Political Science Department

Brown University Political Science Faculty and Graduate Student Participation at #APSA18 - the American Political Science Meetings, Boston, 2018

FACULTY
Peter Andreas

Discussant
Panel: Organized Crime, Governance, and Violence
Friday, August 31, 10:00-11:30am

Paper Presenter
Panel: Historical Perspectives on War and Peace
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am 
Robert A. Blair

Chair and Participant
Roundtable: Teaching Erosion of Democracy
Thursday, August 30, 12:00-1:30pm

Paper Presenter
Panel: Peacekeeping, Statebuilding and Shared Sovereignty
Friday, August 31, 10:00-11:30am

Non-Presenting coauthor
Panel: Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy
Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:30am 
Corey Brettschneider

Participant
Roundtable: Author meets critics, John Wallach's Democracy and Goodness
Saturday, September 1, 4:00-5:30pm

Participant
Roundtable: Author meets critics, Dana Villa's Teachers of the People
Saturday, September 1, 12:00-1:30pm

Participant
Roundtable: The Value of Democratic Participation
Thursday, August 30, 12:00-1:30pm

Chair
Panel: Author meets critics Cecile Laborde's Liberalism Religion
Thursday, August 30, 4:00-5:30pm 
Jeff Colgan

Paper Presenter
Breaking News Panel: International Alliances in the Age of Anxiety
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm 
Linda Cook

Paper Presenter
Panel: The Politics of Communist and Former Communist Countries
Sunday, September 2, 8:00-9:30am
Alex Gourevitch

Discussant
Panel: Political Economy
Friday, August 31, 12:00-1:30pm

Discussant/Paper Presenter
Panel: Thomas Paine and the Terror: Exploring a Discovery
Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:30am

Paper Presenter
Panel: The Political Theory of Capitalism
Saturday, September 1, 2:00-3:30pm

Chair
Panel: Political Economy and Political Theory: Beyond Distribution and Redistribution
Sunday, September 2, 10:00-11:30am 
Bonnie Honig

Featured Author
Roundtable: Agonism at 25: Bonnie Honig's Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics
Thursday, August 30, 2:00-3:30pm

Participant
Roundtable: William E. Connolly at Eighty
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm

Participant
Roundtable: What Can Political Theorists Tell US About the Trump Presidency?
Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:30am 
Juliet Hooker

Prize Recipient for her book, Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Fasconcelos (Oxford, 2017):

2018 Ralph J. Bunche Award for the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

2018 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association's Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section for the best research exploring the multiple junctures between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration, and indigeneity, as well as their intersections with other aces of identity and marginalization. 

Paper Presenter
Panel: Race, Domination, and Democratic Voice
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am

Participant/Discussant
Roundtable: Author as Critic: New Books on Black Politics and Race
Friday, August 31, 2:00-3:30pm

Participant
Roundtable: What Can Political Theorists Tell Us About the Trump Presidency?
Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:30am 
Sharon Krause

Paper Presenter
Panel: Dis/respect for Nature: Humans, the Non-human and the Subhuman
Saturday, September 1, 4:00-5:30pm

Rose McDermott

Paper Presenter
Panel: A Comparative Perspective on Methods and Ethics in Conflict Studies
Sunday, September 2, 10:00-11:30am

Participant
Roundtable: Enough! Ending Sexual Harassment in Political Science
Saturday, September 1, 12:00-1:30pm 
Susan Moffitt

Paper Presenter
Panel: Federalism and Local Public Policy
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am

Chair
Panel: The Politics of Public Health: Frames, Federalism and Opioids in the U.S.
Sunday, September 2, 8:00-9:30am 
Eric M. Patashnik

President of Public Policy section

Prize Recipient:
2018 Don K. Price book award for best book on science, technology and politics for Unhealthy Politics: The Battle Over Evidence-Based Medicine (with Alan Gerber and Conor Dowling, Princeton University Press, 2017)

Co-Paper Presenter
Panel: Health Reform the Trump Era: Exploring the ACA's Near Death Experience
Saturday, September 1, 8:00-9:30 am. 
Melvin Rogers

Chair
Panel: African-American Political Thought
Thursday, August 30, 10:00-11:30am

Paper Presenter
Panel: Race, Domination, and Democratic Voice
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am

Chair
Panel: The Problem of Democratic Culture in the American Pragmatist Tradition
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm 
Wendy J. Schiller

Chair, Legislative Studies Section

Discussant
Panel: Examining Models of Representation in the U.S. Congress
Thursday, August 30, 2:00-3:30pm

Discussant
Panel: Gender, Electoral Structure, and Decision-Making
Friday, August 31, 2:00-3:30pm

Co-Paper Presenter
Panel: Gender Inequality and Public Policy
Sunday, September 2, 8:00-9:30am 
David Skarbek

Paper Presenter
Panel: Rivalry and Revenge: The Politics of Violence During Civil War
Thursday, August 30, 12:00-1:30pm

Discussant
Panel: Criminal Governance in Comparative Perspective
Saturday, September 1, 4:00-5:30pm 
Nina Tannenwald

Chair and Discussant
Panel: Nuclear Weapons and International Politics: New Theories and Historical Evidence
Saturday, September 1, 10:00- 11:30am

Chair and Discussant
Panel: Norms and Nuclear Weapons
Sunday, September 2, 8:00-9:30am 
Paul Testa

Paper Presenter
Panel: Experiments on Public Attitudes
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm 
Margaret Weir

Chair
Panel: Globalization, the Knowledge Economy and the Politics of Inequality
Thursday, August 30, 10:00-11:30am 
Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro

Secretary, Comparative Democratization Section (term ending August 2018)

Participant
Panel: Roundtable on Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Frisman and Golden
Thursday, August 30, 2:00-3:30pm

Discussant
Panel: Breaking Clientelist Ties in Developing Countries
Friday, August 231, 8:00-9:30am

Participant
Panel: New Directions in the Study of Urban Politics in the Developing World
Saturday, September 1, 12:00-1:30pm
J. Nicholas Ziegler

Discussant
Panel: Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power
Thursday, August 30, 10:00-11:30am

Presenter and Chair
Panel: Regulating Economic Competition in the Era of Populist Politics
Thursday, August 30, 2:00-3:30pm
GRADUATE
STUDENTS

Rebecca Bell-Martin

Paper Presenter
Panel: Citizenship and Political Acountability in Developing Countries
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm
Aimee Bourassa

Paper Presenter
Panel: The Political Causes and Consequences of Housing Policy
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am 
Poulomi Chakrabarti

Paper Presenter
Panel: Ethnic Politics and Ethnic Conflict
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm 
Paul Gutierrez

Paper Presenter
Panel: Law's Transfixing Categories
Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:30am 
Cory Manento

Paper Presenter
Panel: The Dynamics of New-Style Campaigning
Friday, August 31, 4:00-5:30pm 
Rachel Meade

Paper Presenter
Panel: Populism in Advanced Populist Democracies
Thursday, August 30, 4:00-5:30pm
Noga Rotem

Paper Presenter
Panel: What is an Arendtian World?
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am 
Cadence Willse

Paper Presenter
Panel: Federalism and Local Public Policy
Friday, August 31, 8:00-9:30am 

Paper Presenter
Panel: Philanthropy, Inequality, and the State
Friday, August 31, 2:00-3:30pm

 

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