Past Workshops


Arizona State University, December 13-14

Thursday, December 13

1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions/Conference Charge

Panel I
1:40-2:15pm Carlson paper, Horne presenting
2:15-2:50pm Horne/Hechter paper, Carlson presenting

2:50 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:35 pm  McCauley paper, Verghese presenting
3:35 – 4:10 pm  Verghese paper, McCauley presenting

4:10 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion

5:00 p.m. Break

6:00 p.m. Dinner


Friday, December 14

Panel II
9:30 – 10:05  Mirilovic et al paper, Miranova presenting
10:05 – 10:40 Mylonas paper, Saideman presenting
10:40 – 11:15  Saideman et al paper, Mylonas presenting
11:15 – 11:50  Githens-Mazer/Davulcu paper, Smith presenting

11:50 a.m. Lunch

Panel III
1:20 – 1:55  Tir et al paper, Githens-Mazer presenting
1:55 – 2:30  Arriola/Smith paper, Auerbach presenting
2:30 – 3:05  Siroky et al paper, Tir presenting

3:05 p.m. Break

Panel IV
3:15 – 3:50  Robinson paper, Koter presenting
3:50 – 4:25  Mironova paper, Mirilovic presenting
4:25 – 5:00  Koter paper, Robinson presenting
5:00 – 5:35  Auerbach paper, Arriola presenting

5:35 p.m. Closing Discussion

5:45 p.m. Break

7:00pm Dinner



February 24, 2012

Location: UCLA, Haines Hall, Room 215

9 am Johanna Birnir, University of Maryland

“The Reason We Don’t Yet Know “Why Groups Rebel”: Introducing A-MAR (All-Minorities at Risk)”

10 am Evan Lieberman, Princeton

“The Violent Consequences of Ethnic Enumeration: Categorization, In-Group Bias, and Conflict Around the World”

11 am Kanchan Chandra, NYU

“Categorizing Violence”

Lunch Break at UCLA Faculty Club

1:30 pm Joel Selway, Brigham Young University

“Breadth, Completeness, Causal Priority and Contingency in Theory-building: Re-evaluating Theories of Ethnicity in Light of Developments in Data Collection with a Focus on Democratic Stability”

2:30 pm Harris Mylonas, GW

“Which Land is Our Land? Explaining Variation in Border Claims”

3:30 pm Andreas Wimmer, UCLA

“Ethnic Power Relations dataset”

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45 -6 pm General discussion

7 pm Dinner



May 20-21, 2011

Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University


Funded by the Elliott School Dean, GW’s Maria H. Davis European Studies Endowment,

a gift to GW from A. Michael Hoffman, and UCLA


8:30-9:00            BREAKFAST


9:00-10:20            1. HOMELANDS, BORDERS, AND PARTITIONS

Harris Mylonas (GW)

“Changing the Homeland” (co-author: Nadav Shelef)

Nadav Shelef (University of Wisconsin)

“Rethinking Partitions”

10:20-10:40            COFFEE BREAK


Todd Eisenstadt (American)

“Bonding Social Capital versus Ethnic Identity:Identifying Causes of Gender Discrimination in Indigenous Southern Mexico” (co-authors:  Michael S. Danielson and Jennifer Yelle)

Kimberly Morgan (GW)

“Pathways of Integration: The Social, Economic, and Political Incorporation of Immigrants in Western Europe” (proposal)

12:00-1:00            LUNCH

1:00-3:00            3. ETHNIC MOBILIZATION

Michael Hechter and David Siroky (Arizona State)

“Ethno-Nationalist Conflict versus Class Warfare”

Gina Lambright (GW)

“Party Mobilization in Local Elections in Africa”

Yael Zeira (NYU)

“Making the Personal National: Ethnic Grievance, Political Education and Participation in Rebellion” and “Asking Sensitive Questions on Conflict Participation”


3:30-5:30            4. IDENTITY, CONFLICT, AND DIASPORAS

Nicholas Sambanis (Yale)

“Social Identification and Ethnic Conflict” (co-author: Moses Shayo)

Chip Gagnon (Ithaca College)

“Ethnic Conflict and Demobilization”

Nikola Mirilovic (GW & University of Central Florida)

“A Theory of Diaspora Engagement: Democracy, Nationalism, and International Economic Strategy”

7:00                        DINNER



9:30-10:00            BREAKFAST


Emmanuel Teitelbaum (GW)

“Colonialism and Armed Conflict in the Indian Countryside” (co-author: Ajay Verghese)

Ofir Abu (Brandeis)

“Explaining Local Variations in Ethnic Violence: Analyzing Arab Protest in Israel”

Stefan Lindemann (Max Planck Institute)

“Conditions Of Conviviality And Conflict – A Theoretical Framework With A Kurdish Case Study”


12:00-1:00 LUNCH with concluding discussion on agendas for future research and what role the Ethnic Politics Workshop might productively play in the future.


Ethnic Politics Workshop I

October 15-16, 2010

Location: Room 602, Lindner Family Commons,
1957 E Street, NW, Washington D.C.
Friday, October 15

9:30-10:00 Breakfast
10:00 Welcome
(Mike Brown, Dean of the Elliott School, GW and Henry Hale, GW)
10:05-12:00 Session I (Chair: Andreas Wimmer, UCLA)
Kanchan Chandra, NYU
Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton
Henry Hale, GW
Daniel J. Hopkins, Georgetown
12:00-12:30 Break
12:30-2:30 Session II over lunch (Chair: Henry Hale, GW)
Daniel Posner, UCLA
Dominika Koter, University of Chicago
Philip Roessler, Oxford University
Adrienne LeBas, American University
2:30-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-4:30 Session III (Chair: Harris Mylonas, GW)
Evan Lieberman, Princeton
Emmanuel Teitelbaum, GW
Nadav Shelef, University of Wisconsin
4:30-5:00 Coffee break
5:00-6:30 Session IV (Chair: Kanchan Chandra)
Keith Darden, Yale
Andreas Wimmer, UCLA
Harris Mylonas, GW
6:30-7:30 Break
7:30-6.30 Dinner (Smith & Wollensky, 1112 19th str., NW, Washington D.C. 20036)

Saturday, October 16
9:30-11:30 Brainstorming (over breakfast/brunch)