Department Speaker Series and Colloquiua

Fall 2017 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, September 29th, Department Seminar Room, Time To Be Determined

  • "Use This One Crazy Trick" (Tips and tricks for analysis and presentation)

Monday, September 18th, Event Hall, WVU College of Law, 4:00PM

  • Constitution Day Panel -- “Freedom of the Press: Constitutionally Enshrined Guardians of Democracy” (Note: brief report required for colloquium credit)

Spring 2017 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Wednesday, February 1st, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Preparing for comprehensive exams and avoiding plagiarism

Tuesday, February 21st, Kanahwa Room in the MountainLair, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Practice job talk

Wednesday, March 15, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • "Beamer" (Presentations in LaTeX)

Tuesday, March 21, Rhododendron Room in the MountainLair, 5:00PM

  • The Carl M. Frasure Lecture -- “The End of the Cuban Embargo? The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy” - presented by Dr. Patrick Haney (Miami University) 
Wednesday, March 29, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Publishing

Wednesday, April 26, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Writing a Dissertation

Fall 2016 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Tuesday, August 30, Department Seminar Room, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Maximizing the Graduate School Experience

Tuesday, September 20, White Hall B51, 4:00PM

  • John R. Williams Memorial Lecture: Dr. Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University: “Are Gains for Women Inevitable? Rethinking Women's Election to Office in the U.S. States,” 
Wednesday, September 28, Department Seminar Room, 12:00 - 1:30PM
  • Field research panel: Professors Cassese, Herron, and Wilson

Friday, October 7, Department Seminar Room, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Presenting/conferences
Tuesday, October 25, Department Seminar Room, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Data Access and Research Transparency

Friday, November 11, Department Seminar Room, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Introduction to LaTeX

Wednesday, December 7, Department Seminar Room, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Applying for grants, considering fieldwork, and other graduate opportunities

Spring 2016 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, January 22, Department Seminar Room, 3:00pm

  • Practice job talk
    Thursday, February 4th, from 5:15 - 6:30, Department Seminar Room
    • Tips on Teaching (1 of 2)
      Monday, February 22nd from 3:00 - 4:15, Department Seminar Room
      • Seminar papers and comprehensive exams
        Friday, March 4th from 1:30 - 2:45, Department Seminar Room
        •  Tips on Teaching (2 of 2)
          Monday, March 14th from 11:45 - 12:30, Department Seminar Room
          • Practice conference talk (ISA conference)
          Monday, March 14th from 3:00 - 4:15, Department Seminar Room
          • Internships

          Late March/Early April

          • Practice conference talk(s) (MPSA conference)
            Friday, April 1st from 1:30 - 2:45, Department Seminar Room
            • Introduction to Rockefeller Archives
              Thursday, April 14th from 5:15 - 6:30
              • Topic to be announced
              Monday, April 18th from 2:00 - 3:00, at the Rockefeller Archives
              • Visit to Rockefeller Archives

              Friday, April 29, from 4:00 - 5:30, G21 Ming Hsieh Hall

              • John Williams Memorial Lecture: Dr. Ismail White, George Washington University: "Black by Popular Demand: A Social Accountability Explanation of Black Political Unity" 

                Fall 2015 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

                Wednesday, December 2, Mountainlair Shenandoah Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Comparative Politics

                Monday, November 30, Mountainlair Greenbriar Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Comparative Politics

                Wednesday, November 18, Mountainlair Laurel Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Comparative Politics

                Monday, November 16, Department Seminar Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Public Policy

                Monday, November 9, Department Seminar Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Public Policy

                Monday, November 2, Department Seminar Room, 2:30pm-3:30pm

                • Job talk: Public Policy

                Wednesday, October 28, 312 Clark Hall, 2:00pm-3:00pm

                • Practice job talk

                Thursday, October 15, Department Seminar Room, 10:00am-11:00am

                • Practice conference talk and advice on conference proposals

                Friday, October 2, Department Seminar Room, 11:00am-12:00pm

                • Frederick Wood, Coastal Carolina University
                Friday, September 18, Department Seminar Room, 12:00pm-1:30pm
                • Webinar on the job market and faculty discussion

                Tuesday, August 25,  130 Colson Hall, 12:00pm-1:30pm

                • Professors Scott Crichlow and Christina Fattore, "Analyzing International Relations in 2015: From Trade Fights to Nuclear Deals, What Explains Current Trends?"


                Spring 2015 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

                Monday, May 4, Laurel Room in the Mountainlair, 11am-12:30pm

                • Job talk: American Politics

                Wednesday, Apr. 29, 130 Colson Hall, 11:30 am-1:00pm

                • Job talk: American Politics

                Monday, Apr. 27, 130 Colson Hall, 11am-12:30pm

                • Job talk: American Politics

                Monday, Apr. 20, 130 Colson Hall, 11am-12:30pm

                • Job talk: American Politics

                Wednesday, April 8, G16 Woodburn Hall, 4-5:30pm

                • Michael Allison, University of Scranton: "The Genocide Trial of Efrain Rios Montt and the Struggle Against Impunity in Guatemala."

                Friday, Mar. 20, Department Seminar Room, 2:30

                • Practice MPSA Presentations.

                Thursday, Mar. 3, Mountaineer Room of the Mountainliar, 4pm

                • Frasure Lecture: Prof. Reed M. Wood of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies. "Predation, Cooptation and Control: How Foreign Aid Shapes Local Conflict". 

                Friday, Feb. 6, Department Seminar Room, 2:30-4:00

                • Practice ISA Presentations.

                Fall 2014 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

                Wed., Dec. 3, Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair, 11:30am

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Mon., Dec. 1, Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair, 10am

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Wed., Nov. 19, Laurel Room of the Mountainlair, 11am

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Mon., Nov. 17, Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair, 10am.

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Wed., Nov. 12, Laurel Room of the Mountainlair, 10am.

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Mon., Nov. 10, Department Seminar Room, 10am.

                • Comparative Politics job talk.

                Fri., Oct. 17, Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair , 10:00-11:30

                • Professor Sean Theriault, University of Texas. “Party Warriors: The Ugly Side of Party Polarization in Congress."

                Wed., Sept. 24, White Hall, Room B 51, 5-7pm

                • Ukraine Burning: Crisis in Europe A forum with Dr. Erik Herron, Eberly Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Boris Barkanov, Assistant Professor of Political Science

                Wed. Aug. 13, Life Sciences Building, G15, 2-4pm.

                • Dotson Symposium on “Lawmaking and Oversight in an Era of Polarization,”