public Service Delivery Networks

October 26

PAIA PhD Students

APPAM Practice Talks

November 16

PhD Students only at 12pm in Eggers 209

CPR Seminar at 3:30pm in Eggers 426

Dylan Conger, PhD

Professor, George Washington University

Research Associate, George Washington Institute of Public Policy

Research Associate, New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy

 November 30

Alejandro Amezcua,

Whitman School of Management 

Organizational Sponsorship and the Economics of Place: The effects of Urbanization and Localized Competition on Startup Longevity