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Research Seminar Series - Spring 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. All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

January 29

Moral Responsibility under Extreme Circumstances: Does Defective Moral Development Ever Excuse?

Nikki Souris, PhD Student, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology and Department of Government

Location: Mary Graydon Center 4

February 12

How Declining Competitiveness and Media Consolidation Impoverish the News and Imperil Democracy

Jennifer Lawless, Professor, Department of Government

Location: Mary Graydon Center 247

February 26

The Struggle over Egypt's Constitution

Tofigh Maboudi, PhD Student, Department of Government, and Ghazal Nadi, PhD Student, Department of Government

Location: Butler Conference Room

March 19

Legislative Voting and Party Unity in Canada and the United States

Jean-François Godbout, Université de Montreal and Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University

Location: Mary Graydon Center 247

April 2

Who Should Our Government Help? Who Should Our Government Punish?: Partisan Attitudes About Constituent Groups in Congress and the Presidency

Pamela Lopez, PhD Student, Department of Government

Location: SIS 300

April 9

Grand Illusion: Barack Obama, Presidential National Security Power, and the Rule of Law

Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Location: SIS 300

April 23

Mobilizing Law: Emerging Norms for Latin America’s Informal Workers

Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University

Location: McKinley 113

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