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. Dale Copeland and Dr. Christopher Carter co-direct this seminar. 

Seminars are held most Fridays  from 12:15-1:30pm, unless otherwise noted. 

Please contact Dyuti Saunik ([email protected]) if you would like to speak individually with any of these speakers.

The schedule can be downloaded here.

Current Series

Melle Scholten | Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson S296

Lindsey O'Rourke | Associate Professor, Boston College

Friday, October 6, 2023 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Rachel Myrick | Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University

Friday, October 13, 2023 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Daniel Posner | James S. Coleman Professor of International Development, UCLA

Friday, November 10, 2023 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Tariq Thachil | Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, December 1, 2023 12:15 PM to Saturday, December 2, 2023 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Adria Lawrence | Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, February 2, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

William Spaniel | Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, February 9, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM |

Dan Smith | Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, February 16, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM |

Alisha Holland | Associate Professor, Harvard University

Friday, February 23, 2024 12:15 PM to 3:00 PM |

Noah Nathan | Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Christina Davis | Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

Friday, March 22, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM |

Shelley Liu | Assistant Professor, Duke University

Friday, April 12, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM | Gibson Hall, S296

Ana de la O Torres | Associate Professor, Yale University

Friday, April 26, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM |

  

Current and Past Series

2023-2024

Dan Smith

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Alisha Holland

Associate Professor, Harvard University

Christina Davis

Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

Ana de la O Torres

Associate Professor, Yale University

Melle Scholten

Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Lindsey O'Rourke

Associate Professor, Boston College

Rachel Myrick

Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University

Daniel Posner

James S. Coleman Professor of International Development, UCLA

Tariq Thachil

Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania

Adria Lawrence

Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Noah Nathan

Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shelley Liu

Assistant Professor, Duke University

William Spaniel

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

2022-2023

Denise Walsh

Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Nicola Nonnes

Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Jonathan Renshon

University of Wisconsin

Isabela Mares

Yale

Fiona Cunningham

University of Pennsylvania

Natália Bueno

Emory University

Marcus Holmes

College of William and Mary

Firat Kimya

Graduate Student, University of Virginia

2021-2022

Melissa Lee

Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Joshua Kertzer

Professor, Harvard University

Olyvia Christley

PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Volha Charnysh

Assistant Professor, MIT

Vipin Narang

Professor, MIT

Pavi Suryanarayan

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Diana Fu

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Emily Ritter

Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

Erica Dobbs

Assistant Professor, Pomona College

Rachel Whitlark

Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

Vipin Narang

Professor, MIT

Lauren MacLean

Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Janice Gallagher

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-Newark

Benjamin Helms

PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Kelebogile Zvobgo

Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary

2018-2019

Michael Ross

Professor, University of California Los Angeles

Kevin Cope

Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Shiran Victoria Shen

Assistant Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Virginia

Abby Fanlo and Lauren Sukin

Department of Political Science, Stanford University

Valerie Karplus

Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laia Balcells

Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Jeff Kaplow

Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary

Rory Truex

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

John Owen

Professor, University of Virginia

Eric Arias

Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary

Ariel Dinar

Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, University of California Riverside

2020-2021

George Ofosu

Assistant Professor, the London School of Economics and Political Science

Reid Pauly

Assistant Professor, Brown University

Amy Verdun

Professor, University of Victoria

Paul Avey

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Debra Thompson

Associate Professor, McGill University

Yuhua Wang

Associate Professor, Harvard University

David Victor

Professor, University of California San Diego

Mia Hassan

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Joshua Alley

Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia

Susan Stokes

Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

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