Seminar Series

Every Tuesday, 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. We currently plan to hold these events in-person this year, but the series coordinators will contact attendees with details for any hybrid or virtual events.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Compelling with the Bomb?: Revisiting the Effectiveness of Nuclear Compellent Threats

Alexander B. Downes, associate professor of political science and international affairs and co-director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Assessing Global Political Knowledge

Bailee Donahue, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House and Anthony Lindsay, PhD candidate in political science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 

Methodological Nationalism is Not The (Best Articulation of The) Problem 

Eilidh Beaton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Trust But Verify: Satellite Reconnaissance, Secrecy, and Arms Control during the Cold War

Aaron Bateman, assistant professor of history and international affairs, George Washington University

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Who Makes the State? National Ownership and International Statebuilding in Authoritarian Contexts

Susanna Campbell, associate professor at the School of International Service and director, Research on International Policy Implementation Lab, American University

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Should Feminists Be Individualists? A Puzzle from Gender and Development

Serene Khader, Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College and professor of philosophy and women's and gender studies at the CUNY Graduate Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 

Social Capital and Emotion Regulation in Trauma-Exposed Populations: A Study With Syrian Refugees

Biz Herman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Cheap Tweets?: Crisis Signaling in the Age of Twitter

Erik Lin-Greenberg, Leo Marx Career Development Assistant Professor in the History and Culture of Science and Technology, Department of Political Science, MIT

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A Mosaic of Funding Arrangements for Loss and Damage

Koko Warner, director of the Global Data Institute at the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) and visiting fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Critical success factors for community-based climate change adaptation projects: Empirical evidence from Jamaica

Stacy-ann Robinson, assistant professor of environmental studies, Colby College, and Lightning Scholar, Perry World House

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Temperature, Conflict, and Social Capital in Africa

Garrett Albistegui Adler, postdoctoral fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Migration, Social Ties, and Political Preferences

Junghyun Lim, postdoctoral fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Unmaking Prevention? Martial Ecology and the Ethics of “Becoming With” War

Johanna Rodehau-Noack, postdoctoral fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

US-Philippine Alliance in a Taiwan Contingency

Thomas J. Shattuck, Global Order program manager, Perry World House

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Shifting Understandings of International Order Among European Leaders

Jana Lipps, postdoctoral researcher, European Politics Group, ETH Zürich (co-authored with Christian Freudlsperger)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Ethics of Deterrence

Helen Frowe, professor of practical philosophy and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Scholar, Stockholm University and visiting scholar, Perry World House

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

China's Search for Coercive Leverage

Fiona Cunningham, assistant professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania and faculty fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Assessing Soviet Economic Performance During the Cold War: A Failure of Intelligence? 

Marc Trachtenberg, professor of political science, UCLA

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Paradox of Nuclear Sharing: US Grand Strategy in NATO's Nuclear Age

Joshua Byun, postdoctoral fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Climate Adaptation as Evolvability

Michael Weisberg, Bess W. Heyman President’s Distinguished Professor, chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania; director of postgraduate programs, Perry World House