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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.

For more information about the program, please contact Natalia Stepanova at natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net.

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2019

Download the program here  V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2019_detailed.pdf (159.6 KB)

Address: room Stora Skansen, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Dept. of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

9 January: Fernando Casal Bertoa (visiting scholar 7-11 January)

Co-director of REPRESENT: Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy

Title: Sickness or Symptom? The Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Rise of Anti-establishment Parties

 

23 January: Vanessa Boese (visiting scholar 21-25 January)

PhD Candidate at the School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Title: Patterns of Authority Over Space and Time

 

6 February: Steven Finkel (visiting scholar 5-8 February)

Daniel Wallace Professor of Political Science University of Pittsburgh

Title: Effects of U.S. Foreign Assistance on Democracy Building, 1990-2014

 

27 February: Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca (visiting scholar 25 February – 1 March)

Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Title: Trust in Parliament and Political Parties and the Fortune of Mainstream Parties

 

4 March: Mario Chacón (visiting scholar 4-8 March)

Assistant Professor of Politics at the New York University Abu Dhabi

Title: The Political Effects of Authoritarian Elections, Mario Chacón

 

6 March: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (visiting scholar 4-8 March)

Reader at King’s Russia Institute (King’s College London)

Title: The Politics of Insecure Collective Identity: Lessons From Putin’s Russia

 

20 March: Melis Laebens (visiting scholar 18-22 March)

PhD Candidate in the Political Science Department at Yale University

Title: Dangerous Parties? Party Organization and the Success of Executives with Hegemonic Aspirations

 

3 April: Luca Tomini, Andrea Cassani (visiting scholars 1-5 April)

Andrea Cassani, Research Fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano

Luca Tomini, Research Associate Professor at the Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Title: Patterns of Contemporary Autocratization: A Cross-Regional Comparative Analysis

 

17 April: Anne Meng (visiting scholar 15-18 April)

Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at the University of Virginia

Title: Tying the Big Man’s Hands: From Personalized Rule to Institutionalized Regimes

 

15 May: Inken von Borzyskowski (visiting scholar 13-17 May)

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University

Title: The Credibility Challenge: How Democracy Aid Influences Election Violence

 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2018

Download the program here  V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2018_detailed.pdf (146.5 KB)

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018

Download the program here 

Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017

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

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) .