Fall 2022 Wednesday Seminar Series

The Seminar Series, now over 35 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session.

The Fall 2021 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Noel Johnson and coordinated by admin assistants Lisa Hill-Corley and Kashiff A. Thompson. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2316.

In person seminars will be held from 12 - 1:15pm in Carow Hall, which is on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. A light lunch for seminar participants will be available at 11:45 am.

Virtual seminars will be held from  12 - 1:15pm over Zoom. Each presentation will be followed by an informal discussion (students welcome) from 1:15 - 2pm.  The link and password will be distributed by email.  If you haven't received the link but would like to participate please contact Kashiff A. Thompson (kthomp7@gmu.edu).  

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Fall 2022 Schedule of Speakers:

8/31

Andreas Ferrara, University of Pittsburgh

Presentation: The Other Great Migration: Southern Whites and the New Right

9/7

Desiree Desierto, George Mason University

Presentation: Shipwrecked by Rents

9/14

No Seminar 

9/21

Augustin Bergeron, University of Southern California

Presentation: Informal Elites as Local Bureaucrats: How Working as a Tax Collector Improves the Performance of City Chiefs in the D.R. Congo

9/28

Mike Makowsky, Clemson University

Presentation: Local Roots Create Monopsony Rents

10/5

Jamie Bologna Pavlik, Texas Tech University

Presentation: Bribe-Switching

10/12 

Hannes Malmberg, University of Minnesota

Presentation: TBA

10/19

Chris Vickers, Auburn University

Presentation: TBA

10/26

Paul Dower, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Presentation: TBA

11/2

Paul Winfree, Heritage Foundation

Presentation: TBA

11/9

Maggie Jones, University of Victoria

Presentation: TBA

11/16

Eduardo Montero, University of Chicago

Presentation: TBA

11/23

THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SEMINAR

11/30

TBA