Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Lansing B. Lee, Jr./Bankard Seminar in Global Politics

The Lansing B. Lee/Bankard Seminar in Global Politics is a year-long speaker series that features leading scholars in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Economy.

Invited scholars present cutting-edge research and engage in lively debate with faculty and graduate students. The seminar is made possible through generous grants from the family of Lansing B. Lee, Jr. and the Bankard Fund for Political Economy at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Todd S. Sechser and Dr. Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner co-direct this seminar.

Seminars are held most Mondays from 12:15-1:30pm.  This year, all seminars will be held virtually. The schedule can be downloaded here.

Current Series

Gretchen Helmke | Professor, University of Rochester
Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:00 PM
Reid Pauly | Assistant Professor, Brown University
Sunday, November 8, 2020 11:00 PM
Amy Verdun | Professor, University of Victoria
Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:00 PM
Paul Avey | Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:00 PM
Debra Thompson | Associate Professor, McGill University
Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:00 PM
Errol Henderson | Associate Professor, Penn State
Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:00 PM
Yuhua Wang | Associate Professor, Harvard University
Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:00 PM
David Victor | Professor, University of California San Diego
Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:00 PM
Mia Hassan | Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:00 PM
Joshua Alley | Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia
Susan Stokes | Professor, University of Chicago
Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:00 PM
Erica Dobbs | Assistant Professor, Pomona College
Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:00 PM

Past Series


Danielle Lupton | Associate Professor, Colgate University
October 25, 2020
George Ofosu | Assistant Professor, the London School of Economics and Political Science
October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020
Megan Stewart | Assistant Professor, American University
September 27, 2020
Jason Jackson | Assistant Professor, MIT
September 20, 2020

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