Upcoming Events

Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy

Wednesdays at noon, in-person at ISR-Thompson Room 6080 (except where noted). Read more about this year’s series.

Upcoming talks for 2023 include:

April 19: Rachel Bernhard (University of California, Davis), “Kiss, Marry, Kill: Appearance-Based Discrimination in Politics”

April 26: Melani Cammett (Harvard University): “Conditional Hospitality: How Foreign Aid Shapes Local Attitudes Towards Refugees”

May 17: Dean Dulay (Singapore Management University): Title TBC


Barb Opal Memorial Reception

May 3: A memorial in honor of Barb Opal, CPS secretary for 50 years, will be held in Room 6050. Feel free to bring stories to share.

The 2023 Miller-Converse Lecture

Stanley Feldman, Stony Brook University
Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern
ISR-Thompson, Room 1430

This event is part of the annual Miller-Converse Lecture Series.

Elections, Authoritarianism, Partisan Polarization in the US

The increasing polarization of the Democratic and Republican parties in the US has been well documented but a number of different explanations for it have been advanced. Based on analyses of almost 30 years of election survey data, I show how the two parties have sharply diverged on the core trait of authoritarianism. The relationship between authoritarianism and vote choice has increased substantially over time. Perhaps more importantly, authoritarianism has become more strongly related to partisan identification which has long-term implications for political conflict. I also show that this increased influence of authoritarianism in American politics is largely a result of a few key presidential
elections that accelerated the sorting of partisans by levels of authoritarianism.

Mark Tessler Symposium

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Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 | Time TBD

This event will honor the career of Mark Tessler..