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, August 31, 2021

Introductory Seminar

2021-22 Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellows

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 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, October 5, 2021

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

Sara Plana, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Border Institutions and the Margins of Trade

Bailee Donahue, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

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, 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, November 30, 2021

Welcome to the Digital Village: Networking Geographies of Agrarian Change

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

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, 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, January 25, 2022

Extremist Organizations In and Out of War

Amelia Hoover Green, Associate Professor of Politics, Drexel University