American Politics & Public Policy Workshop

The American Politics & Public Policy Workshop series is cosponsored with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies.  Each seminar features a presentation of current political science research by leading scholars in the field of American politics including distinguished faculty from other institutions, CSAP research fellows, ISPS Postdoctoral Associates, and Ph.D. candidates at Yale.

The workshop will meet in person on most Wednesdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street. Lunch will be be provided. 

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Faculty organizers: Ian Turner and Shiro Kuriwaki, Department of Political Science

Graduate Student Workshop Coordinator: Nicholas Ottone, PhD Candidate in Political Science

Seminar Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Spring 2023 Schedule 

date speaker & title
JAN 18* Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Democratic mayors have no effect on crime, but do reduce the Black share of arrests for petty crimes
JAN 25 Jack Greenberg, PhD Candidate in Political Science, Yale University
“Congressional Expectations of Presidential Self-Restraint”
FEB 1* Brian Libgober, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law, Northwestern University
“Lawyers as Lobbyists: Regulatory Advocacy in American Finance”
FEB 8 Keitaro Okura, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Yale University
“Americans without Americanness: The U.S. National Hierarchy and Hegemonic Cultural Boundaries of Authentic Belonging”
FEB 22* Sidak Yntiso, Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, University of Chicago
Does Prosecutor Partisanship Exacerbate the Racial Charging Gap? Evidence from District Attorneys in Three States
MAR 1* Katelyn Stauffer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina
“Pink Policing: Officer Gender, Policing Outcomes, and Citizen Trust in Demcracy”
MAR 8* Neil Malhotra, The Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business
“Policy Impact and Voter Mobilization: Evidence from Farmers’ Trade War Experiences”
MAR 29 Natalie Hernandez & Nicholas Ottone, PhD Students in Political Science, Yale University
“Prospectus: Three Papers on Abortion and Political Behavior”
“Do Americans Prefer Public or Private Delivery of Social Services? A Survey Experiment”
APR 12 Micah English & Moritz Bondeli, PhD Student and PhD Candidate in Political Science, Yale University
APR 19* Alexander C. Furnas, Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Polarizing Pluralism: Party Competition, Interest Group Strategy, and the Resurgent Mischiefs of Faction” (Book project with Jesse Crosson and Geoff Lorenz)
APR 26* Leah Rosenstiel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
“The Distributive Politics of Grants-in-Aid”
MAY 3 Paul Lendway & Amanda Weiss, PhD Candidate & PhD Student in Political Science, Yale University

*Indicates workshops that are open to scholars outside of Yale providing that they are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines (as defined by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention). Please carry proof of vaccination with you when attending the workshop. Please contact Pamela Greene to be added to our guest scholars email list.

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