CSDC Speaker Series

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Note that all speaker series dates, locations and times are subject to change. For archives of past talks, please click here

Schedule: Academic year September 2018- May 2019

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Victoria Esses Media Portrayals of Refugees: Nature and Consequences Friday, October 19, 2018 3:00pm Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal
James Druckman Unraveling Affective Polarization Friday, November 2, 2018 3:00pm Room C-6070-9, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal
Elizabeth Suhay How Americans on the Left and Right Explain Socioeconomic Inequality Friday, November 16, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Michael Bechtel Inequality and Redistribution Behavior Friday, December 7, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Elisabeth Ivarsflaten Asylum Seekers Centers in the Neighborhood: Causal Effects of Sudden Immigrant Influx on Exclusionary Attitudes Friday, March 15, 2019 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Elin Naurin The Political Effects of Pregnancy Friday, April 12, 2019 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Eva Anduiza “I am not a feminist but…” Women’s protests and gender attitudes in Spain Friday, May 10, 2019 3:00pm Location to be confirmed.

Schedule: Academic year September 2017- May 2018

Speaker Title Date Time Location
Colette Brin
Jeremy Clark
Aaron Erlich
How Canadian access news online
Democracy enhancing technologies
Covering the campaign election events in developing democracies
Friday, September 15, 2017 2:30pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Philipp Rehm “The past and future of welfare state politics” Friday, October 27, 2017 3:00pm Ballroom, University Centre (SSMU), McGill University
David Broockman “Wealthy Elites’ Policy Preferences and Economic Inequality: The Case of Technology Entrepreneurs” Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Ryan Enos “The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics” Friday, December 8, 2017 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
  Dave Karpf “Analytic Activism: How activist organizations refine tactics and develop strategies to build power in the digital age” Friday, January 19, 2018 3:00pm Room 624, Education bldg, McGill University
  Marc Helbling “Measuring Immigration Policies and their Effects” Friday, February 9, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Noam Lupu “Affluence and congruence” Friday, February 16, 2018 3:00pm Room C-3061, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal
Sarah Bush “Who’s There? Election Observer Identity and the Local Credibility of Elections” Friday, March 2, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Leonie Huddy “The Social Nature of Partisan Identity” Friday, March 23, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Eszter Hargittai “Social media use and political engagement Friday, April 6, 2018 CANCELLED CANCELLED
Jessica Gottlieb “Informality, Expectations, and Political Behavior: Evidence from a Developing Democracy” Friday, April 13, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Victoria Esses “Media Depictions of Refugees: Nature and Consequences Friday, May 4, 2018 CANCELLED CANCELLED
Christopher Cochrane “The Automated Detection of Emotion in Transcripts of Parliamentary Speech: Comparing Human and Machine Classification of the Video and Written Records of Debates in the Canadian House of Commons” Friday, May 18, 2018 3:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Maarten Vink “Immigrant Naturalization in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden: Origin, Destination and Life Course in Longitudinal Perspective (1995-2015)” Friday, May 25, 2018 3:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University

Schedule: Academic year September 2016- May 2017

  Speaker Title Date Time Location
Kevin Arceneaux Degrees of Rationality: How Reflection Minimizes Partisan Reasoning and Promotes Democratic Accountability Friday, October 7, 2016 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Debbie Schildkraut A Tale of Two States:How State Immigration Climate Affects Belonging to State and Country Among Latinos Friday, November 4, 2016 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
David Lazer Democracy in a test tube:  experiments in directly representative democracy CANCELLED Friday, November 11, 2016 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Arthur Lupia Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics — and What We Can Do About It Thursday December 8, 2016 4:00pm Room 108, SSMU, McGill University
David Farrell “Ireland’s experiment with ‘coupling’ citizens and elites in a deliberative process: The Irish Constitutional Convention of 2012-14” Friday, January 13, 2017 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Christian Joppke “Between Lightening and Fortifying: The Uncertain Path of Citizenship in the West” Friday, February 3, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Eitan Hersh “Do Democratic and Republican Physicians Provide Different Care on Politicized Health Issues?” Friday, February 17, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Diana Mutz Mass Opinion Toward Trade in the US and Canada Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00am Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Elizabeth Zechmeister “How News Consumption Shapes the Security Agenda: Evidence from Latin America” Friday, March 10, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Vincent Tiberj

Présidentielle 2017 en France: la fin d’un cycle?

Friday, March 17, 2017 12:45pm Bibliothèque de l’Assemblée Nationale, Québec
Daniel Kreiss “Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy” Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill University
Zac Greene “Issue Diversity and competition in party election campaigns” Friday, April 5, 2017 11:45am Room DKN 5325, Pavillon De Koninck,  Université Laval
Samara Klar “When Common Identities Decrease Trust: An Experimental Study of Democratic and Republican Women” Friday, April 7, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House,  McGill University
Neil Malhotra “The Economic Consequences of Partisanship in a Polarized Era” Friday, April 21, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House, McGill Universit
Claire Adida Engendering empathy, begetting backlash: American Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees Friday, May 5, 2017 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Jeffery Jenkins Natural Disasters, ‘Partisan Retrospection,’ and U.S. Presidential Elections Friday, May 12, 2017 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
Roger Waldinger Immigration and the election of Donald Trump: Why the Sociology of migration left us surprised and unprepared Friday, May 26, 2017 2:00pm Boardroom 404, Thomson House,  McGill University
Mikael Persson Responsive Democracy: Longitudinal Analyses on the Relationship between Public Opinion and Public Policy in Sweden 1956-2016″ Friday, June 9, 2017 2:00pm Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University