2013 - 2014 Severyns-Ravenholt Talks

Please click here for the UWISC 2013-2014 Schedule

Please click here for list of Serveryns-Ravenholt Lectureship Recipients

Spring Quarter 2014

Apr. 18
Jared Rubin
, Chapman
"Endogenous Political Legitimacy: The English Reformation and the Institutional
Foundation of Limited Government"
(co-authored with Avner Greif)
Grad student discussant: Daniel Yoo, UW

May 7
Christopher Blattman
, Columbia
"Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? Experimental Evidence from an Agricultural Intervention in a Fragile State" (co-authored with Jeannie Annan)
Grad student discussant: Amanda Clayton, UW

Jun. 6
Milli Lake
, Ph.D. candidate, UW
"Violence by other means: Reproducing violent practice through post-conflict human
rights trials"

Faculty discussant: James Long, UW

Past Lectures

Winter Quarter 2014

Feb. 21
David Leblang
"Harnessing the Diaspora: The Political Economy of Migrant Dual Citizenship"
Grad student discussant: Joannie Tremblay-Boire, UW

Jens Hainmueller
, Stanford
"Does Direct Democracy Hurt Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Naturalization
Decisions in Switzerland"

Grad student discussant: Jeremy Dashiell, UW

Mar. 14, 12:00-1:20pm, Dempsey Hall 002
Kendra Dupuy
, Ph.D. candidate, UW
"Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws, 1993-2012"
Faculty discussant: Mary Kay Gugerty, Evans School, UW

Autumn Quarter 2013

Nov. 15
He Weifang
, Peking University
"The Chongqing Story and the Rule of Law in China"

Nov. 22
Jesse Driscoll
, UC San Diego
"Exiting Anarchy: Militia Politics after the Post-Soviet Wars"
Grad student discussant: Aaron Erlich, UW
Olson Room (Gowen 1A), 12:00pm - 1:20pm

Dec. 6
Carolina Johnson
, Ph.D. candidate, UW
"Engaging Democracy: Information and Agendas in Participatory Budgeting Reforms"
Faculty discussant: Stephen Page, UW