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Past Workshops

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Adrian Blau, Senior Lecturer in Politics, King's College London
Field: Political Theory

Dr Adrian Blau is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Economy and Director of Education. He works on democratic theory and practice, including deliberative democracy, deliberative policy-making, electoral systems and party systems; corruption, Hobbes, history of political thought, and research methods.

Friday, October 5, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Matthew Adams, Ethics in Society Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Matthew completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Virginia. He specializes in contemporary political philosophy and applied ethics, and he also works on topics ranging from Plato's late political philosophy to food aesthetics.

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Sophie Smith, Associate Professor of Political Theory, Oxford
Field: Political Theory

I am a historian of political thought; my main research addresses the nature and limits of the state, the intersection between ideas of empire, citizenship and political philosophy, and the historical development of philosophical and scientific approaches to politics. My work to date has focussed primarily on early modern perspectives on these issues.

Monday, June 4, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Barry Weingast, Ward C. Krebs Family Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science, and a Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. He served as Chair, Department of Political Science, from 1996 through 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Nathan Lee, PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Field: American Politics, Political Methodology

Nathan Lee's research focuses on how citizens and policymakers form their factual beliefs in politics. In particular, he is interested in the "politics of expertise", i.e., the conditions under which different types of policy-relevant experts succeed or fail to influence policy decisions. He employs a variety of methods, with an emphasis on survey methods and survey experiments.

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