Spring 2020

February 5, 16:00-17:00
Meredith Winn, PhD Candidate

University of North Texas
“Contact or Competition? Re-evaluating the Relationship between Migration and Far-Right Support”
McCance 303

February 19, 16:00-17:00
Travis Coan, PhD
University of Exeter
“Facing the Electorate: Computational Approaches to the Study of Nonverbal Communication and Voter Impression Formation”
McCance 303

 February 26, 16:00-17:00
Tracy Osborne, PhD
University of Iowa
 "Women Candidate Groups in the U.S. States"
McCance 303

March 11, 16:00-17:00
Rune Stubager, PhD
Aarhus University
“Does Class-Based Campaigning Work? How Working Class Appeals Attract and Polarize Voters”
McCance 303

March 25, 16:00-17:00

Janina Beiser-McGrath

University of Konstanz

"Who Benefits? How Local Ethnic Demography Shapes Political Favoritism in Africa" with Carl Müller-Crepon and Yannick Pengl.

McCance 303

April 1, 16:00-17:00
Mirya Holman, PhD
Tulane University
“How Education and Racial Prejudice Shape Climate Attitudes”
McCance 303

 April 22, 16:00-17:00
Susan Opp, PhD
Colorado State University
Title TBD
McCance 303

Fall 2019

September 25, 4:00-5:00 PM
Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin
McCance 303

October 9, 4:00-5:00 PM

Niccole Pamphilis

University of Glasgow

​"Clarity of Responsibility in the Context of a Crisis: The Case of Greece."

McCance 303

November 6, 4:00-5:00 PM
Shaina Western

University of Edinburgh
“The Power of Mediocrity: Indicators and the Ratification of International Law”
McCance 303

December 4, 4:00-5:00 PM
Akisato Suzuki, Ph.D.
University College Dublin
“Policymaking and Statistical Estimates: A Bayesian Decision-Analytic Perspective”
McCance 303

December 11, 4:00-5:00PM

Miquel Pellicer & Eva Wegner

University of Duisburg-Essen and University College Dublin
 "The Demand Side of Clientelism"
McCance 303

Spring 2019

January 16, 4:00-5:00 PM

Scott Cunningham, Ph.D.

Technical University of Delft

"The Influence of Digitization on Dutch Democracy"

McCance 319

January 23, 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM

Alexandra Cirone, Ph.D.

Cornell University

"Political Dynasties in the European Parliament"

McCance 319

January 30, 4:00-5:00 PM

Dmitri Roussinov, Ph.D.

University of Strathclyde, Computer and Information Sciences

"Towards Measuring Content Coordination in Microblogs"

McCance 319

February 20, 4:00-5:00 PM

Prof. Dr. Laura Seelkopf

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

"The rise of modern taxation: A new comprehensive dataset of tax introductions worldwide"

McCance 319

April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM

Kenneth McElwain, Ph.D.

University of Tokyo

" What Do (Japanese) People Want from Their Constitution? An Experimental Approach"

McCance 319

May 3, 4:00-5:00 PM

Daniela Donno, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Title TBA

Location TBA

Fall 2018

September 19, 4:00-5:00PM
Heinz Brandenburg, Ph.D.
“Brexit and the Removal of Choice: The Future of Party Competition in England without EP Elections”
McCance 303

October 3, 12:00-1:00PM
Professor Dwayne Woods, Ph.D.
“The Limitations of a Materialistic Conception of Populism “
Purdue University
McCance 303

October 17, 4:00-5:00PM
Stefanie Reher, Ph.D.
"Voter perceptions of candidates with disabilities: Evidence from a conjoint experiment"
McCance 303

October 31, 4:00-5:00PM
Constantine Boussalis, Ph.D.
“Scaling US Congressional Committee Speech on Climate Change“
Trinity College Dublin
McCance 303

November 14, 4:00-5:00PM
Nicole Baerg, Ph.D.
Title TBD
University of Essex
McCance 303

 Spring 2018

January 24, 4:00-5:00PM
Sebastian Popa, Ph.D.
Newcastle University
Title TBD
McCance 303

February 14, 4:00-5:00PM
Peter Loewen, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
“Voters Punish Political Leaders with Depression: Results from Experiments in Two Countries”
McCance 303

March 7, 4:00-5:00PM
Jude Hays, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Title TBD
McCance 319

March 14, 4:00-5:00PM
Hanna Bäck, Ph.D.
Lund University
 “Ministerial Government and Reform Productivity in Parliamentary Democracies” 
McCance 303

March, 28 4:00-5:00PM
Jane Gingrich, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
“Changing Labour Markets, Changing Voters: De-industrialization and
economic compensation”
McCance 303 

Fall 2017

September 20, 4:00-5:00PM
Julia Gray, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
“They Could Have Been Contenders: A Power-Sharing Explanation for Central Bank Independence in Transition Countries"
McCance 303

September 27, 4:00-5:00PM
Carlos Rivero, Ph.D.
Universidad de Valencia
 “Economic crisis and legitimacy in contemporary democracies: An elite-mass analysis in 7 countries”
McCance 303

 October 4, 4:00-5:00PM
Shiran Shen , Ph.D. Candidate
Stanford University
"The Inconvenient Truth of the Political Pollution Cycle"
McCance 303

November 8th, 4:00-5:00PM
Professor David Galbreath, Ph.D.
University of Bath
“Western European Armed Forces and the Modernisation Agenda: Following or Falling Behind?”
McCance 303

November 10th, 4:00-5:00PM
Professor Guy Whitten, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
"Dividing government pies: a dynamic compositional approach to political budgeting"
McCance 303

November 22nd, 4:00-5:00PM
Professor Robert Mattes, Ph.D.
“List Proportional Representation in Africa: The ‘Dumbing Down’ Effect”
University of Strathclyde
McCance 303

December 6, 4:00-5:00PM
Kristen Harkness, Ph.D.
University of St. Andrews
When Soldiers Rebel: Ethnic Armies and Political Instability in Africa
McCance 301

Summer 2017

July 3rd, 4:00-5:00PM

Joshua Kertzer, Ph.D.

Harvard University

McCance 4.02

Spring 2017

January 18, 1:00-2:00PM
Ph.D. Student Presentations
Kenneth Stevenson and Maria Zuffova
Location and time TBA

 January 25, 4:00-5:00PM
Despina Alexiadou, Ph.D.
University of Strathclyde, University of Pittsburgh
Title TBD
McCance 402

February 1, 4:00-5:00PM
Gina Reinhardt, Ph.D.
University of Essex
"Aiding Disaster: Does Development Assistance Build Resilience, or Exacerbate Vulnerabilities?"
Graham Hills 702 (GH 702)

February 15, 4:00-5:00PM
David Fortunato, Ph.D.
Texas A&M
"Agenda Setting in Coalition Governments" 

with Mariyana Angelova (University of Vienna)
Graham Hills 702 (GH 702)

March 1, 4:00-5:00PM 
Ece Ozlem Atikcan, Ph.D.
University of Warwick
"Framing the Choice in EU Referendums"
Graham Hills 702 (GH 702)

March, 8 4:00-5:00PM

Friederike Kelle

University of Konstanz and Visiting Lecturer (Erasmus) at Strathclyde

“To Claim or not to Claim? Territory, Violence, and Framing in Subnational Demands for Self-Determination”

Graham Hills 702 (GH 702)

March 15, 4:00-5:00PM
Kristin Bakke, Ph.D.
University College London
"Peace agreements, war-time violence and state authority: A comparative study of Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland" with Karin Dyrstad (SINTEF) and Helga Malmin Binningsbø (PRIO)
Graham Hills 702 (GH 702)

Guy Whitten, Ph.D.
Texas A&M

April 19, 4:00-5:00PM
Caner Bakir, Ph.D.
Koc University
"Structure, Institution and Agent-based (SIA) View of Causal Mechanisms and their Effects: The Case of Financial Stability"

Livingston Tower 511 (LT511)

April 21, 4:00-5:00PM

Elin Naurin, Ph.D.

University of Gothenburgh

"Asymmetric Accountability. An Experimental Investigation of Biases in Evaluations of Governments' Election Pledges"

Location TBD

April 26, 4:00-5:00PM
Fabrizio Gilardi, Ph.D.
University of Zurich
Title TBD
Graham Hills 739 (GH 739)

May 24, 4:00-5:00PM
Sylwia Borkowska-Waszak, Ph.D. Student
University of Strathclyde
Title and Location TBD

Fall 2016

October 12, 13:00-14:00

Keith Smith, Ph.D.

University of Strathclyde

“When All Hope is Not Yet Lost: Traditions, Dilemmas and the Interwar Thought of E.H. Carr"  

Graham Hills 702

October 26, 13:00-14:00

Chitralekha Basu, Ph.D.

University of Rochester and Visiting Fellow at NICEP, University of Nottingham

"Choosing Your Battles Wisely? Activist Preferences, Party Size, and Issue Selection"

Graham Hills 702

November 11, 13:00-14:00

Tracy Lin, Ph.D.

London School of Economics

“Reducing the Guns-versus-Butter Tradeoff: The effect of the health system in safeguarding public health during conflicts”

Graham Hills 702

November 23, 13:00-14:00

Javier Sajuria, Ph.D.

Newcastle University

Title TBD

Graham Hills 626

November 25, 13:00-14:00

Johannes Urpelainen, Ph.D.

Columbia University

“Biased Policy Implementation: Caste Discrimination and Rural Electrification in India"  

Location TBD

Government and Public Policy Departmental Colloquium

Zac Greene