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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy 2013

About the workshops

Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy are weekly seminars hosted by the Center for Political Studies. Speakers present current research on a wide range of topics. Abstracts of past workshops are available in the menu to the right.

2013-2014 Series

Political Knowledge is Less Than We Thought it Was

September 4, 2013
Arthur Lupia

Americans are Robin Hoods: Sympathy for the Poor and Resentment of the Rich Shape Candidate Evaluations

September 11, 2013
Spencer Piston

Is Deception Deleterious?

September 18, 2013
Ted Brader

Political Beliefs as a Function of Political Knowledge, Group-based Attitudes, and Media Use

September 25, 2013
Michael Traugott

Election Fraud and Preference Falsification in Russia’s 2012 Presidential Election

October 2, 2013
Kirill Kalinin

No Compromise: Political Consequences of Moralized Attitudes

October 9, 2013
Timothy Ryan

The Domestic Foundations of International Norms: Non-Intervention versus Territorial Integrity

November 6, 2013
James Morrow

The Generational Development of Partisanship in the United States: The Role of Community Partisan Climate on Student Acceptance of Parent Partisanship

November 20, 2013
Jon Miller

Why the President Gets a Background Check: Leader Experiences and International Conflict

January 8, 2014
Allan Stam

Measuring Religiosity in Central Asia: The Pluralism of Piety and its Political Implications

January 29, 2014
Pauline Jones Luong

Can You Still Play the Race Card in the 21st Century? Revisiting the Influence of Explicit Racial Appeals

February 5, 2014
Vincent Hutchings

Dynamics of Party Politics: A New Approach

February 12, 2014
Ken Kollman

Disentangling Party System Nationalization, Number of Electoral Parties and Social Diversity: a Nonrecursive Simultaneous Equations Approach

February 19, 2014
Fabricio Vasselai

The Influence of Interest: Real US Interest Rates and Participation in the Global Economy

February 26, 2014
Andrew Kerner

Group Empathy Theory: Explaining Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Reactions to Terrorism and Immigration Threat

March 12, 2014
Nicholas Valentino

Who Speaks for the Poor? How Electoral Geography Affects the Political Representation of Low-Income Citizens

March 19, 2014
Karen Jusko (Stanford University)

’My Dream, My Home’: Two Puzzles about Residential Development in Africa’s Urban Areas

March 26, 2014
Anne Pitcher

Incumbency Disadvantage In Weak Party Systems: Evidence from Brazil

April 9, 2014
Rocio Titiunik

Affect and Moral Condemnation: Déjà vu

April 16, 2014
Victor Ottati (Loyola University)

What Americans Think About When They Think About Income Inequality

April 23, 2014
Adam Levine (Cornell University) and Yanna Krupnikow (Northwestern University)

The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation and Institutions

April 30, 2014
Tali Mendelberg (Princeton University)

‘​Certain​’​ Gains in Measurement of Political Knowledge (and Misinformation): ​ ​Using ​C​ertainty Assessments to Classify and Calibrate Responses to Information Questions

May 7, 2014
Joshua Pasek

Securing Technologies of Freedom after the Arab Spring: Policy Entrepreneurship and Norms Consolidation Practices in Internet Freedom Promotion

May 14, 2014
Muzammil Hussain

Double Jeopardy for the Left? The Partisan Asymmetry of Electoral Accountability

May 21, 2014
Cassandra Grafstrom