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Comparative Politics Workshop

Monday, April 8, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Pia Raffler, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University
Field: Comparative Politics

Pia Raffler is an Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, working at the intersection of political economy of development and comparative politics. She is interested in political accountability, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday, April 15, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jennifer Bussell, Gruber Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Field: Comparative Politics

Jennifer Bussell is the Gruber Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research seeks to understand the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states.

Monday, April 22, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Robert Blair, Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Field: Comparative Politics

Robert Blair’s research focuses on peacekeeping and statebuilding after civil war, with an emphasis on rule of law and security institutions.

Monday, April 29, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Gwyneth McClendon, Assistant Professor of Politics, New York University
Field: Comparative Politics

Gwyneth McClendon is an Assistant Professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University. Her primary research interests are in comparative political behavior, religious and ethnic politics, and political participation. She has done research in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States.

Monday, May 13, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jan Pierskalla, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University
Field: Comparative Politics

Jan Pierskalla (Ph.D., Duke University, 2012) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His primary field of research is comparative politics. He is especially interested in the political economy of development and political violence. He has a regional interest in Southeast Asia.

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