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2015 ANNUAL MEETING

APRIL 24 25
OMNI NEW HAVEN HOTEL AT YALE
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM, v.3
run date: April 1, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: all information in this preliminary program is subject to change


a final conference program will be available in April

PAPERS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED STRIKETHROUGH HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE CONFERENCE

2015 NEPSA PRESIDENT


John Brigham (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
brigham@polsci.umass.edu
2015 NEPSA CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR
Steven Lichtman (Shippensburg University)
sblichtman@ship.edu

SECTION 1: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

1-A: Policy, Ideology, and Class in American Politics


sponsored by the American Politics section
William Bendix, Keene State College, wbendix@keene.edu
Andrew Markoski, Keene State College, andrew.markoski@ksc.keene.edu
Policy Seekers or Vote Maximizers? Tea Party Republicans in the U.S. House
Belinda Lett, CUNY Graduate Center , BLett@gc.cuny.edu
The Attack from Within: President Clinton and the Dismantling of the Teachers' Unions' Policy Hegemony
Joseph Peschek, Hamline University, jpeschek@hamline.edu
Capital, Class, and the U. S. Presidency
PANEL CHAIR: Joshua Sandman, University of New Haven, JSandman@newhaven.edu
DISCUSSANT: Joshua Sandman, University of New Haven, JSandman@newhaven.edu

1-B: Comparative Identity Politics


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Jessica Bowen, Georgetown University, jb2399@georgetown.edu
When Discrimination is Positive: Breaking Habit(us) and Diversifying the French Elite at Sciences Po
Amanda Garrett, New York University, amandagtt@gmail.com
An Easy Concession or Meaningful Representation? Minority Women in French Politics
Danielle Higgins, American University, dh6087a@student.american.edu
Accounting for Variation in Female Representation in the Muslim World
PANEL CHAIR: Colleen Burton, Syracuse University, cdburton@syr.edu
DISCUSSANT: Colleen Burton, Syracuse University, cdburton@syr.edu

1-C: Explorations in International Political Economy


sponsored by the International Relations section
Martina Santia, University of Bridgeport, msantia@my.bridgeport.edu
Dependent Development in Jamaica
Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy, Rebecca.H.Pincus@uscga.edu
Christine Westphal, US Coast Guard Academy, Christine.M.Westphal@uscga.edu
The International Relations of Rare Earth Elements: China, the U.S., and Greenland
Janaina Bourdignon, University of Bridgeport, jbordign@my.bridgeport.edu
Participatory Development Is Not Only About The Poor: A Case Study Of Egypt
PANEL CHAIR: Tadeusz Kugler, Roger Williams University, tkugler@rwu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Tadeusz Kugler, Roger Williams University, tkugler@rwu.edu

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SECTION 1: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

1-D: Policies at a Crossroads


sponsored by the Public Policy section
John Schiemann, Fairleigh Dickinson University, jws@fdu.edu
In Gu Do, Fairleigh Dickinson University, ingudo@student.fdu.edu
Information from Torture: An Agent-Based Model Approach
Richard Vengroff, University of Connecticut, vengroff.richard6@gmail.com
Executive Action, DACA and Immigration Reform: Prelude or Requiem
Alice Sardell, Queens College / CUNY, alsard@optonline.net
Language Access in Pharmacies: Advocacy Strategies for Immigrant Communities
Jonathan Wharton, Southern Connecticut State University, jwharton44@gmail.com
Joshua Pasay, Southern Connecticut State University, joshpasay@gmail.com
Baseballs Rising Star? Assessing Hartfords Ballpark and Downtown North Project
PANEL CHAIR: James Buthman, Hartwick College, buthmanj@hartwick.edu
DISCUSSANT: James Buthman, Hartwick College, buthmanj@hartwick.edu

1-E: Natural Law and Natural Right


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Robert Faulkner, Boston College, robert.faulkner@bc.edu
Richard Hooker's Natural Moral Law
Matthew Berry, Boston College, berryme@bc.edu
Natural Right and Moral Virtue in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
Adam Thomas, Boston College, adam.thomas10@gmail.com
Augustine's Doctrine of the Eternal Law
PANEL CHAIR: Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, jyarbrou@bowdoin.edu
DISCUSSANT: James Stoner, Louisiana State University, poston@lsu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, jyarbrou@bowdoin.edu

1-F: Reflections on the Ethics of Public Office in Liberal-Democratic Politics


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Joshua Cherniss, Georgetown University, jlc306@georgetown.edu
Max Weber (and others) on the Ethics and Ethos of Liberal-Democratic Leadership
Jonathan Allen, Northern Michigan University, jonallen@nmu.edu
Political Office, Citizenship, and Dirty Hands Dilemmas
Don Tontiplaphol, Harvard University, tontipl@fas.harvard.edu
Democratic Responsibility and the Doctrine of Double Effect
PANEL CHAIR: Andrew Sabl, Yale University, andrew.sabl@yale.edu
DISCUSSANT: Andrew Sabl, Yale University, andrew.sabl@yale.edu
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SECTION 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

2-A: The Presidency: Policymaking and the Separation of Powers


sponsored by the American Politics section
Gregory Burnep, Boston College, burnep@bc.edu
Military Commissions and the War on Terror: A Separation of Powers Success Story
Peter Durkin, Union College, durkinpe@gmail.com
Clinton and Obama: Strategical Difference on Health Care Reform
Garrison Nelson, University of Vermont, gnelson@uvm.edu
Presidential Court Changers and Their Ideological Impact
Joshua Sandman, University of New Haven, JSandman@newhaven.edu
The Personalized Presidency: The Interaction of Personality, Political Skills and Political Time.
PANEL CHAIR: John Berg, Suffolk University, johncberg@verizon.net
DISCUSSANT: John Berg, Suffolk University, johncberg@verizon.net

2-B: Roundtable: Who Governs New Haven Now?


sponsored by the American Politics section
The Honorable Toni Harp, Mayor of the City of New Haven
Gary Holder-Winfield, State Senator from New Haven
Anthony Rescigno, President of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Gary Doyens, freelance New Haven journalist
Paul Bass, New Haven Independent
PANEL CHAIR: Doug Rae, Yale University, douglas.rae@yale.edu

2-C: Violence, Extremism, War


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Megan Turnbull, Brown University, megan_turnbull@brown.edu
Violent Democracy: Militias, Political Competition, and Popular Support in Nigeria
Michael Weaver, Yale University, michael.weaver@yale.edu
Publicity and the De-legitimation of Lynching
Nicholas Toloudis, The College of New Jersey, toloudin@tcnj.edu
Authoritarian Legacies and the Influence of Right-wing Extremism in Greece and Hungary
Molly Fleming , University of Rhode Island, mollyfleming@my.uri.edu
Examining the Historical Causes of Civil Conflict in Africa: An Application of the War as State Building
Theory
PANEL CHAIR: Dave Benjamin, University of Bridgeport, dbenjami@bridgeport.edu
DISCUSSANT: Dave Benjamin, University of Bridgeport, dbenjami@bridgeport.edu

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SECTION 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

2-D: Post-Colonial Dynamics


sponsored by the Politics and History section
Chi-Jiun Albert Chang, UCLA, skymyr@gmail.com
The Legacy of Colonial-State Capacity in the British Empire
Trevor Latimer, Princeton University, tlatimer@princeton.edu
Localism in Anti-Federalist Political Thought
Alexandra Fee, Boston College, feeal@bc.edu
Fellow Laborers in a Same Cause: The Philosophical Similarities of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
PANEL CHAIR: Paul Frymer, Princeton University, pfrymer@princeton.edu
DISCUSSANT: Paul Frymer, Princeton University, pfrymer@princeton.edu

2-E: US Maritime Policy & Strategy in the 21st-Century


sponsored by the International Relations section
Christopher LaMonica, US Coast Guard Academy, christopher.Lamonica@uscga.edu
Christopher Sweeney, US Coast Guard Academy, christopher.w.sweeney@uscga.edu
The Politics of Maritime Security Sector (MSS) Reform in the Gulf of Guinea
Bradley Brown, US Coast Guard Academy, bradley.s.brown@uscga.edu
Wathek Ltifi, US Coast Guard Academy, wathek.ltifi.tn@uscga.edu
Jalle Merritt, US Coast Guard Academy, jalle.r.merritt@uscga.edu
Exploring the Security-Development Nexus via Statistical Analysis: The Cases of Zones D and E of
Western Africa
Gabriel Patterson, US Coast Guard Academy, gabriel.o.patterson@uscga.edu
On Chinas Ongoing Effort to Diminish its Dependence on the Straits of Malacca and Potential
Implications for SE Asian Security
Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy, Rebecca.H.Pincus@uscga.edu
Brittney Zimmerman, US Coast Guard Academy, brittney.n.zimmerman@uscga.edu
Jonathan Lash, US Coast Guard Academy, jonathan.d.lash@uscga.edu
Public Policy in the Arctic: Search and Rescue as a Test of Policy Implementation
PANEL CHAIR: Christopher LaMonica, US Coast Guard Academy, christopher.Lamonica@uscga.edu
DISCUSSANT: Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy, Rebecca.H.Pincus@uscga.edu

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SECTION 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

2-F: Judging and the Idea of Law


sponsored by the Public Law section
Logan Strother, Syracuse University, lrstroth@syr.edu
The Politics of Supreme Court Rejections of Constitutional Challenges
Douglas Edlin, Dickinson College, edlind@dickinson.edu
Why Common Law Judges Can't Be Objective (and Why We Don't Want Them to Be)
Joshua Braver, Yale University, joshua.braver@gmail.com
Exporting Counter-Interpretation: Redeeming the U.S. Constitution
PANEL CHAIR: Helen Knowles, Skidmore College, hknowles@skidmore.edu
DISCUSSANT: Helen Knowles, Skidmore College, hknowles@skidmore.edu

2-G: Author Meets Critics: The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age,by James Russell Muirhead
sponsored by the Political Theory section
Bryan Garsten, Yale University, bryan.garsten@yale.edu
Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University, hmansfield@gov.harvard.edu
Shep Melnick, Boston College, shep.melnick@bc.edu
Jeffrey Tulis, University of Texas, tulis@austin.utexas.edu
Russell Muirhead, Dartmouth College, James.Russell.Muirhead.Jr@dartmouth.edu
PANEL CHAIR: Bryan Garsten, Yale University, bryan.garsten@yale.edu

2-H: Fairness and Domination under Liberalism


sponsored by the Political Theory section
James Ben-Aaron, University of Massachusetts, jbenaaro@acad.umass.edu
Making Choices from Behind the Veil of Ignorance--Really, for Real, in Real Life!
Jennie Ikuta, Brown University, jennie_ikuta@brown.edu
Individual Judgment and Conformity in Democratic Ages in the Thought of Mill and Nietzsche
Matthew McCoy, Princeton University, msmccoy@princeton.edu
Priority Setting and Fair Procedure in the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
Carla Yumatle, Harvard University, cyumatle@fas.harvard.edu
Liberalisms Denouement: A Weberian Tale
PANEL CHAIR: Brian Smith, Montclair State University, smithbr@mail.montclair.edu
DISCUSSANT: Brian Smith, Montclair State University, smithbr@mail.montclair.edu

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SECTION 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

2-I: New Readings of Materialism


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Alyssa Battistoni, Yale University, alyssa.battistoni@yale.edu
Bringing In the Work of Nature: From Natural Capital to Hybrid Labor
Peter Lindsay, Georgia State University, plindsay2@gsu.edu
Re-envisioning Property
Christopher Joonho Ro, Princeton University, cro@princeton.edu
Self-determination, Egoism, and Communism: Marx's Response to Stirner
Sean Saraka, Independent Scholar, ssaraka@gmail.com
Possessive Individualism Reconsidered: Property, Subjectivity, and Representation in Modern and
Contemporary Political Thought
PANEL CHAIR: Jonathan Allen, Northern Michigan University, jonallen@nmu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Jonathan Allen, Northern Michigan University, jonallen@nmu.edu

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SECTION 3: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

3-A: Politics and Political Institutions in the New England States


sponsored by the American Politics section
Maurice Cunningham, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Maurice.Cunningham@umb.edu
The Massachusetts Election of 2014: Big Data, Big Money, Small Politics
Philip Grant, Pace University, amdgrant@earthlink.net
The Congressional Campaigns of Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts
Will Hermann, Trinity College, William.Hermann.2014@trincoll.edu
Joint Resolution: A Study of Joint Committees and Legislative Effectiveness in the New England State
Legislatures
PANEL CHAIR: William Bendix, Keene State College, wbendix@keene.edu
DISCUSSANT: William Bendix, Keene State College, wbendix@keene.edu

3-B: Roundtable: Robert Dahl's Legacy


sponsored by the American Politics section
Doug Rae, Yale University, douglas.rae@yale.edu
Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University, hochschild@gov.harvard.edu
Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania, rogerss@sas.upenn.edu
Garrison Nelson, University of Vermont, gnelson@uvm.edu
Jonathan Wharton, Southern Connecticut State University, jwharton44@gmail.com
PANEL CHAIR: Arthur Paulson, Southern Connecticut State University, paulsona1@southernct.edu

3-C: Undergraduate Perspectives on American Politics 1


sponsored by the American Politics section
Abigail Armstrong, Hamilton College, amarmstr@hamilton.edu
"Women and Money: The Impact of Women's Political Action Committees on the Partisan Gender
Imbalance in Congress
Stephanie Chan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, skchan@umass.edu
Beyond the Party Binary: An Analysis of the Effects of the Ideological Stances of Electoral Redistricting
Commissions on Elections
Henry Scherck, Union College, scherckh@union.edu
Analyzing Hometown Identification: A Study of New Scotland, NY
Andrew Lowy, Skidmore College, alowy@skidmore.edu
13 + 15 = 28: An Equation to Broaden Enfranchisement
PANEL CHAIR: Kevin Costa, Radio France International, KevinCosta@alumni.brown.edu
DISCUSSANT: Shauna Shames, Rutgers University Camden, shauna.shames@rutgers.edu

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SECTION 3: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

3-D: Social Movements and Social Media


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Mai Malkawi, University of Bridgeport, mmalkawi@my.bridgeport.edu
Mohammed Al-Azdee, University of Bridgeport, malazdee@bridgeport.edu
War of Hashtags and Hackers: Who Won the Online Battle?
Eric Sippert, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, esippert@umass.edu
Pink Governance: The Governing of Ecuador's Social Movements
Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao, Alfred University, jsluyter@alfred.edu
Nonidentical Twins: An Interpretation of the Mid-2013 Protest Waves in Brazil and Turkey,
PANEL CHAIR: Benjamin Cole, Simmons University, benjamin.cole@simmons.edu
DISCUSSANT: Benjamin Cole, Simmons University, benjamin.cole@simmons.edu

3-E: Challenges to the Westphalian Territorial State


sponsored by the International Relations section
Hope Bielat, University of Pennsylvania, hope.bielat@gmail.com
The Transnational Religious Leader, Regime Change And State Sovereignty:The Unlikely Case Of Pope
John Paul II And Abdullah Yusuf Azzam
Tadeusz Kugler, Roger Williams University, tkugler@rwu.edu
Assimilation, religious fundamentalism, immigration and state sponsored religion
Dave Benjamin, University of Bridgeport, dbenjami@bridgeport.edu
The Collapse of World Peace: Lessons from Three Chapters
PANEL CHAIR: Erica De Bruin, Yale University, erica.debruin@yale.edu
DISCUSSANT: Erica De Bruin, Yale University, erica.debruin@yale.edu

3-F: Cooperation or Conflict?: Science, Policy, and Politics


sponsored by the Public Policy section
Guy Bellino, Northeastern University, bellino.g@husky.neu.edu
Science and Problem Definition: Getting Past Chicken Little
Anthony Dell'Aera, Union College, dellaera@union.edu
Federalism and the Evolution of New York States Ban on Hydro-Fracking
Herschel Nachlis, Franklin and Marshall College, herschel.nachlis@fandm.edu
Agencies and Disease Development: Defining Mental Illness and the Problem of Policy Feedback
James Buthman, Hartwick College, buthmanj@hartwick.edu
Developing the Energy Future: New York's Energy Highway
PANEL CHAIR: Christopher Simon, University of Utah, simon@mpa.utah.edu
DISCUSSANT: Christopher Simon, University of Utah, simon@mpa.utah.edu
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SECTION 3: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

3-G: Adventures in Political Theology


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Andrew March, Yale University, andrew.march@yale.edu
Explaining Disbelief: On the Enduring Puzzle of Religious Pluralism
Alicia Steinmetz , Yale University, alicia.steinmetz@yale.edu
Public Judgment and the Production of Space
Graedon Zorzi, Yale University, graedon.zorzi@yale.edu
Locke, Equality, and the Challenge of Kicking Away the Theological Ladder
Amy Gais, Yale University, amy.gais@yale.edu
The Liberty of Conscience, Religious Action, and Rethinking Religious Freedom
PANEL CHAIR: Devin Goure, Yale University, devin.goure@yale.edu
DISCUSSANT: Devin Goure, Yale University, devin.goure@yale.edu

3-H: Reason and Happiness


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Anna Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, antischbein@gmail.com
Reason and Love of Ones Own in Platos Republic
Kathryn Sensen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ksensen@mit.edu
Aristotle on Happiness and the Question of the Reasonableness of Living in the Moment
Peter Hansen, Independent Scholar, pjhansen@post.harvard.edu
Strausss Reason and Revelation
PANEL CHAIR: Peter Hansen, Independent Scholar, pjhansen@post.harvard.edu
DISCUSSANT: Carly Herold, College of the Holy Cross, cherold@holycross.edu

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SECTION 4: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

4-A: Youth, Culture, and Political Engagement


sponsored by the American Politics section
Brian Conley, Suffolk University, bconley@suffolk.edu
Rachael Cobb, Suffolk University, rcobb@suffolk.edu
Jia Yu, Suffolk University, jyu5@suffolk.edu
Explaining State Variation in Youth Voting, 1996-2012
Shaun Filiault, Keene State College, shaun.filiault@ksc.keene.edu
Michael Welsh, Keene State College, mwelsh@keene.edu
College Student Voting Behaviour in the Context of Grassroots Libertarian Activism
D.J. Flynn, Northwestern University, dj.flynn@u.northwestern.edu
Brian Hamel, American University, bh1605a@student.american.edu
(Mis)information and Political Engagement
Calvert Jones, CUNY (City University of New York), cjones3@ccny.cuny.edu
Celia Paris, Loyola University - Maryland, ccparis@loyola.edu
It's the End of the World and They Know It: Effects of Dystopian Pop Culture on Youth Political Attitudes
PANEL CHAIR: Aaron R.S. Lorenz, Ramapo College, aaron.lorenz@gmail.com
DISCUSSANT: Aaron R.S. Lorenz, Ramapo College, aaron.lorenz@gmail.com

4-B: Education, Ethnicity, and Political Opinion Formation


sponsored by the American Politics section
Heather Silber Mohamed, Clark University, hsilbermohamed@clarku.edu
The Immigration Paradox: Latino Policy Priorities and the Limits of Pan-Ethnic Unity
Angela Narasimhan, Keuka College, anarasimhan@keuka.edu
George Kotlik, Keuka College, gkotlik@keuka.edu
Colonial Controversy: Examining Critical Perspectives on the American Revolution in Undergraduate
American Government Textbooks
Adrian Pantoja, Pitzer College, Adrian_Pantoja@pitzer.edu
J. Benjamin Taylor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, j.b.taylor@mcla.edu
Sarah Gershon, Georgia State University, sgershon@gsu.edu
God in the Barrio? The Determinants of Secularism among Latinos in the United States
Kenneth White, Union College, whitek2@union.edu
Educating the NationMoney, Media, Misinformation & the Common Core State Standards Initiative
PANEL CHAIR: Mohammed Al-Azdee, University of Bridgeport, malazdee@bridgeport.edu
DISCUSSANT: Mohammed Al-Azdee, University of Bridgeport, malazdee@bridgeport.edu

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SECTION 4: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

4-C: Roundtable: Political Scientists Holding Public Office


sponsored by the American Politics section
June Sager Speakman, Roger Williams University, jspeakman@rwu.edu
Alice Sardell, Queens College / CUNY, alsard@optonline.net
PANEL CHAIR: June Sager Speakman, Roger Williams University, jspeakman@rwu.edu

4-D: Actors in their Interaction Contexts


sponsored by the International Relations section
Eugene Kogan, Harvard University, Eugene_Kogan@hks.harvard.edu
Insights from Negotiation Theory for Nuclear Negotiations
Andrew Green, University of Connecticut, drew.green14@gmail.com
Kelly Delaney, University of Connecticut, kelly.delaney@uconn.edu
The Contextual Difference: Assessing the Directional Influence of Terrorism on Bush and Obama's
Leadership
Erica De Bruin, Yale University, erica.debruin@yale.edu
When Do Coups Turn Violent?
PANEL CHAIR: Samuel Hoff, Delaware State University, shoff@desu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Samuel Hoff, Delaware State University, shoff@desu.edu

4-E: Constitutional History


sponsored by the Public Law section
Helen Knowles, Skidmore College, hknowles@skidmore.edu
The signs of the times seem to demand this view: The political history of Joel Tiffanys
unconstitutionality-of-slavery treatise
Mark Graber, University of Maryland, mgraber@law.umaryland.edu
The Declaration of Independence as a Gross Concept
John Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania, johnjm@pobox.upenn.edu
How Much Continuity Is There in the Notion of a Constitution?
PANEL CHAIR: Douglas Edlin, Dickinson College, edlind@dickinson.edu
DISCUSSANT: Douglas Edlin, Dickinson College, edlind@dickinson.edu

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SECTION 4: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

4-F: Religion and Sovereignty


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Benjamin Jones, Yale University, bentaylorjones@gmail.com
Hobbes's Strategy in Leviathan of Co-opting Apocalyptic Rhetoric
Amy Gais, Yale University, amy.gais@yale.edu
The 'New Science': Thomas Hobbes and Marin Mersenne Revisited
Peter Verovsek, Harvard University, verovsek@fas.harvard.edu
Integration through Religious Reason: Habermass Postsecular Rationality and the Origins of the
European Union
Aaron Weinstein, Brown University, aaron_q_weinstein@brown.edu
Truth, Justice, and the American Way: Re-defining the American Civil Religion
PANEL CHAIR: Lorraine Krall McCrary, Villanova University, lorrainekrall@gmail.com
DISCUSSANT: Lorraine Krall McCrary, Villanova University, lorrainekrall@gmail.com

4-G: Hannah Arendt


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Joshua Braver, Yale University, joshua.braver@yale.edu
Hannah Arendt in Venezuela: Hugo Chvez Battles the Supreme Court over the Creation of the 1999
Venezuelan Constitution
Ari-Elmeri Hyvnen, University of Jyvskyl,Finland / Bard College,New York, ari-elmeri.ae.hyvonen@jyu.fi
Arendt, Rancire, and the Politics of Dissent
Mie Inouye, Yale University, mie.inouye@yale.edu
The Problem of Homelessness in the Political Thought of Hannah Arendt and Karl Lwith
Elizabeth Krontiris, Yale University, elizabeth.krontiris@yale.edu
Arendt's Materialism: Experiences of Objectivity
PANEL CHAIR: Liza Williams, Brown University, liza_williams@brown.edu
DISCUSSANT: Liza Williams, Brown University, liza_williams@brown.edu

4-H: Author Meets Critics: Leo Strauss: Man of Peace,by Robert Howse
sponsored by the Political Theory section
David Schaefer, College of the Holy Cross, dschaefe@holycross.edu
Fred Baumann, Kenyon College, baumann@kenyon.edu
Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law, jrabkin@gmu.edu
Robert Howse, New York University School of Law, robert.howse@nyu.edu
PANEL CHAIR: David Schaefer, College of the Holy Cross, dschaefe@holycross.edu

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SECTION 5: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

5-A: The Clyde McKee Memorial New England Politics Roundtable


sponsored by the American Politics section
VERMONT: Paul Petterson, Central Connecticut State University, pettersonp@mail.ccsu.edu
MAINE: Howard Cody, University of Maine, howard.cody@umit.maine.edu
MASSACHUSETTS: Jerold Duquette, Central Connecticut State University, duquettej@ccsu.edu
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Michelle Fistek, Plymouth State University, mfistek@mail.plymouth.edu
RHODE ISLAND: Maureen Moakley, University of Rhode Island, moakley@uri.edu
CONNECTICUT: Stefanie Chambers, Trinity College, stefanie.chambers@trincoll.edu
PANEL CHAIR: Paul Petterson, Central Connecticut State University, pettersonp@mail.ccsu.edu

5-B: Inequality in Comparative Perspective


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Fred Cocozzelli, St. John's University, cocozzef@stjohns.edu
Measuring the Impact of Social Policy on Post-Conflict Inequalities
Ana Maria Lopez, University Of New Orleans, ana_maria_ld@yahoo.com
The Impacts of the Stratification System in Colombia
Jessica Bowen, Georgetown University, jb2399@georgetown.edu
When Discrimination is Positive: Breaking Habit(us) and Diversifying the French Elite at Sciences Po
PANEL CHAIR: Ernest Greco, Roger Williams University, egreco@rwu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Ernest Greco, Roger Williams University, egreco@rwu.edu

5-C: Law and Rights: Identity and Privacy


sponsored by the Public Law section
Michael Paris, CUNY, michaelpari@gmail.com
Milliken v. Bradley and the Racial Liberal Imagination
Eric van der Vort, Syracuse University, emvander@syr.edu
Bonds of Love, Bonds of Law: Litigating LGBT Family Formation
Lynda Dodd, City College of New York, lyndagdodd@aol.com
The Rights Revolution in the Age of Obama
Meghan Bowden, University of Connecticut, meghan.j.bowden@uconn.edu
Police, Sex Offenders and Cycles of Privacy: Configuring Practices of Licit and Illicit in the Real lifeCyberspace Continuum
PANEL CHAIR: Angela Narasimhan, Keuka College, anarasimhan@keuka.edu
DISCUSSANT: Angela Narasimhan, Keuka College, anarasimhan@keuka.edu

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SECTION 5: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

5-D: Humanistic Ideals and Historical Politics


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Lisa Gilson, Yale University, lisa.r.gilson@gmail.com
Skepticism's Conservative Impulse: Montaigne's Essais Reconsidered
Jeff Miller, State University of New York at New Paltz, grkthrygk@gmail.com
Aristophanes and Democratic Criticism
Benjamin Mitchell, United States Military Academy, benjamin.d.mitchell@gmail.com
Constancy in the Political Philosophy of Seneca and Montaigne
David West, Boston University, dwest@bu.edu
As if we were living in Platos Republic: Ciceros Judgment on Catos Incompetent Statesmanship
PANEL CHAIR: Christopher Kelly, Boston College, christopher.kelly.3@bc.edu
DISCUSSANT: Christopher Kelly, Boston College, christopher.kelly.3@bc.edu

5-E: The Federalist Papers and Republican Thought


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Erin Bohanan, Boston University, ebohanan@bu.edu
Inventions of Prudence: The Federalists Answer to the Problem of Republican Government as compared
to the Anti-Federalists
Charles Fleck, Sacred Heart University, fleck.c@gmail.com
Rawls and Publius: Procedural Justice in the Federalist Papers
Max Krahe, Yale University, maximilian.krahe@yale.edu
What we dont owe each other: Contract, Freedom, and Bankruptcy
Brian Smith, Montclair State University, smithbr@mail.montclair.edu
That Unequaled Spirit of Enterprise: The Link between Political Economy and Strategy in the Federalist
PANEL CHAIR: John Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania, johnjm@pobox.upenn.edu
DISCUSSANT: John Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania, johnjm@pobox.upenn.edu

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SECTION 5: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

5-F: Relational Politics


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Shawn Fraistat, Quinnipiac University, shawn.fraistat@yale.edu
Toward a Caring Politics
Matthew Hodgetts, Brown University, matthew_hodgetts@brown.edu
We Are All In This Together: A Global Ethos for a Sustainable Future
Lorraine Krall McCrary, Villanova University, lorrainekrall@gmail.com
L'Arche and the Community Integration of Disability
Julie Rose, Dartmouth College, Julie.L.Rose@dartmouth.edu
A Liberal Defense of Work-Family Balance Policies
PANEL CHAIR: Meg Mott, Marlboro College, meg4mott@gmail.com
DISCUSSANT: Meg Mott, Marlboro College, meg4mott@gmail.com

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SECTION 6: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

6-A: Advertising, Media, and Voting,on Public Policy


sponsored by the American Politics section
Kristen Abatsis McHenry, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth,
kristen.abatsis.mchenry@umassd.edu
Fracking Women's Bodies
James Melcher, University of Maine at Farmington, jim.melcher@maine.edu
What Bonds Hold? An Examination of Statewide Bond Referenda in Maine and Other States
Paul Raymond, University of Southern Indiana, praymond@usi.edu
The Determinants of Maine State Legislators Veto Override Roll Call Votes: Ideology, Electoral
Vulnerability, and Party Loyalty
June Sager Speakman, Roger Williams University, jspeakman@rwu.edu
Alex Lunter, Roger Williams University, alunter725@g.rwu.edu
Joshua Avila, Roger Williams University, javila730@g.rwu.edu
Old Media in the age of New Media: the role of television advertising in the Rhode Island 2014 elections
PANEL CHAIR: Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, macmatt@sprynet.com
DISCUSSANT: Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, macmatt@sprynet.com

6-B: Perspectives on Canadian Politics


sponsored by the Canadian Politics section
Thomas Bateman, St. Thomas University, bateman@stu.ca
Living Trees and Progressive Politics in Canadian Constitutional Law
Thomas Powers, Carthage College, tpowers@carthage.edu
Canadian Multiculturalism is Anti-Discrimination Politics (and not anything more)
James McHugh, University of Akron, mchugh@uakron.edu
The Upper House as a Belief: Canadian Senate Reform in the Context of Political Thought
David Plazek, Johnson State College, david.plazek@jsc.edu
Realist or Liberal? Canadian Foreign Policy in the 1970s
PANEL CHAIR: Howard Cody, University of Maine, howard.cody@umit.maine.edu
DISCUSSANT: Howard Cody, University of Maine, howard.cody@umit.maine.edu

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SECTION 6: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

6-C: From State Capitalism to Post-Deregulation and Public/Private Reforms


sponsored by the Public Policy section
John Louis, Boston College, louisjf@bc.edu
State Debt, State Capitalism, and State Reform: Infrastructure Politics and Fiscal Constitutionalism in the
United States, 1818-1848
Marc Allen Eisner, Wesleyan University, meisner@wesleyan.edu
Beyond Deregulation: Explaining the Dynamics of Contemporary Regulatory Change
Robert Hackey, Providence College, RHACKEY@providence.edu
Todd Olszewski, Providence College, tolszews@providence.edu
Danielle Waldron, Providence College, dwaldron@friars.providence.edu
Live Free and Reform: Implementing the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire
Christopher Simon, University of Utah, simon@mpa.utah.edu
Nicholas Lovrich, Washington State University, nlovrich@hotmail.com
Benjamin Sovacool, Aarhus Universitet, sovacool@vt.edu
Issue Networks, Markets, and Energy Supply: Policy Impacts and Technological Innovations
PANEL CHAIR: Alice Sardell, Queens College / CUNY, alsard@optonline.net
DISCUSSANT: Alice Sardell, Queens College / CUNY, alsard@optonline.net

6-D: Institutions and Economic Dynamics


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Ko Mishima, East Stroudsburg University, kmishima@po-box.esu.edu
Taming and Upgrading Japans Powerful Mandarins: Reform of the Bureaucratic Personnel System since
2007
Christopher Mitchell, George Washington University, cwm@gwmail.gwu.edu
United We Stand: From banking system structure to state preferences in European banking union
Yunmin Nam, University Of Connecticut, yunmin.nam@uconn.edu
Globalization, Welfare States and Income Inequality
PANEL CHAIR: Nicole Freiner, Bryant University, nfreiner@gmail.com
DISCUSSANT: Nicole Freiner, Bryant University, nfreiner@gmail.com

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SECTION 6: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

6-E: 19th and Early 20th Century Political Developments


sponsored by the Politics and History section
Adom Getachew, Yale University, adom.getachew@yale.edu
Race and International Hierarchy in the Wilsonian moment
Paul Frymer, Princeton University, pfrymer@princeton.edu
Mexico and American Political Development in the Southwestern United States
Jeffrey Selinger, Bowdoin College, jselinge@bowdoin.edu
Slavery, Civil War, and the Arrested Development of Federal Taxes on Income
PANEL CHAIR: Douglas Harris, Loyola University - Maryland, dharris4@loyola.edu
DISCUSSANT: Douglas Harris, Loyola University - Maryland, dharris4@loyola.edu

6-F: Roundtable In Honor of Richard E. Morgan


sponsored by the Public Law section
In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Richard E. Morgan of Bowdoin College established himself as a
leading observer of the United States Supreme Court and its development of constitutional law. An early
student of the role of interest groups as parties and advocates before the Courtparticularly concerning
the religion clauses of the First AmendmentMorgan was an acute analyst of the politics of litigation and
of judging, skeptical of doctrinal evolution in the meaning of the Constitution and of the emerging role of
the federal judiciary in American politics. With an eye on Morgans scholarship, and thus on the political
sources and consequences of judicial decisions, panelists will discuss leading issues before the Court today
and the way the current justices view their role in the polity.

James Stoner, Louisiana State University, poston@lsu.edu


Mark Graber, University of Maryland, mgraber@law.umaryland.edu
Shep Melnick, Boston College, shep.melnick@bc.edu
Murray Dry, Middlebury College, dry@middlebury.edu
Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law, jrabkin@gmu.edu
Michael Uhlmann, Claremont Graduate School, Michael.Uhlmann@cgu.edu
PANEL CHAIR: Murray Dry, Middlebury College, dry@middlebury.edu

6-G: Global Experiments, Bilateral Challenges: Informal Economies, Microfinance, and Water Scarcity
sponsored by the Public Policy section
Rebecca Bruckenstein, Univesity of Bridgeport, rbrucken@my.bridgeport.edu
The Informal Economy of Vietnam: Womens roles in furthering Economic Growth in Vietnam.
Marissa Gambardella, University of Bridgeport, magambar@my.bridgeport.edu
An Appraisal of Microfinance as Development Aid: Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
Mohammad Aynal Haque, University of Bridgeport, mhaque@my.bridgeport.edu
Accessibility to Fresh Water Flows and Bilateral Relationships between States: A Case of GBM River Basin
PANEL CHAIR: Robert Hackey, Providence College, RHACKEY@providence.edu
DISCUSSANT: Nicole Krassas, Eastern Connecticut State University, krassasn@easternct.edu
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SECTION 6: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10:15 AM 11:45 AM

6-H: Affective Politics


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Devin Goure, Yale University, devin.goure@yale.edu
Nietzsche on Culture and the Politics of Identity
Aaron Greenberg, Yale University, aaron.greenberg@yale.edu
Wonder at the Political: On Leo Strauss's Affect
Candice Maneri, Montclair State University, maneric2@mail.montclair.edu
The Politics of Suffering in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy
Meg Mott, Marlboro College, meg4mott@gmail.com
The Mind of a Victim
PANEL CHAIR: Shaun Filiault, Keene State College, shaun.filiault@ksc.keene.edu
DISCUSSANT: Shaun Filiault, Keene State College, shaun.filiault@ksc.keene.edu

6-I: Suffering and Alienation in American Politics


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Tom Redden, Southern Vermont College, tredden@svc.edu
Buddhism, Suffering and US Politics: Democratic vs Republican Policies
Zachary Jackson, University of Delaware, zjackson@udel.edu
Alienation and Collusion: Netflixs House of Cards and Anonymity in American Politics
Lorraine Krall McCrary, Villanova University, lorrainekrall@gmail.com
Disability in Flannery O'Connor's Grotesque
Brian Smith, Montclair State University, smithbr@mail.montclair.edu
Walker Percy and the Allure of Destruction
PANEL CHAIR: Kevin McGravey, Brown University, kevin_mcgravey@brown.edu
DISCUSSANT: Kevin McGravey, Brown University, kevin_mcgravey@brown.edu

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SECTION 7: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

7-A: Media, Policy Framing, and Public Opinion


sponsored by the American Politics section
Samuel Nicosia, University of New Haven, snico1@unh.newhaven.edu
How Issue Framing Affects Public Opinion on the Minimum Wage
Celia Paris, Loyola University - Maryland, ccparis@loyola.edu
Costs Nothing and Buys Everything? Incentives for Congressional Civility
Simona Serban, University of Bridgeport, sserban@my.bridgeport.edu
Mohammed Al-Azdee, University of Bridgeport, malazdee@bridgeport.edu
Persuasive Media Information and Voting Behavior: Demographics as Moderators of Online and Offline
Effects
Matthew Serio, University of New Haven, mseri1@unh.newhaven.edu
The Effect of Issue Framing on Public Support for Obamacare
PANEL CHAIR: Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, macmatt@sprynet.com
DISCUSSANT: Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, macmatt@sprynet.com

7-B: Undergraduate Perspectives on American Politics 2


sponsored by the American Politics section
Tyler Hadyniak, University of Maine at Farmington, tyler.hadyniak@maine.edu
Maine's Moderate Politics and How States Can Fight Political Polarization
Jacob Miller, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, jmiller7@umassd.edu
Is There a Tradeoff Between Political and Community Engagement?
Stephanie Chan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, skchan@umass.edu
Tim Marple, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, temarple@gmail.com
Nelson Roland, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, nroland@umass.edu
Defining Democracy: A Public Perspective
PANEL CHAIR: Guy Bellino, Northeastern University, bellino.g@husky.neu.edu
DISCUSSANT: Maurice Cunningham, University of Massachusetts-Boston,
Maurice.Cunningham@umb.edu

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SECTION 7: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

7-C: Human Rights Law in Contemporary World Politics


sponsored by the International Relations section
Anna Jurkevics, Yale University, anna.jurkevics@yale.edu
Global Legal Pluralism and the Territorial Principle
Ken Rodman, Colby College, karodman@colby.edu
When Justice Leads, Does Politics Follow? The Realist Limits of Stigmatizing Crime through International
Prosecution
Christian Penichet-Paul, Georgetown University, cp791@georgetown.edu
U.S. Sex Trafficking Politics And Policy
PANEL CHAIR: Dave Benjamin, University of Bridgeport, dbenjami@bridgeport.edu
DISCUSSANT: Dave Benjamin, University of Bridgeport, dbenjami@bridgeport.edu

7-D: Author Meets Critics: No Day In Court, by Sarah Staszak


sponsored by the Public Law section
Lynda Dodd, City College of New York, ldodd@ccny.cuny.edu
Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University, steles2@jhu.edu
Mark Graber, University of Maryland, mgraber@law.umaryland.edu
Shep Melnick, Boston College, shep.melnick@bc.edu
Gordon Silverstein, Yale Law School, gordon.silverstein@yale.edu
Kevin McMahon, Trinity College, kevin.mcmahon.1@trincoll.edu
Sarah Staszak, City College of New York, sarah.staszak@gmail.com
PANEL CHAIR: Lynda Dodd, City College of New York, ldodd@ccny.cuny.edu
PANEL CHAIR: Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University, steles2@jhu.edu

7-E: Policy Evaluation and Innovation:


sponsored by the Public Policy section
Nicole Krassas, Eastern Connecticut State University, krassasn@easternct.edu
Dena Levy, SUNY-Brockport, dlevy@brockport.edu
Ashley Bullard, Eastern Connecticut State University, bullarda@my.easternct.edu
Matthew Hicks, Eastern Connecticut State University, hicksma@my.easternct.edu
Achievement Gaps and School Choice in Connecticut
Erika Pilver, Westfield State University, epilver@westfield.ma.edu
New Ways of Considering Success in Higher Education
Rick Humphress, Strayer University, rick.humphress@oracle.com
Effective Government Call Center Cooperation
Anne Marie Cammisa, Georgetown University, amc38@georgetown.edu
Long-term Implementation of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
PANEL CHAIR: Amy Fried, University of Maine, amy.fried@umit.maine.edu
DISCUSSANT: Amy Fried, University of Maine, amy.fried@umit.maine.edu
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SECTION 7: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

7-F: Justice, Domination, or General Will: A Foundation for Political Science?


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Robert Faulkner, Boston College, robert.faulkner@bc.edu
Founding Progressive Politics: Bacons Architecture of Fortune
Dustin Sebell, Harvard University, dustin.sebell@gmail.com
The Socratic Founding of Political Philosophy
Susan Shell, Boston College, susan.shell@bc.edu
Kant on Civic Self-Subsistence and the Public Duty to Relieve the Poor
PANEL CHAIR: Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, jyarbrou@bowdoin.edu
DISCUSSANT: Bryan Garsten, Yale University, bryan.garsten@yale.edu
DISCUSSANT: Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, jyarbrou@bowdoin.edu

7-G: War and Other Forms of Domination


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Umur Basdas, Yale University, umur.basdas@yale.edu
Nature on Trial: Domination beyond Intersubjectivity
Fumio Iida, Kobe University, Japan, fiida@kobe-u.ac.jp
Liberalism and the Possibility of Legalization
Timothy McCranor, Boston College, mccranor@bc.edu
Clausewitz and Platonic Pedagogy
Rosa Squillacote, CUNY, rosaflorence@gmail.com
Biopolitics and Police Reform
PANEL CHAIR: Zachary Jackson, University of Delaware, zjackson@udel.edu
DISCUSSANT: Zachary Jackson, University of Delaware, zjackson@udel.edu

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SECTION 7: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

7-H: Undergraduate Perspectives on Political Theory


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Kathryn Goldner, Montclair State University, goldnerk1@mail.montclair.edu
The Soldiers Virtues and the Just War Tradition
Jonathan Maiorano, Montclair State University, maioranoj1@mail.montclair.edu
Hayek on Cultural Evolution and Liberty
Samuel Stevens, University of Vermont, samuel.f.stevens@uvm.edu
Political Criticisms of Human Rights: Three Variants
PANEL CHAIR: Gary Donato, Bentley College, donatogrm@msn.com
DISCUSSANT: Gary Donato, Bentley College, donatogrm@msn.com

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SECTION 8: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

8-A: Congress, Parties, and Electoral Politics


sponsored by the American Politics section
William Bendix, Keene State College, wbendix@keene.edu
Jon MacKay, Said Business School, University of Oxford, jon.mackay@sbs.ox.ac.uk
Partisan Infighting: Intraparty Factions and Leadership Strategies in the U.S. House of Representatives
Kevin Generous, University of Connecticut, kevin.generous@uconn.edu
Congress, Weapons Acquisition and Arms Control Negotiations: Exploring the Functional Veto over
Executive Federative Decision-Making
Douglas Harris, Loyola University - Maryland, dharris4@loyola.edu
Matthew Green, Catholic University, greenm@cua.edu
Intra-Party Competition for Leadership Posts in the House of Representatives
Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, macmatt@sprynet.com
Model 2.0: Using Facebook Metrics to Forecast 2014 Senate Results
PANEL CHAIR: Maurice Cunningham, University of Massachusetts-Boston,
Maurice.Cunningham@umb.edu
DISCUSSANT: Maurice Cunningham, University of Massachusetts-Boston,
Maurice.Cunningham@umb.edu

8-B: Gender and Civic Political Participation


sponsored by the American Politics section
Shauna Shames, Rutgers University Camden, shauna.shames@rutgers.edu
Attraction, Sexuality, Gender, and Political Ambition
Heidi Berggren, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, hberggren@umassd.edu
New Frontiers in Civic Engagement: Gender and Cohousing in Massachusetts
Amy Fried, University of Maine, amy.fried@umit.maine.edu
Can organizations change themselves? Using levers of power to improve academia for women faculty
Carney Maley, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Carney.Maley@umb.edu
Mobilization against sexual assault on college campuses
Kristen Abatsis McHenry, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth,
kristen.abatsis.mchenry@umassd.edu
BPA, Cancer, and Reproductive Health
CHAIR: Kristen Abatsis McHenry, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth,
kristen.abatsis.mchenry@umassd.edu
DISCUSSANT: Angela Narasimhan, Keuka College, anarasimhan@keuka.edu

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SECTION 8: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

8-C: Roundtable: Foreign Policy in the Upcoming Presidential Election


sponsored by the American Politics section
Eugene Kogan, Harvard University, eugene_kogan@hks.harvard.edu
TBD
TBD
TBD
PANEL CHAIR: Eugene Kogan, Harvard University, eugene_kogan@hks.harvard.edu

8-D: State Fluidity and Geopolitics


sponsored by the Comparative Politics section
Michael Tucci, Bryant University, mike.tucci.jr@gmail.com
A Study of Tibetan and Mongolian Secession Movements
Colin Johnson, Brown University, colin_johnson@brown.edu
Whose Problem Are They?: Migration Politics in the Volga Region
Benjamin Cole, Simmons University, benjamin.cole@simmons.edu
Alexander Loughran-Lamothe, Independent Scholar, a.loughran.lamothe@gmail.com
Fragile Foundations: the impact of youth bulge on state fragility & resilience
Nicole Freiner, Bryant University, nfreiner@gmail.com
Flag Pitches and Nationalist Ditches: Shifting Power in Asia
PANEL CHAIR: Gary Donato, Bentley College, donatogrm@msn.com
DISCUSSANT: Gary Donato, Bentley College, donatogrm@msn.com

8-E: Grassroots Political Experiences


sponsored by the Politics and History section
Erin Pineda, Yale University, erin.pineda@yale.edu
Forcing the Better Argument? Disclosure and Disruption from Birmingham to Brooklyn
Robert Boatright, Clark University, rboatright@clarku.edu
Hostile Takeover: On the Vulnerability of Primaries to Nonparty Group Capture
Indira Skoric, Kingsborough Community College, Indira.Skoric@kbcc.cuny.edu
A student dialogue on immigration reforms: Kingsborough community college 2013-2014
PANEL CHAIR: Herschel Nachlis, Franklin and Marshall College, herschel.nachlis@fandm.edu
DISCUSSANT: Herschel Nachlis, Franklin and Marshall College, herschel.nachlis@fandm.edu

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SECTION 8: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

8-F: Radical Forms of Democracy


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Dean Caivano, York University, dcc12@yorku.ca
Democratizing Ontology: Ephemeral Points of Democratic Being
Ross Edwards, Albertus Magnus College, redwards1@albertus.edu
Sheldon Wolin and the Public Hermeneutics of Democracy
Maija Mattila, The New School for Social Research, mattilam@newschool.edu
Representative Claims and Democratic Theory
Matthew Calhoun Shafer, Yale University, matthew.shafer@yale.edu
Theorizing Collective Silence as Deliberation
PANEL CHAIR: John Brigham, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, john.brigham@gmail.com
DISCUSSANT: Martha Balaguera, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, marthabalaguera@gmail.com

8-G: Community Obligations and Individual Rights


sponsored by the Political Theory section
Sonu Bedi, Dartmouth College, Sonu.S.Bedi@dartmouth.edu
Is there really a right to say what you want? Universities, the marketplace of ideas, and the debate over
hate speech
Greg Conti, Harvard University, greg.conti@gmail.com
Whats Not in On Liberty? Non-Millian Justifications of Freedom of Discussion in the Nineteenth Century
Rita Koganzon, Harvard University, rita.koganzon@gmail.com
Contesting the Empire of Habit: Habituation and Freedom in John Lockes Education
Kevin McGravey, Brown University, kevin_mcgravey@brown.edu
Public Rights: Expression, Agency and Equality in the First Amendment
Ryan Davis, Brigham Young University, rwdavis@byu.edu
Skepticism about Associative Obligation
PANEL CHAIR: Paul Carrese, United States Air Force Academy, paul.carrese@usafa.edu
DISCUSSANT: Paul Carrese, United States Air Force Academy, paul.carrese@usafa.edu

8-H: Author Meets Critics: Ethical Autonomy: The Rise of Self-Rule, by Lucas Swaine
sponsored by the Political Theory section
Lucas Swaine, Dartmouth College, Lucas.A.Swaine@dartmouth.edu
Andrew March, Yale University, andrew.march@yale.edu
Michael Frazer, Harvard University, mfrazer@gov.harvard.edu
Norma Thompson, Yale University, norma.thompson@yale.edu
PANEL CHAIR: Andrew March, Yale University, andrew.march@yale.edu
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INDEX OF PARTICIPANTS
Al-Azdee, University of Bridgeport ................................................................................................................... 8, 10, 20
Allen, Northern Michigan University ........................................................................................................................ 2, 6
Armstrong, Hamilton College .......................................................................................................................................7
Avila, Roger Williams University ................................................................................................................................16
Balaguera, University of Massachusetts-Amherst .....................................................................................................26
Basdas, Yale University ...............................................................................................................................................22
Bass, New Haven Independent .....................................................................................................................................3
Bateman, St. Thomas University ................................................................................................................................16
Battistoni, Yale University ............................................................................................................................................6
Baumann, Kenyon College ..........................................................................................................................................12
Bedi, Dartmouth College.............................................................................................................................................26
Bellino, Northeastern University ............................................................................................................................ 8, 20
Ben-Aaron, University of Massachusetts .....................................................................................................................5
Bendix, Keene State College ............................................................................................................................... 1, 7, 24
Benjamin, University of Bridgeport .................................................................................................................... 3, 8, 21
Berg, Suffolk University ................................................................................................................................................3
Berggren, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth ..................................................................................................24
Berry, Boston College....................................................................................................................................................2
Bielat, University of Pennsylvania ................................................................................................................................8
Boatright, Clark University..........................................................................................................................................25
Bohanan, Boston University .......................................................................................................................................14
Bourdignon, University of Bridgeport ..........................................................................................................................1
Bowden, University of Connecticut ............................................................................................................................13
Bowen, Georgetown University ............................................................................................................................. 1, 13
Braver, Yale University ........................................................................................................................................... 5, 12
Brown, US Coast Guard Academy ................................................................................................................................4
Bruckenstein, Univesity of Bridgeport .......................................................................................................................18
Bullard, Eastern Connecticut State University ...........................................................................................................21
Burnep, Boston College ................................................................................................................................................3
Burton, Syracuse University .........................................................................................................................................1
Buthman, Hartwick College ...................................................................................................................................... 2, 8
Caivano, York University .............................................................................................................................................26
Cammisa, Georgetown University ..............................................................................................................................21
Carrese, United States Air Force Academy.................................................................................................................26
Chambers, Trinity College ...........................................................................................................................................13
Chan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst ......................................................................................................... 7, 20
Chang, UCLA ..................................................................................................................................................................4
Cherniss, Georgetown University .................................................................................................................................2
Cobb, Suffolk University .............................................................................................................................................10
Cocozzelli, St. John's University ..................................................................................................................................13
Cody, University of Maine .................................................................................................................................... 13, 16
Cole, Simmons University ....................................................................................................................................... 8, 25
Conley, Suffolk University...........................................................................................................................................10
Costa, Independent Scholar ..........................................................................................................................................7
Costa, Radio France International ................................................................................................................................7
Cunningham, University of Massachusetts-Boston ......................................................................................... 7, 20, 24
Davis, Brigham Young University ...............................................................................................................................26
De Bruin, Yale University ........................................................................................................................................ 8, 11
Delaney, University of Connecticut ............................................................................................................................11
Dell'Aera, Union College ...............................................................................................................................................8
Do, Fairleigh Dickinson University ................................................................................................................................2
Dodd, City College of New York ............................................................................................................................ 13, 21
Doyens, freelance New Haven journalist .....................................................................................................................3
Dry, Middlebury College .............................................................................................................................................18
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Duquette, Central Connecticut State University ........................................................................................................13


Durkin, Union College ...................................................................................................................................................3
Edlin, Dickinson College .......................................................................................................................................... 5, 11
Edwards, Albertus Magnus College ............................................................................................................................26
Eisner, Wesleyan University .......................................................................................................................................17
Faulkner, Boston College ........................................................................................................................................ 2, 22
Fee, Boston College .......................................................................................................................................................4
Filiault, Keene State College ................................................................................................................................. 10, 19
Fistek, Plymouth State University ..............................................................................................................................13
Fleck, Sacred Heart University ....................................................................................................................................14
Fleming , University of Rhode Island ............................................................................................................................3
Flynn, Northwestern University .................................................................................................................................10
Fraistat, Quinnipiac University ...................................................................................................................................15
Frazer, Harvard University ..........................................................................................................................................26
Freiner, Bryant University ..................................................................................................................................... 17, 25
Fried, University of Maine .............................................................................................................................. 21, 22, 24
Frymer, Princeton University .................................................................................................................................. 4, 18
Gais, Yale University ............................................................................................................................................... 9, 12
Gambardella, University of Bridgeport ......................................................................................................................18
Garrett, New York University .......................................................................................................................................1
Garsten, Yale University ......................................................................................................................................... 5, 22
Generous, University of Connecticut .........................................................................................................................24
Gershon, Georgia State University .............................................................................................................................10
Getachew, Yale University ..........................................................................................................................................18
Gilson, Yale University ................................................................................................................................................14
Goldner, Montclair State University ..........................................................................................................................23
Goure, Yale University ............................................................................................................................................ 9, 19
Graber, University of Maryland ...................................................................................................................... 11, 18, 21
Grant, Pace University ..................................................................................................................................................7
Greco, Roger Williams University ...............................................................................................................................13
Green, Catholic University ..........................................................................................................................................24
Green, University of Connecticut ...............................................................................................................................11
Greenberg, Yale University .........................................................................................................................................19
Hackey, Providence College .................................................................................................................................. 17, 18
Hadyniak, University of Maine at Farmington ...........................................................................................................20
Hamel, American University .......................................................................................................................................10
Hansen, Independent Scholar ......................................................................................................................................9
Haque, University of Bridgeport .................................................................................................................................18
Harp, Mayor of the City of New Haven ........................................................................................................................3
Harris, Loyola University - Maryland .................................................................................................................... 18, 24
Hermann, Trinity College ..............................................................................................................................................7
Herold, College of the Holy Cross .................................................................................................................................9
Hicks, Eastern Connecticut State University ..............................................................................................................21
Higgins, American University ........................................................................................................................................1
Hochschild, Harvard University ....................................................................................................................................7
Hodgetts, Brown University........................................................................................................................................15
Howse, New York University School of Law ...............................................................................................................12
Hyvnen, University of Jyvskyl,Finland / Bard College,New York .........................................................................12
Iida, Kobe University, Japan .......................................................................................................................................22
Inouye, Yale University ...............................................................................................................................................12
Jackson, University of Delaware ........................................................................................................................... 19, 22
Jones, CUNY (City University of New York) ................................................................................................................10
Jones, Yale University .................................................................................................................................................12
Jurkevics, Yale University ...........................................................................................................................................21
Kelly, Boston College ..................................................................................................................................................14
Knowles, Skidmore College .................................................................................................................................... 5, 11
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Kogan, Harvard University .................................................................................................................................... 11, 25


Koganzon, Harvard University ....................................................................................................................................26
Kotlik, Keuka College ..................................................................................................................................................10
Krahe, Yale University .................................................................................................................................................14
Krassas, Eastern Connecticut State University ..................................................................................................... 18, 21
Krontiris, Yale University ............................................................................................................................................12
Kugler, Roger Williams University ............................................................................................................................ 1, 8
Lamonica, US Coast Guard Academy............................................................................................................................4
Lash, US Coast Guard Academy ....................................................................................................................................4
Latimer, Princeton University .......................................................................................................................................4
Levy, SUNY-Brockport .................................................................................................................................................21
Lindsay, Georgia State University .................................................................................................................................6
Lopez, University Of New Orleans ..............................................................................................................................13
Lorenz, Ramapo College..............................................................................................................................................10
Loughran-Lamothe, Independent Scholar ..................................................................................................................25
Louis, Boston College ..................................................................................................................................................17
Lovrich, Washington State University ........................................................................................................................17
Lowy, Skidmore College ................................................................................................................................................7
Ltifi, US Coast Guard Academy .....................................................................................................................................4
Lunter, Roger Williams University ..............................................................................................................................16
MacKay, Said Business School, University of Oxford .................................................................................................24
MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts-Amherst .................................................................................... 16, 20, 24
Maiorano, Montclair State University ........................................................................................................................23
Maley, University of Massachusetts-Boston..............................................................................................................24
Malkawi, University of Bridgeport ...............................................................................................................................8
Maneri, Montclair State University ............................................................................................................................19
Mansfield, Harvard University......................................................................................................................................5
March, Yale University ............................................................................................................................................ 9, 26
Markoski, Keene State College .....................................................................................................................................1
Marple, University of Massachusetts-Amherst .........................................................................................................20
Mattila, The New School for Social Research .............................................................................................................26
McCoy, Princeton University ........................................................................................................................................5
McCranor, Boston College ..........................................................................................................................................22
McCrary, Villanova University ........................................................................................................................ 12, 15, 19
McGravey, Brown University ................................................................................................................................ 19, 26
McHenry, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth ............................................................................................ 16, 24
McHugh, University of Akron .....................................................................................................................................16
McMahon, Trinity College ..........................................................................................................................................21
Melcher, University of Maine at Farmington .............................................................................................................16
Melnick, Boston College ................................................................................................................................... 5, 18, 21
Merritt, US Coast Guard Academy ...............................................................................................................................4
Miller, State University of New York at New Paltz ....................................................................................................14
Miller, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth .......................................................................................................20
Mishima, East Stroudsburg University .......................................................................................................................17
Mitchell, George Washington University ...................................................................................................................17
Mitchell, United States Military Academy .................................................................................................................14
Moakley, University of Rhode Island .........................................................................................................................13
Mohamed, Clark University ........................................................................................................................................10
Mott, Marlboro College ........................................................................................................................................ 15, 19
Muirhead, Dartmouth College ......................................................................................................................................5
Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania ................................................................................................................... 11, 14
Nachlis, Franklin and Marshall College .................................................................................................................. 8, 25
Nam, University Of Connecticut .................................................................................................................................17
Narasimhan, Keuka College ............................................................................................................................ 10, 13, 24
Nelson, University of Vermont ................................................................................................................................. 3, 7
Olszewski, Providence College ...................................................................................................................................17
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Pantoja, Pitzer College ................................................................................................................................................10


Paris, CUNY ..................................................................................................................................................................13
Paris, Loyola University - Maryland ...................................................................................................................... 10, 20
Pasay, Southern Connecticut State University .............................................................................................................2
Patterson, US Coast Guard Academy ...........................................................................................................................4
Paulson, Southern Connecticut State University .........................................................................................................7
Penichet-Paul, Georgetown University ......................................................................................................................21
Petterson, Central Connecticut State University .......................................................................................................13
Pilver, Westfield State University ...............................................................................................................................21
Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy ............................................................................................................................. 1, 4
Pineda, Yale University ...............................................................................................................................................25
Plazek, Johnson State College.....................................................................................................................................16
Powers, Carthage College ...........................................................................................................................................16
Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law ................................................................................................ 12, 18
Rae, Yale University .................................................................................................................................................. 3, 7
Redden, Southern Vermont College ...........................................................................................................................19
Rescigno, President of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce .................................................................................3
Ro, Princeton University ...............................................................................................................................................6
Rodman, Colby College ...............................................................................................................................................21
Roland, University of Massachusetts-Amherst ..........................................................................................................20
Rose, Dartmouth College ............................................................................................................................................15
Sabl, Yale University .....................................................................................................................................................2
Sandman, University of New Haven ......................................................................................................................... 1, 3
Santia, University of Bridgeport ...................................................................................................................................1
Saraka, Independent Scholar ........................................................................................................................................6
Sardell, Queens College / CUNY ....................................................................................................................... 2, 11, 17
Schaefer, College of the Holy Cross ............................................................................................................................12
Scherck, Union College .................................................................................................................................................7
Schiemann, Fairleigh Dickinson University ..................................................................................................................2
Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich .......................................................................................................9
Sebell, Harvard University ..........................................................................................................................................22
Selinger, Bowdoin College ..........................................................................................................................................18
Sensen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ..........................................................................................................9
Serban, University of Bridgeport ................................................................................................................................20
Serio, University of New Haven ..................................................................................................................................20
Shafer, Yale University ................................................................................................................................................26
Shames, Rutgers University Camden ................................................................................................................... 7, 24
Shell, Boston College...................................................................................................................................................22
Silverstein, Yale Law School........................................................................................................................................21
Simon, University of Utah ....................................................................................................................................... 8, 17
Sippert, University of Massachusetts - Amherst ..........................................................................................................8
Skoric, Kingsborough Community College .................................................................................................................25
Sluyter-Beltrao, Alfred University ................................................................................................................................8
Smith, Montclair State University .................................................................................................................... 5, 14, 19
Smith, University of Pennsylvania ................................................................................................................................7
Sovacool, Aarhus Universitet .....................................................................................................................................17
Speakman, Roger Williams University ................................................................................................................. 11, 16
Squillacote, CUNY .......................................................................................................................................................22
Staszak, City College of New York ..............................................................................................................................21
Steinmetz , Yale University ...........................................................................................................................................9
Stevens, University of Vermont..................................................................................................................................23
Stoner, Louisiana State University ......................................................................................................................... 2, 18
Strother, Syracuse University .......................................................................................................................................5
Swaine, Dartmouth College ........................................................................................................................................26
Sweeney, US Coast Guard Academy ............................................................................................................................4
Taylor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts ...........................................................................................................10
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Thomas, Boston College ...............................................................................................................................................2
Thompson, Yale University .........................................................................................................................................26
Toloudis, The College of New Jersey ............................................................................................................................3
Tontiplaphol, Harvard University .................................................................................................................................2
Tucci, Bryant University ..............................................................................................................................................25
Tulis, University of Texas ..............................................................................................................................................5
Turnbull, Brown University ...........................................................................................................................................3
Uhlmann, Claremont Graduate School ......................................................................................................................18
van der Vort, Syracuse University ..............................................................................................................................13
Verovsek, Harvard University .....................................................................................................................................12
Waldron, Providence College .....................................................................................................................................17
Weaver, Yale University................................................................................................................................................3
Weinstein, Brown University ......................................................................................................................................12
Welsh, Keene State College ........................................................................................................................................10
West, Boston University .............................................................................................................................................14
Westphal, US Coast Guard Academy............................................................................................................................1
Wharton, Southern Connecticut State University ................................................................................................... 2, 7
White, Union College ..................................................................................................................................................10
Williams, Brown University ........................................................................................................................................12
Winfield, State Senator from New Haven ....................................................................................................................3
Yarbrough, Bowdoin College .................................................................................................................................. 2, 22
Yu, Suffolk University ..................................................................................................................................................10
Yumatle, Harvard University ........................................................................................................................................5
Zimmerman, US Coast Guard Academy .......................................................................................................................4
Zorzi, Yale University ....................................................................................................................................................9

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