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Visiting Scholar Program

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 focuses 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.

We are accepting applications for visitors, the application must include a draft paper that uses V-Dem data + CV + a short letter outlining reasons for wanting to visit. Please submit your application in good time.

For more information about opprotunities to present your research at a V-Dem seminar, please contact Natalia Stepanova at natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net.

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018

Download the program here  V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018_detailed.pdf (125.7 KB)

17 January: Steven Wilson (visiting scholar 29 Dec-19 January)

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno

Title: Social Media and Mobilization in Latin America

31 January: Sirianne Dahlum

V-Dem Post-Doc at the University of Gothenburg

Title: Chaos on Campus: Universities and Mass Uprisings

14 February: Sebastian Elischer (visiting scholar 12-16 February)

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida

Title: How Often and Why Do Military Coups Usher in Civilian Rule? Coups, Post-Coup Elections and Autocratic Resilience in the Post-Cold War World

28 February: Valeriya Mechkova 50% seminar

PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg

Title: Gendered Accountability: When and Why Do Governments Respond to Women's Policy Priorities?

1 March: Kunal Sen (visiting scholar 27 February – 2 March)

Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester

Title: Political Settlements and Immiserizing Growth Episodes

14 March: Nicholas Kerr (visiting scholar 12-16 March)

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama

Title: Electoral Cycles of Democratic Satisfaction and the Quality of Elections in Africa

15 March: Marcus Tannenberg 50% seminar

PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg

Title: Popular Support for Authoritarian Rule in China: Estimating self-censorship with list experiments

11 April: Ani Sarkissian (visiting scholar 9-13 April)

Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University

Title: Government Support for Religion and the Varieties of Democracy

26 April: Lars-Erik Cederman (visiting scholar 25-27 April)

Professor of International Conflict Research at ETH Zürich

Title: Ethnic Inequality and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset

7 May: Svend-Erik Skaaning (visiting scholar 7-11 May)

Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University and Co-Principal Investigator of V-Dem

Title: Restrictions on Passive and Active Voting Rights during the First Wave

9 May: Marc Ratkovic (visiting scholar 7-11 May)

Assistant Professor at Princeton University  

Title: Causal Inference through the Method of Direct Estimation

23 May: Rachel Riedl (visiting scholar 22-25 May)

Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University

Title: Authoritarian-Led Democratization

20 June: Bernard Grofman (visiting scholar 18-24 June)

Professor of Political Science and Jack W Peltason Endowed Chair of Democracy Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and former Director of the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy.

Title: Reasonable Choice Models of Voter Turnout

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017

Download the program here  V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017_detailed.pdf (98.9 KB) .

6 December: Saskia Ruth (visiting scholar 4-8 December).

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of Zurich and the Center for Democracy Studies in Aarau.

Title: Populism and Direct Democracy in Latin America

20 December: Hanne Fjelde (visiting scholar 18-23 December).

Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo.

Title: Which institutions matter? Toward a liberal democratic civil peace

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2017

Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2017_detailed.pdf (156.8 KB) .

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2016

Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2016.pdf (92.9 KB) .

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2016

Download the program here  V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2016.pdf (92.3 KB)

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2015

Download the program here  V-Dem Visiting Scholars Fall 2015.pdf (115.2 KB) .

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2015

Download the program here  V-Dem Visiting Scholars Spring 2015.pdf (96.3 KB) .