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 2, 2020

Introductory Seminar

2020-21 Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellows

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The North-South Dialogue: Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s

Michael Franczak, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Politics of Anticolonial Resistance: Violence, Nonviolence, and the Erosion of the British Empire

Richard McAlexander, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Slow Harms and Citizen Action: Environmental Degradation and Policy Change in Latin American Cities

Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves: How Female Combatants Gender Peace Agreements in Civil Wars

Jakana Thomas, Associate Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Inhibitory Institutions: How Bureaucrats Improve Public Goods in Latin America

Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mass Protests and Ethnic Armies: How Coup Proofing Impacts Military Defection

Kristen Harkness, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

How Perilous are Paper Fans? Public Diplomacy through Confucius Classrooms and Implications for Chinese Influence

Naima Green-Riley, Raymond Vernon Fellow, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Institutional Compounding and the Continuity of Progressive City Planning

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Topographies of Hope

Cindi Katz, Professor of Environmental Psychology, City University of New York

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Foundations of U.S. Public Opinion on Border Security

Lauren Pinson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Durability Derived from Policy: Explaining El Salvador's Civil War Non-Recurrence

Meg Guliford, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House