Past Events

Nov 29, 2018

Seminar Series: Europe in 21st Century


Event Time:

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:20 PM to 13:20 PM

On Thursday November 2nd, Dr. Harold Clarke, the Ashbel Smith Professor at the University of Texas, Dallas we be here to share some results from his recent studies of UK public opinion towards Brexit.  Dr. Clarke is a leading expert on public opinion and political economic phenomena in advanced democracies.  He is a former principal investigator on the British and Canadian national election studies and the author numerous influential books and articles on these subjects.  His most recent books are Brexit - Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press 2017), and Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain (Cambridge University Press 2013).  For more about Dr. Clarke and his work, visithttps://www.utdallas.edu/epps/hclarke/ .


Nov 13, 2018

Seminar Series: Europe in 21st Century


Event Time:

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM

Dr. de Rooij’s research interests concern aspects of comparative politics, particularly electoral and non-electoral political behavior, political engagement of minority and marginal groups, anti-immigrant attitudes and ethnic prejudice. She also has a specific interest in randomized field experiments. 

Her recent work includes three main projects: 1) a comparative study of immigrants’ political involvement; 2) a series of experiments aimed at testing the effects of voter mobilization messages on turnout in the US and the UK; 3) a study of the role of ideological group identity and group norms in political decision-making.

Nov 12, 2018

Visiting Scholar: Mark Pickup


Event Time:

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford.

Mark is a specialist in Political Behavior and Political Methodology. Substantively, his research primarily falls into four areas: political identities and vote choice; the economy and democratic accountability; conditions of democratic responsiveness; and polls and electoral outcomes. His research focuses on political information, public opinion, political identities, and election campaigns within North American and European countries. His methodological interests concern the analysis of longitudinal data (time series, panel, network, etc.) with secondary interests in Bayesian analysis and survey/lab experiment design.

Oct 24, 2018

Visiting Scholar: Johannes Lindvall


Event Time:

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Johannes Lindvall is Professor of Political Science at Lund University in Sweden where his research focuses on political institutions, public policy, and political economy. Recently, his interest in policy reform and government decision-making culminated in his book, Reform Capacity (Cambridge University Press), and he currently is interested in questions of state capacity and power. Professor Lindvall will be presenting research from this project: “Religion, Railways, and Reform: How Trains Strengthened the Nation State.”

Oct 17, 2018

Visiting Scholar: Vera Troeger


Event Time:

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Vera Troeger is Professor of Quantitative Political Science at the Economics Department and the Department for Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She joined CAGE (Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy) in August 2011 in order to strengthen the multidisciplinary profile of the Centre and bring closer together research and scholars from rigorous political science and economics in areas such as globalization and political economy.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, econometrics, and applied statistics, in particular economic policy diffusion and spillovers of monetary and tax policy, quantitative political methodology, especially pooled cross-section time series analysis, the trade off between bias and efficiency in finite sample econometrics and endogeneity issues.
Dr. Troeger’s talk will be from her latest work on Maternity Benefits across UK HEIs.

Sep 28, 2018

Visiting Scholar: David Rueda


Event Time:

Sep 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

David Rueda is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University, as well as a Fellow of Nuffield College. His research focuses on the politics of economic policy in developed democracies, as well as exploring the politics and economics of inequality. Professor Rueda’s research presentation will highlight his recent work on preferences for redistributive policies.

Apr 27, 2018

Conference: Tex Meth 2018


Event Time:

Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 (11:00 AM to 13:30 PM)

The political methodology conference, "TEX METH 2018", was hosted by Texas A&M University on April 27-28, 2018.  The goal of this meeting was to bring together the large community of political methodologists in the greater Texas area to share their latest research. The keynote speaker this year was Dr. Vera Troeger, Professor of Quantitative Political Economy, from the University of Warwick and Editor in Chief of Political Science Research and Methods (PSRM).

Agenda: Click on the date to link to a PDF of that day's agenda
Friday, April 27, 2018                Saturday, April 28, 2018

Papers: Click on the paper title to link to a PDF of the paper.

    "Fingerprints of a Fraud: Evidence from Mexico's 1988 Presidential Election", F. Cantú
    "The (Surprisingly Small) Role of Policy Preferences in Supreme Court Agenda-Setting", B. Johnson
    "A Unified Theory of Regression Adjustment for Design-based Inference", by J.A. Middleton
    "Unnecessary Bias", C. Rainey & H.L. Kern

    "Predicting Race and Ethnicity from the Sequence of Characters in a Name", G. Sood & S. Laohaprapanon
    "Taking Space Seriously", L. Zhu, et al.


Conference Registration: Closed

For more information contact: Dr. Guy Whitten, g-whitten@tamu.edu, Professor and European Union Center Director, Department of Politial Science, Texas A&M University

Sponsors: College of Liberal Arts Social Science Consortium, Public Policy Research Institute, Department of Political Science, and European Union Center, Texas A&M University


Apr 17, 2018

Seminar Series: Europe in 21st Century- Critical Issues in Europe Today


Event Time:

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Description: This seminar was an opportunity for audience members to take the pulse of current events in Europe. Thomas Meister, Consul General of Germany, led a panel of Consuls General from European Union (EU) countries by giving an overview about the EU and current critical issues impacting Europe (click here to link to the presentation). This was followed by brief presentations on the current affairs by each of the following Consuls General panel members (click here to see their bios):
  • Alexis Andres, Consul General of France
  • Karen Bell, Consul General of the United Kingdom
  • Adrian Farrell, Consul General of Ireland
  • Thomas Meister, Consul General of Germany
  • Enric Panés, Consul General of Spain
  • Elena Sgarbi, Consul General of Italy
  • Ioannis Stamatekos, Consul General of Greece
Time:  Check-in and lunch distribution 11:45 am & Seminar 12:20 - 1:20 pm

Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  
This seminar was part of the “European in the 21st Century” seminar series: 
     Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.

Apr 12, 2018

Scholarly Symposium: "Global 1968"


Event Time:

Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018 (08:00 AM to 17:00 PM)

Description: The events of 1968 had a tremendous impact on our global political and intellectual legacies. From Vietnam to the students protests in Europe, Mexico and the US, the legacies can be felt in what we read and how we think. This two day interdisciplinary symposium involves faculty from a variety of disciplines, including, History, Philosophy, English, French, International Studies, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, and Film Studies. The first day of the conference will be devoted to the historical events of May 1968, and the second day will be devoted to its intellectual, political and cultural legacies. Although a two day symposium could easily be devoted to the events and legacies of 1968 in any single country, the aim of the symposium is to provide a broader perspective, integrating a plurality of geopolitical and intellectual regions.

Symposium agenda: https://philosophy.tamu.edu/global-1968-conference/


Symposium Coordinator: Daniel Conway, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Collge of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors include: European Union Center, Department of Political Science; Departments of International Studies, History, and Philosophy, and the Fasken Chair (College of Liberal Arts), Texas A&M University 


Feb 12, 2018

Public Seminar: “Immigration, Nativism & Changing Politics”


Event Time:

Feb 12, 2018 - 15:30 PM to 16:45 PM

Seminar Title: “Immigration, Nativism & Changing Politics”

Description:  In the 2016 election, Donald Trump laid bare the traditional cleavages dividing U.S. politics. His nativist and populist appeals redefined Republican and Democratic coalitions. At a glance, Trump may appear to be an exception, a candidate whose appeal is driven largely by ideology; but, seen through a global lens, his appeal is hardly unique. Immigration and nativist sentiments are evident in elections, parties, and public policies throughout Europe and the rest of the world. However, how these sentiments relate to, and are redefining, contemporary politics remains a puzzle.

A panel of leading experts discussed the trend toward nativism both in the US and globally. The panel will included polling experts from Ipsos, as well as a group of international academics. They addressed the causes and consequences of nativism, its relationship with immigration, and its influences on politics and policy throughout the world. 

Panel Moderator: Clifford Young, President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
Panel Members:
Martial Foucault, Professor and Director, Center of Po Recherches Politiques, Sciences Po and Director of the CEVIPOF (CNRS), Paris France
Kyle Kondik, Director of Communications, University of Virginia Center for Politics, and Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics)
Daron Shaw, Professor, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
Ray Duch, Professor, Official Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Director of the Nuffield Centre of Experimental Social Sciences (CESS), which has centers in Oxford, Santiago (Chile) and Pune (India)

Chris Garman, Managing Director for the Americas, Eurasia Group

Cosponsors: Ipsos Public Affairs with the European Union Center, the Social Science Consortium, and the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, and The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Feb 12, 2018

Scholarly Conference: “Immigration, Nativism & Changing Politics”


Event Time:

Feb 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 15:00 PM

  • Description: This conference was part of a one-day symposium that included this scholarly conference and a public seminar in the afternoon (see other program listing).

    In the 2016 election, Donald Trump laid bare the traditional cleavages dividing U.S. politics. His nativist and populist appeals redefined Republican and Democratic coalitions. At a glance, Trump may appear to be an exception, a candidate whose appeal is driven largely by ideology; but, seen through a global lens, his appeal is hardly unique. Immigration and nativist sentiments are evident in elections, parties, and public policies throughout Europe and the rest of the world. However, how these sentiments relate to, and are redefining, contemporary politics remains a puzzle. This conference will investigate the causes and consequences of nativism, its relationship with immigration, and their influences on politics and policy throughout the world. 

    Eight scholarly papers were presented and discussed that investigated the causes and consequences of nativism, its relationship with immigration, and their influences on politics and policy throughout the world.  After the conference, some of the presented research will be revised and submitted for review as a special issue of the scholarly publication Social Science Quarterly.
Papers presented (*= presented paper):
  • “The Nativist Trap: Cultural or Economic?”  Clifford Young* (Ipsos Public Affairs)
  • “The Rise (and Fall?) of Populism: The Case of the 2017 French Election” Martial Foucault* (Sciences Po Paris)
  • “We Never Change, Do We? Economic Anxiety and the Far Right in a Post Crisis Europe”  Sean Kates* (New York University) and Joshua Tucker (New York University)
  • “Voter Perceptions of the Presidential Candidates in 2016”  Daron R. Shaw* (University of Texas) and Nadine Gibson* (University of Texas)
  • “Trump, Populism and Immigration Demand”   Raymond Duch* (University of Oxford)
  • “Nativism in U.S. Elections: A Brief History”   Kyle Kondik* (University of Virginia)
  • “Shaping the People: The Psychology of Populism and Ethnic Inclusion”   Jason Seawright* (Northwestern University) and Rodrigo Barrenechea (Northwestern University)
  • “The Causes and Consequences of Nativism: A Cross-National Study of Immigration Attitudes”    Nicholas T. Davis* (Texas A&M University), Kirby Goidel* (Texas A&M University), Christine Lipsmeyer* (Texas A&M University), and Guy D. Whitten* (Texas A&M University)

Cosponsors: Ipsos Public Affairs with the European Union Center, the Social Science Consortium, and the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University

Feb 09, 2018

Seminar Series: Europe in 21st Century- The 2017 French Presidential Election


Event Time:

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Title: “The 2017 French Presidential Election: New Cleavages in Old Politics”

Seminar Speaker: Martial Foucault, Professor and Director, Center of Po Recherches Politiques, Sciences Po, France

Seminar Description: The 2017 French Presidential and Legislative elections were one of the most disruptive contests since the beginning of the French Fifth Republic, with an outcome which is expected to transform the political landscape for a long time. This seminar addressed how some new cleavages have emerged and transformed the way we understand the political patterns in France today. 


Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  
This seminar is part of the “European in the 21st Century” seminar series: 
     Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.

Jan 15, 2018

Visiting Scholar: Robin Devroe


Event Time:

Jan 15, 2018 - Feb 15, 2018 (08:00 AM to 17:00 PM)

Description: Robin Devroe is a junior researcher in the Department of Political Science and Ghent Association for the Study of Parties and Representation at Ghent University, Belgium. During her visit she worked with Department of Political Science faculty, Drs. Nehemia Geva and Michelle Taylor. Her main research interest is the study of political representation, voting behavior and gender behavior and gender. She is currently working on a PhD project concerning the political representation of women.

Dec 08, 2017

Scholarly Conference: “Revisiting Electoral Personalism”


Event Time:

Dec 08, 2017 - Dec 09, 2017 (08:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

Conference Title: “Revisiting Electoral Personalism: What Do Incentives to Cultivate a Personal Vote in List PR Imply for Parties and for Public Policy?”
Event Dates:
   Friday, December 8, 2017 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm), and
   Saturday, December 9, 2017 (8:30 am – 12:00 noon)
Description: Electoral personalism (known also as “the personal vote”) refers to the organization of elections around attributes of individual candidates, as opposed to characteristics of parties. The central problem around personalism is that it dilutes party programs, orients public policies toward local as opposed to national issues, and generally weakens political parties. Personalism is said to be at the root of a number of policy outcomes, including the level, composition, and efficiency of public spending, corruption, representation of women and minorities, vote buying, subsidies allocation, and the success of structural economic reforms. The goal of this conference was to evaluate the conventional wisdom regarding open- and closed-list PR, which has remained largely unchanged over the last twenty years, even in light of new research that calls it into question. Our aim was to question at both the theoretical and the empirical levels, the assumptions that inform the canonical distinction between open- and closed-list PR rules. Speakers sought to systematically focus on the basics of these systems, considering together the incentives they provide for the behavior of parties, candidates, legislators, and voters. The papers will be collected into a volume to be submitted to a journal for a special issue.
Speakers:
   Gabriela Borz, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
   Peter Buisseret , University of Chicago
   Royce Carroll, University of Essex, United Kingdom
   José Antonio Cheibub, Texas A&M University
   Olle Folke, Uppsala University
   Marko Klasnja, Georgetown University
   Daniel Kselman, IE School of International Relations, IE University, Spain
   Carol A. Mershon, University of Virginia
   Thomas Mustillo, Purdue University
   Monika Nalepa, University of Chicago
   Carlo Prato, Columbia University
   Johanna Rickne, Stockholm University 
   Gisela Sin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Dec 05, 2017

Seminar Series: Europe in 21st Century- Brexit: Challenges & Opportunities Facing Ireland & the EU


Event Time:

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Title:  “Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Ireland and the EU”
Check-in and lunch distribution 11:45 am & Seminar 12:20 - 1:20 pm

Seminar Speaker: Adrian Farrell, Consulate General of Ireland

Seminar Description: The decision by the UK to leave the European Union will impact on Ireland more than any other European country.  Ireland and the UK joined the EU on the same day in 1973 and common membership has strongly influenced bilateral political and economic relations since then.  In his remarks Adrian Farrell, Consulate General of Ireland, assessed the key issues facing Ireland arising from the decision by its neighbour to leave the EU in areas including trade, Northern Ireland and Ireland’s future relations with the UK and its European partners. 


Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.

Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Nov 16, 2017

Academic Seminar: Dr. Tobias Hofmann


Event Time:

Nov 16, 2017 - 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Seminar Title: Non-compliance in the European Union as a Monetary Policy Substitute
Description: Economic and Monetary Union has robbed Eurozone governments of monetary policy instruments, forcing them to find alternative means to meet the demands of organized interests for protection from intra-European competition. No longer able to supply legal forms of assistance, they turn to violations of trade-related treaty obligations and (ab)use the European Union's official infringement proceedings as a flexibility mechanism that grant them temporary relive from the twin pressures of domestic interests and an ever closer-woven corset of European rules. Data on almost 10,000 infringements on European legislation show that Eurozone governments are more likely to engage in violations in response to shifts in import penetration than their non-Eurozone counterparts and themselves prior to adopting the Euro.
Speaker information: Dr. Tobias Hofmann, Assistant Professor at The University of Utah, will give a department seminar as part of the Political Economy & Political Violence Program series. His research examines the political economy of international institutions, with a focus on multilateral and preferential trade agreements as well as European integration. He is particularly interested in the design, effectiveness, and use of institutions related to compliance and dispute settlement.
Cosponsors: European Union Center & Political Economy & Political Violence Program, 
Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University


Oct 16, 2017

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - EU Issues Impacting Europe & the World


Event Time:

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Title:  “EU Issues Impacting Europe & the World”
Check-in and lunch distribution 11:45 am & Seminar 12:20 - 1:20 pm

Seminar Speaker Panel: Ingo Zamperoni, Anchor of ARD’s Tagesthemen; Vladimir Balzer, Journalist at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, National Public Radio Station; Anja Heyde, Presenter for talk show Fakt ist! in MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) and TV reporter for ZDF Morgenmagazin; Annette Betz, Anchorwoman and reporter with German Television and Bavarian Broadcasting/Bayerischer Rundfunk; Petra Gute, Live reporter for rbb, the Berlin/Brandenburg (part of the ARD consortium of the German public broadcasting stations) and German National TV network ARD; and Alies Lindeboom, Freelance producer covering U.S. politics and news at Washington, D.C., offices of ARD and ZDF German television.

Seminar Description:  German journalists representing the leading German public and private broadcasting stations presented an up-to-date assessment of Germany’s perspective on recent key European Union issues that are impacting both Europe and the world.  Topics included: Brexit and its impact on the EU, Roles of French President Macron and German Chancellor Merkel, Immigration issues in Europe, and evolving U.S.-EU relations.

Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.

Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
 

 

Oct 15, 2017

Media Symposium: Immigration and Border Security Program


Event Time:

Oct 15, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 (13:00 PM to 11:30 AM)

Description:  In collaboration with the German RIAS Berlin Commission*, the European Union Center organized and facilitated a one-week program focusing on immigration and border security in Texas and New Mexico for German journalists who work in radio, television, and the internet.

Six German journalists, TV anchors, and reporters from leading broadcasters across the country participated in an in-depth program that focused on U.S. immigration and border security in the Southwestern United States. Participants in the research-study trip were anchorman Ingo Zamperoni from ARD Tagesthemen, Anja Heyde from ZDF and MDR TV networks, anchorwoman Annette Betz from Bayerische Rundfunk (BR) TV, Petra Gute from RBB TV, Vladimir Balzer from Deutschlandradio and Alies Lindenboom from ARD TV.
 
The group began the week receiving briefings from academic experts at Texas A&M University on the following topics, which provided a framework for the rest of the program.
  • “Media and voting issues exemplified in recent U.S. elections and in 2017” and
    “Polarization in the U.S.” by Dr. Kirby Goidel, Professor and Fellow, Department of Communication and Director, Public Policy Research Institute; and Dr. Johanna Dunaway, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
  • “EU perceptions in the U.S.” by Dr. Guy Whitten, Department of Political Science
  • “Migration issues between the U.S. and Mexico, and U.S.-Mexico relations from a Texas and U.S. perspective” by Dr. Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • “Current U.S. Issues” by Mark Welsh, Dean, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • “U.S. Homeland Security/Terrorism” by Dr. Danny Davis, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Homeland Security; Coordinator, Executive Master of Public Service and Administration Degree Program, The Bush School of Government and Public Service 
The journalists also presented a seminar titled “EU Issues Impacting Europe and the World” in the European Union Center’s “Europe in the 21st Century” seminar series at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. During the panel discussion, approximately 150 faculty, staff, students and members of the public were briefed by the journalists on topics including the impact of Brexit on Europe, immigration and the refugee crisis in Europe, and the changing perception of the U.S. from abroad.
 
After the enlightening briefings addressing all aspects of immigration and border security at Texas A&M University, the group traveled to the Texas-Mexico border near Mc Allen, TX, to get a first-hand look at the border. Led by Texas Department of Public Safety Chief-of-Staff/Deputy Director, Robert Bodisch, and Commander and Regional Director of the TX Region III, Weslaco Regional Headquarters Office, Joe Rodriguez, the group attended briefings and then took helicopter and high-speed patrol rides to view the Rio Grande River border area. They were also escorted along recently discovered drug-runner and immigrant smuggling trails, with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Customs and Border to experience the rough terrain of the porous border frontier and the challenges of guarding the border.
 
One journalist commented “If you’re standing there at the Mexican border, you suddenly realize that America and Europe have lots in common these days. We’re searching for answers ourselves on how to strike the right balance between humanity and security with border protection. It’s all about people and how we want to live.”
 
The German journalists also visited the border in El Paso, Texas and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. In El Paso, senior officials and academic experts from the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Congressional candidate, Veronica Escobar, gave riveting talks allowing the group to learn more about the economic and social issues that have become such political hot buttons in the United States and Latin America. The group also learned from local community members that from their socio-economic perspective, the border towns of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico as are interconnected as the cities of Bryan and College Station. The group was hosted in the El Paso area by Roberto Coronado, Vice President in Charge and Sr. Economist, Lupe Mares, Communications and Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch; Araceli McCoy, Executive Director, El Paso Council for International Visitors; David Coronado, International Bridges Strategic Project Manager, International Bridges Department, City of El Paso; and Mario Porras, Director of Binational Affairs, El Paso Community Foundation. In Santa Teresa, NM, Jerry Pacheco, President, Global Perspectives Integrated Inc., highlighted the economic impact of cross-border manufacturing by U.S., Mexican, and other global businesses, with details on the history and value of maquiladoras to the New Mexico and U.S. economy. The group also had the opportunity to participate in the “Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook Conference” where they heard keynote speaker Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director, Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, Washington D.C., speak on the economic ties between the United States and Mexico and listen to local business experts present a panel discussion on the economic outlook of the Paso del Norte Border Region.

The journalists also meet with former RIAS program participants in Las Cruces, New Mexico and in Houston, TX. At KRWG, in Las Cruces, they viewed the recently aired TV special “The Voices of Dreamers” and discussed the impact of DACA on the local community. In Houston, the group met with Hansi Lo Wang, Correspondent, National Desk, from NPR’s New York Bureau to learn about the how Hurricane Harvey impacted local immigrant groups, as well as members of Houston Public Media including Andrew Schneider, Politics and Government Reporter; Florian Martin, Business Reporter; and Al Ortiz, General Assignment Reporter and immigration specialist.
 
(* The RIAS Berlin Commission is a binational organization for the promotion of German - American understanding in the field of broadcasting.)  
 
Cosponsors: European Union Center and the RIAS Berlin Commission, Berlin, Germany  

Aug 15, 2017

Visiting Scholar: Natália de Paula Moreira


Event Time:

Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 14, 2018 (08:00 AM to 17:00 PM)

Description: Natália de Paula Moreira is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo, who has a fellowship to spend the academic year working on her methods skills and writing her dissertation in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Her research interests focus on taxation and representation in Latin America.  


Apr 27, 2017

Scholarly Conference: Modeling Politics & Policy in Time and Space


Event Time:

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 (08:00 AM to 17:00 PM)

Description: Space-time (or data that vary across both space and time) are widely used in observational research in political science, yet many questions remain on how to appropriately or best analyze these data. Most research simply uses strategies designed for cross-sections of data, extended to accommodate time, or time-series of data, extended to accommodate space, without taking seriously the possibilities and challenges unique to space-time data itself. For this conference we brought together a broad group of scholars who are conducting cutting edge research on modeling politics across time, space, and space-time who might not regularly interact with each other for an open exchange of ideas. Invited scholars presented their work in progress, recieved feedback from conference participants, and plan to submit their papers for consideration in a special edition of Political Science Research and Methods.

Cosponsors: European Union Center, the Program in Scientific Political Methodology, and the Department of Political Science

Apr 24, 2017

Seminar: Liam F. McGrath


Event Time:

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Seminar Title: "The Long Shadow of the Opposition: Electoral Benchmarking Against Previous Governments"
Seminar Speaker: 
Dr. Liam F. McGrath, Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Cosponsors: Scientific Political Methodology Program, European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, and Texas A&M University

Apr 03, 2017

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - Public Opinion & Populism in the US and Europe


Event Time:

Apr 03, 2017 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Clifford Young, President, US Ipsos Public Affairs
Seminar Title: “Public Opinion & Populism in the US and Europe”

Seminar Description: This seminar addressed current trends in public opinion and populism in the U.S. and Europe, and how they are changing. Clifford Young is President of Ipsos Public Affairs in the United States and also leads Ipsos global election and political polling risk practice. Ipsos is one of the world’s leading independent market research companies. Young specializes in researching social and public opinion trends and election polling, and has lead polls on over 100 elections around the world. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins and an instructor at both Columbia University and University of São Paulo, where he teaches courses on public opinion and election forecasting.
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
This seminar supported the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project and the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative.

Mar 10, 2017

Scholarly Conference: Taxation, Revenue, & Fiscal Capacity


Event Time:

Mar 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Description: The ability to raise tax revenue is one of the most important prerequisites for functioning states and has important consequences for citizens' lives and states' development paths. Political scientists have become increasingly interested in the circumstances under which states first raise significant revenues via taxation and the distributive battles over the introduction of taxation. Much of this recent work, however, has largely been focused on historical cases in the now developed world. This conference aimed to bring together scholars working in the realm of taxation and tax capacity with focus on historical Europe as well as developing countries today with the hope to create a cohesive special issue on the expansion of taxation across both space and time. 
Sponsor: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2017

Seminar: Dr. Carles Boix


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Seminar Title: "Democratic Capitalism at a Crossroads?"
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Carles Boix, Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics & The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Cosponsors: European Union Center and the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

 

Feb 21, 2017

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - Europe's Crises: Old & New Challenges for the EU


Event Time:

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM to 13:20 PM

Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Michael Groth, Senior Editor, Deutschlandradio (German National Radio), Berlin, Germany 
Seminar Title: “Riddled by Crises – Old and New Challenges for the European Union”
Seminar Description: Less than one year after Brexit, the EU (as well as Britain) is still trying to fully understand the impact of London’s refusal to stay “in the club”. At the same time, we enter what will likely be the 3rd  year of an ongoing refugee crises. There is no common European response how to deal with the refugees. We witness a severe cleft between those who promote a “culture of welcome” (Germany) and those who close their borders (Eastern EU Members). If that is not enough, the EU still has to find agreement on many financial matters, let alone a mutual approach in foreign policy and the fight against terrorism. All of the above has given rise to populist parties all over Europe – which worsens the EU chance of improving its situation.
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
This seminar supports the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project and the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative.

Dec 08, 2016

Seminar: Dr. Vera Troeger


Event Time:

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

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Seminar Title: "Budget Cycles, Fiscal and Compositional Spending"
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Vera Troeger, Professor of Quantitative Political Economy and PPE Co-Director, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; also Editor in Chief of Political Science Research and Methods (PSRM)
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Program in Scientific Political Methodology, and the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University


Dec 07, 2016

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Cameron Wimpy


Event Time:

Dec 07, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 (12:00 PM to 13:00 PM)


Nov 15, 2016

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - Is Brexit really going to happen? 


Event Time:

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM to 12:20 PM

Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Title: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do:  Is Brexit really going to happen?”
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Matthew Gabel, Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Seminar Description: "Brexit means Brexit", as the British Prime Minister regularly reminds us.  Yet, what Brexit really means remains to be seen.  This seminar described the political, economic, and administrative/legal landscape that will shape whether, when, and how the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union.  
Cosponsors: European Union Center in the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
This seminar supports the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project and the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative.

Nov 11, 2016

Academic Seminar: Dr. Peter Mortensen


Event Time:

Nov 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. Peter Mortensen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University
Seminar Title: "Party Competition from an Agenda Setting Perspective"
Cosponsors: Political Economy & Political Violence Program and the European Union Center,
Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University


Oct 13, 2016

Scholarly Seminar: The Political Psychology of Trade Preferences


Event Time:

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Description: Dr. Diana C. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Her books include Population-Based Survey Experiments (Princeton), Hearing the Other Side, and Impersonal Influence.
Seminar Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Sponsor: European Union Center in the Department of Political Science and Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

 


Sep 29, 2016

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - Brexit! Voting in the UK 2016 EU Referendum


Event Time:

Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 22, 2016 (11:45 AM to 13:20 PM)

Seminar Title: “Brexit! Voting in the UK 2016 EU Referendum”
Seminar Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Seminar Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
This seminar supports the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project and the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative.


May 19, 2016

Scholarly Conference: Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy


Event Time:

May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016 (09:00 AM to 19:00 PM)

Description: Texas A&M University hosted the 2016 Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy (SWSCP). The SWSCP is an interdisciplinary learned society that meets annually to discuss the work of influential European thinkers, writers, and artists of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Leading figures of influence include Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Schelling, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Marcuse, Adorno, Levinas, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Ricoeur, Habermas, Gadamer, Agamben, and others. Now in its sixth year, the Seminar has earned a reputation for providing scholars working in the field of Continental Philosophy with a collegial, supportive research environment. Faculty as well as doctoral candidates were welcome to present their research. The Seminar strictly adhered to a policy of equal gender representation.
Agenda:  LINK TO FILE
Sponsors: Conference host- Department of Philosophy. Funding provided by Departments of Philosophy, English, International Studies, the European Union Center, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University.

May 05, 2016

Seminar: Competing Perspectives- Setting Priorities for the Transatlantic Security Agenda


Event Time:

May 05, 2016 - 12:20 PM to 13:20 PM

Description: Fulbright Fellow and Chief Expert in the Latvian Ministry Crisis Management Department, Olevs Nikers, spoke about setting the Transatlantic security agenda.
Flyer:   LINK TO PDF
Co-sponsors: European Horizons and the European Union Center, Texas A&M University

May 05, 2016

Scholarly Conference: The New World of Comparative Political Communication


Event Time:

May 05, 2016 - May 06, 2016 (08:30 AM to 17:30 PM)

Description: The field of political communication has traditionally had an American focus largely because of the availability of data on this important case.  But recent advances in data availability and research methods have opened up a myriad of research possibilities.  These advances now provide opportunities to make theoretical and empirical advances about political communication through studies within and across nations.  For this conference, researchers were brought together from a broad range of research perspectives to present their latest work. After the conference, the papers will be revised and submitted for review as a special issue of the journal Social Science Quarterly.
Conference Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Conference Agenda:
  LINK TO FILE
Sponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science; Department of Communication; College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
Supporting the Texas A&M University Democracy on Edge Project & the College of Liberal Arts Democracy Initiative

Apr 20, 2016

Workshop: International Negotiations - Learning to Negotiate From the Workplace to the World Stage


Event Time:

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:15 PM to 13:30 PM

Description: Dr. Kathryn King-Metters, Executive Professor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, presented this workshop. Closing remarks were given by Ambassador Larry Napper, The George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Co-sponsors: European Horizons and the European Union Center, Texas A&M University

Apr 18, 2016

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - The Syrian Crisis


Event Time:

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:20 PM to 13:20 PM

Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Thomas Scotto, Professor of Government, at the University of Essex
Seminar Title: When a ‘Red Line’ Wasn’t Much of a Red Line:  The Syrian Crisis and the Failure of the United Kingdom and United States to Respond Decisively - What is the foreign policy cost of backing down from threats for democratic leaders
Seminar Description: In international relations, there is a long-standing supposition that democratic states conducting foreign policy have strong bargaining positions over non-democratic leaders because both elected leaders and their adversaries believe democratic leaders who make idle threats face sanction from their citizens, which prevents them from backing down from threats. Contrary to this theory, the speaker illustrated, using data from the limited UK/US intervention that took place in Syria following al-Assad’s documented use of chemical weapons, that backing down is far less costly for elected leaders than has been theorized.
Seminar Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2016

Scholarly Meeting: Larry C. Napper, Ambassador (ret) and Senior Lecturer


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 23:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd met with Larry C. Napper, Ambassador (ret) and Senior Lecturer. Napper is professor of the Russia and International Politics course at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2016

Guest Lecturer: Studies of NATO


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 18:30 PM to 20:30 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd met with Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton, Instructional Associate Professor, and nine graduate students with interests in NATO, from The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M Universit

Mar 09, 2016

Guest Lecturer: War and Diplomacy in Modern Europe


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 16:30 PM to 17:30 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd served as a guest lecturer for the War and Diplomacy in Modern Europe course taught by Dr. Jarred Donnley, Visiting Assistant Professor, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2016

Scholarly Meeting: Gabriela Marin Thornton


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 15:00 PM to 16:30 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd met with Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton, professor of the Nationalism, Immigration and Terrorism in the EU course at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2016

Guest Lecturer: National Security and Defense Planning


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 13:30 PM to 14:45 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd served as a guest lecturer for the National Security and Defense Planning course taught by Dr. Andrew Ross, Professor and Director of Program for Certificate in National Security Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Mar 09, 2016

Seminar: NATO Q&A – Defense Policy and Capabilities


Event Time:

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 13:20 PM

Description: Colonel Andrew Budd provided an in-depth follow up to his seminar “NATO in Europe in 2016” with students from the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Mar 08, 2016

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - NATO in Europe in 2016


Event Time:

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:20 PM to 13:20 PM

Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Colonel Andrew Budd, Head of Defense Capabilities Section at NATO’s Defense Policy & Planning Division, Brussels, Belgium
Seminar Title: NATO in Europe in 2016 – NATO back to its roots- can it cope!
Seminar Description: Colonel Budd presented a fact-filled summary of NATO’s current capabilities, activities, and challenges. He also discussed the impact of current issues in Europe and Russia on NATO.
Seminar Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Cosponsors: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A&M University

Mar 04, 2016

Scholarly Conference: Fat Politics, Lean Politics: Political Survival in Good and Bad Economic Times


Event Time:

Mar 04, 2016 - 09:00 AM to 18:00 PM

Description:  Scholars from diverse regions of the world presented their latest works focused on understanding the connections between voters and political parties during economic downturns and economic takeoffs, both in developed and developing economies. This conference will lead to a special edition of the journal Electoral Studies
Conference Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Conference Agenda: LINK TO FILE
Sponsor: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Supporting the Texas A&M University Grand Challenges Strengthening Democracy Initiative
 

Mar 01, 2016

Guest Lecturer: Political Communication


Event Time:

Mar 01, 2016 - 16:30 PM to 17:30 PM

Description: Erik Kirschbaum Reuters Berlin correspondent, served as a guest lecturer for the Political Communication course taught by Dr. Kirby Goidel, Professor and Fellow of the Public Policy Research Institute and Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Mar 01, 2016

Seminar Series: Europe in the 21st Century - Europe's Refugee Crisis


Event Time:

Mar 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 13:30 PM

Series Description: Leading academics, journalists, and practitioners spoke about their perspectives on key issues impacting Europe today. Issues covered included developments within single nations, across Europe, and between Europe and other parts of the world. This series was open to all Texas A&M University faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public.
Seminar Speaker: Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters Berlin Correspondent
Seminar Title: Europe's Refugee Crisis - Germany's role in the crisis, the issues at stake, the difficulties in coming up with EU solutions, and the risks entailed
Seminar Description: A Reuters Berlin correspondent since 1996, Kirschbaum regularly covers political, general and financial news fin Europe, and also covered the Greece election of 2012, as well as other national/international events including the Olympic Games in Athens, the 2006 World Cup, and the 2003 Iran earthquake. Kirschbaum provided insight into the current status of Europe’s refugee
Seminar Flyer: LINK TO FILE
Cosponsors:
European Union Center, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A&M University

Mar 01, 2016

Scholarly Meeting: Dr. Jarred Donnley


Event Time:

Mar 01, 2016 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Description: Erik Kirschbaum met with Dr. Jarred Donnley, professor of the War and Diplomacy in Modern Europe course at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, to discuss parallel research.
Cosponsors: European Union Center of Excellence, Department of Political Science, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Dec 10, 2015

Scholarly Conference: Political Budgeting Across Europe


Event Time:

Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015 (09:00 AM to 18:00 PM)

Description: This conference will lead to a special edition of the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP). For this special edition, scholars brought together who study the intertwined relationships of politics and government budgeting presented their papers. This conference presented a unique opportunity, however, because their interests lie in differing aspects of politics and budgets and they do not regularly interact with each other. Government budgeting, in general, remains a key aspect of government behavior; one that affects many other areas of academic research. By focusing on budgeting from a variety of theoretical perspectives, this special edition will appeal to a broad audience with interests in government behavior, institutions, specific policy areas (such as education or welfare), political economy, and others.
Special Edition Guest Editors: Christian Breunig (University of Konstanz), Christine S. Lipsmeyer (Texas A&M University), and Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University)
Conference Agenda: LINK TO FILE
Sponsor: European Union Center, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University

Oct 16, 2015

Seminar: The Latent Dimensions that Structure Autocratic Rule


Event Time:

Oct 16, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Seminar Title: The Latent Dimensions that Structure Autocratic Rule
Speaker: Joseph Wright, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Cosponsors: Program in Political Economy and Political Violence (PEPV), European Union Center, and Project for Equity, Representation, and Governance, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Aug 29, 2015

Visiting Scholar: Petra van den Bekerom


Event Time:

Aug 29, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015 (09:00 AM to 17:00 PM)

Description: Petra van den Bekerom, from Leiden University, The Netherlands, served as a visiting scholar sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University and the European Union Center, from August 29, 2015 thought October 30, 2015.  During her stay, she will be strengthening the ties between the public management research groups at Leiden University and the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M. She is interested in learning how and to what extent variations in environmental constraints affect the public management-performance linkage. Van den Bekerom plans to share knowledge about public management research in The Netherlands, write a research paper, and write a first draft of a postdoctoral research grant application. In addition, there will be many opportunities for her to interact with other Texas A&M University faculty members and  graduate students informally and also in a classroom setting and workshops.
Cosponsors: European Union Center; Project for Equity, Representation and Governance (PERG); and the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

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