Past Other Events

March 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Milan Vaishnav Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Center for the Advanced Study of India
Location: 3600 Market St, Suite 560 (5th flr)
CASI (Center for the Advanced Study of India)
Description: The first comprehensive study of the nexus between crime and democracy in India.In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic elections exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties actively recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why do voters elect (and even reelect) them, to the point that a third of state and national legislators assume office with pending criminal charges?In this eye-opening book, political scientist Milan Vaishnav takes readers deep into the marketplace for criminal politicians by drawing on fieldwork on the campaign trail, large surveys, and an original database on politicians’ backgrounds. The result is the first systematic study of an issue that has profound implications for democracy both with and beyond India’s borders.
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March 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Julia Szymczak Assistant Professor - Penn Perelman School of Medicine
Location: 169 McNeil
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March 20, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vera Gorbunova Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology, Co-Director Rochestor Aging Research Center - University of Rochester
Location: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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March 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Roselyn Hsueh Associate Professor of Political Science - Temple University
Location: 3600 Market St, Suite 560 (5th flr)
Description: China and India are two large, developing countries that have globalized and undergone tremendous development in the last several decades. Yet, they have taken separate paths toward globalization. Dr. Hsueh questions the conventional wisdom that variation in regime type and subnational characteristics shape their different models of development. Rather, mediating the impact of economic liberalization on industrialization is the nature of market governance. Dominant patterns of market governance, which shape industrial outcomes, are a function of the values and identities of political economic elites, existing organization of institutions, and structural sectoral attributes.
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March 16, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tom Vogl Assistant Professor of Economics & International Affairs - Princeton University
Empirical Micro Workshop | Location: 395 McNeil
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March 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Weigle Information Commons Workshops | Location: Kislak Center Seminar Room 625, 6th flr
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Description: Rebecca Stuhr will be presenting on several of the major academic sharing sites, including Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons. Participants will gain a familiarity with these sites and their audiences, understand how the sites differ from one another, and learn about the copyright/permissions service provided through the ScholarlyCommons office.
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March 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stephen Vaisey Professor of Sociology - Duke University
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: Using Age-Period-Cohort Models to Measure Cultural Durability
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March 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Education & Inequality: Kennan Cepa
Kennan Cepa Graduate Student - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
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March 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sarah Quinn Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Washington
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: "The Miracles of Bookkeeping”: How Budget Politics Link Fiscal Policies and Financial Markets
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March 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Esteban Villalobos
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
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February 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fabio Rojas Associate Professor of Sociology - Indiana University
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: Doing Digital Gender: Three Explorations of Gender and Inequality Using Social Media Data
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February 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Adira Fierro P.h.D. Candidate - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
Description: Parental Involvement in Mexico
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February 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Robert Hornik Professor Public Health - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Amado Recital Hall
Center for Public Health Initiatives
Description: Public health agencies planning mass media campaigns have to choose message themes: should an anti-tobacco campaign focus on health consequences, or loss of friendship consequences, or cost, or risk of addiction or any of dozens of other themes that they might emphasize?  We have worked with a number of agencies planning such campaigns, making use of survey data and generating estimates of message theme potential.  In this talk, Hornikwill describe the approach and its application to the FDA’s Real Cost campaign, show the results and recommendations and play the ads that resulted from the process.
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February 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Margarita Konaev Postdoctoral Fellow - Perry World House
Location: Perry World House Conference Room
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February 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Paul Lichterman Professor of Sociology and Religion - University of Southern California
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: How social activists act: fighting for affordable housing in Los Angeles
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February 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Hannes Schwandt Assistant Professor of Economics of Child and Youth Development - University of Zurich
Location: 110 McNeil
Description: "The Lasting Legacy of Seasonal Influenza: In-utero Exposure and Human Capital Development"
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February 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jesus Ramierz-Valles Professor and Director of Community Health Sciences - University of Illinois-Chicago
Location: 118 Claire M. Fagin Hall
Penn Nursing Science, Penn Social Policy & Practice, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, CFAR, Program for LGBT Health
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February 10, 2017 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Penn Law Immigrantion Information & Referral Clinic for the University of Pennsylvania Community
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description: Penn Law attorneys and law students will meet with members of the University of Pennsylvania community to answer their questions regarding immigration and travel issues. Attorneys and law students will provide information and advice, and offer referrals for more intensive attorney representation when appropriate. The University of Pennsylvania International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. Register here.
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February 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Calvin Zimmerman P.h.D. Student - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 169 McNeil
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February 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Anjali Thomas Bohlken Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs - Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: 3600 Market Street, Suite 560 (5th floor)
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF INDIA
Description: About the Lecture:
How do incumbents with influence over infrastructure programs balance their incentives to gain electoral support with their proclivities for rent-seeking? Anjali Thomas Bohlken argues that government elites in parliamentary systems manage this trade-off by concentrating rent-seeking opportunities in their own hands while facilitating efficient public goods provision in the constituencies of their more junior partisan colleagues. Analyses using fine-grained data on road construction in India based on a variety of causal inference strategies support the argument. While ruling party incumbents showed higher levels of road provision in their constituencies regardless of ministerial status, road projects in ministers' constituencies showed higher levels of rent-seeking than those in the constituencies of other ruling party legislators. Moreover, consistent with the mechanism, ruling party legislators' diminished access to rent-seeking opportunities is shown to be largely driven by the influence of co-partisan ministers. The findings illuminate how politicized distribution can sometimes mitigate inefficiencies in infrastructure provision.
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