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Comparative Politics Workshop

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Vincent Pons, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Field: Comparative Politics

Vincent Pons is an assistant professor of business administration in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a faculty affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He studies questions in political economy and development.

Monday, January 7, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jon Fiva, Professor of Economics, Norwegian Business School
Field: Comparative Politics

Jon Fiva is a professor of economics at the Norwegian Business School (BI), also affiliated with ESOP at the University of Oslo. The academic year 2018/2019, He is visiting the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

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.

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.

Monday, February 11, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Laia Balcells, Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University
Field: Comparative Politics

Laia Balcells is a political scientist specializing in the study of political violence as well as nationalism and ethnic conflict. She earned her PhD from Yale University in 2010 and has been Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University (2012-2017).

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