Events

Date Event Description Co-Sponsors
6/11/2018 Student participation at a conference  Helped to sponsor attendance by a student, Talia Kaplan, at the Network for Research in Jewish Education at George Washington University Conference (NRJE)
5/30/2018 Student participation at a conference  Helped to sponsor attendance by a student, Jonathan Canfield, at the US China Strong Foundation China Career Summit in Washington DC. Center for East Asian Studies
5/23/2018 Retirement Dinner Retirement dinner for Nancy Schwartz Academic Affairs
5/3/2018 Student participation at a conference  Paid for student, Allison McGlone, to attend the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference in New York City.
4/27/2018 First Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in American Politics Logan Dancey, Erika Franklin Fowler, Benjamin Krupicka, Justin Peck, and Yamil Velez. Nine Wesleyan undergraduates presented the research they had done in project-based classes, faculty/student labs and theses. Keynote address by Adam Berinsky '92.
4/24/2018 Film Screening: "An Insignificant Man" Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, South Asian Studies
4/18/2018 Talk: "The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years" with Ambassador Jake Walles ‘79 Chaired by Ioana Emy Matesan  Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Fries Center for Global Studies, and the Middle Eastern Student Union
4/5/2018 Student presentations at a conference  Paid for two Government majors, Carly King and Peter Dunphy, to attend the Midwest Political Science Association Conference and present papers. Logan Dancey organized their participation.  
4/3/2018 Talk: Kushanava Choudhury, The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta Invited by Sonali Chakravarti The Writing Certificate and Government Department
3/29/2018 Talk: Alexandra Klass, P '18 and P '21, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota. "Energy Issues in the Trump Administration" Event organized by Erika Franklin Fowler Government Department, College of the Environment, the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
3/28/2018 Talk, Wasch Center for Retired Faculty James McGuire, "Obstacles to Takeup: Ecuador's Conditional Cash Transfer Program, the Bono de Desarrollo Humano. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty
3/28/2018 Talk sponsored by the Wesleyan Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and others Kaniz Koli, "Why I Wear a Burka: The Story of a Student in America." Other sponsors: Government Department, Wesleyan Refugee Project, Common Ground Institute & Services, Wesleyan Political Union, Wesleyan Engage, The Muslim Chaplaincy at Wesleyan and the Wesleyan Muslim Student’s Association
3/8/2018 Panel discussion, Center for the Study of Public Life. "Extended Stay: Xi Jinping and Chinese Constitutional Reform" Panel discussion on the unease and confusion caused by Xi Jinping’s announcement that the CCP will work to abolish Presidential term limits in the PRC. Peter Rutland (Wesleyan), Ying Jia Tan (Wesleyan), Joe Fewsmith (Boston University) Allbritton, Government, CEAS
3/8/2018 Wesleyan Mock Trial Team – Open Round Championship in Lancaster, PA Provided funding for the Wesleyan students on the Mock Trial Team to travel to PA and participate in this event Center for the Study of Public Life and Government Department
3/1/2018 Moderated discussion: "The Trouble with Freedom" A Dialogue on Balancing Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech. Moderator: Mary Alice Haddad (Wesleyan), Speaker, Michael Wear, Faith Outreach Director of Obama Administration; Dialogue Partner, Michael Roth (Wesleyan) The Resource Center, Wesleyan Christian Fellowship, Catholic Student Organization, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
2/22/2018 Talk, President's Faculty Luncheon Series Erika Franklin Fowler, “Tax Reform, #MeToo, Immigration, and More: How Wesleyan Media Project Data Could Help You and Your Students” President's Office.
2/1/2018 Panel discussions associated with Advocacy Week: Local Action, Global Engagement Representatives from various non-profits around Connecticut speaking on panels about and leading trainings on different strategies of support and advocacy for immigrants and refugees. Wesleyan Refugee Project
1/30/2018 Talk, Wesleyan Staff Lunch Talk by Peter Rutland on "Visualizing the Nation"
1/3/2018 Student presentation at a conference  Paid for a student, Tess Counts, to attend the Southern Political Science Association Conference to present a paper with Logan Dancey QAC, Govt
12/7/2017 Panel presentation:Islamophobia in the Age of Trump The panel will focus on topics including but not limited to Islamophobia in the media, political cartoons, and bullying. A brainstorming session will follow. Wesleyan Refugee Project
11/18/2017 Panel discussion on Alternative Approaches to Justice  Speakers: Christopher Lau '07, Attorney at Bronx Defenders; Aviva Tevah '09, Director of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition; Alex Epstein, Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Philadelphia Urban Creators; Professor Elizabeth A. Bobrick, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classical Studies and CPE Professor.  Wesleyan Democrats, WesACLU, The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, The Government Department, The American Studies Department, The Center for African American Studies, and the Gordon Career Center. 
11/9/2017 Speaker, Muslim Studies Certificate:  Cemil Aydain, Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Inventing the Muslim World: Race, Religion, and Geopolitics. Departments of Religion, History, and Government; Center for the Study of Public Life
11/1/2017 Open House for Prospective Government Majors Faculty participants: Joslyn Barnhart Trager, James McGuire, Nancy Schwartz, and Yamil Velez
11/1/2017 Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) at West Point. Paid for student, Andrew Olivieri, to attend conference on " The Politics of the Forgotten and the Aggrieved. Remaking the World Order?" Doug Foyle organized theoutreach, application, and selection process.
10/30/2017 Bipartisan Discussion Series Professor Trager, Professor Gallarotti, Professor Krupicka Co-hosted by Wesleyan Repubs & Wes Dems
10/14/2017 Workshop, Institute for Lifelong Learning  Giulio Gallarotti, Discussant, Workshop on the "Rise of the Right"
10/13/2017 Panel presentation, Germany – Making Choices.Nationalisms, Patriotisms and the Troubling Rise of the Far Right. Sarah Wiliarty (Wesleyan), Germany, Its Election and the Far Right; Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth), The French Election: The Revolutionary Right and the Threat of National Populism; Peter Rutland (Wesleyan) The United Kingdom: Causes and Consequences of the Brexit Vote; Introduced by Iris Bork-Goldfield and moderated by Erik Grimmer-Solem (Wesleyan) Sponsored by the Government Department, German Studies, and the German Embassy
10/10/2017 Harrington Lecture: The Political Crisis in Catalonia with Antonio Gonzalez and Peter Rutland The Catalonian drive for independence has met with fierce resistance from the Spanish government in Madrid. Does Catalonia deserve independence? What re the ways that the political standoff can be resolved? The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Fries Center for Global Studies
10/9/2017 PAC Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar Justin Peck, "Congress and the First Civil Rights Era." Academic Affairs
10/4/2017 Talk, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life RIGHT NOW! Series Anna Di Lellio, "From Art to Action: A Different Response to Wartime Sexual Violence" Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
10/1/2017 Panel Discussion organized by Department of Art and Art History Photography by Sasha Rudensky, Department of Art and Art History. Peter Rutland, panel discussant. Department of Art and Art History
9/13/2017 Public lecture organized by German Studies Sarah Wiliarty, “German Elections, Angela Merkel, and Her Opponents.” German Studies, German Embassy
9/11/2017 CSS Monday lunch Peter Rutland, "Terrorists I have Known" CSS

 

6/1/2017

QAC Summer Apprentice Program

Students supervised by Government faculty Department of Government
5/30/2017

APSA/IPSA RC 36 Conference on "The Power of Narrative," Pavia, Italy

Giulio Gallarotti, organizer; Peter Rutland, presenter Department of Government, College of Social Studies
5/19/2017 Catalyst Workshop on Policymaking in East Asia Mary Alice Haddad, "Environmental Politics in East Asia" College of East Asian Studies, Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges, other outside funders
5/12/2017 Panel Discussion: "The Rule of Law in Yemen" Emy Matesan, moderator Department of Government
5/5/2017 Guest Speaker: Jane Dombowski, Chief Division Counsel, FBI New Haven Office

For GOVT 252, Seminar on National Security Law, taught by Asha Rangappa

 

Department of Government
4/27/2017 Katty Alhayek and Basileus Zeno Teach-in on the War in Syria and the Refugee Crisis.

Students for Justice in Palestine, the Wesleyan Refugee Project, and Wesleyan Jewish Voice for Peace, Government Department, other departments

 

4/27/2017 Government Department Panel Discussion

Logan Dancey, John Finn, and Sarah Wiliarty: “Assessing Trump’s First 100 Days”

 

Department of Government
4/25/2017

Film Screening: "Tickling Giants," a film about a satirical TV show during the Arab Spring in Egypt

 

Emy Matesan, comments and discussion moderator Department of Government
4/25/2017

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, Chairman of the Center for New American Security

 

“U.S. Strategies in Asia” College of East Asian Studies, Department of Government
4/14/2017

Guest Speaker: David Cohen, Former Deputy Director of the CIA, Washington DC

 

For GOVT 252, Seminar on National Security Law, taught by Asha Rangappa Department of Government
4/12/2017 Bipartisan Student Colloquium Peter Rutland, "The Lessons of Brexit"

Wesleyan Democrats, Wesleyan Republicans

 

4/3/2017 Rosie Dawson, BBC Radio Producer

"Getting Your Point Across: Insights for Scholars Speaking with Journalists" Visit arranged by Peter Rutland et al.

 

Office of Faculty Career Development
3/30/2017 Wasch Center Lecture Series

Mary Alice Haddad, "Environmental Politics in East Asia"

 

Wasch Center for Retired Faculty
3/29/2017

ACLU Presents – Civil Rights Training with Dan Barret, Legal Director of the CT ACLU and Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School

 

“The Constitution in Current Events” Student Group  and Department of Government
3/27/2017 College of Social Studies Monday Lunch

Peter Rutland, "Putin and Trump: The Odd Couple"

 

College of Social Studies
3/3/2017

Forum to hear and discuss Government students’ experiences during their time studying abroad

 

Peter Rutland, organizer: Study Abroad Forum – Share Your Experiences Department of Government
3/2/2017 Bipartisan Student Colloquium Douglas Foyle, "Trump’s Foreign Policy"

Wesleyan Democrats, Wesleyan Republicans

 

3/2/2017

Guest Speaker: Daniel Gillion, Presidential Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 

“Governing With Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America” Department of Government
3/1/2017 Yamil Velez

Class of 2018 Faculty Dinner hosted by Dean Johnson-Thornton

 

Office of Student Affairs
2/24/2017

Guest Speaker: Alex Rossmiller, Former DOD Intelligence Officer

 

For GOVT 252, Seminar on National Security Law Department of Government
2/23/2017 Bipartisan Student Colloquium

Marc Eisner, "The Impact of Polarization on Contemporary Politics"

 

Wesleyan Democrats, Wesleyan Republicans
2/22/2017

Guest Speaker: George H. Nash, Intellectual historian, author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945

 

“American Conservatism and the Problem of Populism (and Where Does Trump Fit In?)” Government, Public Affairs Center, History and the College of Social Studies
2/21/2017

Interviews and dinner with Departmental External Review Committee

 

All regular on-duty Department faculty Academic Affairs
2/15/2017 Wesleyan Political Union

Emy Matesan, "Does the Travel Ban Make America More or Less Safe?"

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2/13/2017

A Panel Discussion with members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor: Doris Bittar, Noah Fischer. Claire Grace (Art History)

 

“Art/Workers Rights/Globalization” Departments of Government, Art and Art History, Economics, College of Social Studies, Center for Global Studies
12/6/2016 Film screening with filmmakers Roman Bondarchuk and Darya Averchenko “Ukrainian Sheriffs”

Department sof Government, College of Film and Moving Image, Mellon Foundation, Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Department of Russian and Eastern European Studies

 

12/5/2016

“Right Now! Election 2016: The Future of Foreign Policy”

 

Douglas Foyle, Moderator Center for the Study of Public Life
12/4/2016 Wesleyan Media Project 2016 Post-Election Conference

Organizers and moderators: Erika Franklin Fowler, Logan Dancey, Yamil Velez

 

Wesleyan Media Project, Department of Government
12/1/2016 Guest speaker sponsored by Middle Eastern Perspectives: Barbara Bodine "Yemen: The Unknown War" Department of Government, Middle Eastern Perspectives (Wesleyan Middle Eastern Culture Group)
11/21/2016 History Matters Lunch Series

Sarah Wiliarty, "The Global Surge of Populist Authoritarianism"

 

Department of History
11/10/2016 Open House for Frosh and Sophomores

Logan Dancey, Douglas Foyle, J. Donald Moon, James McGuire

 

Department of Government
11/9/2016 Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at West Point Military Academy

Emy Matesan, Roundtable co-chair (with Arch Puddington), "Democracy: Not the Only Game in Town"

 

Department of Government
11/7/2016 Guest Speaker: Emma Bell, Professor in Contemporary British Politics, Universite de Savoie Mont Blanc, France “Youth (In)Justice and Neoliberal Austerity in the European Union: The Uniformization of Penal Cultures”

Department of Government, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, College of Social Studies, English, Romance Languages and Literatures, The Deans of Divisions I and II, and the Thomas and Catherine McMahon Memorial Fund

 

11/3/2016 Climate Ambassadors Presents

Michael B. Nelson, Brian Stewart, and Gary Yohe: “Climate Change and the 2016 Election”

 

Climate Ambassadors, a student group.
10/31/2016 College of Social Studies Monday Lunch

Emy Matesan, "Rebel Group Dynamics and the Prospects for Disarmament and Demobilization in Wars"

 

College of Social Studies
10/20/2016 Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar

Emy Matesan, "To Fight or Not to Fight: Understanding Why Armed Islamist Groups Abandon Violent Tactics"

 

Academic Affairs
10/12/2016 Bennet Hall Discussion

Logan Dancey, "Election 2016: From Trump and Clinton to the House and Senate"

 

Bennet Hall student residence
10/11/2016 Government majors committee discussion after presidential debate Logan Dancey and Benjamin Krupicka, participants Government Majors Committee, Arcadia political magazine
10/10/2016 Faculty Luncheon Series, Daniel Family Commons

Sarah Wiliarty, “Angela Merkel's Policies Toward Refugees: The Case for Transformational Leadership”

 

Office of the President and Academic Affairs (?)
10/6/2016 Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar

Yamil Velez, "Racial Diversity and the Dynamics of Authoritarianism"

 

Academic Affairs
10/6/2016

Guest Speaker: Josiah Ober, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University

 

 “Demopolis: Political Participation and Civic Dignity, Ancient and Modern.” J. Donald Moon, discussant.   Department of Government, Allbritton Center for Public Life, The College of Social Studies, Classical Studies
10/3/2016

Guest Speaker: Paul S. Herrnson, Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut

 

“The Transparency of Single-Candidate Super PACs.” Invited by Erika Franklin Fowler. Department of Government
9/28/2016 History Matters Series: Why Trump? Why Now?

Panel presentations: Marc Eisner (Government), Ronald Schatz, Victoria Smolkin,Ying Jia Tan (History)

 

Department of History
9/22/2016

Guest Speaker: Jennifer M. Piscopo, Occidental College and 2016-17 Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

 

“Legislative Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking in Argentina and Mexico.” Invited by James McGuire and Sarah Wiliarty Department of Government
8/30/2016 New Faculty Orientation

Yamil Velez, panelist, "Adjusting to Faculty Life at Wesleyan"

 

Academic Affairs

 

5/20/2016 Mary Alice Haddad, chair and organizer

WesSeminar: Korea's Changing Place in the World

 

University Relations
5/12/2016 Logan Dancey, Presenter

Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative Event on Research Labs

 

Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative
4/19/2016 Giulio Gallarotti, discussion leader

“Bringing the Real World into the Classroom,” Daniel Family Commons Faculty Luncheon

 

Office of the President
4/15/2016 Guest Speaker: Joshua Blumenstock (Wesleyan '03), Information School, University of Washington

"Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Development Economics.” Jim McGuire, co-organizer

 

Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative
4/14/2016 Sam Rosenfeld, Division II Faculty Lunch Seminar

"When Bipartisanship Was the Problem: E.E. Schattschneider and the Doctrine of Responsible Party Government"

 

Office of Academic Affairs
4/7/2016

74th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL

 

Sent (3) students to conference Quantitative Analysis Center
4/5/2016

History Matters Lecture Series panel,  Fred Cohan (Biology), Bill Johnston (History, Jim McGuire (Government)

 

"Zika Virus: Climate and Epidemic in History." Jim McGuire, "The Fight Against Zika in Brazil." History
3/25/2016 Mary Alice Haddad, "Environmental Politics in East Asia"

For College of East Asian Studies Conference

 

College of East Asian Studies
2/12/2016

Guest Speaker: Alex Rossmiller, former DOD Intelligence Officer

 

For GOVT 252, Seminar on National Security Law Government
2/10/2016

Emy Matesan, Jim McGuire, Sarah Wiliarty (faculty), Kevin Winnie '16, Tabitha Gillombardo '16 (students), presenters

 

Government Thesis Panel for prospective thesis writers – learn about the application, how to develop a topic, and the year-long writing process Government
2/9/2016

History Matters Lecture Series panel with Ron Schatz (History), Sam Rosenfeld (Government), and Courtney Fullilove (History)

 

"Primary Lessons: A discussion of the origin and purpose of primaries and caucuses, the two-party system, and the current state of the election" History
12/10/2015 Yamil Velez, panelist, Wesleyan Thinks Big “How to Build a Wall: Immigration and Nativism in the 21st Century.”

Student Budget Committee and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development

 

11/23/2015 A Talk with Professor Emy Matesan

“Understanding the ISIS Global Attacks: Policy Options Moving Forward”

 

Wes for Peace
11/20/2015 Doug Foyle, post-lecture panelist

Freeman Lecture: Professor Susan Pharr, Harvard University, “Japan’s History Problem”

 

College of East Asian Studies
11/10/2015

Joslyn Barnhart Trager, Sonali Chakravarti, Logan Dancey, Jim McGuire (faculty); Tabitha Gillombardo '16, Kevin Winnie '16 (students), presenters

 

Open House for Frosh and Sophomores Government
11/4/2015 Guest Speaker: Lydia Tomkiw

for GOVT 158 – spoke about her work at International Business Times

 

Government
11/4/2015

67th SCUSA Conference at West Point, New York: Confronting Inequality: Wealth, Rights, and Power

 

Sent (1) student to attend conference Government
10/13/2015 Debate watching event for students

Wes Democrats, Wes Republicans, and the Arcadia political magazine

 

10/5/2015 Guest Speaker: Kevin Rothrock

for GOVT 158 – spoke about his work as an internet journalist for Global Voices Online and Meduza

 

Government
9/30/2015

Guest Speaker: Emma Sky, Director of Yale World Fellows and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, where she teaches Middle East politics.

 

“Unraveling Iraq” Lecture and book signing with Emma Sky; author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq Government, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
9/22/2015 Presentations: Doug Foyle, Peter Rutland

 “Gorbachev, Bush, and the Unification of Germany,” Series on 25 Years of German Unity: A Commemoration

 

German Studies
9/17/2015

History Matters Lecture Series panel with Bruce Masters (History), Marguerite Nguyen (English), Peter Rutland (Government), and Laura Ann Twagira (History)

 

“Refugee or Migrant? The European Crisis in Historical Perspective” History, English, Government
9/16/2015 Artist Talk, Opening Reception, and Conversation with R. Luke Dubois “R. Luke DuBois In Real Time”

Center for the Arts, Art and Art History, Government, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, IRS, Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center

 

5/2/2015 Conference: The Female Voice in Politics

Featuring: Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative of CT 3rd Congressional District; Toni Boucher, CT State Senator of the 26th District, Dominique Thornton, Former Mayor of Middletown; Susan Bysiewicz, Former CT Secretary of State; Sidney Powell, attorney and author of “Licensed to Lie” and Sarah Williarty, Government Department, Wesleyan University

 

Government Department, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
4/24/2015

Speaker: John Henderson, Department of Political Science, Yale University

 

“Issue Distancing and the Democratic Deficit” Government Department
4/16/2015 Wesfest Event

Hosted a Government Department Open House for admitted students

 

Government Department Office of Admission
4/6/2015 Marc Eisner, Government Department, Wesleyan University,

“Beyond Deregulation: Making Sense of Contemporary Regulatory Dynamics.” CSS Monday Luncheon Series

 

College of Social Studies
3/23/2015 Ioana Emy Matesan, Government Department, Wesleyan University,

“Repression and the Potential for Violent Escalation in Egypt” CSS Monday Luncheon Series

 

College of Social Studies
2/26/2015 Speaker: Peter Rutland, Government Department, Wesleyan University,

“Petronation? Oil and National Identity in Russia.” Division II Faculty Luncheon Series.

 

Academic Affairs
2/26/2015

Speaker: Jeremy Friedman, Associate Director of the Brady- Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, Yale University

 

“The Classless Struggle: The Soviet Union and the Construction of Socialism in Africa” African Studies Cluster, Academic Affairs, Government Department
2/21/2015 Conference: Wesleyan Development Conference (student group) “Creating a Better World: Perspectives on Local and International Development”

Government Department, Economics Department, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Office of International Student Affairs, Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development

 

2/13/2015 Panel Discussion and Performance by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Discussion and performance on Ebola Awareness

African Studies Cluster, Music Department, Academic Affairs, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for the Arts, Center for African Amerian Studies, Government Department, Office of International Student Affairs

 

12/4/2014 Speaker: Michael B. Nelson, Government Department, Wesleyan University “African Participation in Global Governance” Division II Faculty Luncheon Series Academic Affairs
11/24/2014 Speaker: Dr. Joshua Dubler ’97, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester “Prisons, Religion, and the Cultural Logic of Mass Incarceration”

African American Studies, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, American Studies Department, Anthropology Department, College of Letters, Government Department, University Chaplains

 

11/21/2014 Guided Tour: Audra Wolowiec, artist and educator in New York

Audra Wolowiec discussed Situationist ideas as she lead students in a walk through urban environments in New York

 

Government Department
11/20/2014

Panel Discussion: Stephen Young ’73, ex- US Counsul General of HK, Dennis Weng, Government Department

 

“The Umbrella Movement” a panel on the fight for universal suffrage in Hong Kong East Asian Studies Government Department Wesleyan World Wednesdays Pangea and the Hong Kong Student Association
11/17/2014

Guest Speaker: Joslyn Barnhart Trager, Government Department, Wesleyan University

 

“Status, Humiliation and International Politics” CSS Monday Luncheon Series College of Social Studies
11/6/2014

Open House for Frosh and Sophomores

 

Thinking of Majoring in Government? Government Department
11/3/2014

Speaker: Emma Gilligan, History Department, University of Connecticut

 

“The Sanctions Regime Against Russia” Government Department
10/27/2014 Speaker: Adrienne Lebas, Government Department, American University

“The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria”

 

Government Department
10/24/2014 Panel Discussion: Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion followed by Fall Faculty Dance Concert “To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars”

Center for the Arts, Dance Department, Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, The Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Credit Union

 

10/2/2014 Speaker: Eli Clifton, co- author of the Center for American Progress’ groundbreaking report Fear, Inc.

“Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry”

 

Government Department, Religion Department, Quantitative Analysis Center, Muslim Women’s Voices Project
9/15/2014 Speaker: J. Donald Moon, Government Department, Wesleyan University

“Is it OK to Eat Meat or Drive an SUV? Moral Reasoning and Social Complexity." CSS Monday Luncheon Series

 

College of Social Studies
5/6/2014 Speaker: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gian Gentile, Rand Corporation "Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency"

Government Department, History Department, English Department, College of Social Studies, American Studies, Writing Program, Academic Affairs

 

5/5/2014 Speaker: Erika Franklin Fowler, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. CSS Monday Lunch Series

"Dark Money, Disclosure and Deliberative Democracy: An Assessment of Interest Group Advertising and Its Influence in Elections"

 

College of Social Studies
4/24/2014

Speaker: Sonali Chakravarti, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. Division II Faculty Lunch Seminar

 

"Rethinking the Ellsberg Myth: Whistleblowers as Political Actors." Academic Affairs
4/22/2014 Panel Discussion: Lt. Col. Peter C. Molin; Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya; and Roy Scranton "War Stories: Reading and Writing the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars."

Government Department, History Department, English Department, College of Social Studies, American Studies, Writing Program, Academic Affairs

 

4/18/2014 Open House

Giulio Gallarotti led an open house about the Government Department at WesFest

 

Office of Admissions
4/18/2014

Speaker: Mary Alice Haddad, Department of Government, Wesleyan University

 

"Connecting Wes to the World: Environmental Politics with Prof. Haddad" Wesleyan International Relations Association (student group)
4/17/2014 Speaker: Monica Das Gupta, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland "Gender, Development, and 'Missing Girls' in Asia"

East Asian Studies, (hosted by James McGuire, chair, Government Department and Steve Angle, Director, Freeman Center for East Asian Studies)

 

4/7/2014

Speaker: Monica Prasad, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University

 

"Is Neoliberalism Over?" Sociology Department Government Department
4/3/2014

Speaker: Joseph White, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

 

"The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act" Government Department
3/7/2014 Discussion with Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Harvard University "Directions in Big Data." Discussion with students moderated by Professors Logan Dancey and Erika Franklin Fowler.

Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative (DaCKI), Information Technology Services, Academic Affairs, Government Department

 

3/6/2014 Speaker: Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Harvard University "Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship"

Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative (DaCKI), Information Technology Services, Academic Affairs, Government Department

 

2/28/2014

Discussion leader: Adam Berinsky '92, Department of Political Science, MIT

 

"Thinking about grad school? Want to know more about political science research?" Government Department
2/27/2014

Speaker: Don Moon, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. Division II Faculty Lunch Seminar

 

"The Radicalism of John Rawls" Academic Affairs
2/17/2014 Speaker: Paige West, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College.

"The Elusive Concept of 'Capacity Building' in Environmental Conservation and International Development."

 

Anthropology Department, Government Department,
2/3/2014

Speaker: Mietek Boduszynski, Department of Political Science, Pomona College

 

"The Arab Spring, Libya, and US Foreign Policy" Government Department,
12/2/2013

Speaker: Doug Foyle, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. CSS Monday Lunch Series

 

“Good Judgment in Foreign Policy Decision Making: The Good?, The Bad?, and the Ugly?” College of Social Studies
12/2/2013

Speaker: Mike Nelson, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. CSS Monday Lunch Series

 

"Ghana's New Partners" College of Social Studies
11/18/2013

Speaker: Sarah Wiliarty, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. Center for the Humanities Colloquium Series

 

"Landesmutter in the Fatherland" Center for the Humanities
11/15/2013

Speaker: Sarah Wiliarty, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. Division I Faculty Lunch Seminar

 

"The German Elections of 2013: Observations from the Field" Academic Affairs
11/13/2013

Speaker: Bernard Avishai, Dartmouth College and Hebrew University. Annual Jeremy Zwelling lecture.

 

"Is the Two-State Solution Really Dead?" Department of Religion, Jewish and Israel Studies, Government Department,
11/11/2013

Speaker: Sarah Wiliarty, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. CSS Monday Lunch Series

 

"The German Elections of 2013: Observations from the Field" College of Social Studies
11/8/2013 Symposium "Archaeology and Politics"

Allbritton Center, Archaeology Program, Jewish and Israel Studies, Government Department

 

11/1/2013 Panel Discussion

"U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access." Co-moderated by Professor Erika Franklin Fowler.

 

Allbritton Center
10/26/2013 Speaker: Shanto Iyengar, Department of Political Science, Stanford University

"Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization."

 

Government Department
10/17/2013

Speaker: Sarah Wiliarty, Department of Government, Wesleyan University. Division II Faculty Lunch Seminar

 

"The German Elections of 2013: Observations from the Field" Academic Affairs
10/16/2013

Open House for Frosh and Sophomores

 

Thinking of Majoring in Government? Government Department
10/16/2013

Forum with Senator Richard Blumenthal, organized by WesDems

 

Moderated by Professor Logan Dancey WesDems
10/10/2013

Panel including speakers Logan Dancey and Jennifer K. Smith

 

Panel on the Government Shutdown Government Department (organized by majors committee)
10/9/2013

Speaker: Peter Rutland, Department of Government, Wesleyan University

 

"Gay Rights in Russia." Talk to Russian House Russian House
9/26/2013 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."

 

Government Department, Center for the Humanities, College of Letters
9/19/2013

Panel Discussion including speaker Marcie Patton (Vis.) and chair Peter Rutland, Department of Government

 

"Crisis in the Middle East" Government Department, Center for the Study of Public Life
9/18/2013 Speaker: Ellen Brown, Novelist, West Hartford "Master Kierkegaard: A Reading and Talk by the Author."

Center for the Humanities, Department of Religion Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (hosted by James McGuire, chair, Government Department and Ethan Kleinberg, Director, Center for the Humanities)

 

4/26/2013

NESCAC Conference on Environmental Action,  Mary Alice Haddad, Government Department

 

Discussion: Best practices related to environmental activities on our campuses College of the Environment, Government Department
4/24/2013

Brian Hatton,  Architectural Association

 

Walls and Wanderers GOVT 157
4/11/2013

Fabrice Lehoucq, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 

"The Causes and Consequences of Civil War in Central America" Government Department, GOVT 157, Latin American Studies
3/28/2013 Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History, University of Chicago

"Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation"

 

History Department, Government Department, Russian Department
3/7/2013 Eleanor Neff Powell, Yale University

"Congressmen in Exile: The Politics and Consequences of Involuntary Committee Removal"

 

Government Department
2/21/2013

William Flavin, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, U.S. Army War College

 

The Future of Peacekeeping Government Department
2/18/2013

Martin de Jong, Delft University

 

Eco-Cities in China College of Social Studies, GOVT 381
11/30/2012 Wesleyan Media Project Conference: Panelists: John Geer, Vanderbilt University; Richard Lau, Rutgers University; Keena Lipsitz, Queens College, CUNY; Charlie Mahtesian, National Politics Editor, Politico (Moderator & Panelist); Travis Ridout, Washington State University (Co-Director & Panelist) Panel 1: Advertising: Tone, Trends, and Effects Wesleyan Media Project, Government Department, Baldwin University Lectures, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Knight Foundation
11/30/2012

Wesleyan Media Project Conference, Panelists: Robert Boatright, Clark University; Deborah Jordan Brooks, Dartmouth College; Anthony Corrado, Colby College; Michael Franz, Bowdoin College (Co-Director & Panelist); Peter Overby, NPR (Moderator & Panelist)

 

Panel 2: Campaign Finance and Interest Group Ads Wesleyan Media Project, Government Department, Baldwin University Lectures, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Knight Foundation
11/30/2012

Wesleyan Media Project Conference Panelists: Adam Berinsky, MIT; Logan Dancey, Wesleyan University; Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth, College; Melanie Freeze, Wesleyan University (Moderator)

 

Panel 3: Misinformation, Cynicism and its Effects Wesleyan Media Project, Government Department, Baldwin University Lectures, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Knight Foundation
11/30/2012

Wesleyan Media Project Conference Panelists: Lydia Saad, Senior Editor, Gallup; John Sides, George Washington University; Dan Merkle ABC News (Moderator & Panelist)

 

Panel 4: Polling and Voter Behavior Wesleyan Media Project, Government Department, Baldwin University Lectures, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Knight Foundation
11/30/2012

Wesleyan Media Project Conference Wrap-up Panelists: Charlie Mahtesian, National Politics Editor, Politico; Dan Merkle, ABC News; Peter Overby, National Public Radio; Lydia Saad, Senior Editor, Gallup

 

Panel 5: Journalist/Media Perspectives Wesleyan Media Project, Government Department, Baldwin University Lectures, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Knight Foundation
11/30/2012 Mary Alice Haddad, Department of Government

Panel Discussion: "Not in My Back Yard: Environmental Protest in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan"

 

College of the Environment, Government Department
11/1/2012

Open House for Frosh and Sophomores

 

Thinking of Majoring in Government? Government Department
10/30/2012 David Satter, author, journalist, and filmmaker Film Screening: "Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union"

Government Department, History Department, Russian Department

 

10/22/2012 David Abramson, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research "An Anthropologist in the Intelligence Community" GOVT 274 Russian PoliticsRussian Department
10/5/2012 Annual symposium of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies "Election 2012: Women and the Politics of Gender"

FGSS Program, Government Department, Public Affairs Center

 

10/5/2012 Wesleyan International Relations Conference The Cold War of the Middle East: Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

Adelphic Educational Fund, College of Social Studies, Government Department, History Department

 

9/28/2012 Melanie Freeze, Department of Government

"The Interactive Influence of Voice Pitch and Platform on Candidate Evaluations"

 

Psychology Department Colloquium Series
9/20/2012

Danny Unger, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University

 

"Democracy and Natural Resources in Thailand" Government Department, East Asian Studies
5/1/2012 Sonali Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of Government

Film Screening: My Neighbor, My Killer, Discussion with Filmmaker: Anne Aghion

 

Government Department
4/26/2012 Sonali Chakravarti, Assistant Professor of Government Panel Discussion: Breaking the Mold in 2012: New Tactics for Young People’s Political Action

Participants: Dan Fischer’12, Occupy Wesleyan, Szelena Gray, Rootstrikers, Nathan Kleinman, Occupy Philadelphia and Congressional Candidate (PA-13), Alex Levin,’12, College Republican National Committee, David Thompson’11, Citizens’ Congress, Liz Valentin’11, Citizens’ Congress

 

4/23/2012

Timothy Mitchell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

 

Public Lecture: Carbon Democracy: Political Power in The Age of Oil The Middle Eastern Studies Committee
4/23/2012 Bill Talen, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping; Activist and Performance Artist Public Lecture: What Would Jesus Buy?

Baldwin University Lectures, Center for the Arts , Ethics in Society Project, Office of Diversity and IP Institutional Partnerships, Sociology Department, Government Department, Religion Department

 

4/19/2012 Jenny Town, Research Associate at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS Public Lecture: Multi-Track Diplomacy: Building Trust Between Hostile State

Liberty in North Korea, Korean Student Association, Government Department, April Committee, ResLife Staff, SBC

 

4/19/2012

Daniel Esty, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

 

Public Lecture: The Political Economy of; Protecting Our Environment in Turbulent Times The 10th Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns
4/16/2012 Byron E. Shafer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Public Lecture: The American Political Landscape: A New Technique

 

Government Department
3/2/2012 The North Africa Spring Symposium: An interdisciplinary examination of the cultural and political importance of the events of last spring in Africa

African Studies Cluster, Government Department, Romance Languages and Lit, Dean of Division II, College of Letters, Anthropology Department

 

2/20/2012 Peter Kingstone, University of Connecticut

Public Lecture: Democracy and Development in Brazil

 

Government Department
2/18/2012 Wesleyan Forum for International Development Forum: How Do We Solve Global Poverty?; How Do We Know What Works?; Have We Done More Harm Than Good?

Wesleyan Student Assembly, Government Department, Academic Affairs, Wesleyan World Wednesdays Patricelli Center

 

2/10/2012 Gershon Baskin, Peace Activist, Israeli CEO and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

Public Lecture: about his secret talks between Israel and Hamas for the release of Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit

 

Wesleyan Jewish Community, Government Department, J Street U
10/20/2011 Peter Rutland, co-organizer Conference: What Was the Soviet Union? The Brezhnev Years Government Department, History Department, Russian & E European Studies
10/20/2011 Stephen Kotkin, Professor of Modern History and Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Public Lecture: Looking Back on the Brezhnev Years; Surprise, Surprise: The Misunderstood Soviet Military-Industrial Complex

 

Russian Department, Government Department, History Department
10/13/2011 Kevin Rothrock Speaker in GOVT274 Russian Politics

Government Department

 

10/4/2011 John E. Finn

Daniel Family Commons Faculty Lunch Series:, The Civic Constitution

 

President's Office
10/3/2011 Cheri Honkala, Green Party Candidate Public Discussion

Environmental Organizers’ Network, Government Department

 

9/30/2011

Wesleyan International Relations Association (WIRA)

 

Conference WIRA, Government Department
9/19/2011

Anna Geifman, Professor of History, Boston University and Senior Researcher, Department of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

 

Public Discussion: of her book, Death Orders History Department, Government Department, Russian Department, Jewish and Israel Studies, Office of Academic Affairs
9/8/2011 Mary Alice Haddad, Associate Professor of Government

Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar: Japan’s Triple Disaster: Responses and Implications

 

PAC Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar
5/2/2011 Dr. Max Abrahams, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College

Public Lecture: The Credibility Paradox: Violence as a Double-Edged Sword in International Politics

 

PTIR, CSPL
4/27/2011 Kenyon Farrow, writer, speaker, activist, teacher, RADICAL Public Lecture: Incarceration Nation: the endless intersections of prison abolition

University Organizing Center, Queer Resource Center, Spectrum, FemNet, Ujaama, First Generation College Student Coalition, etc.;  Departments: AFAM:; AMST; FGSS; Anthropology, Government, & Sociology

 

4/22/2011 Dr. Jessica Teets, Assistant Professor, Middlebury College

Public Lecture: The Rise of Autonomous Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes

 

EAST; GOVT293, GOVT271 
4/11/2011

Onur Bakinur, Ph.D Candidate, Yale Univesity

 

Talk: Transitional Justice in Chile GOVT355
4/7/2011

Dr. Christine Fair, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

 

Public Lecture: Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan PTIR, CSPL
4/6/2011 Erin Beck, Brown University

Public Lecture: NGOs and Women’s Political Participation: Evidence from Guatemala

 

Government, Center for the Americas
4/5/2011 Laryssa Chomiak, University of Maryland

Public Lecture: Tunisia: Roots of the Jasmine Revolution

 

Government
3/1/2011 Hardy Merriman, Senior Advisor, ICNC

Public Lecture: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power: Egypt, Tunisia, and Beyond

 

PTIR
2/14/2011 Kathy H. Rim, University of California, Irvine

Public Lecture: Racialization and the Ties that Bind: Examining the Influence of Racial Group Consciousness of Asian American Civic and Political Behavior

 

American Politics Candidate, American Politics Search
2/10/2011 Anne Peters, Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University

Talk: State as Chimera: Parallel Institutions, State Power and International Order

 

Division II Faculty Luncheon Seminar
2/10/2011

Bruce Masters, History;  Anne Peters, Government, Marwa Aly, Chaplain;  and Alex Meadow

 

Panel: Making History: Perspectives on Egypt and the Wider Middle East  Interfaith Justice League
2/2/2011

Dr. Max Abrahams, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College

 

Talk: Does Terrorism Work? GOVT328, PTIR
12/6/2010 Ali Valenzuela, Stanford University

Public Lecture: Identity in Context: the Political Determinants of Latino Group Consciousness

 

American Politics Candidate, American Politics Search
12/2/2010 Catherine Paden, Northwestern University

Public Lecture: Civil Rights and Anti-Poverty Advocacy

 

American Politics Candidate, American Politics Search
11/22/2010 Alexandra Filindra, Brown University

Public Lecture: Immigration, Race, and Welfare Policy: Determinants of State Immigrant TANF & Medicaid Policy

 

American Politics Candidate, American Politics Search
11/18/2010 Jamila Michener, University of Chicago

Public Lecture: The Politics of Laying Low: Medicaid, Policy Feedback and Political Inaction in Marginalized Populations

 

American Politics Candidate, American Politics Search
11/16/2010 James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Public Lecture; The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

 

History, Anthropology, Sociology, Southeast Asian Studies, Government, WSA, SALD
11/4/2010 Marwa Aly,Chaplain;  Elvin Lim, Government; Attiya Ahmad, Religion

Panel: Islamophobia and Park51: The “Othering” of Muslims in America 

 

Interfaith Justice League; ResLife
11/3/2010 Lt. Dan Choi, West Point graduate & Iraq veteran

Public Lecture: Truth & Consequences: One Man's Quest to Openly Serve His Country

 

Adelphic Education Fund Assembly, Office of Diversity, Government, SALD, Res Life, SBC
10/22/2010 Stephanie Schwartz ’08, Program Specialist at U.S. Institute of Peace and author

WeSeminar: Youth in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Agents of Change

 

Government Department
10/5/2010 Arthurs Meyers, Chair, International Service, Middletown Rotary Club

Talk and Reception for Series of town-gown discussions on large issues facing America

 

Government, Economics