Week of January 7, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, January 7, 2019


Lance Bennett  co-organized and co-chaired (with Steven Livingston of GWU) a Social Science Research Council workshop on “A Modern History of the Disinformation Age:  Communication, Technology and Democracy in Transition” on December 13–14 at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Lance presented two papers, both co-authored with Steven Livingston: “A Brief History of the Disinformation Age: Information Wars and the Decline of Institutional Authority” and “Remedies for the Domestic Origins of Disinformation: An Opening Suggestion for Restoring Democratic Institutions.”

Brian Greenhill, Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. 2018. “Exploring the Adaptation-Mitigation Relationship: Does Information on the Costs of Adapting to Climate Change Influence Support for Mitigation.”  Environmental Communication, 12(7): 911–927.

Kendra Dupuy and Aseem Prakash. 2018. “Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries with Restrictive NGO Laws?: A Panel Study, 1993–2012.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 47(1): 89–106.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. 2018. "Can the Climate Movement Survive Populism? Lessons from 'Yellow Vest' Protests". The Hill, December 6, 2018.


Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro (Brown University), title TBD. Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium: Craig Parsons (University of Oregon), "Polanyian Muscles in Hayekian Brussels: The European Union's Economic Authority in Comparative Perspective". Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm, Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room). Discussant: UW Ph.D student Travis Nelson.


The Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Niko Switek (DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor for German Studies at the Department of Political Science and Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies) will present a talk, "Germany after Merkel". Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 1:30 to 2:30 in Thomson Hall room 317

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