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Congratulations Dr. Saera Lee

Monday, August 28, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Saera Lee on the successful defense of her dissertation, "How Shared Culture Influences Alliance Termination". She moves on from her graduate studies to a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.
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Kuznetsova and Tolbert article: "Globalizing information networks, social media, and participation"

Thursday, July 6, 2023
In their recent paper, Daria Kuznetsova and Caroline Tolbert systematically evaluate the relationship between the Internet, social media use, and participation in politics in democracies and non-democracies.
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Mitchell article "Insecure fisheries: How illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing affects piracy"

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Sara Mitchell and Cody Schmidt find that countries with maritime areas that have more frequent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing also experience more piracy incidents.


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SPEAKER SERIES: Javier Matamoros-Becerra

Friday, September 22, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Schaeffer Hall
TALK TITLE: The Economic Causes still matter, stupid! Sociodemographic and economic reasons to understand the support for Donald Trump in Iowa: an empirical study After an academic stay financed by the Fulbright Commission, the aim of the presentation is to show the main findings of the investigation carried out about the socioeconomic determinants of the support of Donald Trump in Iowa in the 2020 and 2016 elections. The main results suggest that rurality is not a determinant to support Trump...
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Friday, October 6, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Schaeffer Hall
Fred Solt, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa TALK TITLE: Women’s Activism and Gender Egalitarian Public Opinion
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