Fall 2016


Tuesday, August 16th

Welcome Back Lunch for all political science faculty staff, and graduate students -12:00 PM - BRNG 2280


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Department of Political Science presents: "After Ratification: A Causal Mediation Analysis of International Human Rights Treaty,"
Sinh Nguyen, PhD student, Purdue University Seminar - 1:30-2:30 PM - BRNG 2243

Purdue Human Rights Program presents: U.S. Leadership on Global Human Rights,
Elisa Massimino, CEO and President of Human Rights First - 5:00-6:00 PM - BRNG 2290 - Reception to Follow

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Purdue Scholary Publishing & Purdue Policy Research Institute present:
Economics of Incentives: What Drives Individuals and Organizations to Make Decisions?
Roland Fryer, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University - 6:30 PM - Fowler Hall

Friday, September 9, 2016

3rd Annual Center for the Environment Community Mixer 3:30-6:00 PM - South Ballroom, PMU -Food and drink will be provided.
Questions? Send email to: environment@purdue.edu - More information @ http://www.purdue.edu/dp/environment

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion, The Commungs-Perrucci Lecture Series on Class, Race and Gender Inequality
6:30-8:00 PM - Fowler Hall

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Series Public Talk: Katsuo Nishikawa on the Latino vote - 5:30 PM - Honors College and Residences North 1066

Friday, September 16, 2016

Social Science Mechanics Seminar: James McCann, Professor of Political Science & Katsuo Nishikawa, Trinity University, Associate Professor  
"Partisanship by Invitation: Immigrants Respond to Political Campaigns," The Journal of Politics, 201612:00-1:30 PM - BRNG 1242 - Lunch will be provided

Workshop: Teaching at a Liberal Arts College/University, Katsuo Nishikawa - 5:00 PM - BRNG 2243 - Open to all Political Science graduate students - food will be provided.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

African American Studies talk with Political Science alum: Meet Tiffany Grimes - 6:00-7:00 PM - BRNG 1284

Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 Emerging Voice Awards
Honorees: Colleen Dibble, BA 2009, Sociology, Legalman Petty Officer First Class, United States Navy; Tiffini Grimes, BA 2006, Political Science, Assistant Director of Enforcement - Football, National Collegiate Athletic Association; Josh Miles, BA 1999, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Principal, Miles Herndon
5-6:30 P.M. - Purdue Memorial Union | West Faculty Union 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Summer Dissertation Fellowship Research Presentations: Phil Husom, 1:30-2:30 PM - Rescheduled for a later date
Sara Wiest - "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in U.S. Cities: A Look at How Civil Society and Government Responsiveness Affect Urban Decline" -  2:30-3:30 PM - UNIV 017

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Prospectus Defense: Junhyup Kim
"To Give or to Act? The Transition of NGOs from Aid Donors to Human Rights Advocates" - 1:00 PM - BRNG 3268
Advisory Committee: Ann Marie Clark, Chair; Jeong-nam Kim; Tom Mustillo; S. Laurel Weldon


Friday, October 7, 2016

Meet & Greet Scott Keller, BA in Political Science, Purdue University, 2004, JD, School of Law, University of Texas, 2007, Exceptional Boilermaker, Judicial Scholar, and Solicitor General of Texas - 1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 1284. Keller Bio
Dr. Keller is a featured speaker at SCLA 300: LA Influentials earlier in the day. SCLA 300 is in Beering Hall, Room 2280 and is open to guests as seating allows.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Summer Dissertation Fellowship Research Presentation: Chris Kulesza, "The Effects of Campaign Finance Law on Donations to State Legislative Campaigns"  2:30-3:30 PM - BRNG B247

Friday, October 14, 2016

Social Science Mechanics: A Look Under The Hood At Innovative Research Methods presents:
Deborah J. Milly, Associate Professor, Political Science, Virginia Tech: "From Concept to Book: Comparative Research on Immigration Politics"
Deborah J. Milly, Author of the book: New Policies for New Resident Immigrants, Advocacy and Governance in Japan and Beyond.
Discussion 12:00 PM - BRNG 2243 - Open to all Political Science faculty and graduate students - Lunch will be provided. Be sure to sign-up or call 494-4161 if you plan to attend 

PCCR presents Professor Leigh Raymond: A talk of his recently published book, Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: A New Stretegy for Climate Policy Success,? 
3:30 PM RAWLS 3058 - Coffee and Cookies at 3:15 PM

Monday, October 17, 2016

Global Cities Symposium:

  • 12:00-2:00 PM - BRNG B 212 - From Ferguson to France Jean Beaman, Global Studies Program
  • 2:00-4:00 PM - BRNG 1222 -  Global Studies and the Anthropocene: Representing Climate Change, Robert Marzec, Purdue English Program,
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Pierce Hall 277 - Roundtable on Global Cities I: Cedric Johnson, Department of African-American Studies, University of Ilinois-Chicago; Manish Jha, Dean, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Megha Anwer, Purue Honors College, Global Studies Program,

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Global Cities Symposium:

  • 9:30-11:30 AM - BRNG 1242 - Rountable on Global Cities II, Tithi Bhattacharya, Director of Global Studies, Purdue Department of History; Bill V. Mullen, American Studies Program, Global Studies Program, Mangala Subramaniam, Purdue Department of Sociology, Global Studies Program; S. Laurel Weldon, Director, Purdue Policy Research Institute, Department of Political Science.
  • 12:00-2:00 PM - RAWLS Hall 2070 - Midwest Asian Americans, Internalized Racial Oppression, and Identity Shifts, Monica Trieu and Hana Lee, Purdue American Studies Program
  • 6:00-7:30 PM - Matthews Hall 304 - The World as a Garden: Capitalist Order, Violent Expansion and the Global Countryside in Amsterdam's "Golden Age", Pepijn Brandon, Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam. Respondent: Tithi Bhattacharya, Director Global Studies Program.

2016 Presidential Election Series Elections and Campaigns Workshops/Simulations: Campaign simulation with Rolfe Peterson at 4:30PM, Honors College and Residences, South 1066. (Open to Political Science and Honors students)

Judgment at Nuremberg - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works tours a theatrical version of judgment at Nuremberg, the great courtroom drama.
6:30 PM - STEW PRE-SHOW - Faculty Experts - Political Science Associate Professor Ann Marie Clark,  among them, will discuss the social, historical, and political questions surrounding the Nuremberg trials.
7:30 PM - LOEB PLAYHOUSE - The theatrical production

The History-Making Election of 2016/Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series by Michael Beschloss
7:00 PM - Fowler Hall, Stewart Center - Free and open to the public

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Summer Dissertation Fellowship Research Presentation: Fernando Tormos Mobilizing Difference: The Power of Inclusion in Transnational Social Movements 10:00-11:00 AM - BRNG B247

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WGSS Brown Bag: 12:00-1:15 PM - BRNG 1284
A discussion about Sexual Assault and Survivor Advocacy and understanding CARE, the Center for Advocacy, Response & Education, and how faculty/staff can recognize and support survivors of sexual assault.

Summer Dissertation Fellowship Research Presentation: Phil Husom 2:00-3:00 PM - BRNG 1202 

2016 Presidential Election Series Public Talk: Rolfe Peterson on Campaigns - 6:00 PM - Honors College and Residences North 1066 
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Critical Disability Studies presents: Outcasts from the Vote: Women's Suffrage and Disability over the Long 19th Century, Rabia Belt, J.D., Ph.D., Standford University Law School - 6:00 PM - STEW 202
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science, the African-American Studies and Research Center, the American Studies Program, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the Purdue Policy Research Institute. 

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Series Elections and Campaigns Workshops/Simulations: Workshop on data collection (coding tweets and social media posts) with Terri Towner at 4:30 PM, Honors College and Residences, South 1066.


Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Series Public Talk: Terri Towner on Social Media and Candidates - 6:00 PM - Honors College and Residences North 1066

Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Series Workshop: Data Collection/Coding tweets and Social Media Posts, Terri Towner - 4:30 PM - Honors College and Residences South 1066
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Series: Election Viewing Party - Featuring expert faculty and student panels - 6:00-10:00 PM - Honors Hall Rm. 1066

Friday, November 14, 2016

Summer Dissertation Fellowship Research Presentation: Rachel Walker-Kulzick 12:00-1:00 PM, BRNG B247

A talk on the ongoing peace process between the FARC, the ELN, and the Colombian Government: Peace After 50 Years, Juan Luis Jejía Arango, Rector of Universidad EAFIT and observer in the negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian Government. His lecture will be interpreted live from Spanish to English.
6:00 PM - Lawson 1142

Wednesday, November 16, 2106

Research Talk:  “Boston Strong: Positive and Negative Sentiment in News Coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing,” Associate Professor Aaron Hoffman. Open to Political Science faculty and graduate students 1:30 PM - BRNG 2243

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Continuing the Dialogue...A Conversation: Civic Resilience in an Uncertain and Challenging Time
A forum for discussing our collective civic health and well-being following a divisive campaign season.
Drs. James McCann, Manjana Milkoreit, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, and Harry Targ, of the Department of Political Science will take questions from the audience. - 6:00 PM - UNIV 317   

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dissertation Defense by James A. Gleason: "State Judicial Selection Methods as Public Policy: The Missouri Plan”
3:00 PM - BRNG 3268B - Advisory Committee: Eric Waltenburg, Chair; William Shaffer; Will McLauchlan; Yvonne Pitts; Jerry Polinard

Monday, November, 21, 2016

Preliminary Defense by Heather Cann
10:00 AM - BRNG 2243 - Advisory Committee: Aaron Hoffman, Chair; Dwayne Woods; Tom Mustillo

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Prelimary Defense by Elis Vllasi: "Effects of Military Intervention, Foreign Aid and Motherland on Democratization in Post-Cold War Era"
8:30 AM - BRNG 3268B - Advisory Committee: Aaron Hoffman, Chair; Dwayne Woods; Tom Mustillo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Meet and Greet Ambassador Ronald F. Lehman II, Former Director, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
3:00-4:00 PM - BRNG 2243 - (In order to provide enough refreshments, please sign the sheet on BRNG 2243 door or call 494-4161 by Nov. 25th to attend this event.)

Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series: "Technological Surprise: When Science Alters Society, Security, and Strategy," The Honorable Ronald F. Lehman II, Former Director, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency  - 4:30-5:30 PM - BRNG 2290 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Dissertation Defense by Andrew D. Tuholski: "Understanding the Formation of American Mental Health Policy Preferences, 1952 - 1981"
9:00 AM - BRNG 3268B - Advisory Committee: Bert Rockman, Chair; Pat Boling; Laurel Weldon; Wendy Kline

Political History Seminar: “Exposure and Disclosure: Suspicion, Secrets, and Surveillance in Post-70s U.S. Political Culture,” Dr. Sarah Igo, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University. Pre-circulated chapter of her new book project, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America. 11:30AM - STEW 311 - Light refreshments will be provided 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

OIGP Social Justice Seminar Series: BlackLivesMatter: Racial Tension and Police Violence in the Midwest and Beyond    
Speakers: Dr. Jean Beaman and Dr. Nadia Brown, Purdue University
12:00 PM  - Stewart Center, Room 214 A/B  - Lunch will be provided. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prospectus Defense  by Mintao Nie: "Decentralization and States' Compliance with International Human Rights Law"
11:00 AM - BRNG 3268B - Advisory Committee: Ann Clark, Chair; James A. McCann; Thomas Mustillo; Eric N. Waltenburg


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