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Past Workshops

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm
Speaker: Chris Tausanovitch, Fifth Year Phd Candidate, Stanford University
Field: American Politics
Chris Tausanovitch is a fifth-year Phd Candidate studying American Politics, Representation, Public Opinion, Congress, and Methodology. His dissertation uses Item Response Theory to model the political preferences of Americans and their legislators, combining information from six large sample surveys and one smaller original survey for a total sample size of more than 300,000 people.
Monday, October 3, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Christian Dippel, Professor of Economics, UCLA
Field: Comparative Politics

Christian Dippel is a professor of Economics at UCLA.  His research interests include political economy, international trade, development economics and economic history.

Friday, September 30, 2011 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: Kristi Olson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Field: Political Theory

Kristi Olson is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and will be a faculty member at Stanford University starting in the 2012-13 academic year.  Her research interests lie in the intersection of philosophy and public policy.

Friday, September 30, 2011 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Speaker: Aila Matanock, Ph.D. Candidate of Political Science, Stanford University
Field: International Relations
Aila Matanock is a Ph.D. Candidate (degree expected in June 2012) studying international relations and comparative politics, especially conflict and security.  Her dissertation focuses on the role of electoral competition between militant groups and governments, especially as a component of negotiated settlements.
Monday, September 26, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Professor Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Field: Comparative Politics
Professor Hayagreeva Rao (Stanford Graduate School of Business) has published widely in the fields of management and sociology and studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change.