Fiona Greenland

Fiona Greenland—Investigating the relationship between monument destruction and civilian victimization: The evidence from Syria and Iraq

Join us November 29 12:30-2pm Monroe 120 Fiona Greenland, UVA Sociology Fiona Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on nationalism, violence, and state formation, with specialist interest in the role of cultural goods in macro-political projects in Italy and, in her new work, in Middle East conflict…

Adrian E. Raftery

Adrian Raftery—Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty

Join us October 12, 2018 2-4pm Gibson 296 Please join us for Adrian Raftery Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology University of Washington, Seattle, WA This lecture is jointly sponsored with the UVA Department of Statistics. Abstract The United Nations recently issued official probabilistic population projections for all countries for the first time, using…

Guy Grossman

Guy Grossman—Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Community Reporting in Uganda

Join us September 27 1:00-2:30pm Monroe Hall 120 Join us for  Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania Abstract Do social networks matter for the adoption of new political communication technologies? We collect complete social network data for sixteen Ugandan villages where an innovative reporting mobile platform was recently introduced, and show robust evidence of peer effects…

Mila Versteeg

Mila Versteeg—Do Constitutional Rights Make A Difference?

Access to the video of this program is by request only. Please contact: Mark Edwards or Dan Gingerich September 18, 2018 12-1:30pm Gibson 296 Mila Versteeg, from the University of Virginia School of Law Adam Chilton & Mila Versteeg Among the biggest decisions that constitution-drafters throughout history have faced is what rights to recognize. Should the…

2018 QC Fellows Poster Session

As you may be aware, every year in the Spring semester our QC graduate student fellows participate in a poster fair where they present their research to the larger QC community. Of the many events that we host as an organization, this is undoubtedly one of my favorites. Time and time again, I am deeply…

Moon Duchin

Moon Duchin—Data-Driven Approaches to Identifying a Gerrymander

12-1:30 pm Friday, March 23 Gibson 296 Co-hosted with Mathematics & Politics Departments Moon Duchin is an associate professor of Mathematics, a senior fellow in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and the director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University. Her pure math work is in geometry, topology,…

Tingting Zhang

Tingting Zhang – A Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model for Multi-Subject fMRI Data

Wednesday, February 21 12:00-1:00pm Bryan Hall 219 Tingting Zhang Department of Statistics University of Virginia A Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model for Multi-Subject fMRI Data The focus of this talk is on evaluating brain responses to different stimuli and identifying brain regions with different responses using multi-subject, stimulus-evoked functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. To…

Pablo Querubin

Pablo Querubin, Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition

Pablo Querubin of New York University’s Department of Politics Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Politics Tuesday, February 27th 12:00 – 1:30 Gibson S296 Co-sponsored with the Global Development Seminar Abstract A broad literature in political science and economic studies how social structure shapes political competition and the incentives of politicians to provide public goods. Examples…