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Dec. 8, 2015
Brad LeVeck gave a talk entitled, "The Democratic Peace and the Wisdom of Crowds," at the MIT Media Lab on October 8, 2015.
Dec. 7, 2015
Haifeng Huang was quoted in an article in Foreign Policy about the impact of American education on Chinese students.
Dec. 7, 2015
 Haifeng Huang was quoted in an article in Foreign Policy about the impact of American education on Chinese students.
Nov. 23, 2015
Haifeng Huang was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on China's social credit system.
Nov. 23, 2015
Haifeng Huang was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on China's social credit system.
Oct. 28, 2015
 Jessica Trounstine's paper, "Segregation and Inequality in Public Goods," was featured in the Washington Post'sWonkblog.
Oct. 28, 2015
Jessica Trounstine's paper, "Segregation and Inequality in Public Goods," was featured in the Washington Post'sWonkblog.
Oct. 27, 2015
William Heller, Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University (SUNY), will give a talk entitled, "Leaders and Labels: A Principal-Agent Perspective on Party Position Taking," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on October 28, 2015.
Oct. 27, 2015
 William Heller, Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University (SUNY), will give a talk entitled, "Leaders and Labels: A Principal-Agent Perspective on Party Position Taking," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on October 28, 2015.
Oct. 26, 2015
 Alex Theodoridis gave a talk entitled, "What Goes with Red and Blue? Parties, Issues and Traits in the Minds of Voters," in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, on October 23, 2015.
Oct. 26, 2015
Alex Theodoridis gave a talk entitled, "What Goes with Red and Blue? Parties, Issues and Traits in the Minds of Voters," in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, on October 23, 2015.
Oct. 22, 2015
David Fortunato's paper, "Context, Heuristics, and Political Knowledge: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Citizens’ Left-Right Knowledge" (with Randy Stevenson and Greg Vonnahme), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Oct. 22, 2015
David Fortunato was interviewed on the "Trevor Carey Show" in Modesto and "Coffee and Markets" in Chicago about his article "Can Easing Concealed Carry Deter Crime?"
Oct. 22, 2015
 David Fortunato's paper, "Context, Heuristics, and Political Knowledge: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Citizens’ Left-Right Knowledge" (with Randy Stevenson and Greg Vonnahme), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Oct. 22, 2015
 David Fortunato was interviewed on the "Trevor Carey Show" in Modesto and "Coffee and Markets" in Chicago about his article "Can Easing Concealed Carry Deter Crime?"
Oct. 21, 2015
 Haifeng Huang was live interviewed on BYU Radio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose about his recent publication, "International Knowledge and Domestic Evaluations," on October 20, 2015.
Oct. 21, 2015
 Haifeng Huang was live interviewed on BYU Radio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose about his recent publication, "International Knowledge and Domestic Evaluations," on October 20, 2015.
Oct. 16, 2015
Christopher Hare, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Davis, gave a talk entitled, "Ideological Preferences and Perceptions in the American Mass Public," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on October 14, 2015.
Oct. 16, 2015
Christopher Hare, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Davis, gave a talk entitled, "Ideological Preferences and Perceptions in the American Mass Public," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on October 14, 2015.
Oct. 14, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on propaganda was cited in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Oct. 14, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on propaganda was cited in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Oct. 12, 2015
Brad LeVeck's paper, "How Activists Perceive the Utility of International Law" (with Emilie Hafner-Burton and David Victor), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Oct. 12, 2015
Brad LeVeck's paper, "How Activists Perceive the Utility of International Law" (with Emilie Hafner-Burton and David Victor), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Sep. 23, 2015
Alex Theodoridis' research was referenced in a Time commentary on education by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Sep. 23, 2015
 Alex Theodoridis' research was referenced in a Time commentary on education by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Sep. 21, 2015
 Emily Ritter participated in the International Methods Colloquium's recent roundtable on job opportunities for students with Political Science PhDs.
Sep. 21, 2015
Emily Ritter participated in the International Methods Colloquium's recent roundtable on job opportunities for students with Political Science PhDs.
Sep. 17, 2015
Emily Ritter and Courtenay Conrad's paper, "Human Rights Treaties and Mobilized Dissent against the State," was accepted for publication in the Review of International Organizations.
Sep. 17, 2015
Emily Ritter and Courtenay Conrad's paper, "Human Rights Treaties and Mobilized Dissent against the State," was accepted for publication in the Review of International Organizations.
Sep. 16, 2015
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Personal Character or Social Expectation: A Formal Analysis of 'Suzhi'," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Contemporary China.
Sep. 16, 2015
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Personal Character or Social Expectation: A Formal Analysis of 'Suzhi'," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Contemporary China.
Sep. 14, 2015
 Brad LeVeck's research on polarization and elections was cited in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Sep. 14, 2015
 Brad LeVeck's research on polarization and elections was cited in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Sep. 11, 2015
Emily Ritter's paper, "National Leaders, Political Security, and the Formation of Military Coalitions" (with Scott Wolford), was accepted for publication in the International Studies Quarterly.
Sep. 11, 2015
 Emily Ritter's paper, "National Leaders, Political Security, and the Formation of Military Coalitions" (with Scott Wolford), was accepted for publication in the International Studies Quarterly.
Sep. 10, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on misinformation, rumor and propaganda is featured in an article on UC Merced News.
Sep. 10, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on misinformation, rumor and propaganda is featured in an article on UC Merced News.
Sep. 8, 2015
Jessica Trounstine's paper, "Segregation and Inequality in Public Goods," was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Political Science.
Sep. 8, 2015
Jessica Trounstine's paper, "Segregation and Inequality in Public Goods," was accepted for publication in theAmerican Journal of Political Science.
Sep. 1, 2015
Emily Ritter's paper, "Policy Disputes, Political Survival, and the Onset and Severity of State Repression," has been awarded the Bruce Russett Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution during 2014.
Sep. 1, 2015
 Emily Ritter's paper, "Policy Disputes, Political Survival, and the Onset and Severity of State Repression," has been awarded the Bruce Russett Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution during 2014.
Aug. 26, 2015
 Haifeng Huang's research on political propaganda was featured in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Aug. 26, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on political propaganda was featured in an article on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Aug. 19, 2015
Graduate Student Kayla Canelo’s research on the role of gender in perception of political scandals was featured in an article on the UC Merced University News Website.
Aug. 19, 2015
Graduate Student Kayla Canelo’s research on the role of gender in perception of political scandals was featured in anarticle on the UC Merced University News Website.
Aug. 4, 2015
Yao-Yuan Yeh's paper, "Attitudinal Differences among the Cultural Revolution Cohort: Effects of the Send-down Experience" (with Robert Harmel), was accepted for publication in the China Quarterly.
Aug. 4, 2015
Yao-Yuan Yeh's paper, "Attitudinal Differences among the Cultural Revolution Cohort: Effects of the Send-down Experience" (with Robert Harmel), was accepted for publication in the China Quarterly.
Jul. 29, 2015
Nate Monroe's paper, "The Jeffords Switch and Legislator Rolls in the U.S. Senate" (with Chris Den Hartog), was accepted for publication in Public Choice.
Jul. 29, 2015
Nate Monroe gave a talk to the Merced Rotary Club on July 7th about UC Merced Political Science and what it means to use science to study politics.
Jul. 29, 2015
 Nate Monroe's paper, "The Jeffords Switch and Legislator Rolls in the U.S. Senate" (with Chris Den Hartog), was accepted for publication in Public Choice.
Jul. 29, 2015
Nate Monroe gave a talk to the Merced Rotary Club on July 7th about UC Merced Political Science and what it means to use science to study politics.
Jul. 27, 2015
Graduate Students Kayla Canelo and Chelsea Coe presented a poster, "Matching Red and Blue: Partisan Intensity, Composition & 'Potential Outcomes'" (with Alexander G. Theodoridis), and Graduate Student Chanita Intawan presented a poster, "Easy IAT: An Open-Source and...
Jul. 27, 2015
Graduate Students Kayla Canelo and Chelsea Coe presented a poster, "Matching Red and Blue: Partisan Intensity, Composition & 'Potential Outcomes'" (with Alexander G. Theodoridis), and Graduate Student Chanita Intawan presented a poster, "Easy IAT: An Open-Source and...
Jul. 16, 2015
Jessica Trounstine's research on inequalities in the provision of public goods was featured in UC Merced News on July 15, 2015.
Jul. 16, 2015
 Jessica Trounstine's research on inequalities in the provision of public goods was featured in UC Merced News on July 15, 2015.
Jun. 25, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on propaganda and signaling in China was featured in the Foreign Policy article, "Beyond Propaganda," on June 23, 2015.
Jun. 25, 2015
Haifeng Huang's research on propaganda and signaling in China was featured in the Foreign Policy article, "Beyond Propaganda," on June 23, 2015.
Jun. 22, 2015
David Fortunato's blog post, "Would 'concealed carry' have stopped Dylann Roof's church shooting spree?," was featured on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.
Jun. 22, 2015
David Fortunato's blog post, "Would 'concealed carry' have stopped Dylann Roof's church shooting spree?," was featured on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.
Jun. 6, 2015
Emily Ritter's formal model replication, "Oil, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict," was featured on the International Studies Association blog on June 6, 2015.
Jun. 6, 2015
 Emily Ritter's formal model replication, "Oil, Shifting Power, and Civil Conflict," was featured on the International Studies Association blog on June 6, 2015.
Jun. 4, 2015
 Alex Theodoridis will present a paper, "Seeing Spots: An Experimental Examination of Voter Appetite for Negative and Positive Campaign Ads," at the Duke-Oxford Conference on Cognitive Approaches to Law, Economics, Politics and Policy on June 5, 2015.
Jun. 4, 2015
 Alex Theodoridis will present a paper, "Seeing Spots: An Experimental Examination of Voter Appetite for Negative and Positive Campaign Ads," at the Duke-Oxford Conference on Cognitive Approaches to Law, Economics, Politics and Policy on June 5, 2015.
Jun. 3, 2015
David Fortunato will give a talk entitled, "Legislative Review and Party Differentation in Coalition Government," at the Manifesto Project User Conference 2015 in WZB Berlin Social Science Center on June 4, 2015.
Jun. 3, 2015
David Fortunato will give a talk entitled, "Legislative Review and Party Differentation in Coalition Government," at the Manifesto Project User Conference 2015 in WZB Berlin Social Science Center on June 4, 2015.
May. 10, 2015
Alex Theodoridis will give a talk entitled, "It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity," in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago on May 11, 2015.
May. 10, 2015
Alex Theodoridis will give a talk entitled, "It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity," in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago on May 11, 2015.
May. 6, 2015
Graduate Student Chelsea Coe's research was featured in an  
May. 6, 2015
Graduate Student Chelsea Coe's research was featured in an article on the UC Merced Graduate Division Website.
May. 5, 2015
 Matt Hibbing's paper, "Sex Differences, Personality, and Ideology: A Deeper Investigation via Contexts in a Study of Local Politics" (with Rebecca Hannagan and Chris Larimer), was accepted for publication in Politics, Groups, and Identities.
May. 3, 2015
James Adams, Professor of Political Science at UC Davis, will give a talk entitled, "The Company you Keep: How Voters Infer Party Positions on European Integration from Governing Coalition Arrangements," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on May 5, 2015.
Apr. 28, 2015
 Emily Ritter and Courtenay Conrad's paper, "Preventing and Responding to Dissent: The Observational Challenges of Explaining Strategic Repression," was accepted for publication in American Political Science Review.
Apr. 27, 2015
Peter Lorentzen, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, will give a talk entitled, "China's Controlled Burn: Managed Popular Protest under Authoritarianism," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on April 29, 2015.
Apr. 23, 2015
Alex Theodoridis will give a talk entitled, "It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity," in the Department of Political Science at the University of Maryland on April 24, 2015.
Apr. 15, 2015
 Brad LeVeck's research was featured in an article on UC Merced News.
Apr. 5, 2015
Paul Goren, Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, will give a talk entitled, "Race-Coded Myths: How Welfare Evaluations Reinforce Racial Prejudice and Exacerbate Symbolic Racism," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on April 6, 2015.
Apr. 1, 2015
Matt Hibbing will give a talk entitled, "The Symbolic Benefits of Descriptive and Substantive Representation," in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University on April 2, 2015.
Mar. 29, 2015
 Nicholas Weller, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, will give a talk entitled, "The elements of coordination: Understanding the factors that affect coordinated action," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on March 30,...
Mar. 15, 2015
 Tom Hansford will give a talk entitled, "Public Perceptions of a (Somewhat) Political Court," in the Department of Politics at Princeton University on March 16, 2015.
Mar. 11, 2015
David Fortunato's paper, "How Voters' Perceptions of Junior Coalition Partners Depend on the Prime Minister's Position" (with Jim Adams), was accepted for publication in European Journal of Political Research.
Mar. 9, 2015
 David Fortunato's paper, "Can Easing Concealed Carry Deter Crime?" was accepted for publication in Social Science Quarterly.
Mar. 8, 2015
Emily Ritter will give a talk entitled, "State Cooperation with International Criminal Tribunals: An Investigation of International Warrant Enforcement," at the International Relations Workshop in the Department of Political Science at UCLA on March 9, 2015.
Feb. 26, 2015
Alex Theodoridis' blog post, "Scott Walker’s view of Obama’s religion makes him a moderate," was featured on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog
Feb. 26, 2015
 Haifeng Huang's paper, "The Political Effects of Rumors and Rumor Rebuttals in an Authoritarian Country," was accepted for publication in the British Journal of Political Science.
Feb. 25, 2015
Haifeng Huang's paper, "International Knowledge and Domestic Evaluations in a Changing Society: The Case of China," was accepted for publication in the American Political Science Review.
Feb. 24, 2015
 Sarah A. Treul, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill, will give a talk entitled, "Agenda Crossover: State Delegations in Congress," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on February 26, 2015.
Feb. 23, 2015
 Jessica Trounstine will give a talk entitled, "In it Together: The Segregation of Public Goods," in the Department of Political Science at Emory University on February 24, 2015.
Jan. 29, 2015
 Nate Monroe will give a talk entitled, "Minority Party Influence in the U.S. Congress: Floor Proposals and Minority Leverage" (with Jeff Jenkins), in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina on January 30, 2015.
Jan. 27, 2015
 Courtenay Conrad's research was featured in an article on UC Merced News.
Jan. 26, 2015
Nate Monroe's paper, "On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power" (with Jeffery A. Jenkins), was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Political Science.
Jan. 25, 2015
Jessica Trounstine will give a talk entitled, "In it Together: The Segregation of Public Goods," in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles on January 26, 2015.
Jan. 18, 2015
 Graduate Student Tessa Provins presented a paper, "A Theory of Minority Party Influence in the US Congress" (with Jeffery Jenkins and Nathan Monroe), at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in New Orleans, LA.
Jan. 13, 2015
 Courtenay Conrad's blog post (with Justin Conrad, Jim Piazza, and Jim Walsh), "When do countries respond to terrorism with torture?", was featured on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

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