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Past Workshops

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm
Speaker: Lynn Vavreck, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Field: American Politics

Lynn Vavreck is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her research focuses on the effects of political campaigns, particularly the role that stable structural conditions like the nation’s economy and partisanship play in light of campaign activities like candidate advertising, stump speeches, and candidate visits.

Monday, November 28, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Sangick "Sunny" Jeon, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, Risa Kitagawa, 2nd Year Graduate Student, Stanford University, Nan Zhang, 4th Year Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Sangick "Sunny" Jeon is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. He is currently completing a dissertation project that uses formal, empirical, and experimental methods to identify and test strategies for reducing intergroup biases and supporting interethnic cooperation in fractionalized groups, organizations, communities, and societies.

Friday, November 18, 2011 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: Paul Gowder, Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory
Paul Gowder is a doctoral candidate with an interest in political theory, political institutions, and American politics. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School. Paul is currently on the academic job market this year, in both political science and law. His dissertation research is a combined normative/conceptual and positive theoretical approach to the rule of law.
Friday, November 18, 2011 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Coe, Ph.D. student in the Department of Government, Harvard University
Field: International Relations

Andrew Coe is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard University and an adjunct member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses.  At Harvard, he studis international relations (especially at the intersection of security and political economy) and formal theory.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm
Speaker: John Zaller, Professor of Political Science, UCLA
Field: American Politics
John Zaller is Professor of Political Science at UCLA.  John Zaller studies American politics and public opinion. His first book, The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion (Cambridge, 1992), explored how political messages reach the public and influence its thinking.