Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy

2014-2015 Series

September October November December January
February March April May June

September

Racial Gerrymandering and Electoral Geography: The Effect of the Voting Rights Act on Partisanship and Gerrymandering

September 3, 2014   * Lunch will be provided
Jowei Chen

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The Politics of Competence: How Values, Institutions, and Biology Affect What Information Matters

September 10, 2014
Skip Lupia

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After the Spring: Measuring Transition to Democracy in the Arab World

September 17, 2014
Khalil Shikaki

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Contingent Technocracy: Agency Independence, Democracy, and the Politics of Privatization in Developing Countries

September 24, 2014
Anne Pitcher and Manny Teodoro (Texas A&M)

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October

When Expertise Gets In The Way: Arousal, Self-Reported Emotion, and Political Participation

October 1, 2014
Kristyn Karl

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Linking Together Preference Falsification and Election Fraud: a Cross-National Analysis​

October 8, 2014
Kirill Kalinin

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November

Decomposing Trends in Election Polls From 2008-2014: An Initial Post-Election Analysis

November 5, 2014
Joshua Pasek

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Rule of ​Law as ​Foundational ​Principle of ​Immigration ​A​ttitudes

November 12, 2014 * Lunch will be provided
Francisco Pedraza (Texas A&M University)

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TBA

November 19, 2014
No Talk Scheduled (Political Science Department Professional Development Day)

December

The Color of our Skin and the Content of our Politics: Exploring the Effects of Skin Tone among African Americans

December 3, 2014 * Lunch will be provided
Vincent Hutchings

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January

Designing an Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Michigan

January 14, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Michael Traugott

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February

Old and Young Politicians

February 4, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Ugo Troiano

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Voting and Voting Intentions in South Africa, 2003-2011

February 11, 2015
Barbara Anderson and John Romani

​The Politics of Generation X: A ​Look at the ​Future of American ​Politics

February 18, 2015
Jon Miller

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​Divided by (Skin) Color: The Partisan Preferences of Latinos and Asian Americans Vary by Skin Tone​

February 25, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Spencer Piston

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March

Why the Sky Didn’t Fall: Mobilizing Anger in Reaction to Voter ID Laws​​

March 11, 2015
Nicholas Valentino

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What Would We Need to Study Injunctions Quantitatively?​

March 18, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Margo Schlanger

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Telling The Truth About Believing The Lies? Expressive Responses on Political Rumor Questions

March 25, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Adam Berinsky (MIT)

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April

Attitudes Towards Trade and Exposure to FDI

April 1, 2015
Andrew Kerner

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Trading Hard Hats for Combat Helmets: The Economics of Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine

April 8, 2015
Yuri Zhukov

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Why Media Coverage of Inequality Makes People Less Concerned
about It

April 22, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Adam Levine (Cornell University) and Yanna Krupnikow (Northwestern University)
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Survey-Based Measures of Negativity Biases

April 29, 2015
Stuart Soroka
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May

The Time Inconsistency of Long Constitutions: Evidence from the World

May 6, 2015
George Tsebelis
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Ethnic Filter Questions:​ ​Problematic Priming of Identity?

May 20, 2015 * Lunch will be provided
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld
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Resources

All workshops take place on Wednesdays from noon-1:30pm in 6006 ISR (unless otherwise noted).

Unless otherwise noted all presentations are brown bag lunch.

Past Series

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008