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11/30/2015 - Political Science major Jumana Dahleh is quoted in this story about a visit from Admiral Michelle Howard to UW's Naval ROTC
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11/30/2015 - Jared Knowles, a recent Polisci PhD, is the lead PI on a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the achievement gap. The collaborative research will be done by the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison.
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11/24/2015 - Professor Scott Gehlbach mentioned in Monkey Cage
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11/23/2015 - Professor Andrew Kydd on the Paris attacks in the Wisconsin State Journal
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11/20/2015 - Professor Noam Lupu writes about the Argentine elections on Monkey Cage
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10/9/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
Ogg Room
10/9/2015 - Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution
12:00 PM North Hall 211
10/9/2015 - Who Matters and When? Evaluating Journalists' News Judgments About Public Opinion Data
12:00 PM North Hall 211
10/22/2015 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
Ogg Room
12/2/2015 - Experimental Politics Workshop: Roundtable on research transparency
12:00 PM
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Jonathan Renshon. Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)   
Erica Simmons "Market Reforms and Water Wars," World Politics. Available online November 20, 2015.
Bradley Jones “Dependency Status and the Demand for Social Insurance: Evidence from Experiments and Surveys,” 2015, Political Science Research and Methods. First View Available on CJO: DOI: 10.1017/psrm.2015.58, Published online: 6 November 2015. Joint with John S. Ahlquist and John R. Hamman.
Aili Tripp Women and Power in Postconflict Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Eleanor Powell, Daniel M. Kselman, and Joshua A. Tucker. “Crowded Space, Fertile Ground: Party Entry and the Effective Number of Parties,” 2015, Political Science Research and Methods. First View Available on CJO: DOI: 10.1017/psrm.2015.22, Published online: 20 August 2015.
Aili Tripp, Alice Kang "Twenty years after the most important U.N. conference on women, what – if anything – has changed?" Monkey Cage at Washington Post, 25 September 2015.
Aili Tripp “The Difference That Difference Makes: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race” Politics, Groups and Identities, 2015. 
Howard Schweber , "The Limits of Representation," American Political Science Review 110:1 (January, 2016).   
Simon Haeder, David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel. 2015. “Narrow Networks and the Affordable Care Act.” The Journal of the American Medical Association 314(7): 669-670.   
Simon Haeder, David Weimer 2015. "Inching towards Universal Coverage: State-Federal Healthcare Programs in Historical Perspective." Journal of Policy History 27(3): 746-770.   
Rikhil Bhavnani. 2015. "The Effects of Malapportionment in Parliamentary Systems: Subnational Evidence from India." British Journal of Political Science forthcoming.   
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).