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Regional Colloquium on Global Capitalism and Law

All day

Program: http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/global-capitalism-law/regional-colloquium/2018-regional-colloquium-program.html Location: Woods Conference Room, American Bar Foundation The Global Capitalism & Law Research Group at the Buffett Institute invites you and relevant...

Jun
4
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Legitimate Opposition under Attack: Democracy, Populism and the Specter of Electoral Autocracy Alex Kirshner Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Duke University

May
25
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Laura Garcia Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University  "Parasitism: State Formation and The Economic Elite during the United States of Colombia"

May
18
2018

Undergraduate Research Poster Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday, May 18th 12:00pm-1:00pm Scott Hall, first floor, Guild LoungeLunch provided Interested in doing research in political science but not sure...

May
15
2018

Undergraduate Faculty/Student Pizza Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15th 12:00pm-1:00pm Scott Hall, 212 Informal faculty/student lunch. Drop in any time between 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. Come chat...

May
11
2018

Racism, Patriotism, and Black Protest

9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

We will host "Racism, Patriotism, and Black Protest: From the 1968 Uprisings to the NFL #TakeAKnee Protests.” The workshop will...

May
7
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

What Could Justify Representative Democracy? Ryan Pevnick Associated Associate Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner; Associate Professor of Politics, NYU Wilf Family Department...

Apr
23
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“Regions of trust and distrust: how good institutions can foster social cohesion” Bo Rothstein August Röhss Chair in Political Science Gothenburg University

Apr
16
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Duncan Snidal Professor of International Relations, Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief opening remarks...

Apr
13
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The impact of the Trump administration’s immigration policies on undocumented immigrants: evidence from survey experiments" Tom K. Wong Associate Professor, Department of Political...

Apr
6
2018

Frederick Douglass NOW

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith   Two hundred years ago Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. Likely the...

Apr
5
2018

2018 MPSA Department Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2018 MPSA Department Reception Palmer House Hotel Grant Park Parlor Meeting Room, 6th Floor(17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603)Thursday,...

Apr
5
2018

Department Reception at MPSA 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 2018 MPSA Department Reception Palmer House Hotel Grant Park Parlor Meeting Room, 6th Floor(17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603) Thursday,...

Apr
3
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristina LaFont Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Mar
15
2018

Farrell Fellows & Faculty Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Department of Political Science cordially invites its Farrell Fellows & Faculty to a lunch on Thursday, March 15th, 2018...

Mar
9
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Preying on the Poor: Criminal Justice as Revenue Racket   Joe Soss Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service Humphrey School of Public...

Mar
2
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Bipolar Disorders:Varieties of Capitalism andSubtypes of Populism in LatinAmerica and Europe” Kenneth Roberts Professor, Department of Government Cornell University

Feb
26
2018

American Politics Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

"Voting lines, equal treatment, and early voting check-in times in Florida" Michael Herron Chair, Program in Quantitative Social ScienceWilliam Clinton Story Remsen...

Feb
26
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Democratic Representation Beyond Elections" Helene Landemore-Jelaca Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Yale University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief...

Feb
23
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bernard Fraga Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Indiana, Bloomington  "The Turnout Gap: Causes and Consequences of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in...

Feb
19
2018

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A for Undergraduates Come chat about classes with political science professors over free tacos! Monday, February 19th 5pm-6pm Scott Hall,...

Feb
16
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hahrie HanAnton Vonk Professor of Environmental Politics, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara "Civic Feedbacks: The Organizational Foundations of...

Feb
16
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Varieties of Populism: Populist Coalitions in the Andes Rodrigo Barrenechea Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

Jan
30
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Theorizing Collective Self-Determination Anna Stilz Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values Department of Politics Princeton University

Jan
24
2018

Nao Lecture: Tatiana Seijas

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This year's Nao Lecture will feature Tatiana Seijas from Penn State University, who will speak about indigenous peoples' confrontation with...

Jan
22
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

James WilsonAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago   Making the All-Affected Principle Safe for Democracy

Jan
19
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Justin GrimmerAssociate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago "The Effect of Identifying Constituents on Representative-Constituent Communication" Social media sites present...

Jan
10
2018

Welcome Back and New Year Party

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Department of Political Science invites you to come and join your fellow faculty, student, and staff members to catch...

Dec
1
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Ballot Reform as Suffrage Restriction: Evidence from Brazil’s Second Republic" Daniel GingerichAssociate Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of PoliticsUniversity of Virginia  

Nov
17
2017

CHSS Workshop: Matt Lesch and Omri Tubi

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join CHSS for two presentations from Northwestern community members: "Bringing the Temperature Down: Managing the Public Acceptability of Consumption Tax Reform...

Nov
17
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"Building the Bloc: Intraparty Organization in the U.S. Congress" Ruth Bloch RubinAssistant Professor, Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Chicago

Nov
10
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Reputational Politics: A Study of India’s Slum Leaders" Tariq ThachilAssociate Professor of Political ScienceVanderbilt University    

Oct
30
2017

INPut Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Andrew Roberts "The Intuitions of Political Scientists"

Oct
27
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"I hear you loud and clear – and that’s the problem: Intergroup experiences, political attitudes, and political tolerance" Ethan BusbyPh.D. CandidateNorthwestern...

Oct
23
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Democratic Judgment in an Age of "Alternative Facts"   Professor Linda ZerilliDepartment of Political Science and Center for the Study of Gender...

Oct
13
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Post-Conflict Participation: Shifting Contexts, Threats, and Institutional Constraints" Sasha KlyachkinaPh.D. Candidate, Dept. of Political Science, Northwestern University

Oct
6
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Interbranch Conflict and the Unilateral Presidency" Jon C. RogowskiAssistant ProfessorDepartment of GovernmentHarvard University

Oct
2
2017

A Conversation with Samantha Power

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Ambassador to the UnitedNations, will speak on Northwestern’s Evanston campus on...

Sep
26
2017

Buffett Institute Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Help us kick off another year of global engagement and research at Northwestern! We invite our faculty and student affiliates, visiting...

Sep
18
2017

Department Fall 2017 Kick Off Party

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join fellow Department graduate students, faculty, and staff to reconnect after the summer and get ready for the new...

Sep
14
2017

New TA Conference

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The New TA Conference (NTAC) is a day-long event for new teaching assistants at Northwestern. Throughout the day, participants engage in...

Sep
13
2017

Weinberg Academic Directions Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A chance for new students to be informed about what Weinberg has to offer! Many departments will be in attendence....

Jun
1
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Vesla Weaver (Associate Professor, Yale) From Portals to Politics: Conversations about the Police by the Policed

May
12
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Alex Theodoridis, Assistant Professor Department of Political Science, University of California Merced

May
1
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"Rights of Man Redefined: Fichte's Legal Positivism as Response to the Crisis of Natural Law" Alexander SchmidtHistorisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena

Apr
28
2017

Martha Wilfahrt

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on...

Apr
21
2017

Erica Simmons

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Erica Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and is the Department of Political Science Board...

Apr
19
2017

2017 Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Vince Crawford – Modeling Strategic Communication: From Rendezvous and Reassurance to Trickery and Puffery Please join us for the 34th annual...

Feb
24
2017

Paul Staniland

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Program on...

Feb
24
2017

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

"The Racialized Politics of Poverty in the American States"   Jamila MichenerAssistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

Feb
10
2017

Political Theory Workshop

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

'Why Women’s Baseball Matters in the Era of Trump"   Jennifer RingProfessor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno  

Feb
10
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Alexandra Filindra (Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago)   "Race, Rights, and Rifles: Guns and Gun Policy Attitudes Among White Americans."

Feb
10
2017

Crisis in Black Chicago: A Solutions Forum

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

An Open Dialogue on How the Northwestern Community Can Help Moderated by: Richard Joseph John Evans Professor of Political Science and Chris SoderquistPontifex Consulting...

Feb
6
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"The Ajax Problem: Sophocles and the Politics of Good Sense.” Larissa M. Atkison is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, funded...

Jan
31
2017

CTSS Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Contemporary Thought Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus on January 31 at 6:30pm in Pick-Staiger...

Jan
27
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“The Policy Bases of the New Deal Realignment” Devin Caughey (Assistant Professor, MIT)

Jan
20
2017

Inauguration Day Viewing

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Presidential Inauguration Day Viewing Hosted by Political Science Faculty  

Jan
6
2017

Robert Braun

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Robert Braun an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Northwestern University. He combines archival work with geographical information...

Dec
2
2016

International Relations Speaker Series

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University "From the Weight of History to the Unwritten Future: The (Re)Turn to Classical Realism"

Nov
29
2016

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Stratified Democracy in the United States"   Jeffrey Winters, Professor of Politics and Director of the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)...

Nov
10
2016

Faculty/Student Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Informal Faculty/Student Lunch -Drop in any time between 12:30 -2:30 pm with post election discussion. Please contact the Political Science...

Nov
4
2016

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Deva Woodly, The New School "The Pragamatism of Social Movement"   Abstract: We often think of Social Movements as ideal enterprises; activities undertaken...

Nov
1
2016

Registration Advice from Upperclassmen

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In preparation for pre-registration the following week, the Political Science Undergraduate Council is hosting a drop-in session for students who...

Oct
9
2016

2nd Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the second presidential debate with One Book One Northwestern, and get prepped to play NU Predicts: The Election! Sponsored by...

Oct
4
2016

Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the vice presidential debate with fellow Political Science majors and minors   Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the...

Sep
26
2016

1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the 1st presidential debate with fellow Political Science majors and minors.Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the...

May
9
2016

Politics and Violence in Contemporary Africa

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Rachel Riedl, Political Science, will introduce the topic of "Politics and Violence in Contemporary Africa." Richard Joseph, Political Science, will present...

Mar
2
2016

An Evening with Spike Lee

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce “An Evening with Spike Lee” on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Event co-sponsors...

Feb
11
2016

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Daniel Treisman, University of California, Los Angeles "Misperceiving Inequality" Political Science graduate student contact: Sasha Klyachkina

Jan
15
2016

CHSS Meeting with Damon Mayrl

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Damon Mayrl is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Sociology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research uses comparative and...

Jan
13
2016

Commune Winter Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Graduate student contacts: Sasha Klyachkina & Christina LoTempioLunch will be provided

Oct
9
2015

Fall Welcome Back Party

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate the start of the new school year, meet the newest members of our department & reconnect with old friends!...

May
13
2015

Comparative Politics Workshop with Matthew Winters

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

May 13th Matthew Winters, University of Illinois “Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh” Discussant: Ceyda...

May
8
2015

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

All day

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop Information about 2015 Workshop Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015 Location: Guild Lounge, Northwestern University 2015 CAB Program: PDF

Apr
20
2015

International Relations Speaker Cecelia Lynch

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Political Science and International Relations Workshop present: Cecelia Lynch, UC Irving Title: "Varieties of 'Interpreting International Politics" April 20, 2015 12-2pm Program of...

Apr
10
2015

American Politics Workshop - Wendy Schiller

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Friday, April 10 12:15-1:45pm, Scott 212 Wendy Schiller, Brown University Title:  Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth AmendmentLight lunch will...

Mar
13
2015

American Politics Workshop - Jesse Rhodes

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker Jesse Rhodes - Assoc. Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science & Legal Studies Title: "The Partisanship of American Presidential...

Mar
10
2015

Political Science IR Speaker Series - Tana Johnson

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IO/IL TalkTana Johnson, Duke University“Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance”Winner of the...

Jan
9
2015

Socrates Now

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Clsssics Cluster in Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences present an encore...

Dec
2
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Salma Al-Shami

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Salma Al-Shami, Northwestern University"Civic Participation in the Syrian Uprisings."Discussant:  Laura Garcia   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall, Room 212Lunch will be provided

Nov
25
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Stan Markus

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Stan Markus, University of Chicago“Postcommunist Plutocracy in Crisis:  The Politics of Wealth Defense in Ukraine.”Discussant:  TBA.   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall,...

Nov
18
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Wendy Pearlman

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University“Trajectories of Fear in Syria.”Discussant:  Sean Lee.   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall, Room 212Lunch will be provided

Nov
7
2014

Graduate Student Conference in Political Theory

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

History, Tradition, Revision Panels: 9:30am History, Tradition, Revision 11:30am Law, Action, and Politics 2:00pm Rethinking Political Agency Keynote Address: Kirstie McClure (UCLA) - 4:30-6PM, Scott 212

Nov
6
2014

25th Annual Leopold Lecture

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Ann Marie Slaughter to deliver 25th Annual Leopold Lecture, Hot Spots and Blind Spots: A New Way for America to Look...

Nov
5
2014

Europe and Islam: The Challenge of Diversity

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Roberta Buffett Lecture in International StudiesEurope and Islam: The Challenge of Diversity Alessandro Ferrari, University of Insubria Alessandro Ferrari is the Roberta Buffett...

Oct
28
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Prerna Singh

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The Political Science Department and the Compartive Politics Speaker Series presents: Prerna Singh, Assistant Professor at Department of Government at Harvard...

Oct
21
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Jose Antonio Hernandez, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago o “The Legacies of Authoritarianism: Party Origins and...

Oct
14
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wayne Steger, Professor, Department of Political Science, DePaul Universityo “The Party Decides Among Candidates”

Oct
7
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Kevin Mullinix, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Northwestern Universityo “Partisanship and Preference Formation: Polarization, Issue Importance, and Competing Motivations”o...

Sep
30
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Laurel Harbridge, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern Universityo “State Legislative Institutions, Party Leaders, and Legislator’s Induced Preferences”

Sep
26
2014

Indonesia’s 2014 National Elections

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Buffett Center Faculty & Fellows ColloquiumIndonesia’s 2014 National Elections Jeffrey Winters, Political Science, specializes on oligarchs and elites spanning a range...

Sep
23
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Jorg Spenkuch, Assistant Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern Universityo “Parties as Teams: Strategic Voting, Partisanship, and Moral Hazard...

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