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Past Workshops

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Edgar Franco Vivanco, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
Field: Comparative Politics

Edgar Franco Vivance os a NCID Postdoctoral Fellow and MIDAS Fellow at the University of Michigan with an interest in the political economy of development and comparative politics. His research focuses on the co-evolution of institutions, economic growth, and social norms of cooperation.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Todd Karhu, Ethics in Society Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Todd received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics. Before LSE, he completed an M.Phil. in political theory at Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation focuses on theoretical and practical issues in the ethics of killing, and a few other normative matters involving death.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Field: International Relations

Andrew Shaver is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. Prior to that, he completed postdoctoral research fellowships at Stanford University's Political Science Department and, separately, at Dartmouth College, where he was also a lecturer.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Ashley E. Jardina, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University
Field: American Politics, Political Methodology

Ashley Jardina (Michigan PH.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Lisa Blaydes, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Lisa Blaydes is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She is the author of Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2011).