Rachel Stein, George Wash Univ, CSDP/NIehaus: The Face of the Enemy: Do Media Representations of Foreign Leaders Influence Public Support for War?
Feb 11, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Jens Hainmueller, Stanford University: When Lives Are Put on Hold: Do Lengthy Asylum Processes Decrease Employment Among Refugees?
Feb 18, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Jens Hainmueller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Immigration and Integration Policy Lab and a Faculty Affiliate at the Stanford Europe Center.
His research interests include statistical methods, immigration, political economy, and political behavior. He has published over 30 articles, many of them in leading journals in political science, economics, and statistics, such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Review of Economics and Statistics, Political Analysis, Management Science, and International Organization. He has also published three open source software packages and his research has received awards from the American Political Science Association, the Society of Political Methodology, and the Midwest Political Science Association. Hainmueller received his PhD from Harvard University and also studied at the London School of Economics, Brown University, and the University of Tübingen. Before joining Stanford, he served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Feb 25, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Cecilia Hyunjung Mo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, with a courtesy appointment at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Her research and teaching interests include a broad array of issues in political behavior, public policy, and the political economy of development. She is concerned with basic research on bounded rationality, as well as in integrating insights from theories of bounded rationality into models and empirical analyses of political and economic decision-making and institutions. Her applied work namely focuses on understanding and addressing important social problems related to inequality, prejudice, gender-based violence, and education. She is currently working on several papers examining how to model biases to which individuals are subject, as well as research on human trafficking vulnerability and public opinion around human trafficking policies. In addition to this work, she has written on a variety of other topics, including anti-immigrant sentiment and education policy.
Sunshine Hillygus, Duke University: The Nitty Gritty: The Role of Grit and Perseverance in the Development of Civic Engagement
Mar 3, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
D. Sunshine Hillygus is Professor of Political Science at Duke University. She has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.
Mar 10, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Mar 24, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Mar 31, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Apr 1, 2016 · 8:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
Apr 14, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Rachel Augustine Potter is an Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include American political institutions, regulation, public policy, public administration, and the influence of separation of powers on bureaucratic decision-making. Her current book project addresses why some government agencies are successful in the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, while others fail. Her most recent research appears in International Studies Quarterly.
Dr. Potter received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was the recipient of the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Management Fellowship, the Robert Bosch Fellowship, as well as a number of research grants and awards including the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy research grant and the APSA David Naveh Founders Award for the best graduate student paper. Before becoming a full-time political scientist, she worked for a number of governmental institutions, including the White House Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Apr 21, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Apr 28, 2016 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall
Christopher R. Berry, an associate professor in the Harris School at the University of Chicago, is director of the Center for Municipal Finance and faculty director of the Master of Science Program in Computational Analysis and Public Policy. His research interests include metropolitan governance, the politics of public finance, and intergovernmental fiscal relations. Berry is the author of Imperfect Union: Representation and Taxation in Multilevel Governments (Cambridge UP, 2010), winner of the Best Book Award in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association, and many other scholarly publications. For access to Professor Berry’s writings, please visit his research web page.
Prior to joining Chicago Harris, Berry was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Government's Program on Education Policy and Governance. He received his BA from Vassar College, Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from Cornell University, and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Professor Berry is also active in community development and was formerly a director in the MetroEdge division of ShoreBank, which was America's oldest and largest community development financial institution.