Graduate Students Presenting at 2010 MPSA

William Blake: “Pyrrhic Victories: How Government Secularization of Sacred Symbols Undermines the Sanctity of Religion.” Panel: Religion and the Public Square. Saturday, 10:25 a.m.

Joshua Blank: “Political Knowledge and Internet Usage: Knowledge Gap or Knowledge Crisis?” Panel: New Media, Old Media, Online Engagement, Offline Engagement. Saturday, 12:45 p.m.

Matt Buehler: “America and Islamist Enemies: Compliance as ‘Moderation’ in Morocco and Egypt.” Panel: Explaining Moderation among Islamist Parties. Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

Patrick Hickey: “Between Barack and a Blue State: The Legislative Benefits of President Obama’s 50-State Strategy.” Panel: Campaigning to Governing. Thursday, 2:40 p.m.

Bill McCormick: “Secular Revelation: Aquinas on Theology and Politics.” Panel: Religion and the State. Saturday, 4:35 p.m.

Adam Myers: “Has Rising Income Inequality Caused Congressional Polarization? A Dissenting View.” Panel: Congressional Districts and Redistricting. Saturday, 4:35 p.m.

Doaa’ El Nakhala: “Cycles of Deterrence and Adaptation!: The Dynamic Relationship Between Physical Barriers on Borders and Evasion Tactics, the Gaza Fence as a Pilot Study.” Panel: Rival States and International Security. Saturday, 10:25 a.m.

Jessica Price: “Public Works Projects as Partisan Enticements: The Influence of Municipal Public Works Spending in Mexican Municipalities on Party Vote Share in National Elections.” Panel: Electoral Competition, Electoral Fraud. Saturday, 2:40 p.m.

Arthur Shuster: “’Read Thyself’: How Hobbes Understood Aristotle’s Rhetoric.” Panel: Virtue, Nobility, and Passion among the Greeks. Sunday, 10:25 a.m.

Eric Svensen: “Testing Congressional Action Models of House Members in Funding the War on Terror: An Explanation of Structured Induced Deference.” Panel: Bargaining Between Presidents and Legislatures. Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

Eric Svensen: “The Entering Class: Freshmen House Members and Rules Changes, 1829-2003.” Panel: Institutional Formation and Change in Congress. Friday, 10:25 a.m.

Matt Vandenbroek: “Sending a Message? Evidence of Disgusted System Affect Among 2008 Non-Voters.” Panel: Protest and Discontent in Political Participation. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.