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, May 3, 2022

 Learning from Mistakes: Reflective Planning, Simple Junctures and Institutional Change

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Deference and Defiance: Battlefield Setbacks, Bellwether Bureaucrats, and Presidential Decision-Making During Wartime.

Theo Milonopoulos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Thinking Historically: Interrogating the Cold War.

Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Decentralization of American R&D

Melissa Flagg, Founder, Flagg Consulting LLC and Visiting Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Driven to Self-Reliance: The Chinese Innovation System and U.S. Coercion

Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Border Infrastructure and Trade

Bailee Donahue, Borders and Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House; Beth Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Mightier than the Sword: Civilians in Democratic Civil-Military Relations

Alice Hunt Friend, Visiting Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Margaret Tuttle Sprout: A Scholar's Life In and Beyond the Atlantic Realist Tradition

Matthew Specter, Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, University of California Berkeley 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s

Michael Franczak, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Evolution of Territorial Conquest after 1945 and the Limits of the Territorial Integrity Norm

Dan Altman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

From Mutual Aid to Charity: Violence and Women’s Changing Interethnic Relationships in Myanmar

Shae Frydenlund, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lethality Bias: The Consequences of Killing

Meg K. Guliford, Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Partners in Crime: Comparative Advantage and Political Kidnapping

Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Professor in the Department of Military and Strategy, U.S. Air Force Academy

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Extremist Organizations In and Out of War

Amelia Hoover Green, Associate Professor of Politics, Drexel University

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Making the National Security State U.S. Elites and Scientific Mobilization after World War II

Daniel Bessner, Joff Hanauer Honors Associate Professor in Western Civilization, University of Washington

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Does UN Peacekeeping Protect Civilians?: Evidence from the Border between Burkina Faso and Mali

Rob Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weidenbaum Center, Washington University in St. Louis

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Welcome to the Digital Village: Networking Geographies of Agrarian Change

Hilary Faxon, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Hide and Seek: Offshore Networks and Targeted Sanctions

Chelsea Estancona, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina (co-authored with Menevis Cilizoglu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, St. Olaf College)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dual Use Deception: How Technology Shapes Cooperation in International Relations

Jane Vaynman, Lightning Scholar, Perry World House and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University; Tristan Volpe, Assistant Professor, Defense Analysis Department, Naval Postgraduate School

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Border Institutions and the Margins of Trade

Bailee Donahue, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Proxy Paradox: Explaining (Lack of) Control over State-Sponsored Proxy Armed Groups

Sara Plana, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday September 21, 2021

They're Still There, He's All Gone: American Fatalities in Foreign Wars and Right-Wing Radicalization at Home

Richard J. McAlexander, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Rethinking China's Rise: New Ways to Compete and Cooperate on the Environment, Technology, and Beyond

Scott Moore, Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Penn Global

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Introductory Seminar

2021-22 Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellows