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Past Workshops

Monday, February 4, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Peter Loewen, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Field: Comparative Politics

Peter Loewen is the former Director of the now-merged School of Public Policy and Governance and is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on questions of elite and citizen behaviour and the role of technology in improving governance and representation.

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University
Field: Political Theory

John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy.

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Field: International Relations

Rachel Myrick is a fourth year PhD candidate who specializes in international relations and comparative politics. Her dissertation project explores how partisan polarization affects foreign policymaking in democratic states, with a particular emphasis on U.S. national security policy.

Picture of John Bullock
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: John Bullock, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Field: American Politics

Bullock studies the effects of partisanship on people's political views. Three questions motivate his work in this area: how can people make sensible political choices when they know so little about politics? When will partisanship dominate people's thinking about political choices? And to what extent does partisan polarization create or reflect bias in political thinking?

Monday, January 28, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Andrew Little, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Field: Comparative Politics

Andrew Little is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining Berkeley he received a B.A. from Carleton College, a Ph.D from NYU, and taught at Cornell.

His research uses formal models to study authoritarian politics, communication and information manipulation, and conflict.

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