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8/25/2016 - Professor Nils Ringe published a piece on vox.com.
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7/27/2016 - Professor Scott Gehlbach and coauthor John Earle have been awarded a $430,000 NSF grant for their project "Collaborative Research: Political Connections and Firm Behavior" (the link is for a related paper). The project examines the effect of political connections on firm behavior in Ukraine.
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7/18/2016 - Professor David Canon talks about Wisconsin's representation at the Republican convention.
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7/18/2016 - Professor Byron Shafer featured in an article by University Communications about attending the party conventions
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7/18/2016 - Professor Howard Schweber discusses what it means to be patriotic in a recent post that ranks the patriotism of the 50 states.
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5/11/2016 - Department mini-retreat: Department priorities and recruitment
5/12/2016 - Political Behavior Group: "The Effects of Non-Cognitive Skills on Political Participation"
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5/13/2016 - Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Gordon Commons
5/13/2016 - International Relations Colloquium: ┬┐Together at the Coalface: When, Why, and How Theorists influence Policymakers┬┐
12:00 PM Ogg Room
9/15/2016 - Department Picnic
Brittingham Park, 829 West Washington Avenue
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Jonathan Renshon, Allan Dafoe, Paul Huth, To Whom Do Reputations Adhere? Experimental Evidence on Influence-Specific Reputations (accepted at American Journal of Political Science).   
Aili Tripp “The Difference That Difference Makes: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race” Politics, Groups and Identities, 4 (2) 2016: 307-324. 
Aili Tripp “Ambiguities and Challenges in Measuring Women’s Movement Strength,” (Dialogue: New Directions in Studying Women’s Movement Strength) ," Politics, Groups, and Identities, Published online 9 August 2016.
Rikhil Bhavnani. Forthcoming. "Do the Effects of Temporary Ethnic Group Quotas Persist? Evidence from India." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.   
Aili Tripp Where do African women have more power? Surprise — in countries emerging from war, Monkey Cage, Washington Post. July 15, 2016
Simon Haeder, David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel . 2016. "Secret Shoppers Find Access To Providers And Network Accuracy Lacking For Those In Marketplace And Commercial Plans." Health Affairs 35 (7):1160-6.
Donald Downs “The Purposes of Higher Education: The Moral Act and Military Education” in Alan I. Marcus, ed.,  Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land Grand Universities, 1865-1930 (University of Alabama Press, 2015)   
Donald Downs “Liberal Education, Politics, and the Problem of Freedom,” in Daniel Cullen, ed., Liberal Education and Liberal Democracy (Lexington Books, Forthcoming 2016).   
Donald Downs “The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom,” with Stanley G. Payne, Academic Questions, Summer 2016:
Katherine Cramer "The Turn Away from Government and the Need to Revive the Civic Purpose of Higher Education." Perspectives on Politics 14(2): 442-450.   
Jonathan Renshon, Julia Lee, Dustin Tingley. Emotions and the Micro-Foundations of Commitment Problems in International Politics (accepted at International Organization).    
Jonathan Renshon. Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)