Conferences

These are upcoming conferences and department activity in them:
APSA link to upcoming conferences
APSA call for papers for 2006 Conference, November 15, 2005

 GPSA: November 11-13, Savannah, GA: Call for papers expired
Participants:
William M. Downs and Vanja Petričević, M.A. Student
"Responding to Populism Without Succumbing to It? Social Democratic Reponses to Immigration Challenges in Europe"

Sara Miller, M.A./Ph.D. Student
"Ethnic politics in divided societies"

Brian Sernulka, M.A. Student
"Saying "No" to the European Union: Measuring the Costs of Incomplete Monetary Union"

 Northeastern: November 17-19, Philadelphia, PA: Call for papers expired
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SPSA: January 4-7, New Orleans, LA: Call for papers expired
Participants:
Sara Miller, M.A./Ph.D. Student
"Ethnic politics in divided societies"

Shyam Sriram, M.A./Ph.D. Student

Carol Walker, Ph.D. Student

 Western: March 16-18, Albuquerque, NM: Call for papers deadline Sept. 12
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National Conference of Black Political Scientists:  March 22-23, Atlanta, GA: Call for papers deadline Sept. 30
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ISA: March 22-25, San Diego, CA: Call for papers expired
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Lineae Terrarum: March 27-30, El Paso (TX), Cuidad Juarez (Mexico), Las Cruces (NM): Call for papers deadline Sept. 15
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Midwest: April 20-23, Chicago, IL: Call for papers deadline, October 10
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Conference for Students of Political Science: April 7, 2006, Illinois State University, Normal, IL: Call for papers: February 10, 2006
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APSA: September 1-4, Washington, DC: Call for papers deadline, expired
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Faculty:
Allison Calhoun-Brown, Associate Professor
Author: 33-10 Religion, Social Capital, and Political Participation; Thursday, Sept. 1, 8:00 AM
Paper title: "Be Fruitful and Multiply: Church Size and the Generation of Social Capital"
Chair: 32-13 Race, Religion, and Politics
; Saturday, Sept. 3, 2:00 PM

Henry "Chip" Carey, Associate Professor
Author: 45-6 Human Rights in Africa; Sunday, Sept. 4, 8:00 AM
Paper title: "The Politicized Human Rights Dilemma in Africa"

William M. Downs, Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Chair: 15-18 Legislative Politics in the European Union; Thursday, Sept. 1 10:15 AM

John S. Duffield, Associate Professor
Chair: 19-9 Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and Nation Building in Iraq; Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:15 PM
Chair/Discussant: 18-24 The Force of Norms; Friday, Sept. 2, 4:15 PM   
Author: Politics of Trade and Development; Saturday, Sept. 3, 4:15 PM
Paper Title: "Political Determinants of Energy Use in Advanced Industrialized Countries"
Poster Session: Politics of Trade and Development; Saturday, Sept. 3, 4:15 PM
"Political Determinants of Energy Use in Advanced Industrialized Countries" with Sara Miller

Scott E. Graves, Assistant Professor
Co-discussant: 26-4 Judicialization of Electoral Politics; Thursday, Sept. 1, 10:15 AM
Author: Judicial Politics; Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:15 PM
Paper Title: "Strategy, Bias and Recusal Decisions in Federal Appellate Courts"
Poster Session: Judicial Politics; Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:15 PM
"Strategy, Bias and Recusal Decisions in Federal Appellate Courts"

Michael Herb, Assistant Professor
Author: 44-13 Democratization and Modernization in the Middle East; Friday, Sept. 2, 2:00 PM
Paper Title: "Islamist Movements and the Lack of Transitions in the Arab World"

Jeff Lazarus, Assistant Professor
Poster Session: State and Urban Politics; Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:15 PM
"Entry into State-Wide Elections"

Carrie Manning, Associate Professor
Discussant: African Politics Conference Group: Panel 1: The Limits to Institutional Change in Africa: Democracies, Judiciaries, Private Sectors and Property Rights after Reform; Friday, Sept. 2, 10:15 AM
Chair/Author: 12-6 Assessing the Contributions of Imperfect Elections to Processes of State Formation and Reformation; Sunday, Sept. 4, 10:15 AM
Paper Title: "The Impact of Successive Elections on Party and Party System Institutionalization in Post-Conflict Cases" 

Stephen Nicholson, Assistant Professor
Author: 32-8 Ethnicity, Identity, and Political Preferences, Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:15 PM
Paper Title: "De Colores: Racial Identity, Pan-Ethnicity, and Political Beliefs" with Adrian D. Pantoja, Arizona State University
Discussant: T-4 Theme Panel: Issues in Direct Democracy, Saturday, Sept. 3, 10:15 AM

David C. Nixon, Associate Professor
Author: 8-9 A Methodological Smorgasbord, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2:00 PM
Paper Title: "Locating Federal Judges and Justices in the Common Space"

Michael Smith, Assistant Professor
Author: 17-12 Governance in Wider Europe, Friday, Sept. 2, 4:15 PM
Paper Title: "Governing Wider Europe: Implementing the European Union’s New Neighborhood Policy" with Katja Weber, Georgia Institute of Technology

Students
Raluca Viman Miller, Ph.D. Student
Author: Society for Romanian Studies:
(Panel 1: Ethnicity, Identity and Society: Do Emerging Attitudes in Romania Transform Democracy and Social Relations?); Friday, Sept. 2, 8:00 AM
Paper Title: "Political Change and the Democratization Process in Latin America and Central Eastern Europe"

Shyam K. Sriram, Ph.D. Student
Author: 32-6   The Politics of New Americans: Studying Asian American Political Engagement
; Saturday, Sept. 3, 8:00 AM
Paper Title: "Yankee Hindutva: Religiosity Measures and Hindu Nationalism" with Satish Joshi

Sara Miller, M.A./Ph.D. Student
Poster Session: Politics of Trade and Development; Saturday, Sept. 3, 4:15 PM
"Political Determinants of Energy Use in Advanced Industrialized Countries" with Dr. John S. Duffield