All seminars convene on Thursdays from noon to 1:15 pm in Kerwin Hall 301, unless otherwise noted.
January 17 (Wednesday)
Nolan Pope, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
In the United States, more than 400,000 individuals are detained in jail daily while waiting for their criminal cases to be resolved. Are those Individuals who are detained pretrial because they were randomly assigned to a stricter judge more likely to be convicted and serve longer prison sentences? Join University of Maryland Assistant Professor Nolan Pope to discuss the effects of pretrial detention.
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Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago
Susan T. Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kelly LeRoux, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Increasing Voter Turnout in Underrepresented Communities: Does the Message Matter.
A problem for representative democracy is that voter turnout rates remain very low among younger and lower income citizens. While community-based nonprofits may help to address the voter participation gap, it remains unclear what kinds of nonpartisan messages lower income voters might find most persuasive. To answer this question, a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote field experiment was carried out in partnership with four nonprofits in low-income neighborhoods of Chicago in the weeks leading up to 2016 election. This presentation will highlight research results of that experiment, showing which messages are most effective.
Jessica Sowa, Associate Professor of Public Administration, University of Baltimore
High Performance Work Practices, Employee Relations, and the Working Environment of Nonprofit Organizations.
This talk will explore how we can use particular HR practices to create high performance in nonprofit organizations. Drawing on survey data from a study of 8 states and case study data from 16 in-depth case studies, this talk examines how these practices, along with careful attention to the working environment in which they are implemented, should influence the overall performance of nonprofit organizations.
Resul Cesur, University of Connecticut
March 7 (Wednesday)
Alnoor Ebrahim, Tufts University
Joseph Sabia, San Diego State University
Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sonia Ospina, New York University
Jason Lindo, Texas A&M
Lindsey McDougle, Rutgers University-Newark