Past Events

Political Behaviour Research Group Series (2016-2021)

Topic: Worst Gamble Ever? Election 2021
Speakers:
Allison Harell (UQAM), Peter Loewen (Toronto University), Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University), Laura Stephenson (Western University) (Moderated by Cris de Clercy, Western)
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 2:00-3:00PM


Topic: Fight For the White House, U.S. Election 2020
Speakers:
 Julian Wamble, George Washington University, Julia Azari, Marquette University, Jennifer Merolla, University of California-Riverside, Howard Lavine, University of Minnesota (Moderated by Matt Lebo, Western)
Date:
Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 3:00-4:30PM


Topic: Migration as a Formative Event: The 'Impressionable Years' and Immigrant Political Engagement in Canada
Speaker:
 Stephen White, Carleton University
Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 1:30-3:00PM


Topic: The Effect of Opionion Polls on Political Information Seeking
Speaker: 
Jason Roy, Wilfrid Laurier University
Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 1:30-3:00PM


Topic: Behavioural Foundations of Negative Attitudes Towards Women
Speaker:
 Jordan Mansell, University of Quebec at Montreal
Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 12:00-1:00PM


Topic: The Politics of Discriminatory Policing
Speaker:
 Charles Crabtree, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 12:30-1:30PM


Topic: Do I Wish To Vote?
Speaker: André Blais, world-renowned expert on turnout and political behaviour.  His 2000 book, "To Vote of Not To Vote", was inspired by discussions with our very own Professor Emeritus, Bob Young.
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 2:00-3:30PM


Topic: Unpacking the Evolutionary Influences for Political Ideology: Implicit Attitudes as Social Cues
Speaker: Jordan Mansell, D. Phil Candidate, Oxford University, BA & MA, Western University
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 12:00-1:30PM

Political Science Seminars (2017-2021)

Title: Post-Soviet Graffiti: Free-Speech in the Streets
Speaker: Dr. Alexis Lerner, Presidential Data Postdoctoral Fellow, Western
Date: October 6, 2021 @ 2:30pm (EST)


Super Tuesday Preview: Democratic Race & US Election 2020
Matt Lebo, Chair and Professor, Political Science, Western University


Political Science Distinguished Lecture
Title: 
Public Perceptions of Regional Collaborations in Transportation Policy 
Speaker: 
Dr. Elisabeth R. Gerber, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, Research Associate, Center for Political Studies
Date: 
March 2, 2020 @ 12:30pm (EST)


Title: The Automated Analysis of Political Speech Based on Transcripts: Comparing Human and Machine Classification of the Video and Written Records of Debates in the Canadian House of Commons 
Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Cochrane, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto
Date:
February 28, 2020 @ 1:00pm (EST)


Title: Gender Quotas, Women's Representation, and Legislative Diversity 
Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Barnes
Date: February 24, 2020 @ 1:00pm (EST)


Title: Applying Spectral Embedding Techniques to Problems in the Social Sciences: Diffusion and Permeability of Political Violence in North-West Africa 
Speaker: Dr. Christian Leuprecht, Professor in Leadership, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC)
Date: January 30, 2020 @ 12:00pm (EST)


Title: Nag Him, Nag Her: Is Voter Mobilization within Households Gendered? 
Speaker:
Dr. Eline A. de Rooij, Associate Professor, Political Science, Simon Fraser University
Date: January 20, 2020 @ 1:00pm (EST)


Title: Absent Mandate: Strategies and Choices in Canadian Elections 
Speaker:
Dr. Harold D. Clarke, PhD Duke University, Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas
Date:
November 1, 2019 @ 10:00am (EST)


Title: Care Ethics and the Economy 
Speaker:
Dr. Virginia Held, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center-City University of New York
Date:
May 9, 2019 @ 2:00pm (EST)


Title: BREXIT: Implications for Europe 
Speaker Panel: Prof. Radoslav Dimitrov, Department of Political Science; Prof. Bruce Morrison, Department of Political Science; Prof. Frank Schumacher, Department of History; Prof. Pietro Pirani, Modern Languages
Date: April 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm (EST)


Political Science Distinguished Lecture
Title:
 Pop Struggle: Repression and Dissent in Graphic Novels, Comics, Film, Music, and Board Games 
Speaker:
Dr. Christian Davenport, Political Science, University of Michigan
Date:
January 22, 2019 @ 3:00pm (EST)


Title: The Trinity Western Cases: Faith, The Public Interest, and The Rule of Law 
Speaker:
Dr. Heather MacIvor, University of Windsor
Date: 
November 19, 2018 @ 4:30 - 6:00pm


Title: Empty Institutions in Global Environmental Politics 
Speaker:
Dr. Radoslav S. Dimitrov, Political Science, Western University
Date: 
November 19, 2018 @ 1:00PM


Title: Canada's Role in NATO's Deterrence and Defence Projecting Stability
Speaker:
Dr. John Manza, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations
Date:
 November 8, 2018 @ 4:00PM


Title: The New Minority. Immigration and the Politics of Nostalgia 
Speaker: Justin Gest, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Date: November 1, 2018 @ 3:00 - 5:00PM


Title: Pursuing the Law as a Vocation 
Speaker: Justice Grant Huscroft of the Ontario Court Appeal
Date: October 22, 2018 @ 2:45PM


Title: The Politics of Discriminatory Policing 
Speaker: Charles Crabtree, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
Date: September 28, 2018 @ 12:30PM


Title: Fighting Fake News on the Front Line: Public Radio Ukraine (Hromadske Radio) 
Speaker:
 Kyrylo Loukerenko, Editor-in-Chief
Date: April 4, 2018 @ 4:30 - 6:30PM


Title: Brexit, The 2017 British General Election and Beyond 
Speaker:
 Dr. Harold D. Clarke
Date: March 23, 2018 @ 1:30 - 3:00PM


Title: Sovereignty and Canada's Arctic Extended Continental Shelf 
Speaker:
 Dr. Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon
Date: November 24, 2017 @ 1:00 - 2:30PM


Title: Telling (Developmental) Tales out of School 
Speaker: 
Dr. Robert Vipond
Date: 
November 16, 2017 @ 1:30 - 3:00PM


Title: Can the Right of Self-Determination Justify Immigration Controls? 
Speaker: 
Dr. David Miller
Date: 
November 9, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:30PM


Title: Biometric Emotions: Affect for the Purposes of Security 
Speaker: 
Dr. Shoshana Magnet, University of Ottawa & The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies
Date: 
October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 - 3:00PM


Title: Laying Down the Law: When Advocacy Works 
Speaker: Jane Kovarikova, PhD ABD
Date: October 17, 2017 @ 2:30PM


Title: Explaining the Underrepresentation of Women in US Electoral Politics 
Speaker
: Dr. Kathleen Dolan
Date: September 29, 2017 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Title: A Federation Within a Federation? Reconciling Indigenous and Westminster Parliamentary Government in Canada's North 
Speaker
: Dr. Jerald Sabin
Date: September 26, 2017 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM


Title: Using Experts to Measure Party Positions 
Speaker:
 Dr. Ryan Bakker, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Date:
April 21, 2017 @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM


Title: The Trump Effect: USA & Global Governance 
Speaker Panelists:
Chios Carmody (Law, Western), Radoslav Dimitrov (Political Science, Law) Jennifer Mustapha (Political Science, Western),Valerie Oosterveld (Law, Western)
Date: 
January 26, 2017 @ 1:30 - 12:30 PM

TJ Speakers' Series (2021)

Title: Charting A Course to Measures of Non-Recurrence: The Possibilities and Limits of Customary Justice  
Speaker: Isaac Bayor, Political Science and TJ Centre, Western University
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. 


Title: Truth-Finding without Transitional Justice: Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry in Turkey
Speaker:
Onur Bakiner, Political Science, Seattle University
Date:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. 


Title: How the History Wars Came to Canada: The TRC and the Unanticipated Politics of Toppling Statues
Speaker: Matt James, Political Science, University of Victoria
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. 


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