Spring 2014 Doctoral Research Colloquium Schedule

All presentations take place from 12:30-2:00PM. in the Rudin conference room on the 2nd floor of the Puck Building. A light lunch will be served at 12:00 PM

Jan 30th - Anthony Bertelli – Professor of Public Policy and Political Science; C.C. Crawford Chair in Management and Performance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. Professor Bertelli’s research examines the role of political institutions in shaping public policy outcomes and organizational structures. He is the Co-PI of “Shrinking the State: Reforming Arm’s Length Bodies in an Age of Austerity”, a research project based in the UK, in which he is modeling the durability of public bodies and their functions.

Mar 27th – Margaret Levi – Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies and Political Science at the University of Washington. Professor Levi’s current research focuses on how to improve the quality of government. Her most recent book, “In the Interest of Others” (Princeton, 2013), co-authored with John Ahlquist, explores how organizations provoke member willingness to act beyond material interest. Professor Levi is the general editor of the “Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics” book series, and co-general editor of the Annual Review of Political Science.

Apr 3rd - Gay Seidman – Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Seidman’s research interests include labor; gendersocial movementspolitical sociology; and demography. Her most recent book, “Beyond the Boycott” (Russell Sage), examines campaigns in which South African, Indian, and Guatemalan activists and their allies successfully used the threat of a consumer boycott to pressure companies to accept voluntary codes of conduct and independent monitoring of work sites.

Apr 10th - Todd Rogers - Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Rogers is a behavioral scientist whose work bridges the gap between intention and action. He has studied the cognitive and social factors that influence election participation. He has also studied how time-inconsistent preferences can be leveraged to increase support for future-minded policies and choices such as support for environmental legislation, ordering healthier foods, or watching high-brow movies.

Apr 17th – Anna D’Souza – Visiting Fellow at NYU Wagner. Her research is related to food security and nutrition, food price shocks, conflict and instability, governance, and international trade. She investigates policy-oriented questions using recent household survey data from developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. Anna has a PhD in Economics from UCLA and spent the last four years as a research economist for the Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. In the Fall, she will be joining the faculty at Baruch's School of Public Affairs. 

Apr 24th - Jason Franklin – PhD candidate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner.  Jason Franklin has a background in philanthropy education, nonprofit strategy and leadership, and urban policy and education advocacy. His research examines the role of charitable foundations in the policy making process. 

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