Visiting Scholar Program
Due to the #COVID19 situation, all the lunch seminars between 18 March-06 May are postponed to a later date. The dates will be announced soon!
The V-Dem Institute is on a regular basis organizing seminars focusing on various topics within the field of democracy research. Leading international scholars visit University of Gothenburg to present their research. The seminars focus on topics such as democratization in different parts of the world, effects of democratization, electoral violence, persistence of inequality in new democracies etc. The seminars are open for the general public and the venue for seminars is the V-Dem Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.
For more information about the program, please contact Nazifa Alizada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2020
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2020_detailed.pdf (249.6 KB)
Address: Stora Skansen, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Dept. of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
15 January: Hind Arroub (visiting scholar 13 -17 January)
Founder & the Director of “Hypatia of Alexandria Institute for Reflexion and Studies’’ & V-dem Regional Manager for North Africa
Title: Second Wave of Arab Uprising: Nothing But Justice and Freedom
4 February: Karoline Wiesner (visiting scholar 4 February)
Associate Professor in Complexity Science at the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol
Title: Stability of Democracies: A Complex Systems Perspective
Note: the seminar is on Tuesday.
12 February: Kevin Casas-Zamora
Secretary-General of International IDEA
Title: The Black Box of Democracy: The Old and New Challenges of Political Finance
26 February: Gergana Dimova (visiting scholar 25-28 February)
Lecturer in politics at the University of Winchester, UK
Title: Democracy in Crisis? What Do Media Scandals and Government Investigations Tell Us About the State of Democracy in Russia, Germany and Bulgaria?
18 March: Eric Lake
PhD Candidate at the University of Florida
Title: Das Man, Dasein, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism: Explaining Anti-system Event Occurrences as a Function of Care Structure Management
25 March: Alexander Taaning Grundholm (visiting scholar 1 March-31 May)
PhD research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
Title: Keeping Your Enemies Close: Opposition Co-Optation and Coup Risk in Autocracies
8 April: Jean Lachapelle (V-Dem)
Post-Doctoral Fellow at V-Dem
Title: Rules of Repression: Military Rule, Coercion and Autocratic Survival
22 April: Aila Matanock (visiting scholar 20-24 April)
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley
Title: Untouchable Forces: Restoring Trust in Security in Weak States?
6 May: Natasha Wunsch (visiting scholar 4-7 May)
Assistant Professor in Political Science/European Integration at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) and Principal Investigator for the “Democratic Backsliding in Eastern Europe: Sequence, Strategies, Citizens” at ETH Zurich.
Title: Unpacking Democratic Backsliding: A Dynamic Analysis of Democratic Regression in Eastern Europe
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2019
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2019
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2018
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2017
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2016
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2016
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2015
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Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2015
Download the program here V-Dem Visiting Scholars Spring 2015.pdf (96.3 KB) .