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7/16/2015 - Professors Ryan Owens and John Pevehouse wrote an article for Monkey Cage
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7/14/2015 - Professors Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer along with Don Moynihan from LaFollette won the State Politics and Policy Best Journal Article Award from the American Political Science Association.
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7/09/2015 - Professor Noam Lupu co-wrote a piece in Politico
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7/08/2015 - Professor Mark Copelovitch on the Greece and the Euro crisis in Monkey Cage
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7/08/2015 - Professor Mark Copelovitch at University of Toronto panel on global imbalances
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5/4/2015 - American Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/6/2015 - The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
6:30 PM Law School Room 2260
5/7/2015 - Comparative Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/8/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/15/2015 - Political Science Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
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Jonathan Renshon. Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)   
Andrew Kydd “Pulling the Plug: Can There be a Deal with China on Korean Unification,” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 63-77 (Summer 2015).   
Andrew Kydd International Relations Theory: The Game Theoretic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2015.   
Jonathan Renshon , Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders (2015) International Organization 69/3: 659-695.    
Jonathan Renshon, Gary D. Sherman, Jennifer S. Lerner, Robert A. Josephs & James J. Gross. The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol is Associated with Status Attainment in Male Executives (in press at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology).   
Scott Gehlbach, John S. Earle “The Productivity Consequences of Political Turnover.” American Journal of Political Science. 59(3):708-723.   
Noam Lupu, Nicholas Carnes "What Good is a College Degree? Education and Leader Quality Reconsidered," Journal of Politics (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Political Parties and Party Systems," in Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, edited by Jennifer Gandhi and Ruben Ruiz-Rufino. London: Routledge, pp. 128-44 (2015).
Noam Lupu "Building Party Brands in Argentina and Brazil," in Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, edited by Jorge Dominguez, Steven Levitsky, James Loxton, and Brandon Van Dyck. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Partisanship in Latin America," in The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts, edited by Ryan E. Carlin, Matthew M. Singer, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 226-45 (2015).
Scott Straus Making and Unmaking Nations:  War, Leadership and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell University Press, 2015) discussed in New Books in Political Science.
http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/ http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/2015/06/09/scott-straus-making-and-unmaking-nations-war-leadership-and-genocide-in-modern-africa-cornell-university-press-2015/  
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel, and Tricia Olsen. 2015. "Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs." Comparative Political Studies. 48(8):984-1019.