Past Events

Political Behaviour Research Group Series (2016-2021)

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

Topic: Fight For the White House, U.S. Election 2020
 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)
Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 3:00-4:30PM

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

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

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

Topic: The Politics of Discriminatory Policing
 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
Public Perceptions of Regional Collaborations in Transportation Policy 
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
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 
Dr. Christopher Cochrane, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto
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? 
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 
Dr. Harold D. Clarke, PhD Duke University, Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas
November 1, 2019 @ 10:00am (EST)

Title: Care Ethics and the Economy 
Dr. Virginia Held, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center-City University of New York
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
 Pop Struggle: Repression and Dissent in Graphic Novels, Comics, Film, Music, and Board Games 
Dr. Christian Davenport, Political Science, University of Michigan
January 22, 2019 @ 3:00pm (EST)

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

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

Title: Canada's Role in NATO's Deterrence and Defence Projecting Stability
Dr. John Manza, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations
 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) 
 Kyrylo Loukerenko, Editor-in-Chief
Date: April 4, 2018 @ 4:30 - 6:30PM

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

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

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

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

Title: Biometric Emotions: Affect for the Purposes of Security 
Dr. Shoshana Magnet, University of Ottawa & The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies
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 
: 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 
: Dr. Jerald Sabin
Date: September 26, 2017 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Title: Using Experts to Measure Party Positions 
 Dr. Ryan Bakker, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
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)
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
Onur Bakiner, Political Science, Seattle University
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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