CHSS Global Partnership sponsors interdisciplinary conference for grad students

June 30, 2016

CHSS Conference: Global Political Economy in a Post-Crisis Era

On June 19-22, the Comparative Historical Social Science Workshop at the Buffett Institute hosted “Global Political Economy in a Post-Crisis Era,” the beginning of a series of annual interdisciplinary conferences co-organized by Northwestern faculty and faculty from Sciences Po (Paris), Columbia University (New York City), Max Planck Institute (Cologne), the European University Institute (Florence).

Held this year at Northwestern’s downtown Chicago campus and made possible by the support from the Buffett Institute’s Global Partnerships initiative (with additional financial support coming from TGS, the Provost’s Office, Weinberg College, and the sociology and political science departments), the conference focused on graduate student research presentations, with commentary and discussion by faculty members who are not from the presenter’s home institution. It provided the unique opportunity for graduate students to receive high-quality feedback on their own work, learn about current scholarship at other institutions, and develop their international professional networks.

Northwestern graduate students Swati Srivastava (political science), Mara Suttmann-Lea (political science), Kangsan Lee (sociology), and Andre Nickow (sociology) presented their dissertation research at the event. The proceedings were also enlivened by keynote presentations by leading scholars, who this year included Gary Herrigel, political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Nitsan Chorev, socoiology professor at Brown University. The Northwestern event kicked off a five-year cycle of summer conferences, with the Max Planck Institute being the summer 2017 host.  

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