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Spring 2022 Research Workshop Schedule

Please join us from 12:00-1:30 on the dates below in Eggers Hall 100A (as Covid allows). A boxed lunch will be served starting at 11:30 (also as Covid allows). You can also join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 953 1722 0810, Password: 682069). If you have any questions, please contact Simon Weschle.

January 28
Roundtable: “
Learning During a Pandemic”
Panelists: Kaia Kirk, Almila Basak, Brock Titlow, Erika Arias, Kari Waters, and Joel Kersting
Moderator: Alice Cho Timken

February 18
Matt Cleary
“Multiculturalism in a Homogenizing State: Why the Oaxacan Reforms Offer Only Weak Protections for Indigenous Cultures and Communities”

February 25
Kyungwon Suh
“Why Was There No Nuclear Sharing in Asia? Variation in Allied Coordination in Military Operations of US Forward-Deployed Nuclear Weapons”  

March 11
Kari Waters and Ryan Griffiths
“Are Secessionists Making the Right Arguments for Independence?”

April 1
Pre-Conference Presentations

April 8
Future Professoriate Program (FPP)

April 15
Prospectus Mini-Conference, Part I  

April 22
Prospectus Mini-Conference, Part II   

May 6
Baobao Zhang
“The Long-Term Effects of Housing Mobility on Civic and Political Participation”  

Comparative Politics/International Relations Series

All talks are from 12:00-1:30pm unless otherwise noted.  Please look out for emails for further information on location. If you have any questions or would like to meet with a speaker before or after their talk, please contact  Daniel McDowell and  Simon Weschle.

January 28 (10:00-11:30am)
Dimitar Gueorguiev (Syracuse University)

February 4
Catherine Herrold (Syracuse University)

March 4
Margit Tavits (Washington University in St. Louis)

March 25
Randall Stone (University of Rochester)

April 29
Thomas Oatley (Tulane University)


Fall 2021 Research Workshop Schedule

September 3
“Roundtable: Teaching after a Pandemic”
Panelists: Lamis Abdelaaty, Nathan Carrington, Maraam Dwidar, and Sarah Pralle. Moderator: Shana Gadarian

September 10
“The Open Borders Debate, Migration as Settlement, and the Right to Travel”
Ugur Altundal (Practice Job Talk)

September 17
“The Effect of the Education Realignment on American Party Position Taking”
Joel Kersting (Practice Job Talk)

October 8
"Saving this Honorable Court: Supreme Court Legitimacy in an Era of Court Reform”
Nathan Carrington (Practice Job Talk)

October 29
“Bargaining with the Bomb: Militarized Nuclear Signals and Coercive Bargaining”
Kyungwon Suh (Practice Job Talk)

November 19
Double Session:
“The Hidden Partisan Consensus for Funding Science,” Mark Brockway and
“Organizational Leaders and Intersectional Advocacy,” Maraam Dwidar  

December 10
“Structural Topic Models: Measuring Time in EU Commission Meetings”
Kari Waters

Comparative Politics/International Relations Series

All talks are from 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom. For details and to sign up for talks, please see

September 24
Jack Paine (University of Rochester)

October 22
Amanda Clayton (Vanderbilt University)  

November 5
Kelebogile Zvobgo (William & Mary)

December 3
Ryan Griffiths (Syracuse University)

Sovereignty, Order, and Conflict

For details, please see:

September 13 (12:00-1:30)
Erica De Bruin (Associate Professor, Hamilton College)
Title: How to Prevent Coups d'Etat.

October 18 (11:00-12:30)
Eli Berman (Professor, UC San Diego)
Title: TBD

November 8 (12:00-1:30)
Frank Smith (Director, Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, U.S. Naval War College)
Title: TBD


Political Science Department
100 Eggers Hall