Fall 2015

The Comparative Politics Workshop at the GC is held in the Political Science Thesis Room (Room 5200.07) every Tuesday from 4:15-6:15pm, unless otherwise stated. Papers will be circulated approximately one week ahead of each meeting via the CUNY CP Google Group. If you are not a member of the Google Group, you may email gccomparative@gmail.com for each week’s paper.

Full Workshop Schedule

September 8
Till Weber (Baruch College)
“Party Agendas, Issue Yield and Political Inequality”

September 29
Francisco Fortuno (Graduate Center)
“Puerto Rican Nationalism: national and popular struggles on the road to the foundation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico”

October 6
Roy Licklider (Rutgers University)
“Alternate Models of Collective Memory in Preventing Renewed Civil War: the U.S., Nigeria, and Rwanda”

October 13
Jack Snyder (Columbia University)
“Reading Weber in Anatolia: How Pious Turkish Entrepreneurs Think About Rights”

October 20
Mark Beissinger (Princeton University)
“The Changing Face of Revolution, 1900-2014″

October 27
Nick Smith (City College)
“Conceptualizing Vigilantism for Political Science”

November 3
Nick Micinski (Graduate Center)
“Are You A Terrorist? Comparing strategies for screening for suspected terrorists during refugee status determination in the U.S. and Sweden”

November 10
Oeindrila Dube (NYU)
“Can the Wounds of War be Healed? Experimental Evidence on Reconciliation in Sierra Leone”

November 17
Philip Johnson (Graduate Center)
“Guantánamo Bay: State of Exception, Emblem of Terror, Fun in the Sun”

November 24
Shawna Brandle and Janet Reilly  (Kingsborough Community College)
“Exploring Content to Uncover Meaning: How American Television News Covers Refugees and Displaced Persons, 1990-2015”

December 1
Mark Ungar (Brooklyn College)
“Iran’s Security Sector: Power, Rights, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective”

December 8
Sarah Lockhart (Fordham University)
“Assessing the Political, Economic, and Social Justifications of Rebellion: A New Dataset”