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Spring 2020 Schedule:

January 24, 2020: Michelle Torres, Rice

January 31, 2020: Mike Nelson, Penn State

March 20, 2020: reserved for graduate students presenting at MPSA

April 3, 2020: reserved for graduate students presenting at MPSA

Friday September 20, 2019: Rachel Schwartz, Tulane University, "Civil War, Institutional Change, and the Criminalization of the State: Evidence from Guatemala"

October 4, 2019: Anna Gunderson, “Who Punishes More? Partisanship, Punitive Policies, and the Puzzle of Democratic Governors”

October 11, 2019: Eric van Holm, University of New Orleans, “Gentrification and the Future of American Cities”

October 23, 2019: Becky Morton, New York University, "Social Groups and the Effectiveness of Protests: The Role of Information Sharing and Aggregation." Talk will be at 2 p.m. at the Hill Memorial Library

November 1, 2019: Jim Stoner, “Why Political Theory Should Be Every (Other) Political Scientist’s Second Field”

November 8, 2019: Yann Kerevel, "Legislative Effectiveness in Multiparty Presidential Systems"

November 15, 2019: Elizabeth Lane, “Quality versus Quantity: Amicus Curiae Brief Influence on the United States Supreme Court”

December 6, 2019: Alex Orwin, “To Submit or not to Submit: Michel Houellebecq's Dream of an Expanded Muslim-European Union”

February 2, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Michael Henderson and Dr. Belinda Creel Davis 
Topic: “Making the Grade: Policy Design and Information Feedback Effects”
March 2, 2019 
Presenter: Dan Qi 
Topic: “Perceptions of Cultural Harm and Americans’ Immigration Attitudes”
March 9, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Marina Kingsbury, University of Alabama-Huntsville 
Topic: "How Nativism Shapes Family Policy: Evidence from Russia"
April 27, 2019 
Presenter: Dr. Nathan Kalmoe 
Topic: "The Weakness of Issues: How Multiple Measures Mislead on Public Opinion"

Oct. 31, 2014
Presenter:  Mike Henderson
Topic:  "What would the public do?  Geography, Partisanship, and Redistricting."

May 2, 2014
Presenter:  Jill Hickson
Topic:  "Feel Good Policy or Do Good Policy?  Using Litigation to Compensate Victims of Iranian Terrorism."

Apr. 25, 2014
Presenter:  Liz Lebron

Mar. 28, 2014
Presenter:  Vincent Harris, UT Austin
Topic:  "The 24 Second News Cycle: Media Shifts in the Modern American Electorate."
LOCATION: 140 Journalism Bldg. (Talk co-sponsored by Manship School)

Mar. 21, 2014  (Time Change to 1:30pm)
Presenter:  Dan Tirone amd James Gilley
Topic:  "Printing Power: Additive Manufacturing and Threats to State Security."   

Feb. 28, 2014
Presenter:  Cecil Eubanks
Topic: "A Discussion of Recent Research on Learning Strategies and Teaching."

Feb. 21, 2014
Presenter:  Naci Mocan
Topic:  "Economic Well-being and anti-Semitic, Xenophobic and Racist Attitudes in Germany."

Feb. 14, 2014
Presenter:  Dan Tirone
Topic:  "A Tutorial on Presenting Interaction Terms."

Feb. 7, 2014
Presenter:  Chris Mann
Topic:  "Too Much Information?  What We Should (and Should Not) Tell Citizens about Voting 

Jan. 31, 2014
No Brownbag:  Interested faculty and graduate students please attend political communication candidate's job talk at 1:30 in Curet Room on second floor of Hodges Hall. 

Jan. 24, 2014
Presenter:  Abby Shao, Ph.D.
Topic:  "Understanding Risk Perceptions of Global Warming"

(This is a practice job talk in anticipation of her interview for a a post-doc at George Mason University) 

Nov. 22, 2013
Presenter:  Patrick Egan, Tulane University
Topic:  IPE, the Sectoral Model of Exchange Rate Politics

Nov. 15, 2013
Presenter:  Dan Tirone

Nov. 1, 2013
Presenter:  Cecil Eubanks
Topic:  "A Discussion of Recent Research on Learning Strategies and Teaching."

Oct. 25, 2013
Presenter:  Nick Davis
Topic:  "Why do indifferent partisans participate?"

Oct. 11, 2013
Presenter: Ray Pengree
Topic: "Distinguishing Cueing from Reasoning in Media Agenda Setting Effects"

Oct. 4, 2013
Presenter: Michael Toje
Topic: "Did It Happen Here? Fascism in the United States between the World Wars" 

Sept. 27, 2013
Presenter: Cassie Black and Josh Hostetter
Topic: "Competitive Personalities and Political Engagement

Sept. 20, 2013
Presenter: Stacy Haynie
Topic: "Winners and Losers in Appellate Court Outcomes"

Sept. 13, 2013
Presenter: Chris Mann
Topic: "Why, and When, Do Citizens Vote?"

Apr. 26, 2013
Presenter: Gabi Vitela
Topic: "Normative Implications of Media Rhetoric and Judicial Selection on Latino Sentencing"

Apr. 5, 2013 No Brownbag: Spring Break

Mar. 29, 2013 No Brownbag: Good Friday

Mar. 15, 2013
Presenter: Jim Garand, Wanyun Shao, Barry D. Keim, and Lawrence Hamilton
Topic: "Science, Scientists, and Local Weather: Understanding Mass Attitudes toward Global Warming"

Mar. 8. 2013
Presenter: Laura Moyer
Topic: "Shot Down? Contentious Rulings and the Legitimacy of State Supreme Courts."

Mar. 1, 2013
Presenter: Belinda Davis
Topic: "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Interorganizational Relationships and Their Effect on Policy Outcomes"

Feb. 22, 2013
Presenter: Norman Clark
Topic: "Louisiana Sheriff Elections"

Feb. 1, 2013
Presenter: Jim Stoner
Topic: "What Obama Got (Partly) Right: Charles Evans Hughes on Constitutional Change"

Nov. 30, 2012
Guest Presenter: Celeste Lay, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Topic: " 'Make Yourself at Home': Adjusting to Immigrants in Small Towns."

Nov. 9, 2012
Presenter: Dan Tirone
Topic: "Humanitarian Aid and the Duration of Civil Conflicts"

Oct. 26, 2012
Presenter: Bill Schulz, Jonathan LeBlanc (?), others TBA
Topic: Roundtable on 2012 election

Oct. 19, 2012
Presenter: Laura Moyer
Topic: "What does the Supreme Court think of the news media - and how can we find out?"

Oct. 12, 2012
Presenter: Norman Clark
Topic: "Thin Blue Line, Are Sheriffs Held Accountable for High Crime Rates?"

Sept. 28, 2012
Presenter: Chris Weber
Topic: "Communicating the Culture Wars: The Role of Christianity in American Campaigns."

Sept. 21, 20121
Presenter: Josh Hostetter
Topic: "To pay or not to pay, that is the voter question."

Sept. 7, 2012
Presenter: Josh Hostetter
Topic: "Primary Voting Loyalty: Voting on the Issues or to Beat the Incumbent?"

May 4, 2012
Postponed until fall semester
Presenter: Robbie Hogan
Topic: “Variations in Fundraising Conditions in State Legislative Elections”

Apr. 20, 2012
Postponed (see next week, April 27)

Mar. 30, 2012
Presenter: Nick Davis
Topic: "The effect of hope on preference and turnout in the 2008 presidential election"

Mar. 16, 2012
Presenter: Belinda Davis
Topic: "The Role of Office diversity in Securing Equitable Implementation in
Welfare Reform"

March 9, 2012 
Presenter: Bruce Hardy
Topic: "Bruce's new project on Occupy Wall Street"

March 2, 2012 
Presenter: Trisha Ourso
Topic: “Testing the Distributive, Informational, and Major Party Cartel Theory in the 1999-2008 Louisiana House of Representatives”

Feb. 24, 2012
Presenter: Joe Clare
Topic: TBD

Feb. 17, 2012 
Presenter: Benjamin Mabry
Topic: "The Growth of American Materiel Prosperity: 1981-2009"

Feb. 10, 2012
Presenter: Belinda Davis
Topic: TBD

Feb. 3, 2012
Presenter: Kirby Goidel, Bob Mann, Jim Garand
Topic: "Roundtable on 2012 Nomination Campaign" 

Jan. 27, 2012 
Presenter: Tao Dumas
Topic: “Methodological help on a current project”

Nov. 18, 2011 
Presenter: Chris Weber
Topic: More Than a Feeling: The Strategic Use and Consequence of Emotion in Campaign

Nov. 11, 2011 
Presenter: Michal Kuz
Topic: "Tocqueville's and Custine's Thoughts on Modern Revolutions." 

Nov. 4, 2011 
Topic: "Name Your Price: Economic Compensation and Suicide Terrorism." 

Oct. 28, 2011 
Presenter: Masse Ndiaye
Topic: "Centrifugal Politics and State Rebuilding in Post-Conflict Societies." 

Oct. 21, 2011 
Presenter: Ping Xu
Topic TBD

Sept. 30, 2011 
Presenter: Laura Moyer
Topic: “Justify my Opinion: Strategic Use of the Law by Majority Opinion Authors.” 

Sept. 23, 2011 
Presenter: Tabitha Cale
Topic: "Does Proximity Matter? Plant Location and Public Support for Nuclear Energy in North Carolina"

Sept. 16, 2011 
Presenter: Tao Dumas
Topic: "Modeling State Civil Jury Verdicts in Comparative Context: The Influence of the Local Community and State Institutions" 

Sept. 9, 2011 
Presenter: Bruce Hardy
Topic: “A Communication Model of the Impact of Presidential Candidate Character Traits on Vote Preference”

August 26, 2011
Presenter: Ping Xu 
"Immigration, Welfare Policy and the Welfare State in OECD Countries."

April 8, 2011 
Presenter: Dustin Howes
"The Failure of Pacifism (and How to Fix it)" 

April 1, 2011
Presenter: Andrea Berringer
"Global Governance Structures and the Incorporation of Climate Change Displacement." 

March 25, 2011
Presenter: Ping Xu
"Globalization, Immigration and Welfare Spending in 20 OECD countries, 1975 to 2008" 

March 4, 2011 
Presenters: Jeremy Wells and Natasha Bingham
"East Side Story: Europeans’ Attitudes toward Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and the Ukraine." 

February 11, 2011
"Technology in the Classroom" Roundtable

February 7, 2011 
"Smith Versus Keynes: Economics and Political Economy in the Post-Crisis Era," Roundtable

January 21, 2011 
Presenter: Ping Xu 
“Welfare spending and Income Inequality in the American States”

November 19, 2010
Presenters: Laura Moyer and Matt Thorton
Roundtable discussion on the landmark "Citizens United vrs. Federal Election Commission."

November 12, 2010
Presenter: Heather Ondercin
"Who is Responsible for the Gender Gap: Party Realignments and the Dynamics of Men's and Women's Democratic Macropartisanship, 1950-2008."

Novermber 5, 2010
Presenter: Andrea Berringer
"Possible frameworks for Climate Change IDP's: Disaster and Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement models and their Integration."

October 29, 2010
Presenter: Kristin Wylie
"Overcoming the Obstacles: The Paths to Power of Female Politicians in Brazil."

October 15, 2010
Presenter: Natasha Bingham

October 8, 2010
Presenter: Jeff Carter
"Leader Incentives for Conflict Selection and Mobilization in Democracies and Autocracies"

October 1, 2010
Presenter: Chris Weber 
"Genetic Influences on Group Politics"

September 24, 2010
Presenter: Tao Dumas
"Community Values and Trial Court Decision-Making: The Influence of Local Social, Political, and Economic Conditions on Litigation Outcomes."

September 10, 2010
Presenter: Kate Bratton
"Experience and Competitiveness in U.S. Elections."

May 7, 2010 
Presenter: Jeffrey Carter of Penn State
"The Changing Sources of Democratic Success: Embedded Liberalism, Conflict Selection and Interstate War Effort"

April 30, 2010
"Reconsidering the Moral Foundations of Political Ideology"

April 16, 2010
Presenter: Belinda Davis
Title "Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Testing the effectiveness of social service bureaucracies versus employment bureaucracies."

April 9, 2010
No Brown Bag (Spring Break)

April 2, 2010
No Brown Bag (Good Friday)

March 19, 2010
APD Round Table on Jim Ceaser's "Nature and History in American Political Development: A Debate"
Participants are James Stoner, Andrew Burstein (History), and Nancy Isenberg (History)

March 26, 2010
Presenter: Michael Henderson, Ph.D Candidate
Title: What Campaigns Activate: Dynamics of Vote Choice in the 2008 Presidential Contest

March 12, 2010
Presentation by Martin Johnson UC Riverside
Title: "Biopolitics: Scouting out the Behavioral Genetics Association's annual Twin and Family Studies Workshop" 

March 5, 2010
Presenter: James Stoner
Title: Teaching American Political Thought to Students of American Government

February 19, 2010
Presenters: Leonard Ray and Mike Xenos
Title: Content Analysis Roundtable
Panelists: Jas Sullivan, Chris Weber, and Alex Cohen

February 12, 2010
Presenter Dr. Steve Walker of Arizona State University
Title: Role Theory and the Microfoundations of International Relations
Binary Role Theory and Foreign Policy
Back to the Future? Behavioral IR as a Case Of Arrested Development 

Jan 29, 2010
Presenter: Jeremy Wells
Title:"Dangerous Liaisons: Dyadic Power Transitions and the Risk of Militarized Disputes."

Dec 4, 2009 
Presenter: Laura Moyer
"Diversity, Deliberation, and Decision Making by Judges on Collegial Courts"

Nov 27, 2009 
Thanksgiving break

Nov 20, 2009 
Visiting Political Scientist Regan Damron (Ph.D candidate U. Georgia)
"Determinants of Immigrant Integration: Institutional and Attitudinal" 

Nov 13, 2009 
Presenter: Christopher Weber
"Modeling Individual and Aggregate Processes in Rolling Cross Section Designs"

Nov 6, 2009 
Presenter: Reza Pirbhai of the History Department
"The Political Theory of Sultanate"

Oct 30, 2009 
Panel Discussion of Bryan Garsten's
"Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment "

Oct 23, 2009 
Presenter: Andrea Simonelli Berringer
"Are "Climate Change Refugees" really Refugees? An Analysis of the 1951 Convention and Appropriate Labels
October 16, 2009 "Breaux Symposium of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs"

October 9, 2009 Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Presenter: Regina Lawrence 
"Win Ugly or Lose Pretty": The Calls for Hillary Clinton's Exit in Historical Comparison 

October 2, 2009 No Colloquimum: Fall Break

September 18, 2009
Presenter: Kirby Goidel 
"The Perception and Reality of Political Corruption in the American States" 

September 25, 2009
Presenter: Caroline Payne 
"Ethnic Composition and the Dynamics of Civil War: A Subnational Analysis of India."

September 11, 2009 (Paper Available)
Presenters: Chris Weber and Johanna Dunaway 
"Representational Empathy: Exploring the Role of Emotional Intelligence in Authoritative Decision-Making"

September 4, 2009 APSA
No Brown Bag

August 28, 2009
Presenters: Ondercin, Ray, Sobek, Weber 
Job market strategies: Interviewing, job packets 

April 24, 2009 
Presenter: Rod Abouharb 
"The Impact of Interstate and Civil War on Infant Mortality Rates 1816-2002"

March 27, 2009 
Presenter: Ping Xu 
"Economic Contexts and Americans' Attitudes toward Income Inequality"

March 20, 2009 
Presenter: Heather Ondercin 
"Changing Times, Changing Partisan Attachments: The Gender Gap in Partisanship from 1953-2008"

March 13, 2009 
Presenter: Laura Moyer 
"The Role of Ideology in Complex Decision Making"

March 6, 2009 
Presenter: Tabitha Cale 
"Determinants of Climate Change Policy Adoption in the U.S."

February 20, 2009 
Presenter: Kate Bratton 
“Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Campaign Finance and Election Outcomes”

February 13, 2009 
Presenter: Thomas Laehn 
"Man, Science, State"

February 6, 2009 
Presenter: Cecil Eubanks 
"Scholarly Teaching and Learning"

January 30, 2009 
Presenter: Rod Abouharb 
"A New Trade Partnership: How the World Trade Organization Promotes Democratic Rights"

January 23, 2009 
Presenter: Samuel Robison 
"Domestic and International Influences on U.S. Presidential Operational Code Belief Change"

January 12, 2009 
Presenter: Dr. Lou Bradizza
"Unlocking Locke: Making sense of the State of Nature"

November 21, 2008 
Presenter: Mr. Jeremy Wells 
"A Consensus Peace? A Different Approach to Democracy and the Democratic Peace"

November 14, 2008 
Presenter: Dr. Rosanne Scholl 
"Political and Economic Communication: Media Effects on Economic Attitudes"

November 07, 2008 
Presenters: Rod Abouharb and Sobek
"Primary Education and Human rights: More Than Child's Play"

October 31, 2008 
Presenter: Christopher Weber
"Putting Racial Stereotypes in Contex: Self Monitoring, Neighborhood Diversity, and the Politics of Prejudice."

October 24, 2008 
Presenter: Schuyler Porche
"Leadership Survival and the Depth of Economic Integration"

October 17, 2008 
Presenter: Caroline Payne
"The Role of Kleptocracy in the Onset and Duration of Civil War"

October 10, 2008 
Presenter: Dr. Regina Lawrence 
"Playing the Gender Card? Media, Strategy, and Hillary Clinton's Run for the White House"

October 3, 2008 
Presenter: Dr. Kate Bratton
“Co-sponsorship Networks in State Legislatures.” 

September 26, 2008
Presenter: Heather Ondercin 
"Gender Jeopardy"

September 19, 2008 
Presenter: James Stoner 
"Political Science and Politica Education"

September 12, 2008 
Presenter: Kirby Goidel
"Media Attentiveness, Symbolic Racism, and Public Attitudes toward the Jena Six"

April 25, 2008 
Presenter: Robert Pape 
"The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism"

April 11, 2008 
Presenter: Kimberly Hurd 
"The Destruction of Mankind and the Redemption of Man in Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

March 28, 2008 
Presenter: Regina Lawrence 
"An Exception to Every Rule? The Media, Gender, and Hillary Clinton's Run for the White House"

March 14, 2008 
Presenters: Rodwan Abouharb and Megan Schmidt
"Judicial Independence & Its Impact on Respect for Physical Integrity Rights, 1981-2003"

March 07, 2008 
Presenter: Belinda Davis
"Carrots and Sticks: Race and Minority Political Power in Welfare Reform"

January 25, 2008 
Presenter: Rodwan Abouharb 
"The Human Rights Effects of International Monetary Fund Structural Adjustment Programs, 1981-2003"

November 30, 2007 
Presenter: Swetasree Roy 
"The Role of Government Social Expenditure on Civil Wars"

November 16, 2007 
Presenter: Schuyler Porche 
"Economic Integration Agreements"

November 09, 2007 
Presenter: Samuel Robison 
"U.S. Presidential Learning: Crises as Catalysts for Change"

October 5, 2007
Presenter: Betina Wilkinson
"As American As Latinos? Understanding the Assimilation of Latinos into the U.S. Political Culture"