William & Mary

Past Semester Seminars

Spring 2013

Louis Fisher, Library of Congress
**Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013**  (THIS IS A THURSDAY)

Jesse Richman, Old Dominion University
February 8, 2013
Title TBA

Alan Abramowitz, Emory University
March 22, 2013
Title TBA

Wendy Schiller, Brown University
March 29, 2013
Title TBA

Bob Keohane, Harvard University
April 15, 2013 (THIS IS A MONDAY)
Title TBA

Fall 2012

Mini-APSA Panel (Phil Roessler, Mark Buntaine, Dave Ohls)
September 7, 2012

March Lynch, George Washington University
September 14, 2012 
The Internet and the Syrian Revolution 

Cullen Hendrix, The College of William & Mary
October 5, 2012

Quentin Kidd, Christopher Newport University
October 12, 2012
The Rational Southerner 

Larry Wilkerson, William & Mary
October 26, 2012
Recent Developments in Iran 

John Geer, Vanderbilt University
November 2, 2012

Tan Bann Seng, William & Mary
November 9, 2012
Foreign Aid and Democratization 

Craig Volden, Batten School, University of Virginia
November 30, 2012

Spring 2012

David Laitin, Stanford University

January 20, 12:00 PM
Ethnic, Racial and Gender Prejudice in France

Jeremy Pope, Bringham Young University

February 3, 12:00 PM
The U.S. Constitutional Convention

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, NYU
February 10, 12:00 PM
Predicting Revolution with Emphasis on the Middle East

Jacob Shapiro, Princeton
February 17, 12:00 PM
Bureaucracy and Control in Terrorist Organizations

Amaney Jamal, Princeton
March 2, 12:00 PM
Changing Politics of the Middle East

Bryan Jones, University of Texas

March 23, 12:oo PM
Waiting in Line or Jumping the Queu: How Does Congress Prioritize its Activities? 

Bruce Oppenheimer, Vanderbilt
April 2 (Monday)

Tom Christensen, Princeton
April 6
Meaning of China’s Nuclear Modernization for U.S. National Security

Jeff Kopstein, Toronto

April 9 (Monday)
Did Violence Contribute to Democratic Gradualism in Eastern Europe?  The Ambiguous Legacies of the Past 

Phil Roessler, William & Mary
April 20
Sudan in Transition: A Panel Survey of Individual Experiences of Partition


Fall 2011

John Lombardini, W&M

September 9, 12:00 PM
Civic Laughter: Aristotle and the Political Virtue of Humor

Will Moore, Florida State University

September 16, 12:00 PM
Informational Politics v. Organizational Incentives: Are INGO's "Naming and Shaming" Reports Biased?

Maurits van der Veen, W&M

September 23, 12:00 PM
Identity and the Meaning of European Integration

Jason Roberts, University of North Carolina

October 7, 12:00 PM
The House Majority Party and the Rules Committee: Bargaining over Chamber Procedure

Steve Saideman, McGill University

October 14, 12:00 PM
Fighting Together, Fighting Alone: NATO in Afghanistan

Idean Salehyan, University of North Texas

November 7, 12:00 PM  (Note that this is a MONDAY)
External Involvement in Civil Waras

Spring 2010

Tobias Hofmann, W&M

January 22, 12:00 PM
The Political Economy of Compliance in WTO Disputes

Sean Theriault, University of Texas

January 29, 12:00 PM
Former Republican Representatives and Party Polarization in the U.S. Senate

Dan Nielson, Brigham Young University

February 5, 12:00 PM
Donor Triage:  Selection Effects in Governance Aid for Democraticization

David Leblang, University of Virginia

February 12, 12:00 PM
Harnessing the Dispora:  The Political Economy of Emigrant Return and Remittance.

Marc Hetherington, Vanderbilt

February 19, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

John Gilmour, W&M

February 24, 12:00 PM
Intergenerational Justice and Stupid Budget Tricks

Jason Sharman, Griffith University (Australia)

February 26, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

Sal Saporito, W&M (Sociology)

March 5, 12:00 PM
School Attendance Boundary Information Systems

John Carey, Dartmouth College

March 17, 12:00 PM
The Electoral Sweet Spot:  Low-Magnitude Proportional Electoral Systems

Kemi George, W&M

March 19, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

John Baltes, W&M

March 24, 12:00 PM
Locke's Inverted Quarantine: Panopticism, Discipline, and the Making of the Modern Subject

Barry Friedman, New York University

March 26, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

Amy Oakes, W&M

April 2, 12:00 PM
The Nonproliferation Paradox:  Why Efforts to Limit the Number of Nuclear States May Backfire.

Jeff Grynaviski, University of Chicago

April 9, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA (Baxter-Ward Lecturer for Spring 2010)

Alan Abramowitz, Emory University

April 16, 12:00 PM
Senate Elections in a Polarized Era

Frances Lee, University of Maryland

April 23, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

David Backer, W&M

April 30, 12:00 PM
Seminar topic TBA

Vesla Weaver, University of Virginia

May 7, 12:00 PM
"Racial Inequality in a 'Post-Racial' America:  An Exploration of the Political Causes and Consequences of Black Mass Incarceration."

Fall 2009

Paula Pickering, W&M

September 11, 12:00 PM
Assessing International Aid for Good Local Governance in the Western Balkans

Stacey Pelika, W&M

September 18, 12:00 PM
Mesopotamia or Mess O’Potamia? Comparing ‘Mainstream’ and Daily Show Coverage of the Iraq War

Susan Hyde, Yale University

September 25, 12:00 PM
National Elections Across Autocracy and Democracy

John Ikenberry, Princeton University

October 2, 12:00 PM
International Relations Theory

John Witte, University of Wisconsin

October 9, 12:00 PM
The Political Economy of School Choice:  Charter Schools and Open Enrollment

Larry Evans and Eric Robinson, W&M

October 16, 12:00 PM
Bicameralism and Farm Policy in Congress

Rachel Seher, DePaul University

October 23, 12:00 PM
Condoms, Bongs, and Visible Thongs: Personal Identity as a Site of Political Resistance among Adolescent Females

Debra Shulman, W&M

October 30, 12:00 PM
What Happened to Arab Foreign Aid? Examining the Changing Dynamics of Aid from Wealthy Arab Countries to Poor Ones

Patrick Miller, UNC-Chapel Hill

November 6, 12:00 PM
Emotion as a Function of Sophistication: Bringing Emotion into Rational Political Thought and Action

David Singer, MIT

November 20, 12:00 PM
Migrant Remittances and Exchange Rate Regimes in the Developing World