Spring 2017 | January, February, March, April and May


Friday, January 13, 2017

Brownbag Talk: "Syllabus Preparation," Department Head and Professor Rosalee Clawson, Department of Political Science
12:00-2:00 PM - BRNG 2243

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Brownbag Talk: "Propaganda, Political Extremism, and Social Class," Norman O'Neill, Visiting Scholar, The Department of Political Science, Purdue.
12:00-1:00 PM - BRNG 1238 | Questions: Professor Aaron Hoffman, ahoffman@purdue.edu

Thursday, January 19-Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Presidential Inauguration Research Group/Washington, DC
Faculty Sponsors: Professors Nadia Brown and Natasha Duncan

Friday, January 27, 2017

Grad Teaching Workshop Series: Emily Warter, Academic Operations Manager, "Developing Your Online Class Presence"
12:30-1:30 PM - BRNG 2208 | Required for all Political Science 2017 Summer Instructors

Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring Presidential Lecture Series: J.D. Vance

Department of Political Science Meet and Greet J.D. Vance
1:00-2:00 PM - BRNG 1284 | Light refreshments will be served

6:30-7:30 PM - Loeb Playhouse
1 hr "chat-style" presentation with Mr. Vance and President Daniels; includes Q&A


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Practice Job Talk: Fernando Tormos - 1:30-3:00 PM - BRNG 1206

Friday, February 3, 2017

Prospectus Defense: Heather Cann
"Beyond the Climate Science Wars: Elite Framing and Motivated Cognition in Climate Change Policy"
9:00 AM - BRNG 3268B | Advisory Committee: Leigh Raymond, Chair; Rosalee Clawson; Erin Hennes; Manjana Milkoreit

Wednesday-Thursday, February 8-9, 2017

CLA Grad Recruitment 
February 8 - Purdue v. Univ. of Michigan Women's Basketball game - 6:00 PM - Mackey Arena - Tickets are free

February 9 - Graduate Research Presentation and Reception - 2:00-4:00 PM - Marriott Hall
                     Bowling and Pizza - 6:30-8:30 PM - Purdue Student Union
Please RSVP by Thursday, January 26, 2017  Submission for Postor or Panel Presentation: Please send submissions by Thursday, January 26, 2017 by clicking here
More department information to follow

Monday, February 13 - Friday, February 17, 2017

2nd Annual Love Liberal Arts
Daily activities and more information: cla.purdue.edu/LoveLiberalArts

Monday, February 20, 2017

Prospective Graduate Students' Recruitment Day
Opportunity to Interact with Faculty and Graduate Student,  Research Presentations, and more.
A schedule of events TBA 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Practice Job Talk: Chelsea Kaufman
10:00 AM - BRNG/CLA IT Conference Room - 3rd Floor



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Social Science Mechanics Workshop: Kyle Haynes, Assistant Professor, Political Science presents:
Diversity and Diversion: How Ethnic Composition Affects Diversionary Conflict
Haynes Article
1:30-3:00 PM - BRNG B212
Light refreshment will be served
Series Sponsorship: Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Brownbag Series: "Exemplary Teachers Talk About Two Classic Approaches to Teaching"  

  • Pat Boling, Kofmehl Award winner will show how to generate effective, exciting discussions using a variety of approaches.
  • Keith Shimko, Murphy Award winning teacher will share how he designs riveting lectures.

12:00-1:00 PM - BRNG 1255 | Lunch is included: Please RSVP to BRNG 2299 if you plan to attend.

Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) presents: National Security and Women's Rights Panel
Expert Panel on Afghanistan, Morocco, and Jordan, discussing the relationship between national security and women's rights.
Panelists: Olga A. Avdeyva, Associate Professor and Director, European Studies Program Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
Mrs. Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Senior advisor to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on United Nations affairs
Amy Young Evrard, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College, Department of Anthropology
Summer Forester, 2015 Fulbright Scholar & PhD Candidate, Purdue University, Department of Political Science
Chaired by Stacy Holden, Associate Professor, Purdue University, Department of History
Discussant: S. Laurel Weldon, Director of PPRI & Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, Discovery Park & Department of Political Science

Panel: 1:30-2:30 PM  Reception: 2:30-3:30 PM - Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118 

Cosponsored by Department of Political Science, Department of History, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PSGSA Meeting
10:00-11:30 AM - BRNG B212 | Contact: Michael Simrak for more details

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PPRI Topical Lunch: Westernization of Diets
Join the discussion on the westernization of diets, the societal impacts and possible policy responses.
Lala Acharya (Consumer Science), Gary Burniske (Global Sustainability), Sophie Lelievre (Cancer Center), Dennis Savaiano (Nutrition Science), Jerry Shively (Agricultural Economics)
11:30 AM-1:00 PM - PMU Anniversary Drawing Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PPRI Policy Brief Workshop
Enhance the impact of your research by adding policy brief writings to your toolbox of effectiveness. Learn the how-tos on policy brief writing & dissemination to broaden the audience and use of your discoveries.
11:00 AM-12:00 PM - HCRN 1143


Human Rights Program presents: The Second Human Rights Lab: William Gray, Professor of History
"Almost Infamous: Why West Germans Stopped Highlighting Human Rights Abuses in Brazil"
12:30-1:30 PM - BRNG 1238
Presentation followed by discussion | Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Graduate Funding Meeting
11:30 AM-12:15 PM - BRNG 2243


Social Science Mechanics: Molly Scudder, Assistant Professor, Political Science
"Beyond Empathy: Strategies and Ideals of Democratic Deliberation," Polity 2016.
Discussion: 12:30-2:00 PM - BRNG B248 | Light Refreshments will be provided
Series Sponsorship: Political Science Graduate Association (PSGSA)  For more information, email psgsa@purdue.edu

Thursday, March 23-24, 2017

Discovery Park Center for the Environment
New Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience Interactive Two-Day Workshop: Flyer and Full Schedule Registration
Keynote Speaker: Rosina M. Bierbaum, Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and Environmen, and School of Public Health, University of Michigan
7:00-8:30 PM - Pfendler Hall, Room 241 Dean's Auditorium
Panelists include three Political Science Professors: Leigh Raymond, David Johnson and David Yu. Registration is required and attendance at the full workshop is strongly encouraged.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Practice Job Talk: Doctoral Student Katie Cahill
8:00 AM - BRNG 1206


Brownbag Talk: Purdue Alumnus Stephen Caliendo, Ph.D. 1998, Political Science presents:
"Trump Didn't Start the Fire: The Story of Racialized Campaigning in U.S. Politics"
Dr. Caliendo is Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Political Science, North Central College Naperville, Illinois
Graduate Student Luncheon: 12:00-1:30 PM - BRNG 1206
Guest speaker in Professor Nadia Brown's POL 611 class, BRNG B243. *Contact: Associate Professor Nadia Brown, brown957@purdue.edu if you wish to attend: Open to all

Monday, March 27, 2017

11th Annual Graduate Student Education Research Symposium: "Knowledge to Action: Global and Local Education."
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mitzie Lewison, IU Professor of Literacy, Culture and Language Education
1:30-6:00 PM - STEW 214 and 306

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brownbag Series: Student Presentations from the Inaugural Research Group that also attended the Women's March on Washington, D.C.
12:00-1:00 PM - BRNG 1238 | Faculty Contact: Aaron Hoffman, ahoffman@purdue.edu



Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights
Dr. Melissa Michelsen & Dr. Brian Harrison
6:00-7:30 PM - LWSN 1142
Sponsorship: PGI Journal, Department of Political Science, PPRI, CRDI, LGBTQ Center, and CLA Schol of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Political Science Brownbag Series: "The Impact of Court Diversity and Case Complexity on the Incidence of Non-Unanimous Norwegian Supreme Court Decisions" - Professor Emeritus Bill Shaffer
Professor Emeritus Shaffer specializes in political parties and political behavior. He received his PhD from Syracuse University in 1969 and joined the Purdue Political Science Department the same year. He served as Department Head between 2000 and 2005. Our new Shaffer Collaborative Learning Space is thanks to Bill's generous gift to the department.
11:45 AM-1:00 PM - BRNG 2243


Purdue Economics Association Presents:

Immigration & The Nation Panel Discussion on issues related to immigration in the Trump era
featuring distinguished panelists: Dr. Tim Bond, Dr. Valeria Sinclair-Chapman Dr. Harry Targ, Dr. Chong Xiang

6:00 PM - Krannert Auditorium

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Peace Studies presents: Rabbi Brand Rosen, “Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine,”
1:30-4:30 PM - REC 313 | Faculty Contact: Harry Targ, targ@purdue.edu

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Political Science presents: Dr. Keith Shimko: "Conservatism and U.S. Foreign Policy"
12:00-1:00 PM | BRNG 2243 
As part of CLA Faculty Development Center Talks // Lunch Provided


Dissertation Defense: Chelsea Kaufman: "A Shrinking Rural Population and the Future of the American Political and Economic Systems"
2:15-4:15 PM - BRNG 2243 | Advisory Committee: Suzanne Parker, Chair; Rosie Clawson;James McCann; Mark Tilton


The Louis Martin Sears Lecture Series: "Populism Rising: The Politics of Mass Migration in Europe and the United States"
6:30 PM, Reception to follow - Latino Cultural Center
Speaker: James F. Hollifield, Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies and Professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University  
      Professor Hollifield is an authority on immigration, immigration policy, global migration, and assimilation into American society.
     Also sponsored by the Purdue College of Liberal Arts, The Department of Political Science, and the Latino Cultural Center

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet and Greet: James Hollifield, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University
11:00 AM -12:00 PM | BRNG 2243 | Light refreshments will be served


Social Science Mechanics Workshop presents: Dr. René Bautista:
"Exit polls as valuable tools to understand voting behavior: Using an advanced design in Mexico"
1:00 PM | BRNG B248 | Lunch will be provided 


Graduate Workshop: Dr. René Bautista: The Process of Academic Writing and Peer Reviewing Workshop
4:00-5:30 PM | BRNG 1222 | Presented by Social Science Mechanics
Sponsored by the Purdue Political Science Placement Services

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dr. Rene Bautista: Placement  Meeting on Job Opportunities
10:00 AM | BRNG 3268B | Breakfast and refreshments Provided | Presented by Social Science Mechanics
Sponsored by the Purdue Political Science Placement Services

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Political Science Presents: Dr. Viridian Rios
"The Effects of Violence on Business Attitudes toward Redistribution: Evidence from Mexico"
11:45 AM-1:00 PM | BRNG 1238

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Prospectus Defense: Corey Bechtel
"Accidental Others: Colonialism, Nation-Building and the Roots of Discrimination against Hill Tribes in Myanmar and Thailand"
8:30 AM | BRNG 1255 | Advisory Committee: Mark Tilton, Chair;
Dwayne Woods, Jennifer Foray, Tom Mustillo

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Graduate Student Meeting - requirement for all graduate students enrolled in Fall 2017 courses
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - BRNG B247 | More details to follow 


Purdue Policy Research Institute presents: Violence, Security and Democracy: A Symposium
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Mia Bloom "Women and Jihad: From Al Qaeda to ISIS",
Dr. Bill Scheuerman "Emergency Powers Beyond the Nation State?"
1:00-5:00 PM | Dauch Alumni Center | Symposium Agenda  
Symposium sponsors: Cerias, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, The Department of Political Science, The Sociology Department


Public Lecture: Arthur Goldhammer: "The Paradoxes of The French Presidential Election 2017"
4:30-6:30 PM | Mechanical Engineering 1130 | Light refreshments will be served | Sponsored by: Department of French, School of Languages and Cultures, Department of History and the Department of Political Science HTTP://ARTGOLDHAMMER.BLOGSPOT.CO.UK

Friday, April 21, 2017
Peace Studies and The Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) Symposium
Keynote Speakers: Lisa Brock, Academic Director, Arcus Center of Social Justice and the Leadership
Jerry Harris, National Secretary, Global Studies Association
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | RAWL 3058 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Human Rights Program at Purdue and the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference Presents: Refugees Crisis Past and Present
10:00-3:00 PM - RAWLS 2082
10:00-11:45 AM - Refugees Panel: Max Gabriel Cherem, Natasha T. Duncan, Maria Blumenfeld
11:45-1:15: Catered Lunch for Presenters, HPR Faculty, Students & Affiliates - RAWLS 2077
1:30-3:00 PM - Keynote Lecture: David Kettler, "The Unfinished Business of Displacement and Relocation"

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dissertation Defense: Fernando Tormos
"Mobilizing Difference: The Power of Inclusions in Transnational Social Movements"
10:00 AM | BRNG 2243 | Advisory Committee: S. Laurel Weldon, Chair; Ann Marie Clark; Rachel Einwohner; Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya; Jackie Smith



Sunday-Tuesday, May 14-16, 2017

C-SPAN Research Conference: The Research Possibilities of the C-SPAN Archives
Agenda and Information 
Sponsored by Purdue University and C-SPAN Archives with funding from the C-Span Education Foundation and Purdue University, Office of the President, West Lafayette, Indiana
C-SPAN® C-SPAN2® C-SPAN3® C-SPAN Video Library® Purdue University, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Department of Political Science

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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