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Research Seminar Series - Fall 2014

This regular series presented in the Fall and Spring semesters showcases the most recent research from SPA’s Department of Government faculty and doctoral candidates as well as guest scholars. Unless otherwise specified, all seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in SIS 300

A light lunch will be served.

September 24

Environmental Attitudes in "Pre-Materialist" Societies: Vulnerability Theory, Epistemic Communities and Citizen Perception in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt, Department of Government

October 8 (Location: Hughes Formal Lounge)

The Relationship between Americans' Support for Gay Rights and their Beliefs about Genetic Influences on Homosexuality

Liz Suhay, Department of Government

October 22

Spreading Discontent? If so, how? The Effect of Syrian Refugees on Turkish Politics

Thomas Zeitzoff, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

November 12

Milieu: Defining Racial Context with Geolocation Data

Ryan Moore, Department of Government

November 19

Ideal Types of Government in East Asian Societies: Paternalistic Meritocracy vs. Liberal Democracy

Jie Lu, Department of Government


: Please contact Todd Eisenstadt at eisensta@american.edu with any questions.