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Internation Relationship Speaker Series: Melissa Lee


When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 201 (Ripton), 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Marcett Crockett   (847) 491-5364

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Please join the International Relations Speakers Series for a session with Melissa M. Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. (Session Details TBA)

Professor Lee's teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, and she specializes in the study of statebuilding, state capacity, and sovereignty. Much of her work examines how international actors disrupt political order and weaken the state in developing countries. She also investigates the domestic and historical origins of state capacity.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics, International Organization, World Development, and Governance. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Political Science Association's Helen Dwight Reid Award for best dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics. Her book, which explores how foreign subversion undermines state authority and promotes ungoverned space in developing countries, will be available in April 2020 from Cornell University Press.

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