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Research Seminar Series - Spring 2015

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.

February 11

Do Americans Really Oppose the Immigration Policy Status Quo? Re-Assessing the “Disconnect” Between Public Opinion and Legal Admissions Policies in the U.S.

Matthew Wright, Department of Government

February 25

Constitutionalism with Adjectives: Institutional Innovation in the Global Rule of Law

Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University

March 4

Ethnicity, Electoral Systems and Party System Fragmentation in Developing Democracies

David Lublin, Department of Government

April 1

The Impact of Political Oversight: Evidence from India's Employment Guarantee Scheme

Saad Gulzar, New York University

April 8

Framing and Public Support for Climate Change Policy: Evidence from the 2014 CCES

Aaron Ray, Department of Government

April 15

If Torture is Wrong, What About 24?: Torture and the Hollywood Effect

Erin Kearns & Joseph Young, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology


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