Florida Feminist Fridays Series

Friday, March 29, 10am – 11:30am (on zoom)

How FIU got more diverse, excellent and inclusive: a tribute to AWED." Click for more details


Friday, March 15, 10am – 11:30am (on zoom)

Dr. Alicia Steinmetz, FIU, “Abortion and the Supreme Court: Roe, Dobbs, and Beyond.” Click for Zoom link


Spring 2024 Research Workshop and Colloquium Schedule (open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff from any department)  

Friday, February 9th, 10-11:30am 

Jelena Subotić, Georgia State University (SIPA 220 and on zoom) 

 Friday, February 23rd, 10-11:30am

Anthony Pereira, FIU (on zoom)
Pre-circulated paper 

Friday, March 8th, 10-11:30am

Dawn Teele, Johns Hopkins University (Location TBA and on zoom)

Friday, March 22nd, 10 - 11:30am 

Ian Shapiro, Yale University (Location TBA and on zoom)

Friday, April 12th, 10-11:30am

Terrell Carver, University of Bristol (Location TBA and on zoom)

Friday, April 26th, 10-11:30am

Sara Furnal, FIU (on zoom)
Pre-circulated paper 
Please email for zoom links and papers.  

Past Events:

Personalism and Good Governance Research Conference:   

 Friday, December 1 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Tamiami Hall 121

Contemporary political systems reveal the increasing importance of personal characteristics of party leaders, government officials and civil servants. Stark examples of this phenomenon include authoritarian figures such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Erdogan and Peru’s Alberto Fujimori, as well as leaders of democratic nations represented by Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi and the United States’ Donald Trump. As more political parties led by charismatic individuals win elections, the need for a better understanding of the consequences has become urgent. This conference offers a platform for presentation and discussion of scholarly work that casts light on the mechanisms of policymaking and implementation under personalist rulers. Scholars from the United States and abroad will share results from new research about the effects of personalism on institutional accountability, foreign policymaking and democratic backsliding. Click here for details.


Fall 2023 Research Workshop and Colloquium Schedule (open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff from any department):   

Friday, September 22nd, 10AM - 11:30AM 

Thomas Breslin (on Zoom, paper pre-circulated)  

Friday, October 6th, 10AM - 11:30AM 

Aida Hozic, University of Florida (location: SIPA 1 502/503, with hybrid option) 

Friday, October 20th, 10AM - 11:30AM 

Susanne Zwingel (on Zoom, paper pre-circulated)

Friday, November 3rd, 10AM - 11:30AM 

Alicia Steinmetz (on Zoom, paper pre-circulated)  

Friday, December 8th, 10AM - 11:30AM

Robbie Shilliam, Johns Hopkins University (SIPA 1 502/503, with hybrid option) 

Please email for zoom links and papers.   

Fall 2023 Graduate Development Workshops (open to graduate students in Political Science and International Relations only):  

Thursday, September 14th, 2PM - 3:30PM

Writing Best Practices Workshop (location: SIPA 1 524)  

Tuesday, October 17th, 1PM - 2PM

Comprehensive Examination Preparation Workshop (location: SIPA 1 524) 

Thursday, November 16th, 2PM - 3:30PM

Starting the Dissertation Workshop (location SIPA 1 524)