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John Patty, "The Politics of Biased Information"

Monday, December 8, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108



Evelyne Huber, "Politics, Policy, and Poverty and Inequality in Latin America"

Thursday, December 4, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Pearson Longman/Prentice Hall Book Fair

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 • 11:00 AM

BAT 5.108

Browse books from Pearson Longman/Prentice Hall publications and enjoy some lunch courtesy of Pearson Education.


Laurel Harbridge, "Bipartisanship in a Polarized Congress"

Monday, November 24, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Mark Oleszek, "The Contemporary Senate in Network Perspective"

Friday, November 21, 2008 • 1:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Scott Moser, "Informational Consequences of Legislative Agenda Procedures"

Thursday, November 20, 2008 • 11:00 AM

BAT 5.108



Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, "Democratic Diffusion from the U.S. to Mexico"

Monday, November 17, 2008 • 2:00 PM

BAT 5.108




Lindsay Heger,"Why Don't Terrorists Target Civilians More Often?"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 • 2:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Arthur Melzer, "Leo Strauss and the Defense of Rationalism"

Friday, November 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108



Maggie Penn, "Strategic Manipulation in Representative Institutions"

Monday, November 3, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108



Tiberiu Dragu, "Executive Power and the Law"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 • 12:30 PM

BAT 5.108



Heinrich Best, "The Europe of Elites: Dimensions and Determinants of European Identity Among Political and Economic Elites"

Friday, October 24, 2008 • 2:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: Prof. Heinrich Best, Institut fur Soziologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena


David Lake, "Hierarchy in International Relations"

Friday, October 24, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room

The Texas Politics Speaker Series welcomes U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar. Cuellar currently represents the 28th congressional district of Texas. He serves on the House Homeland Security, Small Business and Agriculture committees, and serves as Senior Whip. He authored the TEXAS Grant Program, the Children's Health Insurance Pilot Program and co-sponsored the largest tax cut in Texas history.


"Social and Political Rights in the New Latin American Constitutions"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Batts Hall 5.108


Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson

Thursday, October 16, 2008 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room


COMPARATIVE POLITICS SPEAKER SERIES

Thursday, October 16, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Batts Hall 5.108


2008 Election Panel

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108



Palestinian Politics After Arafat: A Failed National Movement?

Friday, October 10, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Texas Union Theater 2.228



Joanne Miller: Professor from the University of Minnesota

Thursday, September 18, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Batts Hall 5.108


Classes Begin

Friday, August 29, 2008




Final Examinations for Nine-Week Courses

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Last Class Day for Nine-Week Courses

Tuesday, July 29, 2008






Last Class Day for First-Term Courses

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Independence Day Holiday

Friday, July 4, 2008


Last Day to Apply for a Graduate Degree

Thursday, June 12, 2008




Department of Government Commencement Ceremony 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008 • 9:00 AM

Gregory Gymnasium



Book Manuscript Workshop

Friday, April 25, 2008 • 8:30 AM

BAT 5.102

The workshop focuses on Terry Chapman's book manuscript, "Winning Legitimacy: The Politics of Multilateral Authorization." Guest participants will include David Bearce, Jon Pevehouse, and Alex Thompson.


Presidential Debate Roundtable

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 • 7:00 PM

WEL 2.224


W. James Booth, "Enduring Responsibility: Memory and Politics"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108


William Galston, "Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Public Power"

Thursday, April 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108




Conference: "Latinos and Public Policy in Texas"

Friday, April 11, 2008

Texas Union 3.116 - Governors' Room


Philip Zelikow, "Global Civilization?"

Thursday, April 10, 2008 • 5:00 PM

LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor


Conference: "Making Europe, Making Europeans"

Thursday, April 10, 2008

MAI 212


Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Film Screening: "Orange Revolution," Directed by Steve York

Thursday, April 3, 2008 • 7:00 PM

ACES Avaya Auditorium

The film depicts the startling events of 2004 in Ukraine, where a stolen election and the attempted poisoning of a presidential candidate triggered a popular uprising that restored democracy and achieved a political revolution without a single bullet. Its honors include the President's Award at the 2007 Chicago International Documentary Festival.




"Texas Tea Leaves: Implications of the 2008 Elections"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room

Join Texas political writers Harvey Kronberg and Ross Ramsey for a conversation with moderator Jim Henson about the implications of the 2008 primary elections for Texas politics.




Jeff Abramson, "The Jury and Democratic Theory"

Thursday, March 6, 2008 • 12:30 PM

BAT 5.108


The Performance of Leftist Governments in Latin America: What Does the Left Do Right?

Thursday, March 6, 2008 • 9:00 AM

Texas Union 3.502 - Santa Rita Room

This conference examines the achievements and failures of left-of-center governments in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela in the economic, social, and political spheres.



Paul R. Brass, "Forms of Collective and State Violence in South Asia"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 • 3:30 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Book Manuscript Workshop

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 • 9:00 AM

BAT 5.108

The workshop focuses on Jason Casellas' book manuscript, "From State Houses to Congress: Latino Representation in the United States." Guest participants will include Rodney Hero (University of Notre Dame) and David Lublin (American University).


Michael Plummer, "Asian Economic Integration and U.S. Policy Options"

Friday, February 22, 2008 • 12:30 PM

SRH 3.109


Conference: "Transitions in the Cuban Revolution"

Thursday, February 21, 2008 • 4:30 PM

Avaya Auditorium and the UT Club

UT Austin will host a conference to commemorate the forty-eighth anniversary of the Revolution that brought Fidel and Raul Castro to power in 1959. The conference will bring together some of the leading scholars on Cuba to analyze transitions in the Revolution, as well as its implications for human interactions, creative activities, and international relations.


New Books by UT Comparativists - II: Politics and Policy

Thursday, February 21, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


Emily S. Rosenberg, "Mass Consumerism and the Cold War as Global History"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 • 5:00 PM

GAR 1.102



Scott Wolford, "In the Shadow of the Successor: Leadership Turnover as a Commitment Problem"

Friday, February 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108



Daron Shaw, "We Called It: The Methodology of Calling Elections"

Thursday, February 14, 2008 • 12:30 PM

BAT 5.108


Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Richard Samuels, "Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy"

Friday, February 8, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


XXVIII Annual ILASSA Student Conference

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thompson Conference Center


David Albright, "Preventing an Iranian Bomb: Sculpting Effective, Acceptable Strategies"

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 • 5:00 PM

Legends Room, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Speaker: David Albright, President of the Institute for Science and International Security. Albright is a physicist and has written numerous assessments on secret nuclear weapons programs throughout the world. Albright cooperated actively with the IAEA Action Team from 1992 until 1997, focusing on analyses of Iraqi documents and past procurement activities. In June 1996, he was the first non- governmental inspector of the Iraqi nuclear program.


Junior Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Charles Kupchan, "The Sources of Stable Peace"

Friday, January 25, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


Staffan Lindberg, "The Power of Elections and Democratization in Africa"

Thursday, January 24, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108



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