Activities & Events

Political Science Research Workshop

The Political Science Research Workshop is a venue for graduate students and faculty to present and receive feedback on work in progress. Dissertation chapters, article manuscripts and dissertation proposal drafts comprise the bulk of our presentations. Students who are on the job market and anticipate interviews in the near future may also present a practice job talk.

The PSRW provides a venue to learn critical skills for practicing political scientists. Presenters and discussants learn to give and receive constructive feedback and to utilize this type of intellectual exchange to improve the quality of their written research. Additionally, attendance allows students and faculty to become familiar with the work of their colleagues.

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”

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

February 18
Matt Cleary
Title TBA

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”  

April 1
MPSA/ISA 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. For details please see

January 28 (2:00-3:30pm)
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)