Adam Berinsky, MIT: Telling the Truth about Believing the Lies? The Meaning of Responses to Political Rumor Questions
Mar 13, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Adam Berinsky is a Professor of Political Science at MIT and serves as the director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab (PERL). Berinsky received his PhD. from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is the author of In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is also the author of Silent Voices: Public Opinion and Political Participation in America (Princeton University Press, 2004) and has published articles in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies. He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Professor Berinsky's paper for this talk is posted at: http://web.mit.edu/berinsky/www/truth.pdf
Mar 27, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Does Religious Discourse Matter? Experimental Evidence From Egypt.
Authors: Tarek Masoud, Amaney Jamal, and Liz Nugent
Apr 10, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Vesla Mae Weaver was on the faculty of the University of Virginia before coming to Yale in 2012. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and consequences of the growth of the criminal justice system in the United States. Her newest book project with Amy Lerman, Policing Citizenship: America’s Antidemocratic Institutions and the New Civic Underclass, is concerned with the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion, particularly for the black urban poor. She is also the author of Frontlash: Civil Rights, the Carceral State, and the Transformation of American Politics (under contract with Cambridge), which uncovers a connection between the movement for civil rights and the development of punitive criminal justice. Weaver is also the co-author of Creating a New Racial Order, which explores how multiracialism, immigration, the genomics revolution, and generational changes are reshaping the racial order in the United States (with Professors Jennifer Hochschild and Traci Burch). She has previously worked for the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. At the University of Virginia, she spearheaded the Working Group on Racial Inequality.
Apr 17, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Dan Hopkins is Associate Professor in the Government department of Georgetown University. He is a political scientist whose research centers on American politics, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic politics, local politics, political behavior, and research methods. Hopkins received his PhD from Harvard University in 2007.
Apr 24, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Laura Stoker is Associate Professor of Political Science at Berkeley. Professor Stoker received her Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the development and change of political beliefs, attitudes, and behavior, and employs data drawn from surveys and experiments. Specific topics include the moral, group, and self-interested basis of citizens' opinions on public policies; sources of short- and long-run change in citizens' evaluations of political candidates and public policies; and political influence within families. Recent publications include "Caught in the Draft: Effects of the Vietnam Draft Lottery on Political Attitudes" (APSR), "Of Time and the Development of Partisan Polarization" (AJPS), and "Politics across Generations: Family Transmission Reexamined" (JOP). She is currently co-directing a project on the persistence of political beliefs and attitudes over the life-cycle and their transmission across generations.