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Dr. Lisa Wedeen: The Politics of Deliberation: Qat Chews as Public Spheres in Yemen

Friday, December 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"The Politics of Deliberation: Qat Chews as Public Spheres in Yemen"


Lisa Wedeen Workshop

Thursday, December 3, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"Scientific Knowledge, Liberalism, and Empire: American Political Science in the Modern Middle East"


Alhambra Speaker Series

Monday, November 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

House of Tutors, 2400 Pearl Street

"Who is In-Charge in Pakistan: The Military's Great Come Back"


Homer and the Foundation of Classical Civilization

Friday, November 20, 2009 • 4:00 PM

GAR 0.102


Texas Politics Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Dean's Conference Room, Dorothy Gebauer Building (GEB) 3.312

"An Afternoon with Representative Marc Veasey"


Patrick Weil: How to Be French

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

JGB 2.216

"How to Be French: Old and New Challenges Around French Citizenship"


Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

FAC 4

Learn about opportunities for undergraduates in Washington, D.C.


Money and Politics Forum

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 9:00 AM

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

2009 Fall Forum: Money & Politics - Are We Getting Our Votes' Worth?


Migration during an Era of Restriction

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Texas Union and AT&T Conference Center

Three-Day Conference on Immigration


Dr. George C. Edwards III

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

“Strategic Decisions and the Obama Presidency”


Michael Sandel: Just Discrimination

Friday, October 30, 2009 • 3:00 PM

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)

Just Discrimination: Is it sometimes right to discriminate?


Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 26, 2009 • 3:00 PM

FAC, Room 4

Learn about opportunities for undergraduates in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Sharon Krause

Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"Agency, Inequality, and the Meaning of Freedom"


Dr. Valerie J. Bunce

Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"Failed and Successful Attempts to Defeat Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia"


Dr. Valerie J. Bunce

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Comparative Politics Speakers Series Seminar


Dr. Margaret Levi

Monday, October 19, 2009 • 2:30 PM

BAT 5.108

“Provoking Preferences by Changing Beliefs: The Case of Transport Sector Unions in the US and Australia”


Crisis in Honduras

Monday, October 19, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Hackett Room, SRH 1.313; Rare Books Room, Benson Latin American Collection

"Military Coup or Constitutional Succession?"


Precedent in Objective Law

Friday, October 16, 2009

WAG 316

The Place of Precedent in Objective Law - A Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, Oct. 16-17, 2009


Dr. Dan Slater: Democracy without Accountability

Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 12:15 PM

BAT 5.108


Pi Sigma Alpha Induction

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 • 6:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Pi Sigma Alpha New Member Induction Dinner


Dr. John Sides

Friday, October 9, 2009 • 3:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"Stereotypes of Muslims and Support for the War on Terror"


Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Monday, October 5, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Santa Rita Room, The Texas Union

Professor Elizabeth Perry from Harvard University will deliver a talk, "Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition." Lecture will be followed by a reception.


Pi Sigma Alpha Applications Due

Friday, October 2, 2009

BAT 2.102

Pi Sigma Alpha Applications Due on Friday, October 2nd


Beijing Maymester Info Session

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Taught in June at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the course examines the evolution of Sino-American relations from the end of World War II to the present. The course includes guest lectures by leading Chinese scholars on China’s politics, economic trajectory, and foreign policy, as well as field trips in and around Beijing and a three-day study trip to Shanghai.


JJ Pickle Research Speaker Series

Friday, September 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

"The Myth of Presidential Representation."


E.J. Dionne

Thursday, September 24, 2009 • 6:30 PM

First Baptist Church at 901 Trinity Street

Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right


Dr. Benjamin Smith

Thursday, September 24, 2009 • 12:15 PM

BAT 5.108

"Land and Rebellion: Kurdish Separatism in Comparative Perspective."


Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 • 12:30 PM

FAC, Room 4

Learn about opportunities for undergraduates in Washington, D.C.


Japan Seminar: Patricia L. Maclachlan

Monday, September 21, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

The August 30, 2009 Elections and the Future of Japanese Politics


Texas Politics Speaker Series

Thursday, September 17, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Dean’s Conference Room, Gebauer Building (GEB 3.312)

The Texas Politics Project Speaker Series and the Department of Government will host a panel discussion, "The First Amendment and the Changing Landscape of News in Texas (and Beyond)." The panelists include: Carlton Carl, chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Texas Observer; Chisty Hoppe, the Austin Bureau chief of the Dallas Morning-News; and Harvey Kronberg, the founder, editor and publisher of the Quorum Report, and online political newsletter dedicated to Texas Politics.


German Election Forum

Thursday, September 17, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Texas Union, Eastwoods Room 2.102

2009 marks another election cycle in Germany. Donald Hancock, Werner Krauss, and Christian Wernicke will discuss the upcoming German elections in the "Breaking Up the Berlin Coalition?" forum. Hans-Bernhard Moeller will moderate.


Beijing Maymester Info Session

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 • 4:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Taught in June at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the course examines the evolution of Sino-American relations from the end of World War II to the present. The course includes guest lectures by leading Chinese scholars on China’s politics, economic trajectory, and foreign policy, as well as field trips in and around Beijing and a three-day study trip to Shanghai.


Undergraduate Journal of Politics

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Call for Papers - Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics


Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 • 5:00 PM

FAC, Room 4

Learn about opportunities for undergraduates in Washington, D.C.


Department of Government Commencement Ceremony 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Gregory Gymnasium


Margarita Estevez-Abe, "Explaining Gender Inequality in Japan, Europe and North America"

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 12:00 PM

WCH 4.118, Meyerson Conf. Rm.


Conference: "Latinos and the 2008 Elections"

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 9:30 AM

BAT 5.108

While many journalists, politicians, and pundits are discussing Latino population growth, its implications for elections and politics in the United States are not well understood. This conference therefore brings together scholars from across the United States to assess the impact of the Latino vote in the 2008 elections. They will discuss state-level results as well as more thematic topics.


Conference: "Immigration and Political Psychology"

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Texas Union, Room 4.110

This conference is built around two key questions: 1) How can political psychology help us understand immigration attitudes in varying political contexts, and 2) Can insights from political psychology be used to help explain immigrants' attitudes? The conference brings together scholars who examine these questions across regional and racial differences in the United States and Europe.





H.E. Anders Liden, "United Nations and Global Change: The Perspective of a Small State"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Texas Union, Quadrangle Room

Speaker: H.E. Anders Liden, Swedish Ambassador to the UN.


Honors Program Application Deadline

Friday, April 10, 2009

BAT 2.102

The honors application is due by Monday, April 10th at 4:30pm. Please submit all applications to the Undergraduate Advising Office in BAT 2.102.

Application Form




Workshop with Prof. Barry Ames

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Honors Program Information Session

Friday, April 3, 2009 • 3:00 PM

BAT 5.102


Representative Dan Branch

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room


William Howell, "The President and the Distribution of Federal Spending"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 • 11:30 AM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: William Howell, Associate Professor in the Harris School, University of Chicago





Honors Program Information Session

Thursday, March 26, 2009 • 1:00 PM

BAT 5.102


Gareth Austin, "Discussion: Political Science and 'The New Economic History' of Africa"

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

BAT 5.102

Speaker: Gareth Austin, Reader in Economic History, London School of Economics.


Marcus Kurtz, "Social Foundations of Institutional Order: Society, War, or the Resource 'Curse' in Andean State Building"

Thursday, March 12, 2009 • 11:30 AM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: Marcus Kurtz, Assoc. Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University


Workshop with Prof. Marcus Kurtz

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Workshop Speaker: Marcus Kurtz, Assoc. Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University. Workshop Discussion: "Pathways of Policy Diffusion: Institutional Legacies and the Diffusion of Capital Account Liberalization" (co-authored with Sarah Brooks, Ohio State University).


Gareth Austin, "Slaves, States, and Markets in West Africa, 1500 to the Present"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Garrison Hall, Conference Room

Speaker: Gareth Austin, Reader in Economic History, London School of Economics.


Panel on the Diffusion of Public Policies

Thursday, March 5, 2009 • 3:30 PM

BAT 5.108

How do policies diffuse across political systems—nations, US states, or other kinds of ‘policy producing’ units? Do they systematically learn from the trials of earlier policy adopters? Do they imitate without analysis in a frenzy of contagion? Are the new policies all determined by internal politics, with nothing to do with either learning or contagion?


Lucan Way, "The Real Causes of the Color Revolutions"

Friday, February 27, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: Lucan Way, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto


Conference: "Immigration and Public Opinion in the Western Democracies"

Friday, February 27, 2009 • 9:45 AM

BAT 5.108



Workshop with Prof. Lucan Way

Thursday, February 26, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Workshop Speaker: Lucan Way, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto


State Representative Mark Strama

Thursday, February 26, 2009 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room


Mary Gallagher, "How the Media Sustains Authoritarianism in China"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108


Conference: "The Constitution and the Family in Comparative Perspective"

Friday, February 20, 2009 • 9:00 AM

Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

The family is ubiquitous in its recognition as an institution entitled to protection from the State. Most constitutions recognize it as such, and international treaties and human rights charters accord it a privileged place as an institution whose rights are to be guaranteed? But what exactly are these rights? Are they to be extended to the vastly expanded definition of the family that has emerged in recent decades? What does the enforcement of such rights reveal about t



Mark Tessler, "Attitudes about Governance and Religion in the Arab World"

Friday, February 13, 2009 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Director of International Institute, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Michigan


Workshop with Prof. Mark Tessler

Thursday, February 12, 2009 • 5:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Workshop Speaker: Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Director of International Institute, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Michigan. Workshop Discussion: "Religion, Religiosity and the Place of Islam in Political Life: Insights from the Arab Barometer Surveys."


Rhonda Evans Case, "Representing Refugees 'Down Under"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Sheffield Room, Law School



Ruth Zavaleta, "El Congreso Mexicano: Retos y oportunidades en el nuevo milenio"

Friday, January 30, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theatre

Speaker: Ruth Zavaleta (PRD-Guerrero), former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Mexico and currently the second highest-ranking member of the House leadership, will speak on the Mexican Congress and electoral reform.




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