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Visiting Scholar Program

The V-Dem Institute is on a regular basis organizing seminars focusing 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 Fall 2017

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

23 August: Alexander Schmotz (visiting scholar 21 August - 1 September).

Research Fellow of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratization, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Title: Elections vs Constitutionalism: Institutional Tension and the Survival of Hybrid Regimes

27 September: Michael Bernhard (visiting scholar 25-29 September).

Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida.

Title: Civil Society, Responsiveness, and Political Stability

11 October: Brigitte Seim, Daniel Pemstein (visiting scholars 9-13 October).

Brigitte Seim at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy; Daniel Pemstein is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at North Dakota State University.

Title: Clientelism, Censorship, and the Middle Class: Experimental Evidence from Nepal

25 October: Mascha Rauschenbach (visiting scholar 23-27 October).

Post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Prof. Sabine Carey at the University of Mannheim.

Title: Preaching tot he Converted: the Allocation of Campaign Rallies in Ghana's 2012 Elections

8 November: Mieczyslaw Boduszynski (visiting scholar 6-10 November)

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College in California, USA

Title: Full Circle: U.S. Democratic Leverage and the Arab Spring

22 November: Alex Kroeger (visiting scholar 20-25 November).

Lecturer at the University of California, Merced.

Title: Political instability, regime type, and economic growth

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) .