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Winter & Spring 2022

17-Feb-2022 (12:00 CET)

Mariëlle Wijermars (Maastricht University)

How platforms mediate authoritarian practices

24-Feb-2022 (12:00 CET)

Andre Bank (German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA))

3-Mar-2022 (12:00 CET)

Irene Menendez (IE University)

24-Mar-2022 (12:00 CET)

Marianne Dahl (Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO))

Who defects? Unpacking security force defection during violent and non-violent campaigns

31-Mar-2022 (12:00 CET)

Younes Saramifar (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

The Jewel of Men: Weaponry as Material Religion among Muslim Communities

7-Apr-2022 (12:00 CET)

Petr Kopecký (Leiden University), Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (University of Nottingham) & Maria Spirova(Leiden University)

(Extreme) Political Polarization and Party Patronage

14-Apr-2022 (12:00 CET)

Muhammet A. Bas (New York University Abu Dhabi)

21-Apr-2022 (12:00 CET)

Hilde van Meegdenburg (Leiden University)

28-Apr-2022 (12:00 CET)

Henning Tamm (University of St Andrews)

12-May-2022 (12:00 CET)

Erdem Aytaç (Koç University)

19-May-2022 (12:00 CET)

Jonathan Phillips (Leiden University)

Outsiders Against the Party Machine: Programmatic Reform in Subnational Democracies

10-June-2022 (12:00 CET)

Juan Masullo Jimenez (Leiden University)

16-June-2022 (12:00 CET)

Diana Davila Gordillo (Leiden University)


Fall 2021

21-Oct-2021 (12:00 CET)

Simon Otjes (Leiden University)

Local government participation between anti-elitism and localism

28-Oct-2021 (12:00 CET)

Tom Louwerse (Leiden University) and Wouter Schakel (University of Amsterdam)

Unequal Responsiveness in MP-Citizen Communication: A Comparative Field Experiment

11-Nov-2021 (12:00 CET)

Daphne van der Pas (University of Amsterdam)

Think Female Leader, Think…? Gender Stereotypes of Political Leaders

18-Nov-2021 (12:00 CET)

Leila Demarest (Leiden University)

Explaining the urban-rural divide: diversity and coethnic voting preferences among adolescents in Lagos state, Nigeria

2-Dec-2021 (12:00 CET)

Babak RezaeeDaryakenari (Leiden University) Yasemin Akbaba (Gettysburg College) Ozgur Ozdamar (Bilkent University)

Roles in Action: Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Faith-based Role Conflict in the Middle East

9-Dec-2021 (12:00 CET)

Loes Aaldering (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Gender and Politics: Responding to Sexist Campaign Attacks

16-Dec-2021 (12:00 CET)

Graig Klein (Leiden University)

Protest Shocks and Armed Conflict: Moving from the Streets to the Battlefield


Winter & Spring 2021

5-Feb-2021 (12:00 CET)

Devrim Badamchi (Leiden University)

Academic Freedom: Reflections on Theory and Experience

12-Feb-2021 (16:00 CET)

Lenka Bustikova (Arizona State University)

Conventional and Unconventional Politics: Attitudes towards Far-Right Parties and Far-Right Armed Voluntary Militias in Ukraine

26-Feb-2021 (12:00 CET)

Vasilis Karakasis (Leiden University)

Adding Fuel to the Conflict: How gas reserves complicate the Cyprus question

5-March-2021 (12:00 CET)

Danie Stockmann (Hertie School; Leiden University)

Digital China: Managing Citizen Participation under Political Change

19-March-2021 (12:00 CET)

Shubha Kamala Prasad (European University Institute)

State (In)security: The Impact of Insurgencies on Economic Integration


26-March-2021 (12:00 CET)

Dan Honig (Johns Hopkins SAIS; Leiden University)

Mission-Driven Bureaucrats

Thursday 1-April-2021 (12:00 CET)

** April 2 is a public holiday (Good Friday) in the Netherlands, so this talk moved to Thursday. ** Reinoud Leenders (King’s College London)

Based on “Foreign sponsorship of pro-government militias fighting Syria’s insurgency: Whither proxy wars”


9-April-2021 (12:00 CET)

Elina Zorina (Leiden University)

Parliamentary cooperation consequences for democratic legitimacy and vote choice

Rick van Well (Leiden University)

Explaining government-opposition relations in parliament

16-April-2021 (16:00 CET)

Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University)

From Category to Meaning-Making: Toward A Political Theory of Narrative Identity

23-April-2021 (12:00 CET)

Aleksandra Khokhlova (Leiden University)

Issue Responsiveness in the European Parliament: The Causal Effect of Institutional Change on Behaviour of MEPs

29-April-2021 (16:00 CET) ** Thursday **

Melani Cammett (Harvard University)

Persecuted Minorities and Prosocial Behavior: Accountability and Public Goods Provision Among Hindus and Muslims in Delhi Slums (with Poulomi Chakrabarti and David Romney)

7-May-2021 (16:00 CET)

Barbara Walter (University of California, San Diego)

Propaganda and Radicalization in an Internet Age

21-May-2021 (12:00 CET)

Kira Huju (University of Oxford)

The cosmopolitan standard of civilization: a critical sociology of elite belonging inside the Indian Foreign Service

28-May-2021 (12:00 CET)

Marina Calculli (Leiden University)

Mimetic hedging: how Hezbollah resists against the world


Fall 2020 (Archived)

30-Sep-2020 (12:00 CET)

Tim Glawion (GiGA) and Anne-Clémence Le Noan (Hertie School of Berlin)

The Genius Inefficacy of Rebel Governance: a case study of Ndélé in the Central African Republic

7-Oct-2020 (12:00 CET)

Leslie Wehner (University of Bath)

Personality Traits of Populist Leaders: Donald Trump and Hugo Chavez

14-Oct-2020 (12:00 CET)

Asli Cansur (University of Oxford)

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Electoral Responses to Proximity of Healthcare

21-Oct-2020 (16:00 CET)

Philip Roessler (College of William and Mary) with Yannick Pengl, and Valeria Rueda

Cash Crops, Print Technologies and the Politicization of Ethnicity in Africa

28-Oct-2020 (16:00 CET)

Juan Masullo J. (Leiden University)

The Human Costs of the War on Drugs Attitudes towards Militarization of Security in Mexico

4-Nov-2020 (12:00 CET)

Ilmari Kaihko (Swedish Defence University)

The Evolved Concept of Hybrid War and its Implications for Strategy and the Military Profession

11-Nov-2020 (16:00 CET)

Reyko Huang (Texas A&M University)

Friends in the Profession: Rebel Leaders, International Social Networks, and External Support for Rebellion

18-Nov-2020 (12:00 CET)

Josette Daemen (Leiden University)

The Many Faces of Security, Freedom, and the Relationship between the Two.

25-Nov-2020 (12:00 CET)

Fotini Christia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

A Tale of Twitter and Telegram: Social Media Conflict Narratives from North Syria

2-Dec-2020 (12:00 CET)

Daniel Sobelman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

From Hezbollah to Hamas, to the Houthis: The Diffusion of the ‘Resistance’ Model

9-Dec-2020 (16:00 CET)

Pablo Barbera (University of Southern California)

Does Exposure to Online Partisan Media Affect Political Attitudes and Behavior? Appendix

16-Dec-2020 (12:00 CET)

Klaus Schlichte (Universität Bremen)

Food Policy as Social Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa Background information