American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop

The American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop is not meeting during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back in Fall 2022 for an updated schedule.

The American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop is focused on political behavior broadly considered and invites speakers from a range of social science fields.  The series is sponsored by the ISPS Center for the Study of American Politics and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with support from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund.

The workshop meets on selected Fridays from 12:00-1:15 p.m.


Faculty Organizers: Isabela Mares and Alan Gerber, Professors in the Department of Political Science

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Schedule 2020-2021

date speaker and title
SEP 11 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Government, University of Texas at Austin
“Message Distortion as a Campaign Strategy: Does Rival Party Distortion of Focal Party Position Affect Voters?”
SEP 18 Omar Wasow, Politics, Princeton University
Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Media, Public Opinion and Voting
OCT 16 Peter Buisseret, Government, Harvard University
“Pandora’s Ballot Box: Electoral Politics of Referendums”
OCT 23 Sergi Pardos-Prado, Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow
“Immigration, Fiscal Burden, and Preferences for Spending”
OCT 30 Eunji Kim, Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Entertaining Beliefs in Economic Mobility
NOV 6 Markus Wagner, Government, University of Vienna
“Out-group Threat and Hate Crimes against Immigrants: Evidence of Local Intergroup Conflict Dynamics” LINK TO RELATED PAPER
DEC 4 Charles Crabtree, Government, Dartmouth College
“Racial Discrimination Against Blacks in the United States”
FEB 26 Florian Foos, Political Behavior/Government, London School of Economics
“Progressive Campaigns, Social Media Ads and Young Voters”
MAR 5 Alisha Holland, Government, Harvard University
“Making the Public Work: The Politics of Mass Transit in Latin America”
APR 30 Charlotte Cavaillé, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
“Unpacking the Liberal-Authoritarian Divide: What We Can Learn from Studying the Determinants of Free Riding Beliefs”
MAY 7 Yotam Margalit, Political Science, Tel Aviv University
“The Political Consequences of Green Policies: Evidence from Italy”

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