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SPA: Government
Fax: 202-885-2967
Kerwin Hall, Room 230

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SPA: Government
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8130

Research Seminar Series - Spring 2016

This regular series presented in the Fall and Spring semesters showcases the most recent research from SPA’s Department of Government faculty and doctoral candidates as well as guest scholars. Unless otherwise specified, all seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

A light lunch will be served.

January 20, Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge "A"

"The Logic of 'Top Down' Elite Constitutionalism: How Decreed Processes May (But Often Do Not) Produce Democracy"

Todd Eisenstadt, Department of Government

February 3, Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge "A"

Presentation of work on women and politics co-authored with Professor Deborah Brooks

Danny Hayes, George Washington University

February 24, Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge "A"

Presentation of data on racial attitudes culled from the "Milieu" geo-tracking application introduced during a Spring 2015 speaker series event

Ryan Moore, Department of Government

March 16, Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge "A"

"Does Exposure to Inequality Change Redistributive Behavior? A Field Experiment"

Melissa Sands, Harvard University

April 20, Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge "A"

"He's a Warrior, She's a Warrior: Sex, Partisanship, Cooperation, and Collegiality in the U.S. Congress"

Jennifer Lawless, Department of Government


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