Fridays 10 am-12 noon; Generally in Cabell 226
Prof. Len Schoppa
Hrs: MW 3:30-5:00
Office: Cabell 148
Prof. Dale Copeland
Office: Cabell 149
This is the syllabus for the Department of Politicsf year-long Lansing Lee gproseminar" on Global Politics, covering the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations. This seminar series is made possible by a donation by the Lansing-Lee family as well as a grant from the Bankard Fund for Political Economy. We would like to thank both sets of donors for their contributions.
The seminar will meet about once every two weeks all year. The purpose of the pro-seminar is to provide advanced graduate students who have largely completed their coursework and are beginning work on their dissertations with an opportunity to interact with scholars who are producing new work in the IR and CP fields. By engaging established scholars on their research (and by interacting with each other at a time in their Ph.D. programs when they have less contact with each other in the classroom), graduate students will come to realize that all of us face difficult questions about how to organize our research, what questions to ask, how to approach them, and how to gather and deal with evidence. We hope to provide our guests with useful feedback on their own projects while stimulating ourselves to think about new questions and consider new answers and approaches.
Most students in the class will have completed their coursework requirements and so do not need additional credit hours. These students should register as auditors. We expect this group of students to attend seminars regularly all year, having read the papers (which will be made available about a week before the visit) ahead of time and come to class prepared to ask critical questions. Students are invited to take the speakers to lunch after the seminar meeting and continue discussions there. At the end of the year, we will ask seminar participants to present all or part of their dissertation projects to the group in the same format asked of our visitors all year. Students wishing to take the class for credit can do so by registering for three credits in just one semester of the year. Please contact professors Schoppa and Copeland to make arrangements for extra work that will be asked of students taking the seminar for credit.
MEETINGS DURING THE FALL TERM
I. Organizational Meeting to Jump Start the Course (9/8) - 10 am in Cabell 226
II. Guest Speaker – Joseph Grieco,
"Structural Realism and the Problem of Polarity and War."
III. Guest Speaker – Stephen
"The Challenge of American Primacy."
IV. Guest Speaker – Kimberly Morgan,
"Gender and the Welfare
State: The Social Foundations of Work-Family Policies in Western Europe and the
Guest Speaker – Peter Trubowitz,
"The End of the Liberal Internationalist Compact"
VI. Guest Speaker – William Reno, Northwestern University (11/10) – 10 am in Cabell 226
Collapse? The Micro-politics of 'Gun Control' in the
VII. Guest Speaker – Peter Katzenstein,
"Politics in the American Imperium"
VIII. Our Own John Owen (Monday 12/11) – 10 am in Cabell 226.