International Speakers Series

In addition to organizing the regular class meetings, study groups, info sessions, and social activities (cf. schedule), the Methods School is proud to host the IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series. The aim of the Speaker Series is to encourage the exchange of ideas about the theory and practice, method and substance of social science research between Methods School participants, instructors, international speakers, and the wider NUS campus community.

All International Speaker Series talks are scheduled for 5:00 pm and take place in the Town Plaza Global Learning Room (TP-GLR) on the UTown campus. All talks are free and open to the public.

IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2019



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IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2018



Wednesday, June 27, 2018 God, Bullies, or Born this Way? A Comparative Analysis of Legislative Speeches around LGBTQ+ Issues

Iñaki Sagarzazu, Texas Tech University
Friday, June 29, 2018 The Dynamic Pie Project: Theory and Methods for Dynamic Compositional Data

Guy D. Whitten, Texas A&M University
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Leadership Turnover, Political Institutions, and Foreign Policy Realignment: A Mixed Method Design

Andrew X. Li, Central European University
Thursday, July 5, 2018 International Organizations and the Path to Peace in Civil Wars

Johannes Karreth, Ursinus College


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2017



Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Evaluating the End-of-war Thesis

Bear F. Braumoeller, Ohio State University
Friday, June 23, 2017 Right Time, Right Place: Space, Time, and Space-time in Spatiotemporal Autoregressive Processes

Jude C. Hays, University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Historically-minded Social Science: Combining Historical with Systematic Social Science Research

Werner J. Patzelt, Dresden University of Technology
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Global Economic Shifts and Interstate Armed Conflict: Solid Empirical Results Ready for an Update

Brian M. Pollins, Ohio State University


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2016



Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Does Non-random Participation in Experiments Matter?

Jennifer Jerit and Jason Barabas, Stony Brook University
Friday, July 8, 2016 The Politics of Delegating Power

Justin Fox, Washington University in St. Louis
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Network Models of Social Learning

Adam D. Henry, University of Arizona
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Measuring Democracy Discretely

Shawn Treier, Australian National University


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2015



Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Corporate Responsibility Expectations in South Africa and China: A Mixed Methods Study Using Hermeneutic Content Analysis

Max Bergman and Lena Berger, University of Basel
Friday, June 12, 2015 Picking Fights: Rising Powers in World Trade Organization Disputes

Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah, and SooYeon Kim, National University of Singapore
Monday, June 15, 2015 Applying Social Science Research to Public Policy

Daniel Yew Mao Lim, IDA Singapore, Civil Service College, and Georgetown University
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Political (Dis)trust and Attitudes towards Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po Paris
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Unlisted and Unrepresented: The Inequality of List-based Electoral Politics in America

Simon Jackman, Stanford University


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2014



Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Geography, Territory, and War: The Role of Political Distance in Conflict

Erik A. Gartzke, University of Essex and University of California, San Diego
Friday, July 4, 2014 Let them Eat Pie: A Strategy for Modeling Dynamic Compositions

Guy D. Whitten, Texas A&M University
Monday, July 7, 2014 Talking to Win: The Politics of Issue Selection in Parliamentary Debates

Iñaki Sagarzazu, Texas Tech University
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Emerging Powers, Identity, and Conflict Behavior

Cameron G. Thies, Arizona State University


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2013



Thursday, July 11, 2013 Analyzing Complex Processes: Educational Achievement, Occupational Success, and Well-Being

Max Bergman, University of Basel
Friday, July 12, 2013 Vision and Reality: Political Science Lessons in Times of Global Crisis

Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University of Marburg
Monday, July 15, 2013 Marx and Democracy

Terrell F. Carver, University of Bristol
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Transparency, Protest, and Political (In)Stability in Autocracies and Democracies

Peter Rosendorff, New York University
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Designing Commitment: The Politics of Dispute Settlement Design in Asia's Trade Agreements

Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah


IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series 2012



Thursday, June 28, 2012 The Fiscal Compact, Euro-reforms, and the Challenge for the Opt-Outs

Derek Beach, Aarhus University
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 The Dark Side of the Vote: Incorrect Inferences, Social Information, and Information Aggregation Through Majority Voting

Rebecca B. Morton, New York University
Thursday, July 5, 2012 The Multidimensional Model of Research Methodology: An Integrated Set of Continua

Katrin Niglas, Tallinn University


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World Scientific Lee Foundation NUS Press Columbia