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FALL 2014

CSDI Weekly Seminars will be held at 12:10 PM, 349 Ingram Commons Center, unless otherwise specified

September 5:  Michael Sances, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow

September 12: Eddie Camp, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 

September 19: Greg Caldeira, Distinguished University Professor, Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University

September 26: Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law, University of California, Berkeley

October 3: Pablo Fernandez-Vasquez, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow

October 10: OPEN


October 24: Liz Zechmeister, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Co-Director Latin American Public Opinion Project, Vanderbilt University

October 31: OPEN

November 7: OPEN 

November 14: OPEN

November 21: OPEN


December 5: Susan Webb-Yackee, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

CSDI aims to foster an engaging intellectual environment to explore how political institutions shape political debate, ameliorate conflicts, and influence public policy.

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NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

 Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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