School Workshop

The School of Politics and Global Studies holds frequent lectures featuring faculty, graduate students and visiting scholars. The workshop is run by a faculty member and is an Internal Speaker Series meant to help graduate students.


Typical Workshop Time: Wednesdays, 12-1pm

Location: SPGS, Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 6761

Coordinator: Henry Thomson at

If you want to present at the School Workshop, please contact the coordinator.

Non-workshop talks are in bold.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

22-AugCarolyn Warner and Mia Armstrong"Institutional Challenges to Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Assessing the Military, with Evidence from U.S. Bases in Japan"12:00pmCOOR 6761
5-SepBecki Cordell“Security-civil Liberties Trade-offs: International Cooperation in Extraordinary Rendition”12:00pmCOOR 6761
3-OctTerri Givens"Immigration and Refugee Policy in the U.S. and Europe - The Impact of Electoral Politics"12:00pmCOOR 6761
17-OctMilos Popovic"Dictators Cry Too: War and Public Support for Authoritarian Leaders"12:00pmCOOR 6761
26-OctPolitical Theory Workshop / Patrick Deneen“The Degradation of Citizenship” 3:00pmCOOR 6607
26-OctJennifer Cyr"Between Oligarchy and Populism: Democratic Deficiencies in Latin America"1:00pmCOOR 6761
2-NovKopf Conference“New Perspectives on Statebuilding” TBDTBD
9-NovPolitical Theory Workshop / Brian BlanchardTBD3:00pmCOOR 6607
14-NovGlenn Sheriff"Environmental Markets and the Distribution of Pollution"12:00pmCOOR 6761
28-NovLenka BustikovaWorkshop12:00pmCOOR 6761
18-JanScott Mainwaring Harvard University12:00pmCOOR 6761
30-JanBecki CordellWorkshopTBDTBD
13-FebSteve PfaffUniversity of WashingtonTBDTBD
22-FebLisa Baldez Dartmouth UniversityTBDTBD
27-FebMichael BernhardParties, Civil Society, and the Deterrence of Democratic Defection (Warren Miller Jr. Colloquium)12:00pmCOOR 6761
15-MarKathryn Hendley University of WisconsinTBDTBD
22-MarBen SmithUniversity of FloridaTBDTBD



Past workshops

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

12-JanFran Hagopian Workshop on Latin American Politics12:15pmCOOR 6761
17-JanBecki Cordell The Political Costs of International Cooperation in Extraordinary Rendition12:15pmCOOR 6761
31-JanSarah Shair-Rosenfield"When Change is Good: Estimating the Effects of Electoral Reform on Female Political Representation"12:30pmCOOR 6761
28-FebSee Seng Tan“The ‘IR-ization’ of Asia-Pacific Security”12:15pmCOOR 6761
16-MarArturas Rozenas "Mass Repression and Political Loyalty: Evidence from Stalin's 'Hunger by Terror'" 10:00amCOOR 6761
28-MarMargaret Hanson"Authoritarian Law: Signals from Above" 12:15pmCOOR 6761
11-AprLenka Bustikova"Why Do Civilians Support Rebels? Evidence from Endorsement Experiments in Dagestan, Russia"12:15pmCOOR 6761
16-AprSteph Haggard "Dictators and Democrats: Elites, Masses and Regime Change"1:30pmCOOR 6761
25-AprChristian Davenport"Starting and Stopping Repressive Spells"12:15pmCOOR 6761

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

6-SepHenry Thomson"Democratization, Elections and Urban Social Disorder in the Developing World, 1960-2011"12:15pmCOOR 6761
15-SepClark GrayClimate Change and Human Migration in South Asia10:30amCOOR 6761
20-SepFabian Neuner"Seeing Blue in Black and White: Race and Perceptions of Officer-Involved Shootings"12:15pmCOOR 6761
29-SepBenjamin Marquez"Social Movements, Philanthropy and Lawyers: MALDEF and Building an Ethnic Identity"12:30pmCOOR 6761
4-OctKendall Funk"Representative Budgeting: Women Mayors and the Composition of Spending in Local Governments"12:15pmCOOR 6761
18-OctAudrey Comstock"Negotiated Rights: Ratification, Accession, and Negotiating United Nations Human Rights Treaties"12:15pmCOOR 6761
25-OctVictor Peskin"The Human Rights Ideal, the Marginalization of Lesser Crimes, and the Politics of Establishing the New Kosovo Specialist Chambers"12:15pmCOOR 4403
26-OctKathleen ThelenThe New Precariat: The United States in Comparative Perspective - Kramer Lecture SeriesMiddayCOOR 6761
1-NovChristian PhillipsDemographics are (Men's) Destiny: Immigrant Communities and Descriptive Representation in American State Legislatures12:15pmCOOR 6761