Spring 2017

The Comparative Politics Workshop at the GC is held in the Political Science Thesis Room (Room 5200.07) every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 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

2/22: Sumru Atuk (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Femicide in Turkey and Mexico”

3/1: Nick Micinski (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Refugee Policy as Foreign Policy: Comparing Iraqi and Afghan Refugee Resettlements to the United States”

3/8: Sarah Shah (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“A War by Any Other Name: Is Military Humanitarianism under R2P Self-defeating?”

3/15: No workshop

3/22: Alexander Kolokotronis (Yale)
“The Exceptional Power of Labor: Groundwork to a Comparative Analysis of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Transit Workers Union (TWULocal 100)”

3/29: Philippe Burger (Columbia)
“The Forgotten: South Africa’s former Bantustans today”

4/5: Kyong Mazzaro (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Electoral competition and media freedom restrictions in hybrid regimes: The Venezuelan case”

4/26: Forrest Colburn (Lehman College, CUNY)
“Poor Countries with a Broken Compass”

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