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Feb
23
Fri 12:00 PM

Visions of Order: Collective Beliefs and International Relations beyond Westphalia

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When: Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
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Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Hendrik Spruyt examines the patterns of “international” relations beyond Europe  1500-1900. More specifically, he emphasizes the role of shared collective belief systems in various regional orders. The Islamic World, the Chinese Tributary system, and the Galactic polities of Southeast Asia operated on different principles than the Westphalian state system that was premised on the territorial conceptualization of authority and sovereignty. Studying such non-Eurocentric perspectives of “international” politics illuminates the biases in our own collective imagination, and serves to dispel the misconception that these non-European orders were incompatible with the Western system.

Hendrik Spruyt is a Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations who previously taught International Relations at Columbia University (1991-1999) and Arizona State University (1999-2003) before joining the faculty at Northwestern. He received a Doctorandus from the University of Leiden, School of Law, (The Netherlands) in 1983, and his Ph. D in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1991. He was chair of the Department of Political Science at Northwestern from 2005-2008, and Director of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies from 2008-2013. Professor Spruyt has also served as co-editor of The Review of International Political Economy and has served on various editorial boards including the APSR.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Mar
2
Fri 12:00 PM

Self-Selection in Corrupt Judicial Systems: Evidence from Ukraine

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When: Friday, March 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Drawing on a survey and experimental games conducted with university students at an elite legal academy in Ukraine, this study compares the attitudinal, behavioral, and demographic traits of students aspiring to become judges and prosecutors with their counterparts seeking to become defense attorneys or commercial lawyers. Jordan Gans-Morse finds evidence that students with ambitions to serve the judiciary display more willingness to cheat or bribe in experimental games as well as lower levels of altruism. These findings indicate that corruption in some societies results at least in part from the self-selection into government institutions of citizens with a higher propensity to seek profit from illicit activities.

Jordan Gans-Morse conducts research on corruption, the rule of law, property rights, and political and economic transitions. Although his primary regional expertise is the former Soviet Union, he also has conducted research on Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America. He is the author of Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia: Violence, Corruption, and Demand for Law (Cambridge University Press). He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2011. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, a recipient of two US State Department fellowships to Moscow, and a Resident Director for the American Councils for International Education's student exchange program in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

Mar
9
Fri 12:00 PM

Local Politics in Turkey: Finding a Space to "Act For" Women

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When: Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)
Global Health Events

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

The case of Turkey reveals exceptional patterns regarding the relationship between democratization and local politics. Within this context, the analysis of the data from two distinct field researches on representation of women in local politics offers unique conceptual tools and experiences. Even though the descriptive level of representation is low at the local level, female politicians find a space to ‘act for’ women. Keyman Visiting Scholar Senem Yildirim will discuss how substantive representation is possible through the reproduction of already existing gender roles and, sometimes, the deliberate rejection of being a political subject.

Senem Yildirim is an assistant professor of political science and public administration at Antalya AKEV University, Turkey. Her research mainly focuses on the public-private divide in contemporary political theory, the gendered nature of this dichotomy, and the concepts of social, political, and civil society. Her publications have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (2017), Theory in Action (2016), The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms (2014) and Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (2011). She received her doctorate in political science in 2011 from Turkey’s Bilkent University, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. She was previously a visiting researcher at UIC. 

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.