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Comparative Politics Workshop

Guido Tabellini
Monday, April 3, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge)
Speaker: Guido Tabellini, Professor of Political Economics, Universita' Bocconi
Field: Comparative Politics

Guido Tabellini is the Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics at Universita' Bocconi

Leonid Peisakhin
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Leonid Peisakhin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University- Abu Dhabi
Field: Comparative Politics

Leonard Pesaikhin is interested in political legacies of colonial and imperial rule especially in eastern Europe. He studies formation, persistence, and dissolution of political attitudes and identities, and has a broad interest in political behavior. He also maintains an interest in anti-corruption research, work on good governance, and government transparency. 

Torun Dewan
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Torun Dewan, Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics
Field: Comparative Politics

Torun Dewan is a political scientist at the London School of Economics. His main research is in political economy and in the formal and empirical analysis of decisionmaking in political parties, legislatures and executives.

Alexander Fouirnaies
Monday, May 1, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Alexander Fouirnaies, Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Field: Comparative Politics

Alexander Fouirnaies works on the political economy of elections. Most of his research focuses on how money and the media shape elections and affect representation and accountability. Methodologically, he has an interest in causal inference and applied econometrics. 

Most of his projects use natural experiments to uncover causal relations between political and economic variables.

Kimuli Kasara
Monday, May 8, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: KIMULI KASARA, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Field: Comparative Politics

Kimuli Kasara is an associate professor of political science at Columbia University. In the African context, she focuses on ethnic demography, political violence, and distributive politics. She has  published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

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