Fall 2017

The Comparative Politics Workshop at the GC is held in the Political Science Thesis Room (Room 5200.07) on select Wednesdays from 4:15-6:15 pm, 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

8/30 from 6:30-8:30 pm: Sally Sharif (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Predicting the End of the Syrian Civil War: From Theory to Practice”

9/14 at 4:30 pm: Susan L. Woodward (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails” (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Book launch event (Co-sponsored by the CP Workshop)

9/27 Philip Johnson (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“From the Cuartel to the Cartel: Origins, Organization, and Violence Among Vanguard Groups”

10/4 Grigore Pop-Eleches (Princeton)
“Shaping Competition: Allies’ Party Licensing and the Evolution of Support for the Extreme Right in Germany”

10/11 Amaney Jamal (Princeton) 
“Reassessing Support for Islamic political Parties: Experimental Evidence from Tunisia”

10/18 Scott Ratner (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“The Pipelines that Bind: The Politics of Oil and Gas Markets in the Post Arab Spring Middle East”

10/25 Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University)
“An International Populist Radical Right: The Europe of Nations and Freedom Group”

11/1 Jillian Schwedler (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Encompassing Comparisons of Protests in Jordan”

11/8 Sanna Strand (University of Gothenburg)
“A country to fall in love in’ – Gender and sexuality in Swedish defense discourses”

11/15 Alanna O’Malley (George Washington University)
“Challenging the Liberal World Order: The Global South and the United Nations, 1955- 1981”