Government Department

2013-2014 Academic Year

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM, Public Affairs Center 001: Panel Discussion, "Crisis in the Middle East." Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28, 2013: Conference: "Exercising Judgment in Ethics, Politics, and the Law: Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Fifty Years Later." Wesleyan University, various venues. Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, College of Letters, Department of Government, and others.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:15 PM, Public Affairs Center 002: Logan Dancey, Department of Government; Jennifer Smith, Department of Government. Panel on the Government Shutdown. Organized by the Government Majors Committee.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4:15 PM, Public Affairs Center 002: "Thinking of Majoring in Government?" Open House for Frosh and Sophomores.

Thursday, October 26, 2013, 4:15 PM, Public Affairs Center 002: Shanto Iyengar, Department of Political Science, Stanford University. Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization. Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:30-5:00 PM, Allbritton 311. Symposium, Archaeology and Politics. Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Monday, February 10, 2014, 4:15 PM, Public Affairs Center 001: Mietek Boduszyński, Pomona College: "The Arab Spring, Libya, and U.S. Policy." Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:15, Allbritton 311: Paige West, Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University, "The Elusive Concept of "Capacity Building" in Environmental Conservation and International Development." Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Friday, February 28, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Schattschneider Lounge, Public Affairs Center: Adam Berinsky '92, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, MIT: "Thinking about grad school?  Want to know more about political science research?" Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4:15 PM, Russell House: Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Harvard University. “Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship.” Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:15 PM, PAC 002: Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Case Western Reserve University. "The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act." Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Monday, April 7, 2014, 4:30 PM, PAC 422: Monica Prasad, Department of Sociology, Nortwestern University. "Is Neoliberalism Over?" Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 PM, Freeman Center for East Asian Studies seminar room: Monica Das Gupta, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, "Gender, Development, and 'Missing Girls' in Asia"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 PM, Public Affairs Center 001: Panel Discussion: "War Stories: Reading and Writing the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars." Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM: Sonali Chakravarti, "Rethinking the Ellsberg Myth: Whistleblowers as Political Actors." Public Affairs Center seminar. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4:30 PM, Public Affairs Center 001: Lt Col (Ret.) Gian Gentile, "Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency."  Co-sponsored by the Department of Government.
 
 

2012-2013 Academic Year

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:00 PM: Elvin Lim, "The Lovers' Quarrel: A Tale of Two Foundings." Public Affairs Center seminar. Sponsored by Academic Affairs.

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 4:30 PM: Danny Unger, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University. "Democracy and Natural Resources in Thailand." Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Cosponsored by East Asian Studies and Government.

Friday, September 28, 2012, 11:00 AM: Melanie Freeze, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. "The Interactive Influence of Voice Pitch and Platform on Candidate Evaluations." Judd 116. Psychology Department Colloqium Series.

Friday, October 5, 2012, 1:30-4:30 PM, Allbritton 311. "Election 2012: Women and the Politics of Gender." Annual symposium of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Program. Co-sponsored by FGSS, the Department of Government, and the Public Affairs Center.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 4:15 PM, PAC 001. Film screening and introduction: David Satter, author, journalist, and filmmaker, Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12:00-1:00 PM, PAC 002. "Thinking of Majoring in Government?" Open House for Frosh and Sophomores.

Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Usdan 108. Wesleyan Media Project conference on "Campaign Finance, Political Communication, and the 2012 Elections." Sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project and the Department of Government.

Friday, November 30, 2012, 4:30 to 6:00 PM, Allbritton 301. Panel discussion on "Not in My Back Yard: Environmental Protest in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan." Sponsored by the College of the Environment and the Department of Government.

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:15 PM: William Flavin, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, U.S. Army War College. "The Future of Peacekeeping." Public Affairs Center 002. Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Thursday, April 11, 2013. Fabrice Lehoucq, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. "The Causes and Consequences of Civil War in Central America." Sponsored by the Department of Governnment and the Latin American Studies Program.

Friday, April 26, 2013. NESCAC Conference on Environmental Action. Best practices on our campuses in the areas of energy, environmental justice, conservation, and waste disposal. Organized by Professor Mary Alice Haddad. Sponsored by the Department of Governnment and the College of the Environment.