The American Democracy Forum focuses on the study of the principles of the American founding and the debate and conversation over the place of those principles in the practice of democracy in the United States. Forum activities include postdoctoral teaching and research fellowships, summer seminars for middle and high school teachers, conferences, a speakers' series in the Political Science Department, and undergraduate essay prizes.
The UW-Madison American Politics Workshop is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students that meets most Mondays at noon in 422 North Hall to discuss new and ongoing research projects in American Politics. A typical workshop meeting will open with 10-15 minutes of comments by the paper author followed by an hour of discussion. Papers are posted online for reading prior to the meeting.
The European Politics Workshop is a forum for informal discussion among graduate students and faculty members. It usually meets once per month and serves as a forum for scholars interested or working in the area of European politics - broadly conceived - to receive comments and feedback on work in progress, such as research proposals, conference and working papers, and dissertation drafts. For updated information about meetings, discussion papers etc., contact Sanja Badanjak (firstname.lastname@example.org
The Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC) is the intellectual forum for comparativists of all areas and methods to meet and discuss current work. In addition to featuring faculty papers and occasional outside speakers, the CPC is an integral part of graduate training in the department of political science, serving as a place for students to present papers as well as dissertation prospectuses, grant proposals, dissertation chapters and practice job talks. The general format is for papers to be made available on our website a week in advance, and there is an expectation that colloquium participants will have read the papers in advance. The CPC meets weekly during the academic year. For Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, we will meet on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:45. All meetings will be in the Ogg room (# 422) in North Hall unless otherwise noted on the schedule. The CPC is a great opportunity to get to know fellow comparativists as well as to learn about and advance each others' scholarship. Please contact Samantha Vortherms (email@example.com
) for additional information about the CPC.
The Chinese Politics Workshop is a forum for the discussion of ongoing work focusing on Chinese politics (working papers, grant proposals, dissertation proposals and chapters) by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars. A graduate student reviews the work for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a response from the author and open discussion among the participants. There are no formal presentations. Papers are made available to participants one week in advance of the workshop. For more information, please visit our website. If you are interested in participating or submitting a paper, please contact Dominic DeSapio, Graduate Student Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The IR Colloquium brings students and faculty together to discuss international security, foreign policy, international organizations, and international political economy. Visiting scholars as well as faculty and graduate students from UW present their ongoing research, followed by questions and open discussion among the participants. For more information, please contact Mert Kartal at email@example.com
or Inken von Borzyskowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin American Colloquium
The Latin American Colloquium (LAC) brings together graduate students and faculty with an area interest and research focus on Latin America. The group meets once a month to discuss published and in-progress articles, book chapters, and funding or grant proposals produced by faculty and graduate students. The LAC actively encourages an eclectic mix of methods and theoretical perspectives and facilitates exchanges between a range of social science disciplines. For more information, contact Casey Ehrlich at email@example.com
Models and Data Group (MAD) is a working group to assist faculty and graduate students in improving the quantitative aspects of working papers. Topics discussed cover a wide range of substantive interests from every subfield, while discussions focus on methodology issues ranging from research design to estimation issues. Graduate students are encouraged to participate as members of the working group, especially in the role of presenters.
The Political Behavior Research Group consists of faculty members and graduate students within the department of political science who are involved in research on political behavior broadly construed -- i.e., political participation, public opinion, political psychology, political culture, political communication, political socialization, and mass-elite linkages. The group meets once a month to discuss a participant's ongoing research project.
Modern political economy may be defined as the study of incentives in group life. Central to the field are such questions as the nature of cooperation and competition among individuals and organizations, the role of institutions in structuring individual behavior, and the aggregation of individual preferences into group choice. Using tools and concepts that largely originate in economic theory, political economy has grown to encompass theoretical and applied work in economics, political science, sociology, and related disciplines. The Political Economy Colloquium features presentations by visiting and University of Wisconsin-Madison speakers on a wide range of topics within this field. For more information, please contact Emily Sellars, Graduate Student Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Political Theory Workshop brings together graduate students and faculty with an interest in the history of social and political thought, normative social and political theory, and the normative and theoretical dimensions of public policy and public law. Our meetings center around the discussion of work in progress by UW graduate students and faculty, as well as by invited guests from around the country. They include a brief presentation by the author and a prepared response by an advanced graduate student, followed by a general discussion. In most cases papers are distributed in advance of the meetings. We welcome participants from a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
Post-Communist Politics Workshop
The Post-Communist Politics Workshop (PCPW) consists of faculty members and graduate students who are involved in research on post-communist politics, broadly construed. The group meets roughly once a month to discuss papers in progress, dissertation proposals, and publications. For updated information about meetings, discussion papers etc., contact Melanie Getreuer (email@example.com