Northwestern University

Nov
17
Fri 3:00 PM

CHSS Workshop: Matt Lesch and Omri Tubi

When: Friday, November 17, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Buffett Institute Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kumar Ramanathan  

Group: Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Join CHSS for two presentations from Northwestern community members: "Bringing the Temperature Down: Managing the Public Acceptability of Consumption Tax Reform in Ontario" by Matt Lesch and "The Standard Mosquito: Transnational Dynamics of Antimalarial Knowledge and the Making of a Jewish State, 1918-1930" by Omri Tubi.

Matt Lesch is a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research. He is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto specializing in the study of Canadian politics and public policy. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (2009) and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Western University (2008). Matthew is broadly interested in the role of cognition in political decision making. Specifically, his dissertation research seeks to illuminate the sets of conditions in which elected governments and voters come to support policies that impose highly visible, diffuse and short-term costs. To understand elite decision making, his research examines variation in the capacity of Canadian provincial governments to implement different kinds of consumption taxes. His project also uses experimental methods to test the relative malleability of mass policy attitudes towards tax.

Omri Tubi is a graduate student in the Sociology department at Northwestern University. His research interests include historical sociology, political sociology and science and technology studies. 

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