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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 2011 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 26

Navin Bapat
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Topic: "Transnational Terrorism, U.S. Military Aid, and the Incentive to Misrepresent"



Wednesday, February 9

Andrea Campbell
Associate Professor of Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Topic: “Delegating the Welfare State, from Medicare to Obama's Health Reform”



Wednesday, March 9

Dara Strolovitch
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Minnesota

Topic: "When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People: Marginalization, Representation, and the Construction of National Crisis."

Location: Husted Amphitheater 106A


Friday, March 25 12:00-1:30pm

Stacey Philbrick Yadav
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Topic: "Crafting Opposition Identities: Cross-Ideological Alliances and Protest Movements in Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon"

Related Op-Ed: Why Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood isn't the Islamic bogeyman (The Christian Science Monitor)


Wednesday, April 13

Udi Sommer
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University At Albany

Topic: "How Attitudinal Are They Overseas?: Comparing the Effect of Ideology on Judicial Decision Making Cross-Nationally"

Location: Richardson 002


Wednesday, April 27

Frank Baumgartner
Distinguished Professor of Political Science
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Topic: "The Surprising and Continuing Decline of the Death Penalty in America"

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