Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics

The Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP) brings together visiting speakers, faculty, and graduate students to discuss research on the forefront of comparative politics and political economy. The seminar generally meets three times a quarter, with a mix of presentations by visiting scholars and UW graduate students. All lectures are held on Fridays from 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A), unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact srscp@uw.edu.

The SR-SCP is generously sponsored by the Severyns Ravenholt endowment.
About the Severyns Ravenholt Endowment and Call for Nominations

Upcoming Events

May 20, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm

Past Events

2016

Title Date Time Location
What Moves Consumer Sentiment? Economics, Politics, and the Information Environment
Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, UNC Chapel Hill
Apr 29 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Segregation, Diversity, and Intra-Party Competition in Ghana
Nahomi Ichino, University of Michigan
Apr 8 1:30pm to 2:30pm Parrington Forum
Legitimacy, Corruption, and Preferences for Redistribution in the Developing World
David Lopez
Feb 26 12:00pm to 1:20pm Olson Room (Gowen 1 A)
Tocqueville's Warning: Reform and Rebellion in Autocratic States
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin
Jan 29 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
A New Era for Labor Activism? Strategic Mobilization of Human Rights against Blacklistings 
Filiz Kahraman (PhD Candidate, Political Science)
Jan 8 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A

2015

Title Date Time Location
Political competition and social spending in Mexico's municipalities: Spatial dimensions of social policies after political and economic liberalization
Armando Razo, Indiana University
Oct 30 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Do Pre-Election Polls Changes Citizens Beliefs or Behavior?: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment in the Country of Georgia
Aaron Erlich, UW Political Science
May 15 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Does the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Reduce Bribery? An Empirical Analysis Using the Unmatched Count Technique
Edmund Malesky, Duke University
May 8 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Poor Democracies in a Conundrum? International Trade and Government Revenues in Developing Countries
Nita Rudra, Georgetown University
Apr 24 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Nahomi Ichino (University of Michigan)
Apr 3 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Michael Albertus, University of Chicago
Mar 6 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Bolstering the National Project: Competitive Nation Building and Immigration in Israel and Quebec
Yoav Duman, UW Political Science
Feb 20 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Human Capital Inequality and China's Future Development Challenge
Linxiu Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences/REAP-China)
Jan 23 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A

2014

Title Date Time Location
Guns, Gavels, and Bribes: Firm Strategies for Securing Property Rights in Contemporary Russia
Jordan Gans-Morse (Northwestern University)
Nov 14 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
State Is Not What Makes Nation: Testing the Historical Legacy of State-building on Nation-building Onset fir Contemporary European Ethnic Groups, 1400-2000
Yu Sasaki (University of Washington)
Oct 24 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Deliver the Vote! Micromotives and Macrobehavior in Electoral Fraud
Milan Svolik (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Oct 3 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Violence by Other Means: Reproducing Violent Practice Through Post-Conflict Human Rights Trials
Milli Lake (University of Washington)
Jun 6 12:00pm Gowen 1A
Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? Experimental Evidence from an Agricultural Intervention in a Fragile State
Christopher Blattman (Columbia)
May 7 12:00pm Gowen 1A
Endogenous Political Legitimacy: The English Reformation and the Institutional Foundation of Limited Government 
Jared Rubin (Chapman)
Apr 18 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws, 1993-2012
Kendra Dupuy (University of Washington)
Mar 14 12:00pm Dempsey Hall 002
Harnessing the Diaspora: The Political Economy of Migrant Dual Citizenship
David Leblang (UVA)
Feb 21 12:00pm Gowen 1A
Islamic States and the Securitization of the Muslim Self
Matthew Nelson, Reader, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of African and Oriental Studies (London, UK)
Feb 14 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Asian Designs: Risen Powers and the Struggle for International Governance
Saadia Pekkanen, Job & Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
Jan 17 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A

2013

Title Date Time Location
Engaging Democracy: Information & Agendas in Participatory Budgeting Reforms
Carolina Johnson (University of Washington)
Dec 6 12:00pm
Exiting Anarchy: Militia Politics after the Post-Soviet Wars
Jesse Driscoll (UC San Diego)
Nov 22 12:00pm Gowen 1A
The Chongqing Story and the Rule of Law in China
He Weifang (Peking University)
Nov 15 12:00pm
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Zhu Tianbiao (Peking University)
May 17 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Jennifer Noveck (UW)
May 10 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Teri Caraway (Minnesota)
Apr 19 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Melanie Manion (Wisconsin)
Mar 1 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Amanda Fulmer (UW)
Feb 1 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Catherine Boone (UT Austin)
Jan 11 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A

2012

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Will Murg (University of Washington)
Dec 7 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics
Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard University)
Nov 16 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1 A
The Strength to Concede: Ruling Parties and Democratization in Developmental Asia
Dan Slater (Chicago)
Oct 5 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Land Without Opportunity: State-Peasant Relations and Land Privatization in Mexico
Adrian Sinkler (Post-doctoral Fellow in Political Science, University of Washington)
Jun 1 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
From 'Open-Secrets' to the Secret Ballot: The Economic & Political Determinants of Secret Ballot Reform
Isabela Mares (Associate Professor of Political Science, Columbia University)
May 18 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
International Politics: The Rules of the Game
Yuen Foong Khong (Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford)
Apr 27 12:20pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics/UWISC Lecture on Regional Security in Asia
Barry Buzan (Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Apr 6 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
Power & Authority in International Relations: Evidence from a Non-Western Case
David Kang (Professor of International Relations & Business, University of Southern California)
Jan 13 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A

2011

Title Date Time Location
The Development of Philanthropy in Contemporary China
Madame Yang Lan (Chairwoman, Sun Culture Foundation)
May 31 7:00pm to 8:30pm 210 Kane Hall

2009

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Lecture in Comparative Politics
Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General
Oct 26 7:00pm
Law & the Environmental Movement in China
Jingjing Zhang (Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims in China)
May 21 7:00pm to 8:30pm 110 Kane Hall

2006

Title Date Time Location
Democracy, Human Rights, and the Destiny of Southeast Asia
Anwar Ibrahim, President, Anwar Ibrahim & Associates, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and former Minister of Finance
Oct 10 8:00pm Kane Hall 210

2004

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Lecture in Comparative Politics
Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Sisters in Islam, Malaysia
Oct 14 7:00pm Kane Hall 210

2003

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Lecture in Comparative Politics
Long Yongtu, Secretary-General, Bo'Ao Forum for Asia, former Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People's Republic of China, Former Chief Trade Representative
Jun 8 7:30pm Kane Hall 210

2001

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Lecture in Comparative Politics
Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Oct 8 7:00pm Kane Hall 210

2000

Title Date Time Location
Severyns Ravenholt Lecture in Comparative Politics
Frank Ching, Senior Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review
May 16 7:00pm Kane Hall 210