April 19th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The Comparative Politics Workshop presents the updated Spring Schedule 2012. Please note that the last session on June 6th will be different than the usual format. Lisa Wedeen will be giving a talk (“Ideology in the Political Present: Notes from Syria”) rather than circulating a paper. We are very excited about this quarter and hope you can join us!

Milena and Tania


April 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The Comparative Politics Workshop invites you to:

Research Agenda With a Comparative Perspective

Scott Siegel

Discussant: Bogdan Popescu
Wednesday, April 18th
6:00-8:00 pm
Wilder House Conference Room

Please contact Milena Ang (milenaang@uchicago.edu) or Tania Islas (tislasweinstein@uchicago.edu) with questions or if you believe you may need assistance.


April 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join us today at 6pm in the Wilder House to discuss Joy Langston & Javier Aparicio‘s paper “Beyond Incumbency Disadvantage: Why Women Do not Win Legislative Seats.” We hope to see you there!

In addition, we would like to invite you to the conference “Mexico Tomorrow: 2012, Ideas for the future.” The conference will include Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, former mayor of Mexico city, Ernesto Cordero, former Secretary of Social Development, as well as a number of other participants. Visit the conference website for more information and to RSVP.

Spring Speakers

March 27th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

We are delighted to announce the Spring 2012 speakers. You can see them by clicking in the Spring Schedule 2012.

Please plan to attend!


Milena and Tania

RENY, Tomorrow!

February 7th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join us in the discussion of Marie-Eve Reny’s paper “Authoritarian Survival and the Politics of Containment: Why Local Governments in China Tolerate Underground Protestant Churches.” Tomorrow, Wednesday February 8th, at 6pm in the Wilder House.

Stacher, TODAY!

February 1st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join us today for the discussion of Joshua Stacher’s paper “Egypt’s Uprising: The Politics of Partial Regime Change” in the Wilder house at 6.

TODAY! Bardawil!

January 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Hello! Please come join us today at 6pm at the Wilder House. We will be discussing a paper by Fadi Bardawil, Collegiate fellow at the University of Chicago. The paper, available at request, is titled “A Fractured Ground of Criticism? Levantine Polemics around Edward Said’s Orientalism”

Contact email: milenaang@uchicago.edu and tislasweinstein@uchicago.edu

Happy new year! / Schedule for Winter 2012

January 3rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The Comparative Politics Workshop wishes you a happy new year! We are glad to announce the 2012 Winter quarter schedule, which promises exciting papers from a wide array of fields. So please check the calendar by clicking in the Winter 2012 poster and plan to attend! As a reminder, the workshop meets on Wednesdays at 6 pm, in the Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood). A map can be found here. As usual, the papers will be sent in advance. If you wish to be added to the mailing list please send us an email (milenaang@uchicago.edu or tislasweinsten@uchicago.edu). Hope to see you soon!

Milena Ang and Tania Islas, workshop coordinators.

Hussin! TODAY!

November 16th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Please join us today in Iza Hussin’s presentation of her paper “MAKING THE MUSLIM STATE: Politics and Paradox in Malysia”


GRANT, Next Wednesday!

October 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join us in the presentation of UChicago student Darragh Grant “The Making of a ‘Cultural’ Frontier.” Jonathan overt will be our discussant. This session will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Wilder House.