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Past Workshops

Monday, November 7, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Professor Karen Ferree, Political Science, UCSD
Field: Comparative Politics

Professor Karen Ferree (Political Science, UCSD) studies the politics of democracy, elections, and ethnicity, particularly in the context of the developing countries of Africa. She has done field research in South Africa twice, the results of which are presented in her dissertation, Voters and Parties in the Rainbow Nation: Race and Elections in the New South Africa .

Friday, November 4, 2011 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: Jean Thomas, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center on Ethics in Society, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Jean Thomas is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center on Ethics in Society at Stanford University.  Jean received her B.A. and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her J.D. She received her doctoral degree in law, as well as her L.L.M, from New York University.

Friday, November 4, 2011 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Speaker: Kristopher Ramsay, Princeton
Field: International Relations

Kristopher Ramsay’s areas of specialization include international relations, political economy, bargaining theory, and statistical methods. His current work examines bargaining in international politics, and its relationship to international organization. He has published in Journal of Conflict Resolution, American Journal of Political Science, and American Political Science Review.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm
Speaker: Clayton Nall, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, Stanford University
Field: American Politics
Clayton Nall is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of Stanford University.
His research seeks to explain how policies that change geographic space change American politics, and my broader research interests encompass American political development, public policy, political geography, and political methodology.
Monday, October 31, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Jean-Paul Carvalho, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Irvine
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Field: Comparative Politics

Jean-Paul Carvalho is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Irvine.  He is an applied game theorist who studies issues of political economy relating to culture, identity and institutions.   His graduate training (D.Phil. 2009, M.Phil. 2006) was conducted in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of H. Peyton Young.