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Past Workshops

Torun Dewan
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Torun Dewan, Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics
Field: Comparative Politics

Torun Dewan is a political scientist at the London School of Economics. His main research is in political economy and in the formal and empirical analysis of decisionmaking in political parties, legislatures and executives.

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall CENTRAL, Room C321
Field: International Relations

What makes foreign aid effective at helping countries develop? Under what conditions does foreign aid shape democratic change abroad? These are the substantive questions that motivate my research in international and comparative political economy, democratization, and development.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:15pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Erin Hartman, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science, UCLA
Field: Political Methodology

Erin Hartman is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA. Her recent research focuses on creating new methods–including both theoretical approaches and new estimation strategies–for identifying and validating causal effects.

Leonid Peisakhin
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Leonid Peisakhin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University- Abu Dhabi
Field: Comparative Politics

Leonard Pesaikhin is interested in political legacies of colonial and imperial rule especially in eastern Europe. He studies formation, persistence, and dissolution of political attitudes and identities, and has a broad interest in political behavior. He also maintains an interest in anti-corruption research, work on good governance, and government transparency. 

Friday, April 14, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Ruth Chang, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers
Field: Political Theory

Chang is professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the University of Chicago Law School. She has a PhD from Balliol College, Oxford University, and a JD from Harvard Law School.