Current and Upcoming Events
Sep 25, 5:30 pm. CLA 1.302D. First Meeting.
Oct 24, 3:00 pm. CLA 3.214F. Panel on Changing Methods, with Drs Michael Young, Néstor Rodríguez and Sheldon Ekland-Olson. Have you wondered how changing methods changes how you approach research and writing? Are you interested in how to change methodological tracks after you've completed graduate school? Please join PHS on October 24, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm in the Ethnography Lab as we have organized a panel of some of our very own faculty who have used differing methodologies within their careers. Michael Young, Néstor Rodríguez and Sheldon Ekland-Olson will offer their insights into how changing methods changed how they approach the research process, ranging from the way questions are asked and answered to how to frame the findings in publications.
Oct 27, 12:30 pm. CLA 1.302E. Daniel Ritter. "The Iron Cage of Liberalism." Why do some nonviolent revolutionary movements manage to oust authoritarian leaders while similar campaigns elsewhere are brutally crushed? To answer the question, this talk considers evidence from the Middle East and North Africa to argue that international relations may be the key to understanding successful politics from below. Daniel Ritter is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham (UK). He received his PhD in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. His book, The Iron Cage of Liberalism: International Politics and Unarmed Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, will be published later this year by Oxford University Press.