Faculty Leader: Melissa Lee
Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 p.m.
Location: 127 Corwin Hall

Papers are posted the Monday afternoon before each presentation.  Members of the department may download them by clicking the presentation title in the table below.

2019-2020 Schedule of Presentations

Fall Schedule

Date Speaker Discussant Title Type
09/12/2019 Professor Melissa Lee N/A Introduction and Overview  
09/19/2019 No Meeting N/A No Meeting  
09/26/2019

Lauren Konken

Mindy Haas

In Young Park

Silence is Golden? Revisiting Third Party Participation in World Trade Organization Litigation

 

4th/5th Year 

10/03/2019 Bryan Schonfeld Grace Zeng Revisiting the Relationship Between Access to Credit and Support for Redistribution 4th/5th Year
10/10/2019 Tolya Levshin Job Talk The Statecraft of Restraint: The Quest for Collective Security in the Shadow of Total War Job Talk
10/17/2019 Brendan Cooley Kathy Ingram Estimating Policy Barriers to Trade 4th/5th Year
10/24/2019 In Young Park Sayumi Miyano Betting Against the Status Quo: Trade Policy in the Presence of Uncertainty 4th/5th Year
12/05/2019

R. Bailey Scott

Zenobia Chan

Esther Robinson

Sojun Park

THE INFORMATION GAME State-Sponsored Propaganda in Domestic and Foreign Spaces

Great Expectations and Costly Promises: A Theory of Assurance in International Politics

3rd Year Draft Prospectus
12/12/2019

Sayumi Miyano

Xuancheng Qian

Jim Qian

In Young Park

Information from International Organizations: International and Domestic Competition

What Lies Behind Deep Preferential Trade Agreements

3rd Year Draft Prospectus

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING        
Date Speaker Discussant Title Type
02/06/2020

Jim Qian

Esther Robinson

James Mao

Joseph Ruggiero

The Political Economy of Complex Multinational Corporations

Paradiplomacy and IR

3rd Year Draft Prospectus

 

02/13/2020 Kathy Ingram  Ze Han Competitive Intervention and Sabotage in Civil Wars 4th/5th Year 
02/20/2020 James Mao Jeongmin Park Assessing Bias in U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement 4th/5th Year 
02/27/2020 James Gilman

Heather Penatzer

Lina Skoglund

Post-Disaster Participation: Political Engagement after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake 4th/5th Year 
03/05/2020 Megan Brand Maria Jose Urzua Valverde Strategic Origins of Admissible Refugees in International Law 4th/5th Year 
03/12/2020

 

Sojun Park, Joseph Ruggiero,

Maria Jose Urzua Valverde, Grace Zeng

 

Brendan Cooley,  Noam Reich

 

Mini APSA 591s
3/31/20 Tuesday

Mindy Haas

Richard Gagliardi

Zenobia Chan

Lauren Konken

Secrecy and Oversight: U.S. Law and the Domestic Politics of Covert Action

Excerpt from Theory Chapter

4th/5th Year 

04/09/2020

Haosen Ge

 

Brendan Cooley

Dahyun Choi

 

 

Bryan Schonfeld

Curses or Blessings: How Low Asset Mobility Could Help Foreign Firms Gain Government Support

 

Trade Policy in the Shadow of Power: Quantifying Military Coercion in the International System

 

4th/5th Year 
04/16/2020

Fin Bauer

 

In Young Park

Haosen Ge

 

Lauren Konken

Image Concerns and International Conflict

Rational Cycles of Protectionism: Economic Uncertainty and Trade Policy in the Long Run

4th/5th Year
04/23/2020

 

Zenobia Chan

 

Fin Bauer

Behind the Screen: Understanding National Support for an Investment Screening Mechanism in the European Union: co-authored project with Dr. Sophie Meunier

 3rd Year 

 

04/30/2020

 

Lauren Konken

 

 

 

Richard Gagliardi,

Xuancheng Qian

 

The Politics of Constructive Ambiguity in International Law 4th/5th Year
05/07/2020 Noam Reich   How Do States Negotiate? Practice Job Talk
05/14/2020 Noel Foster  

Polarization for Paralysis:
How Authoritarians Regimes’ Information Operations Shift Foreign Political Behaviors

Practice Job Talk