Seminar Series

Every Wednesday, Perry World House hosts a seminar in which our affiliated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting fellows showcase their policy relevant research in-progress.

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Please note that the Seminar Series is primarily intended for faculty, postdocs, and students. Events will be held virtually until further notice.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Assessing Turkish Foreign Policy in an age of uncertainty: Regional Challenges, Global Aspirations

Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State

 Melissa Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Emerging Scholars Policy Prize Recipient

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Private Sector Growth and Frustrated Human Development

Brian Ganson, Associate Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beyond Naming and Shaming: Accusations and International Law in Cybersecurity

Duncan Hollis, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bullets Over Borders: Why States Allow Illicit Trafficking

Lauren Pinson, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Save The Sea Lion: Community Science in the Galapagos Archipelago

Michael Weisberg, Perry World House Faculty Fellow

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Private Eyes in the Sky: Emerging Technology and the Political Consequences of Eroding Government Secrecy

Erik Lin-Greenberg, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Open Borders, Local Closures: Curfews and Lebanon's Response to the Syrian Refugee Influx

Lama Mourad, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

From Monitoring to Meddling: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections

Sarah Bush, Perry World House Lightning Scholar

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Administrative National Security

Elena Chachko, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, February, 19, 2020

The Returnees

Stephanie Schwartz, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

All Bark and No Bite: Why Right-Wing Nationalist Parties in Europe Fail to Deliver Foreign Policy Results

Andrew Moravcsik, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

Friday, February 28, 2020

From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists

Vera Mironova, Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Egalitarian Orbits: A New Regime for Geostationary Space

Lisa Ruth Rand, Haas Fellow, Science History Institute

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Short History of Humanitarian Urbanism

Marianne Potvin, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Borders and Boundaries Project 

Professor Beth Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, Politics, and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania; Lauren Pinson, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What Explains U.S. Local Government Officials' Receptivity to New Refugees?

Robert Shaffer, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Policy by Legislation or Policy by Decree? Understanding Attitudes toward Lawmaking Processes in Democratic and Authoritarian Contexts

Jonathan Chu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Populism and Voter Attitudes Toward International Organizations: Cross-Country and Experimental Evidence on the International Monetary Fund

Ayse Kaya Orloff, Perry World House Visiting Fellow