The Texas Reception at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston is Friday evening, Aug. 31, at 7:30 pm, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay B.
The Texas Reception at the MPSA annual conference in Chicago is Thursday evening, April 5, at 6:30 pm in the Honoree meeting room.
13-Sep: Anthony Brown (UT)
4-Oct: Eric McDaniel (UT)
18-Oct: Kevin Cokley (UT)
6-Dec: Yasmiyn Irizarry (UT)
21-Mar: Mechele Dickerson (UT Law)
2-May: Trevon Logan (The Ohio State University)
All meetings with be at 12pm in BAT 5.108. Lunch provided.
September 25: Caitlin Andrews (UT- Government)
October 9: David Laitin (Stanford University)
October 23: Laron Williams (University of Missouri)
November 6: Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama)
November 13: Jason Brownlee (UT)
November 20: David Samuels (University of Minnesota)
December 4: Tom Pepinsky (Cornell University)
All meetings are at 12pm in BAT 5.108
Spring 2018 TBD
Wednesday, September 27: John Petrocik (University of Missouri)
Wednesday, October 11: EJ Fagan (UT)
Wednesday, November 8: Christine Wolbrecht (University of Notre Dame)
Wednesday, November 29: Brian Richter (UT)
Spring 2018 Dates TBD
Peter Enns (Cornell University)
Justin Kirkland (University of Houston)
Bat Sparrow (UT)
Nadine Gibson (UT)
Maraam Dwidar (UT)
All meetings are at noon in BAT 5.108
15 Sept: Mike Findley, UT Austin
This will also be an introductory meeting for students interested in IR.
29 Sept: Elizabeth Saunders, George Washington University
27 Oct: Paul Staniland, University of Chicago
This talk is jointly sponsored with the South Asia Institute.
16 Nov (Thu): Erik Voeten, Georgetown
3:30 – 4:30
** 17 Nov (Fri) – 18 Nov (Sat) ** UT Austin will be hosting the annual conference of the International Political Economy Society (schedule). All are welcome.
UT Austin presenters: Carolina Moehlecke, Xiaobo Lü, Nate Jensen, Rachel Wellhausen
19 Jan: Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Columbia
This talk is jointly sponsored with the South Asia Institute.
2 Feb: David Carter, Washington University in St. Louis
23 Feb: Layna Mosley, UNC Chapel Hill
2 Mar: Cyrus Samii, NYU
This talk is sponsored by Innovations for Peace and Development.
30 Mar: Pre-ISA student talks and professionalization session.
20 Apr: Fotini Christia, MIT
27 Apr: Erica Owen, Texas A&M
4 May: Pat McDonald, UT Austin
All meeting are at 1pm in BAT 5.108, except Nov. 16
The Texas Reception at the American Political Science Association is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, 7:30 pm. Hope to see you there!
The Texas Reception at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference is Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Friday at 7:30 pm, the PA Convention Center, Room 103 – See you there!
August 29: Zoltan Barany, Xiaobo Lu, Michael Gibbs, Meeting with First-Year Comparative Graduate Students
September 12: Aqil Shah (University of Oklahoma)
September 26: Jake Dizard (PhD Candidate, Government/UT)
October 10: Eric Crahan: Publishing books in political science (Sr. Editor, Princeton University Press)
October 24: Kim Guiler (PhD Candidate, Government/UT)
November 4: Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard)
November 7: Brian Min (Michigan)
November 14: Julia Bader (Visiting Scholar, University of Amsterdam)
November 21: Dan Brinks (Government/UT)
November 28: Calla Hummel (PhD Candidate, Government/UT)
December 5: Meet your professor/TBA
January 23: Daniel Sobelman (Harvard, Belfer Center)
February 6: Hicham Bou Nassif (Carleton College)
February 20: Jennifer Gandhi (Emory University)
March 6: Carew Boulding (University of Colorado)
March 20: Dana El Kurd (PhD Candidate, Government/UT)
April 3: TBA
April 17: TBA
May 1: TBA
2016-2017 IR Speaker Series
9 Sept: Kishore Gawande (UT Austin, McCombs)
12 Sept: Aqil Shah (Oklahoma)
23 Sept: Renard Sexton (NYU)
30 Sept: Grad student presentations
7 Oct: Clint Peinhardt (UT Dallas)
21 Oct: Grad student presentations
28 Oct: Tim Hellwig (Indiana)
4 Nov: Professionalization: Publishing
18 Nov: Nate Jensen (UT Austin, Government)
2 Dec: Alex Debs (Yale)
27 Jan: Andrew Coe (USC)
31 Jan: Ron Krebs (Minnesota)
3 Feb: Nita Rudra (Georgetown)
10 Feb: Kathleen Cunningham (Maryland)
17 Feb: Grad student presentations
3 Mar: Jane Sumner (Minnesota)
24 Mar: Professionalization: Job market
31 Mar: Grad student presentations
7 Apr: Jessica Weeks (Wisconsin)
The Texas Reception at this year’s annual MPSA conference is Friday night, April 8, 10-11 pm in the Empire Room at the Palmer House. We hope to see you there!
Feb 3: Paul Kellstedt (Texas A&M)
Feb 17: Ilana Shpaizman (Hebrew and UT postdoc)
March 9: Michael Rivera (UT)
March 30: Sean Theriault (UT)
April 13: Clare Brock (UT)
April 22: Richard Hall (Michigan)
May 4 or 11: Lynn Vavreck (UCLA)
September 11 (Friday) – Amy Liu papers workshop. Commentators: Jose Cheibub (U. Illinois), Allen Hicken (U. Michigan), and Eddy Malesky (Duke). Batts 5.102.
September 25-26 (Friday-Saturday) – Graduate Conference in Public Law.
October 2-3 (Friday-Saturday) – Second International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes (IDCAR) Network Conference.
October 9 (Friday) – Comparative Politics faculty-student workshop. Kimberly Guiler, “Trusting the Faithful: The Rise of the Pro-Islamist Justice and Development Party in Atatürk’s Turkey.” 2pm in Batts 5.108.
October 15-18 (Thursday-Sunday) – Visit by Professor Andreas Schedler (CIDE). Part of the Latin America speakers series.
October 30 (Friday) – Talk by Professor Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro (Brown University). “Who punishes corruption? Information, sophistication, and partisanship in Argentina and Brazil.” Noon in Batts 5.108. Part of the Latin America speakers series and the Mike Hogg Series in Comparative Politics.
November 6 (Friday) – Comparative Politics faculty-student workshop. Dana El-Kurd, “Political Mobilization in Authoritarian Regimes.” 2pm in Batts 5.108.
December 4 (Friday) – Comparative Politics faculty-student workshop. Rodolfo Disi Pavlic, “Policies, Politics, and Protests: Comparing Student Mobilization in Chile and Peru.” 2pm in Batts 5.108
The Texas Reception at APSA is Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 pm at the Hilton, Union Square 22.
The Texas Reception at the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting will be Thursday evening, September 3, at 7pm in the Hilton, Union Square 22.
September 23, 12pm, BAT 5.108.
Sept 16: Jen Lawless (American)
Sept 30: Beth Leech (Rutgers)
Oct 14: Jonathan Lewallen (UT)
Oct 28: Geoff Layman (Notre Dame)
Nov 11: Alex Branham (UT)
Dec 2: Jamie Druckman (NWU)
All talks in BAT 5.108, 12pm start.
10 September – Edmund Malesky, Duke University
30 Stepember – Matthew Fuhrmann, Texas A&M
22 October – Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
30 October – Leslie Johns, UCLA
2 November – Dan Nexon, Georgetown University
All talks in BAT 5.108, 2pm start.
University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN PUBLIC LAW
The Department of Government
The University of Texas School of Law
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law
The Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin invites submissions for the second annual Graduate Conference in Public Law, to be held September 24-26, 2015. Reflecting the growing prominence of public law in the broader discipline of political science, the conference is intended to provide a forum for engagement with common questions in the field. The conference welcomes abstracts on all aspects of public law, including but not limited to:
• Security and International Law
• Human Rights
• American and Comparative Constitutionalism
• Jurisprudence and Judicial Behavior
• Statutory Design and Implementation
The conference will consist of thematic panels, each featuring 4-5 papers and comments by a faculty member from the University of Texas. The keynote address, to be delivered the afternoon of September 25, will be given by Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Scheppele will be speaking on “Constitutional Possibilities,” arguing that in addition to studying constitutional doctrine and institutions, we ought to study the set of potentially constitutional ideas available in any particular time and place.
Abstracts of no more than 250 words, accompanied by an up-to-date C.V., should be submitted by July 17th, 2015, to UTPublicLaw2015@gmail.com. Approximately 25 papers will be accepted, and grants of up to $350 will be awarded to participants. Meals will be provided throughout the conference, and participants will be invited to a dinner reception following Dr. Scheppele’s keynote lecture.
Questions may be directed to UTPublicLaw2015@gmail.com.
Student organizers: Thomas Bell, Maggie Moslander, Christina Noriega, and Robert Shaffer (Department of Government)
The Department of Government hosted its annual undergraduate research fair today. This year the event welcomed a new element – joining the Pickle Research Fellows were researchers from the Innovations for Peace and Development Lab, making for an event featuring 32 aspiring scholars.
Projects on display were wide-ranging — studies of the US Congress, lobbying in Australian politics, aid budgets in Africa, voting in Kenya, violence, rhetoric, and so on — and represented a year’s worth of work shepherded through two research courses.
The first, the Pickle Research Apprenticeship, draws off the resources of the Policy Agendas Project and is focused on public policy and congressional studies, primarily in the US context.
The second is a new course tied to the IPD Lab and overseen by Mike Findley. The course is led by an advanced graduate student, and the instructor and Findley supervise student projects.
Many of the projects showed evidence of active collaboration between faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, with graduate students providing guidance to undergraduates in the design and execution of their research.
The Texas Reception at this week’s (2015) Midwest Political Science Association annual conference will be Friday night, 10:00-11:30 pm in the Monroe Room (Palmer House, Chicago).
The Experiments Workshop is hosting a special undergraduate session February 9.
Title: Assessing the Impact of Maps on Foreign Aid Allocation Decisions
Foreign aid donors allocate billions of dollars of foreign aid each year. Scholars and practitioners question how effective current aid allocation practices are, and have suggested that providing donors with more accessible information will facilitate better decision-making. This project uses a lab experiment to understand how foreign aid allocation decisions change when subjects rely on high-resolution maps of foreign aid as opposed to the standard approach of using spreadsheets or relying on personal stories.
James E. Barrington IV
Title: The Effect of Playing First Person Shooter Games on Support for Drone Strikes
This study examines the effect of video games on attitudes towards drone strikes in the Middle East. I argue that playing first person shooter games can desensitize people to civilian casualties of drone strikes. I find support for my hypothesis based on a survey experiment with a large undergraduate sample.