Faculty Leader: Helen Milner

Meeting Day/Time: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:20PM
Location: 001 Robertson (Fall)/ 127 Corwin (Spring)

Papers are due 12:00PM on Friday before each seminar and will be posted immediately afterwards.  Members of the department may download them by clicking the presentation title in the table below.

2022-2023 Schedule of Presentations

Fall 2022

Date Presenter Title/Paper Discussant(s) Type Year
Week 1 - September 6, 2022 Professor Helen Milner Introduction      
Week 2 - September 13,2022 Lauren Konken Choosing not to conclude:  mapping Canadian and American PTA negotiation attempts   Practice Job Talk  
Week 3 - September 20, 2022 Sayumi Miyano

Regime Complexity and Overlapping Information:  The Case of Energy Projections

  Practice Job Talk  
Week 4 - September 27, 2022 Zeno Chan

Affluence without Influence? The Inducement Dilemma in Economic Statecraft

  Practice Job Talk  
Week 5 - October 4, 2022 Xuancheng Qian

The Madman Choice:  Delegation in Reputational Bargaining

Christian Baehr

Dissertation Chapter  
Week 6 - October 11, 2022 Jim Qian

Race to the Bottom, Treaty Shopping, and Treaty Cascades

Alexander F. Gazmararian Dissertation Chapter  
Week 7 - October 25, 2022 Sojun Park

The Politics of Compulsory, Licensing:  Electoral Accountability and Regulatory Threat

Jim Qian Dissertation Chapter  

Week 8 - November 1, 2022

Grace Zeng

Multinationals and environmental regulation in trade

Vincent Heddesheimer Dissertation Chapter  
Week 10 - November 15, 2022 Maria Valverde

The role of civil society in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Elliot Ji Dissertation Chapter  
Week 11 - November 29, 2022 Dahyun Choi

Teaming up with the Enemy: Firms and the Information Enviroment of Climate Regime

Harshal Zalke Dissertation Chapter  
Week 12 - December 6, 2022 Ze Han

Political Responses to the Economic Benefits of Globalization

Gavin Medina-Hall Dissertation Chapter  


spring 2023


Date Presenter Title/Paper Discussant(s) Type Year
Week 1 - January 31, 2023 Joseph Ruggiero What Makes a World War?  Economic Networks and Distributions of Power Elizabeth Bachman Dissertation Chapter 5
Week 2 - February 7, 2023 Heather Penatzer Territoriality Without Exclusivity: International Rule Since 1815 Joseph Ruggiero Dissertation Chapter 4

Week 3 - February 14, 2023

Aurora Sun COVID-19 Diplomacy and Authoritarian Ambitions Lauren Konken Dissertation Chapter 4
Week 4 - February 21, 2023 Jeongmin Park Recruited Men, Breadwinning Women and 'Re-gendering' of Postwar Societies Esther Robinson Dissertation Chapter 4
Week 5 - February 28, 2023 Alexander F. Gazmararian Sources of Partisan Change:  Evidence from Unmanaged Energy Transitions in American Coal Country* Dahyun Choi Prospectus 3
Week 6 - March 7, 2023 Harshal Zalke  Designing an Investment Screening Regime Sojun Park  Prospectus/Dissertation 3+6
Break     Break Week    
Week 7 - March 21, 2023 Manasi Bose & Elliot Ji

International Engagement and Rebel Governance


Anti-Statist Features in China's Military Research and Development Ecosystem

Rikio Inouye & Heather Penatzer Prospectus 3
Week 8 - March 28, 2023 Kyle Evanoff & Rikio Inouye

Toward an Ecological Theory of Modern Order


Race, Security, and International Relations

Aurora Sun & Charlotte Fitzek Prospectus 3
Week 9 - April 4, 2023 Vincent Heddesheimer & Gavin Medina-Hall

Economic Shocks and Social Policy Preferences


Framing the Climate:  Nationalism, Status, and Renewable Energy Investment Preferences

Ze Han & Fiona Bare Prospectus/591 2
Week 10 - April 11, 2023 Fiona Bare & Charlotte Fitzek

Governing the Commons in the Face of Climate Variability∗


When Security Protégés Raise the Nuclear Question: Diving into South Korea’s Resurgent Nuclear Weapons Discussion

Kyle Evanoff & Rachel Li 591/Paper 2
Week 11 - April 18, 2023 Tetsekela Anyiam-Osigwe
& Elizabeth Bachman

The African Development Bank and the Bretton Woods institutions: Does Africa align with Washington?


Comparative Vaccine Diplomacy: How COVID-19 Vaccine Donations Sway Foreign Public Opinion

Jeongmin Park & Hiroto Sawada 591/Paper 2
Week 12 - April 25, 2023 Christian Baehr & Sun Shen

Dreams & Nightmares: The Impact of Fracking on the Resource Curse in Oil-Rich States


Building Security in Haiti: Examining the Effectiveness of U.S. Military Interventions and UN Peacekeeping Efforts

Heather Penatzer & Tetsekela Anyiam-Osigwe 591/Paper 2+1
Week 13 - May 2, 2023 Yueyi Li & Hiroto Sawada

Censorship Diffusion: How the International Neighborhood Influences Domestic Digital Repression


Domestic and International Commitment Problems

Manasi Bose & Sun Shen 591/Paper 1