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Seminar Series

Rockefeller College’s Seminar Series offers members of the University at Albany community an excellent opportunity for lively discussion and intellectual engagement with outstanding scholars from political science and public administration. Topics covered include a broad range of political and public policy issues of local, national, and global importance. Seminars are open to all.


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Spring 2010 Seminar Schedule

All seminars run from 3:30-5pm and are held on the University at Albany’s
downtown campus in Milne Hall, Room 215, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY.


Wednesday, January 27

Holly Jarman
Department of Political Science, University at Albany

Topic: "Sun, Sand and Surgery: The Implications of Medical Tourism for Healthcare Costs, Quality and Access"



Wednesday, March 3

Rosemary O'Leary
Distinguished Professor & Phanstiel Endowed Chair
The Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Topic: "The Ethics of Dissent:  Managing Guerrilla Government"


Wednesday, March 17

Amel Ahmed
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Massachusetts

Topic: "Constituting the Electorate: Democratization and the Politics of Electoral System Choice in 19th Century Democracies"



Wednesday, March 24

Julie Novkov
Department of Political Science, University at Albany

Topic: Sacrifice and Civic Service: Politics, Cultural Struggle, and the Fate of Rights Claims in Times of War


Wednesday, April 14

Rogan Kersh
Associate Professor of Public Service
& Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
New York University-Wagner

Topic: "The Politics of Obesity: Research & Advocacy."


Wednesday, April 28

Ellen Lust
Associate Professor of Political Science
Yale University

Topic: "Turning Out to Vote: Competitive Clientelism and the Logic of Voter Turnout in Legislative Elections"