Panel Schedule
November 10, 2016

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

PPPA-3 Major Issues in Public Policy

Room -- Gardner
Panel Chair -- John Kilwein, West Virginia University,
Panel Discussant -- Courtney Broscious, Eastern Connecticut State University,

Analyzing Tax Preferences for Education

Kattalina Berriochoa, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Morality and United States Foreign Policy: Framing Debates about Human Rights

Anthony Del Signore, Temple University

The Politics of Coal in the Current Federal Election Environment

Christopher Mcmillan, Bridgewater State University

The Absence of Government Regulations and Corporate Irresponsibility: A Lesson From the Humidifier Scandal in South Korea

SooJin Song, University of Delaware
Co-presenter(s) HYEJUNG KIM, Korea University,
Co-author(s): HYEJUNG KIM, Korea University,

PA Core: Do Common Core Standards Prepare Seniors for Higher Education in the Pennsylvania State System of Education?

Linda St.Cyr, East Stroudsburg University

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

IR-2 Creating Civilization - Social Policy and Human Rights to Address Injustice

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Miguel Glatzer, LaSalle University, 
Panel Discussant -- Louise Stanton, New Jersey City University,

'Progressive' Politics and 'Barbaric' Behaviors: The Detachment of the South African Constitution and its Protections Against Female Genital Mutilation

Jordy Barry, Rutgers University

“Just Passing Through: What Happens When Refugees ‘Overstay’?”

Koop Berry, Walsh University
Co-author(s): Dave Davis, Youngstown State University

"What A Tutsi Woman Tastes Like": Sexual Dehumanization in the Rwandan Genocide

Carlyn Jorgensen, Broward College

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PISE-3 Holding Politicians Accountable

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Maria Snegovaya, Columbia University,
Panel Discussant -- Maria Snegovaya, Columbia University,

Insider or Outsider? Grand Corruption and Electoral Accountability

Nicholas Charron, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Do political parties have 'brand personality': functioning of parties as brands in elections seen as a political market

Bosko Picula, University College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld Zagreb Croatia

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PPPA-1 Roundtable - Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Room -- Longfellow
Moderator -- Donald Brand, College of the Holy Cross,
Additional Proposed Members:

1. Joe Postell, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

2. Gary Lawson, Boston University

3. RJ Pestritto, Hillsdale College

4. Greg Burnep, College of the Holy Cross


Don Brand, College of the Holy Cross

Joseph Postell, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

CPT-3 Foucault, Anarchy, and Biopolitics

Room --  Alcott A
Panel Chair -- Romulus Maier, University of Connecticut,
Panel Discussant -- Adam Sandel, Harvard University,

The Political Theory and Paradoxes of the Governing Populism in Hungary

Attila Antal, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law Institute of Political Science (Budapest, Hungary)

Motherization in Business

Laci Hubbard-Mattix, Washington State University

The Construction of Political Subjects: Collective Agency in Honneth and Rancière

Kristopher Klotz, Pennsylvania State University

Race and Biopolitics: A Black Feminist Critique

John McMahon, Beloit College

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

IP-3 Gendered Politics (Cosponsored by the Women's Caucus)

Room --  Brandeis  
Panel Chair -- Chad Hankinson, Oklahoma State University,
Panel Discussant -- Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University, 

Feminism and the Choice to Self-Objectify

Claire Gothreau, Temple University
Co-presenter(s) N/A

Political Machines, Mixed Electoral System, and Gender: Challenges for Continuing Political Career for Women National Legislators

Young-Im Lee, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Representation of Interests, not Groups: Reclaiming Pitkin’s Second Way

Mette Marie Stæhr Harder, University of Roskilde, Denmark

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

CP-6 Comparative Studies of the Consequences of Public Policy

Room -- Stowe
Panel Chair -- Azzedine Layachi, St. John's University,
Panel Discussant -- Andrea Kent, West Virginia University,


Exporting Crime: The Impact of US Criminal Deportations to Central America and the Caribbean

Laura Blume, Boston University

Social Policy Reform and the Conflict in Ukraine

Fred Cocozzelli, St. John's University

Seasonal Guest Worker Regimes: Why Reforms in the EU but not in the US?

Miguel Glatzer, LaSalle University

Azzedine Layachi,

The Emergence of International Migrants and Social Governance in Urban China: Governmentality with Chinese Characteristics

Claire Seungeun Lee, UMass Boston

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

IR-8 Conflict, Security, and Terrorism

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Peter Richardson, Northeastern University, 
Panel Discussant -- Peter Richardson, Northeastern University, 

Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for International Non-Government Organizations Operating in Conflict Zones

Kathryn Lambert, American Public University Systems; Terrorism Risk Consultants, Owner

The Pursuit of Martyrdom: The Jihadist Mindset and the Islamic State’s Apocalyptic Appeal

Ivelin Sardamov, American University in Bulgaria

Partners in Crime: Human Security Trade-Offs in the War on Terror

Averell Schmidt, Harvard Kennedy School
Co-author(s): Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School,

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

EP-2 The Political Dynamics of Risk, Hazards, and Crisis Governance in Environmental Politics

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Kevin Donnolley, Bridgewater State University,
Panel Discussant -- Kevin Donnolley, Bridgewater State University,

While social scientists have long explored the political dimensions of large-scale emergencies, a coherent network of political scientists dedicated to the study of risks, hazards, and crisis has crystallized in the last few decades. These individuals span virtually every subfield of the discipline, from international relations to public policy, public administration to comparative politics. With an eye toward this thriving substream of research, the proposed panel investigates the governance of risk and hazards. Papers will specifically examine risk and hazard governance from an environmental policy perspective, underscoring the various discursive, structural, and political mechanisms that drive policy change in an array institutional settings.

Biotechnology and Competing Sociotechnical Imaginaries: Dystopian Prophecy versus Positive Futurists and how Narrative Informs Policy

Guy Bellino, Salem State University

Regulating a Grey Area: Establishing a Safe Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate in Massachusetts

Christopher Bosso, Northeastern University

Analogies and Agenda Setting: Does Context Matter?

Rob DeLeo, Bentley University

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

AMPP-3 Law, Freedom, and Utopia in Herodotean Political Thought

Room -- Holmes 
Panel Chair -- Norma Thompson, Yale University,
Panel Discussant -- Ann Ward, University of Regina,

Is Herodotus a Utopian Political Thinker?

Thornton Lockwood, Quinnipac University

A More Suitable Story: Herodotus on the poetic origins of Greek rationalism

Lindsay Mahon, University of Toronto

Purposeful Cultural Change in Herodotus' Histories

Sydnor Roy, Texas Tech University

Nomos is King: Herodotus and the Politics of Freedom

Joel Alden Schlosser, Bryn Mawr College

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

AMPP-15 Politics, Religion, and questions of the good life in Plato and Aristotle

Room -- Alcott B
Panel Chair -- Alex Priou, Tulane University,
Panel Discussant -- Seth Appelbaum, Tulane University,

Unveiling the divine in Eros: The intrusion of desire in Plato’s Republic and Herodotus’s History

Alejandro Castrillon, University of Notre Dame

Corpses and Coercion: The Regulation of Pity and Grief as “Lawless” Desires in Plato’s Republic

Garrett FitzGerald, University of Notre Dame

The Role of Need and Dissimilarity in Friendship in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Elizabeth Goyette, Baylor University

Aristotle's Ought: A Response to Anscombe

Sabrina Little, Baylor University

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PCP-1 Socialization, Social Movements, Moral Challenges: Law and Order, Local News, Robots, Monsters, Trump, and Roth

Room -- Gardner
Panel Chair -- Alison Dagnes, Shippensburg University, 
Panel Discussant -- Michelle Pautz, University of Dayton,

"Reel v Real: Assessing the Lessons of Law and Order: SVU Within the Current Legal and Political Climate"

Kimberly Bergendahl, University of Connecticut
Co-presenter(s) Amy Saji (undergraduate student), University of Connecticut,
Co-author(s): Amy Saji (undergraduate student), University of Connecticut,

Generation Z and the Future of the First Amendment

Kenneth Dautrich, University of Connecticut

It Can Happen Here: Right-Wing Social Movements, Lindbergh (as conceived by Philip Roth), and Trump

Fletcher McClellan, Elizabethtown College

Friendly Monsters: The Moral Challenge of Artificial Intelligence

Charles Rubin, Duquesne University

Gender Role Stereotypes and Media: Performance as Social Construction and Lessons from SpongeBob Squarepants

Matthew Stein, Temple University

Political Ads, Political Reality & Local TV News

Danilo Yanich, University of Delaware

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AMPP-2 Understanding Ancient Law and the Regime

Room -- Alcott A
Panel Chair -- Peter Ahrensdorf, Davidson College,
Panel Discussant -- Tim Spiekerman, Kenyon College,

The Fate of Virtue in Cyrus’ Babylon

Timothy Burns, Baylor University

Aristotle on the Distinction between Natural and Conventional Rule in the Politics

John Hungerford, Boston College

Who is a greater danger to law and the regime: the poet or the philosopher?

Lisa Leibowitz, Kenyon College

Law and Regime in Plato's Laws

Amy Nendza, Boston College
Co-presenter(s) Lisa Leibowitz, Kenyon College Timothy Burns, Baylor University John Hungerford

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CPT-1 Rethinking Nietzsche

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Elizabeth Amato, Gardner Webb University,
Panel Discussant -- Nathan Orlando, Baylor University

Nietzsche's Machiavellism

Clinton Condra, Baylor University

Slave Morality as the Final Overcoming: Nietzsche on Priests and Slaves

Rodney Gill, University of North Texas

The One Thing Needful: Nietzsche as a Resource for Style in Dialectic of Enlightenment

Sid Simpson, University of Notre Dame

Truth and Imagination from Blake to Nietzsche

Alicia Steinmetz, Yale University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IR-5 Theory and its Application in International Relations

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Michael Grossman, University of Mount Union,
Panel Discussant -- Michael Grossman, University of Mount Union,

The Meek Shall Inherent the Earth: the Rise of a Religious World Order in the 21st Century

Jason Charrette, University of Connecticut

Realism and the Waltzean Straw Man

William Davis, Walsh University

Autocratic Peace vs. Democratic Peace

Kunihiko Imai, Elmira College
Co-presenter(s) {Same as above}
Co-author(s): Robert Nalbandov, Utah State University (

When Justice Leads, Does Politics Follow? The Realist Limits of Stigmatizing War Criminals through International Prosecution

Kenneth Rodman, Colby College

Civil-Military Relations: Opportunities in Structurally Indeterminate Threat Environments

Adam Wunische, Boston College

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AMPP-8 Augustine, Aquinas, and Alfarabi

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Doug Kries, Gonzaga University,
Panel Discussant -- Joseph MacFarland, St. John’s College,

Alfarabi and the Furniture of the Cave

Christopher Colmo, Dominican University

Alfarabi's Religious Completion of Plato's Political Project

Jeffrey Poushter, Georgetown University

Aquinas as a Teacher of Natural Right: Considering the Radical Thesis of E. A. Goerner

Adam Thomas, Furman University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AMPP-4 Roundtable: on Walter Nicgorski’s New Book on Cicero’s Political Philosophy

Room -- Longfellow
Moderator -- David Fott, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Jack Barlow, Juniata College

Cicero on the Order of Rank between Theoretical and Practical Wisdom

David Fott, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College

Walter Nicgorski, University of Notre Dame

Norma Thompson, Yale University

Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

CPC-3 Partisanship, Ideology and Interests in the US Congress

Room -- Stowe
Panel Chair -- Mark Brewer, University of Maine,
Panel Discussant -- Stanley Berard, Lock Haven University,

The Democratic Party and Congressional Committee Chairmen, 2007-2014

Philip Grant, Pace University

Giving Away the Farm? Competing Interests and the 2014 Farm Bill

Sara Grove, Shippensburg University

Delegitimization or Contending With a Personalized and Politically Contentious Presidential Office: Which Way has the Presidency Gone?

Joshua Sandman, University of New Haven

Remapping American Political Ideology

Eric Svensen, Sam Houston State University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

APT-3 In Search of American Conservatism

Room -- Alcott B 
Panel Chair -- Jonathan Keller, Manhattan College,
Panel Discussant -- Ross Dardani, University of Connecticut,

The New Politics of Authenticity: How the Right has Captured the Concept

Dan McCool, Baruch College

The Rhetoric of the Right in Edmund Burke and the American Tea Party

William Sokoloff, Manhattan College

Breaking the Covenant: The Political Religion of the American Liberty League

Aaron Weinstein, Salve Regina University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

IR-3 The Politics of Conflict in the Middle East

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Kathryn Lambert, Homeland Security Studies at American Public University System,
Panel Discussant -- Kathryn Lambert, Homeland Security Studies at American Public University System,

Beyond Butchery: The Development of Islamic State Propaganda and the Creation of Legitimacy

Scott Bledsoe, New York University

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iraqi Coup, 1958

Jeffrey G. Karam, Brandeis University

Turkey and the Kurdish Regional Government: Are There Lessons for Turkey in Northern Syria

Lenore Martin, Emmanuel College

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

AMPP-13 Historical Inquiries and the Ancient World

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- John Hungerford, Boston College, 
Panel Discussant -- John Hungerford, Boston College,

The Historian Polybius’ Political Perspective and the Theory of Mixed Government

Daniel Blanchard, Fay School

Cicero on the Order of Rank between Theoretical and Practical Wisdom

David Fott, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Limits of Statesmanship: Sallust, Cicero, and the Catiline Conspiracy

Ryan McKinnell, Concordia University

The Ciceronian Turn & The Theoretical-Practical Life Controversy

Raul Rodriguez, Notre Dame

Cicero’s Twofold Audience in De Re Publica and his Platonic Ideal of Philosophical Politics

David West, Boston University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

PISE-4 European Electoral Politics

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Bosko Picula, University College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld Zagreb Croatia,
Panel Discussant -- Bosko Picula, University College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld Zagreb Croatia,

The Roots of Green

William Harrison, Fairmont State University
Co-presenter(s) None
Co-author(s): None

The Impact of Gender Quotas in the 2016 Irish General Election: The Centrality of Candidate Selection

Mack Mariani, Xavier University
Co-presenter(s) Fiona Buckley, University College Cork;
Co-author(s): Fiona Buckley – University College Cork; Claire McGing – Maynooth University; Timothy J. White – Xavier University:

Mainstream Parties Economic Convergence and Support for Radical Right in Hungary:

Maria Snegovaya, Columbia University

Panel Schedule
November 11, 2016

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

CP-4 Issues in Latin American Politics

Room -- Stowe 
Panel Chair -- Tony Spanakos, Montclair State University,
Panel Discussant -- Frank Le Veness, St. John’s University,
Panel Discussant -- E. Brooke Harlowe, Lock Haven University,

Visible yet Invisible: Indigenous Citizens and the Politics of History in El Salvador and Guatemala

Mneesha Gellman, Emerson College
Co-author(s): Michelle Bellino, University of Michigan,

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

PPPA-2 The Present and Future of Administration

Room -- Gardner
Panel Chair -- Lisa Parshall, Daemen College,
Panel Discussant -- Donald Brand, College of the Holy Cross,

From data reporting to program management: A new approach to utilizing data in local drug court programs

Courtney Broscious, Eastern Connecticut State University
Co-author(s): Fred Cheesman, National Center for State Courts,

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

CPC-1 Rights, Reform and Decision Making in the American Judiciary

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Lisa Parshall, Daemen College,
Panel Discussant -- Mike Comiskey, Penn State University Fayette,

The Judges’ Bill, Discretionary Jurisdiction, and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights

Matthew Brogdon, University of Texas at San Antonio

New Kid on the Block: Examining the Freshman Effect on the United States Courts of Appeals

Jennifer Jacobson, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Satellite-Based Monitoring (SBM) of Recidivist Sex Offenders and Fourth Amendment Issues

Alton Slane, Muhlenberg College

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

IP-4 Gender, Race, and Ethnicity and the 2016 Presidential Election (Cosponsored by the Women's Caucus)

Room -- Alcott A
Moderator -- Farida Jalalzai, Oklahoma State University,
Panelists will discuss the following topics related to the 2016 Presidential Election: "Comparative Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election";"Race and Ethnicity and the 2016 Presidential Campaigns" ;"Gender and the 2016 Presidential Campaigns" and "The 2016 Presidential Electorate."

Mary Anne Borrelli, Connecticut College

Farida Jalalzai, Oklahoma State University

Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Muhlenberg College

Melanye Price, Rutgers University

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

CPT-2 Reflections on History and the Cosmos

Room -- Holmes  
Panel Chair -- Elizabeth Amato, Gardner Webb University,
Panel Discussant -- John McMahon, Beloit College,

Kierkegaard's Ironic Alternative to Hegel in Fear and Trembling

Matthew Dinan, St. Thomas University (Canada)

Vulnerability and Violence: Hegelian Reflections

Michael Feola, Lafayette College

Observations on Late Modern Historiography

Stan Molchanov, Catholic University of America

Three Conceptions of a Third Realm: Strauss's Natural Right, Nagel's Teleological Monism, and Scruton's Lebenswelt

Judith Swanson, Boston University

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

IR-7 Issues In U.S. Foreign Policy

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Chris Herrick, Muhlenberg College, 
Panel Discussant -- Chris Dolan, Lebanon Valley College,

Indian Perceptions of the United States and China

Ginger Denton, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The Impact of Presidential Leadership Styles on Their Foreign Policy Decision Making.

Rosetta Dweh, Rutgers University Graduate

Trade Enforcement Actions of the U.S Trade Representative, 2001-2016: Continuity and Change in U.S. Trade Policy

Mark Gentry, Saint Francis University

What’s the Inside Scoop? Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs in the United States

Dorle Hellmuth, The Catholic University of America

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

TL-3 Roundtable - Supporting Data-Driven Student Political Learning and Engagement during and after an Election Season

Room -- Gardner
Moderator -- Nancy Thomas, Tufts University,

Margaret Brower, University of Chicago

Michele Deegan, Muhlenberg College

Nina Kasniunas, Goucher College

Nancy Thomas, Tufts University

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

TL-2 Teaching and the Profession: The Challenge of Teaching Political Science in the 21st Century Classroom

Room -- Longfellow
Panel Chair -- Christopher Cook, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown,
Panel Discussant -- Anita Chadha, University of Houston-Downtown,

Virtual Classrooms: Analyzing student and instructor collaborative experiences

Anita Chadha, University of Houston, Downtown.

Professional Pressure: An analysis of how political science is responding to calls to professionalize the discipline.

Danielle Gougon, Rowan University

A Funhouse of Mirrors: Politics, Sports and Music since World War II

Edward Sidlow, Eastern Michigan University

Teaching the Legal Skill of Issue Spotting in the Undergraduate Pre-Law Classroom

Rick Swanson, University of Louisiana--Lafayette

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

MPT-5 Rights, Value and the Utility of Theory

Room -- Alcott B
Panel Chair -- Dhruv Jain, York University,
Panel Discussant -- Aaron Szymkowiak, Xavier University,

Utilitarian vs Rights-Based Constructions of Value

chrysoula gitsoulis, City College, CUNY

Bridging The Gap Between Descriptive and Normative Theory

Maximilian Krahe, Yale University

The Fraternity-Difference Principle Correspondence: Rawls’ Conception of the Person as Justification for Fraternity

Adam Kunz, University of California, Davis

Hermeneutic Inquiry in Conversation with Just War Theory: Finding Meaning in a Post-Conflict Society

Jennifer Phillips, Georgetown University (DLS Graduate '16) and Humanitarian Advisor to the Military (USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance)

Isaiah Berlin: Freedom and the March of History

Samuel Sprunk, Catholic University of America

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

AMPP-12 Reconsidering Ancient Political Thought

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Charles Zug, University of Texas, Austin,
Panel Discussant -- Alicia Steinmetz, Yale University,



Aristophanes’ Tragi-Comic Political Realism in the Knights

Christopher Baldwin, Southeast Missouri State University

Democracy's Dignity and Aristotelian Political Justice

Matthew Berry, Boston College

Democracy and the Politics of Impudence: An Unorthodox Reading of Aristotle

Juman Kim, University of Pennsylvania

A Different Politics of Aristotle? The Influence of Translation on Interpretation

J. J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania

The Missing Regime in Plato's REPUBLIC

Waller Newell, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Deconstructing the Ancients-Moderns Dichotomy

John Wallach, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PISE-1 Race, Difference, and American Electoral Politics

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Mark Brewer, University of Maine,
Panel Discussant -- Mark Brewer, University of Maine,

Racial Attitudes and the Highland South in 2008 and 2012

Brian Arbour, John Jay College, CUNY

The Civil Rights Plank of 1948 and the Emergence of the Modern Democratic Party

Bruce Caswell, Rowan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Prophetic Voice

Sarah Beth Kitch, Princeton University

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PISE-6 Roundtable - The Future of the Parties

Room -- Stowe
Moderator -- Alison Dagnes, Shippensburg University,

Lonce Bailey, Shippensburg University

Lawrence Becker, California State University, Northridge

Jerold Duquette, Central Connecticut State University

Jerry Mileur, University of Massachusetts

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

CPT-4 Contemporary Postmodern Politics

Room --  Longfellow  
Panel Chair -- Matthew Dinan, St. Thomas University (Canada),
Panel Discussant -- Laci Hubbard-Mattix, Washington State University,
Panel Discussant -- Nathan Jun, Midwestern State University,
Panel Discussant -- Stan Molchanov, Catholic University of America , 

Retrieving Charisma: A Weberian Critique of Charles Taylor's Solutions to the Malaises of Modernity

Kristen Collins, Georgetown University

Existentialist Politics: Václav Havel and the Redemption of Heideggerian Political Thought and Practice

Romulus Maier, University of Connecticut

Power and States: Toward a Foucaultian Approach to International Relations

Nathan Orlando, Baylor University

Violence: Beyond Body Counts

Adam Sandel, Harvard University

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

PISE-9 Roundtable - The 2016 Presidential Election and the New American Voter

Room -- Alcott A
Moderator -- Herma Percy, American Public University, 

Dino Christenson, Boston University

Jay Cincotti, Massachusetts Democratic Party

William Jones, Research & Development International

Thomas Patterson, Harvard University

Herma Percy, American Public University

Andrew Smith, University of New Hampshire

Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

AMPP-7 Political Philosophy in the Face of Donald Trump

Room -- Alcott B 
Panel Chair -- Marc Sable, Bethany College,
Panel Discussant -- Marc Sable, Bethany College,

Truth in the Age of Trump

Patrick Lee Miller, Duquesne University
Co-presenter(s) Randall Clark (Plato) St. John’s University Leslie Rubin (Aristotle) Independent Scholar George Dunn (Confucius) University of Indianapolis

Aristotle and the Trump Phenomenon

Leslie Rubin, None -- Retired from Duquesne University

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

MPT-4 The Moral Psychology of Smith and Hume

Room -- Whittier
Panel Chair -- Douglas Jarvis, Independent Scholar, 
Panel Discussant -- Derval Ryan, McGill University, 

Scepticism in Times of Recalcitrant Politics: Hume's Response to Partisan Demands

Caleb Chaplin, Carleton University

The Sprouts of Humanity: David Hume and Mencius on the Family and the Affective Basis of Moral and Political Community

Lincoln Rathnam, University of Toronto

"A Buddhist politics: the role of suffering/dukkha in assessing good government."

Thomas Redden, Southern Vermont College

Of Strangers and Violence: Smith on Justice and the Retributive Impulse

Aaron Szymkowiak, Xavier University

Adam Smith's Literary Sympathies

Lisa Vetter, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

MPT-8 The Statesmanship and Political Science of Alexis de Tocqueville

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Judd Owen, Emory University,
Panel Discussant -- Alexander Duff, Holy Cross,

Imperial Problems of Domestic Policy: How Alexis de Tocqueville Discusses Empire in “On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application to France.”

Emily Ferkaluk, Cedarville University

Tocqueville's Religious Statesmanship

Aaron Herold, SUNY Geneseo

Tocqueville’s Argument for France’s Empire

Heather Pangle, Boston College

Alexis de Tocqueville on Powerlessness

Leor Sapir, Boston College

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PISE-2 Populism, Primaries and Partisanship

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Donald Beachler, Ithaca College,
Panel Discussant -- Brian Arbour, John Jay College, CUNY,

Populism in American Presidential Elections

Mark Brewer, University of Maine

A Different Kind of Republican? Sources of Affective Evaluation Toward Donald Trump

Jonathan Knuckey, University of Central Florida
Co-author(s): Myunghee Kim, University of Central

Trumping the Republicans and Berning the Democrats: Interpreting the 2016 Presidential Primaries

Arthur Paulson, Southern Connecticut State University

Political Dirty Tricks; The Historical Development of Opponent Picking in Primary Elections

Carl Taylor, Walsh University
Co-author(s): Rachel Constance, Walsh University,

Laptops and Politics III: Microtargeting and the Relationship between Collegiate Consumer Technology Choices and Parental and Personal Partisanship.

Jim Twombly, Elmira College
Co-presenter(s) Chuck Lindsay, Provost, Elmira College ( Woolf, Suffolk University (
Co-author(s): Chuck Lindsay, Provost, Elmira College ( Woolf, Suffolk University (

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CPC-4 Campaigns, Rhetoric and Political Reform


Room -- Stowe
Panel Chair -- Bruce Caswell, Rowan University,
Panel Discussant -- Nina Kasniunas, Goucher College,

Beyond the Circle: Measuring District Compactness Using Graph Theory

Jesse Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-author(s): Matthew P. Dube, University of Maine at Augusta

Ford, Carter, and the Politics of Economic Rectitude: My, How Times Have Changed

Charles Comiskey, Penn State University Fayette
Co-author(s): None

An Appeal to the Common Good: Pope Francis's Speech to Congress

Alexandra Fee, Boston College

Evaluating Presidential Policy Tools: The Case of Native American Policy, Eisenhower to Obama

John Kilwein, West Virginia University
Co-presenter(s) Michael E. Thunberg, West Virginia University, ABD,
Co-author(s): Michael E. Thunberg, West Virginia University, ABD,

Presidential Nominating Reform Post-2016: The Ship Goes Down with the Captain

Lisa Parshall, Daemen College

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IP-2 Contemporary Debates

Room -- Hawthorne 
Panel Chair -- Mette Marie Stæhr Harder, University of Roskilde, Denmark,
Panel Discussant -- Young-Im Lee, University of Missouri-St. Louis,


Forging Discursive Alliances in Marriage Equality Battles

Julie Hollar, CUNY Graduate Center

Too Deaf and Not Deaf Enough During the 2006 Gallaudet Protest: The Diffusion of Identity Politics in the Deaf Community and Its Strategic Dilemmas

Brendan Stern, Gallaudet University

Beyond the Individual: Revisiting the Idea of Neutrality in Multicultural Societies

Alejandro Torres, Florida International University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

APT-2 Antebellum Political Thought

Room -- Whittier 
Panel Chair -- John Grove, Lincoln Memorial University
Panel Discussant -- John Grove, Lincoln Memorial University

The Idea of Progress in the Political Thought of Antebellum America

Moritz Muecke, Hillsdale College, MI

Tocqueville on the Patriotic Foundations of Federalism

Douglas Walker, Michigan State University

Thomas Carlyle's American Reputation and Louis Hartz's Liberalism Thesis

Brian Wolfel, Syracuse University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IR-4 Disputed Waters, Disputed Policies: Politics in East Asia

Room -- Longfellow 
Panel Chair -- John Metzler, St. John’s University, 
Panel Discussant -- Ginger Denton, United States Coast Guard Academy,

THAAD MAD BAD: The Battle of Competing Narratives over the South China Sea

Matthew Crosston, Bellevue University

Realist Considerations or Constructed Identities: the Evolution of the South China Sea Territorial Disputes

Christopher Herrick, Muhlenberg College

The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Disputes in the U.S.-Japan-China Strategic Triangle: Explanations from Analytical Eclecticism

Yukinori Komine, Associate in Research, The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

The Most Misunderstood Alliance: North Korea's Foreign Policy on China

Weiqi Zhang, Suffolk University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AMPP-1 Bridging the Gap between Nature and Politics in Hesiod, Maimonides, and Hobbes

Room -- Alcott A
Panel Chair -- Paul Wilford, Boston College,
Panel Discussant -- Thomas Cleveland, Boston College,

"Earth Shall be Filled with the Knowledge of the Glory of the Lord": The Messianic Age and Popular Enlightenment in Maimonides' Thought

Seth Appelbaum, Tulane University
Co-author(s): none

Founding the Divine City: Moses as a “first founder of a commonwealth” in Hobbes' Leviathan

Ferdinand Deanini, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

The Interplay of Physics and Politics in De Rerum Natura

Alexander Limanowski, Tulane University

The Role of Hesiod's Account of the First Things in his Political Thought

Anna Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AMPP-14 The Good life in Aristotle and Hesiod

Room -- Holmes
Panel Chair -- Gregory McBrayer, Morehead State University,
Panel Discussant -- Gregory McBrayer, Morehead State University,

The Triumvirate of the Life of Contemplation

Ann Charney Colmo, Dominican University

The virtue of Strife in Hesiod’s Works and Days

Steven Forde, University of North Texas

Aristotle and the Complexity of the Good

David Little, Baylor University

The Anatomy of Courage in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Lorraine Pangle, University of Texas at Austin

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DT-2 Problems of Democratic Theory

Room -- Gardner
Panel Chair -- Harvey Strum, Sage Colleges, 
Panel Discussant -- Joyce Mullan, Stevens Institute of Technology,

Democracy's Dignity and Aristotelian Political Justice

Matthew Berry, Boston College

Between Resistance and Democracy: Adam Michnik on the Ethical Complexities of Political Transition

Joshua Cherniss, Georgetown University

Agent and Structure: A Developing Theory of Leadership in Representative Government

Michael Greenberg, Shippensburg University
Co-presenter(s) none
Co-author(s): Cynthia A. Botteron, Shippensburg University

Public universities and the public interest

Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University-Newark

Deliberative Democratic Justice

Tomer Perry, Harvard University

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

SM-1 Issues in State and Metropolitan Politics

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Stanley Berard, Lock Haven University,
Panel Discussant -- Stanley Berard, Lock Haven University,

Appellate Judges as Tribunes?: Appellate Judicial Elections, Campaign Expenditures and Executive-Judicial Relations in the States

Joseph Cobetto, University of Missouri, Columbia

States, American Indian Nations, and Intergovernmental Politics: The Uncertainty of Taxes

Anne Flaherty, Merrimack College

State of the Judiciary: What's the Message?

Beth Henschen, Eastern Michigan University

Reviving the Concept of Civil Community: A Framework for Studying Cities of the Delaware Valley

J. Wesley Leckrone, Widener University
Co-presenter(s) Michelle Atherton, Temple University,, Benjamin Klein, Widener University,
Co-author(s): Michelle Atherton, Temple University,, Benjamin Klein, Widener University,

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MPT-7 Rhetoric, the Passions, and Democracy in the Age of Trump: Moderns

Room -- Alcott B
Panel Chair -- Aaron Herold, SUNY Geneseo,
Panel Discussant -- Jack Riley, Coastal Carolina University,

Nietzsche and Kojève on Trump’s politics

Angel Jaramillo, unam

Thoughts on Strauss on Trump

Damon Linker, Senior Correspondent, The

Does the Rise of Trump Signal the Decline of the American Republic? A Rousseauain Perspective

Joseph Reisert, Colby College

“Trump’s Political Vocation: A Critique of Max Weber”

Marc Sable, Bethany College

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

CPC-5 The Presidency, Personnel and Scandal

Room -- Stowe
Panel Chair -- Samuel Hoff, Delaware State University, 
Panel Discussant -- Jason Mycoff, University of Delaware,

Presidential Scandals and the Growth of Executive Unilateralism

Ryan Barilleaux, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Co-author(s): Jewerl Maxwell, Gordon College email:

Conceptualizing the American Political Scandal

David Dewberry, Rider University

Strategically Empty? Vacancies and Nomination Delay in Presidential Appointments

Evan Haglund, US Coast Guard Academy

“One Who So Lightly Regards Constitutional Principles”: William Howard Taft and the Rooseveltian Threat of 1912

Michael Korzi, Towson University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

EP-1 Issues in Environmental Politics

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Joyce Mullan, Stevens Institute of Technology,
Panel Discussant -- Joshua Steinfeld, Florida Atlantic University, 

This panel will look at contemporary issues in environmental politics from both comparative, international, and American angles. Papers primarily include topics on environmental problems in the developing world as well as papers on state and regional environmental policy in the United States. Specific topics range from air and water quality, nanotechnology in the environment, to public attitudes about the environment.  




Influence and Information: Estimating Effective Mediated and Personal Communications between State Legislators and Environmental Organizations in NJ and PA

Michael Brogan, Rider University
Co-presenter(s) Thomas Reddington reddingtont@rider.eduKenny Dillon dillonk@rider.eduKate Ann Brace
Co-author(s): Thomas Reddington reddingtont@rider.eduKenny Dillon dillonk@rider.eduKate Ann Brace

How People’s Attitudes Predict Environmental Action Comparing China, the Netherlands, United States Germany and Sweden

Wenqi Dang, University of Twente

Of Bags, Bikes, and Lawsuits: Local Policy Innovation and Adoption in the Age of California’s Environmental Quality Act

Brandon Metroka, Syracuse University
Co-author(s): Bridget K. Fahey, Syracuse University ( Reina, Syracuse University (

The Hydropolitical Dilemma of Transboundary Water Rights: The Case of the Eastern Nile Basin

Mina Michel Samaan, Technical University of Braunschweig

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

CP-2 Comparative Studies in Political Economy and Development

Room --  Lowell 
Panel Chair -- Miguel Glatzer, La Salle University,
Panel Discussant -- Miguel Glatzer, La Salle University,

The Socioeconomic Divide: The Differences Between Development in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Annalyn Bachmann, Brandeis University Heller School

Arming Development: The Evolution of Japanese Aid Development in the Pacific

Nicolaos Catsis, Wilson College

TTIP and interest group attitudes: comparing the EU and the US

Sara Norrevik, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Politics of Safe Motherhood: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Developing World

Kristen Rosero, Wentworth Institute of Technology

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

DT-1 Issues of Democratic Theory

Room -- Gardner 
Panel Chair -- Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University, Newark, 
Panel Discussant -- Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University, Newark,

Is Electronic Disobedience Civil?

Christopher Kennedy, Duke University

Voting to Promote the Common Good: Two Mechanisms for Deliberative Democratic Voting

Aidan Kestigian, Carnegie Mellon University

What Deliberative Democracy can Be. Or: the Turns that Were not

Guido Parietti, Columbia University

Deciding the Fundamental Questions of Humanity: Moral and Science Experts v. the Average Human

Naomi Scheinerman, Yale University

Testing Participation: A Lagos Transportation Experiment

Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi, Boston University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

PCP-2 Civil Servants and Stereotypes: Insights from Film, Social Media, Veep, and House of Cards

Room -- Dickens
Panel Chair -- Kevan Yenerall, Clarion University,
Panel Discussant -- William Mandel, Western New England University, 
Panel Discussant -- Danilo Yanich, University of Delaware,

Targeted Exposure: Modern Political Messaging

Alison Dagnes, Shippensburg University

Feminist Zombie Hunters: A Contradiction in Terms? Examining Attitudes toward Feminism through Zombie Popular Culture

Rebecca Evans, Ursinus College

October Baby and Pro-Life Storytelling

James Fisher, Edinboro University

Presaging the Trump Phenomenon: Veep, House of Cards, You, Me & the Apocalypse, and Star Trek: Enterprise

George Gonzalez, University of Miami

Civil Servants on the Silver Screen

Michelle Pautz, University of Dayton

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

PISE-10 Roundtable - The Politics of New England

Room -- Alcott B
Moderator -- Dante Scala, University of New Hampshire,

Jerold Duquette, Central Connecticut State University

James Melcher, University of Maine at Farmington

Maureen Moakley, University of Rhode Island

Garrison Nelson, University of Vermont

Erin O'Brien, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Dante Scala, University of New Hampshire

Peter Ubertaccio, Stonehill College

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

APSA Session: Public Engagment

Political Science in the Public Arena: Communication Strategies for Scholars 

Sponsored by APSA’s Public Engagement Program, this session addresses strategies for effectively communicating political science research to audiences ranging from community groups to the media and members of Congress. The session will provide practical tips on communicating academic research in clear and concise formats and will discuss strategies for specific types of communication, including engaging with journalists, writing op-eds, briefing policymakers, and blogging.

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

Tips from Journal Editors: A Roundtable Sponsored by Polity

A chance for beginning and experienced scholars to hear from a variety of journal editors about key aspects of the article publishing process, with a view to increasing your chances of getting published. Topics will include the initial submission, referee reports, and the revise and resubmit process.  Ample time for questions is planned.

Roger Karapin 
Hunter College, CUNY
Editor-in-Chief, Polity

Jocelyn Boryczka
Fairfield University
Editor, New Political Science

Yekaterina Oziashvili
Sarah Lawrence College
Managing Editor, Comparative Politics

Sean Lynn-Jones
Harvard University
Editor, International Security

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

MPT-2 Religion and Justice in Early Modernity and the American Founding

Room -- Holmes
Panel Chair -- John Mulheron, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Discussant -- Bjorn Gomes, Columbia University, 

Paradigm Pressures: Quentin Skinner’s Age of Reformation and the Religious Roots of Modern Order

Joshua Bowman, The Ciceronian Society Foundation

Rousseau's Religious Project

Kimberley Burns, University of Dallas

The Spirit of Liberty's Laws: Montesquieu on the Possibilities and Prerequisites of Liberty

Zachary German, University of Notre Dame

Absolutism, Equality, and Moral Perception in Burke’s American Writings

John Grove, Lincoln Memorial University

Communities of Honour: the Psychology of Religious Toleration in Hobbes' Leviathan

Derval Ryan, McGill University

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

MPT-6 Natural Rights in Locke and the American Founding

Room -- Longfellow
Panel Chair -- Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame 
Panel Discussant -- Robert Faulkner, Boston College 

"Hedonism and Natural Right in Locke's Political Philosophy"

Nasser Behnegar, Boston College

How Hobbesian is Locke's Law of Nature?

Daniel Burns, University of Dallas

American Origins and the Political Relevance of Nature

Adam Seagrave, University of Missouri

The Founders' Arguments justifying Equality, Natural Rights, and Natural Law

Thomas West, Hillsdale College

3:45 PM - 10:15 PM

AMPP-9 Law in Ancient Political Thought

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Steven Forde, University of North Texas,
Panel Discussant -- Matthew Post, Braniff Graduate School, University of Dallas,



Kidding Around: Play in Plato's Laws

Amanda Dorney, University of California Davis

Sage Against the Machine

Jordan Dorney, University of Notre Dame

The Problem of Law in Aristotle's Politics

Judd Owen, Emory University

The Philosopher in Plato's Sophist

Alexandre Priou, Kutztown University

The Socratic Critique of Law in Plato's Crito

Charles Zug, University of Texas, Austin

Panel Schedule
November 12, 2016

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

IP-1 Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century

Room -- Whittier 
Panel Chair -- MaryAnne Borrelli, Connecticut College, 
Panel Discussant -- Brendan Stern, Gallaudet University,
Panel Discussant -- Young-Im Lee, University of Missouri-St. Louis,

U.S. Conservatism and Anti-Communist Discourse As A Form of Racialization

Stephen Del Visco, University of Connecticut

The Race Problem (again)

Sarah Farsad, The New School

Taking African American Politics Seriously; Thinking Beyond Racial Justice

Phillip Logan, Temple University

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

APT-1 Perspectives on American Politics from the Founding

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Matthew Brogdon, The University of Texas at San Antonio,
Panel Discussant -- Moritz Muecke, Hillsdale College,


The Proportional Representation Debate at the Constitutional Convention: Why the Nationalists Lost

Patrick Coby, Smith College

"Beyond Politics and Natural Law: The Anticipation of New Originalism in Frederick Douglass' Constitutional Theory."

Gregory Collins, Catholic University

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

CP-3 Democracy and Authoritarian Entrenchment in Comparative Perspective

Room -- Stowe 
Panel Chair -- Mohsin Hashim, Mulhenberg College, 
Panel Discussant -- Mohsin Hashim, Mulhenberg College, 

Elite State Capture and the Public Procurement Sector: The Cases of Bosnia and Kosovo

Joseph Coelho, Framingham State University

Risky Business: Democratic Quality and the Winner-Loser Effect

Andrea Kent, WVU - Institute of Technology

Political Participation in Iran’s Electoral Authoritarianism: Between Two Competing Explanations

Alireza Raisi, Kent State University

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

CP-5 Issues in Representation and Justice

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Paul Simon Adams, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, 

The Impact of Transitional Justice on the Development of the Rule of Law

Craig Lang, Florida International University

The Political Consequences of Self-Determination Referendums in Liberal-Democracies: Québec, Scotland, Catalonia and Puerto Rico.

Andre Lecours, University of Ottawa

Transition to Democracy– Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law in Egypt after the Arab Spring

Ahmed Zohny, Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

IR-6 U.S. Foreign Policy - The Cold War Part II?

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Christopher Stevens, Misericordia University,
Panel Discussant -- Mark Gentry, St. Francis University,

U.S. Foreign Policy and NATO in the Evolving European Security Order

Chris Dolan, Lebanon Valley College

Bridging the Divide: Is Peace Possible with Putin’s Russia?

Ginta Palubinskas, West Virginia State University

Nested Games and Determinants of Russia’s Resurgence in Western Africa: Putin’s Priorities and Implications for U.S. Security Policy in the North Atlantic

Peter Richardson, Northeastern University

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

UG-1 Undergraduate American Politics

Room -- Longfellow
Panel Chair -- Young-Im Lee, University of Missouri-St. Louis,
Panel Discussant -- Jesse Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Politics of Ideology: An Analysis of State Level Sex Education Policy

Rachel Aiello, Emmanuel College
Co-author(s): Faculty Sponsor: Adam Silver, Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College Email:

Defining the Contours of When the Equal Protection Clause Allows for Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Lacey-Ann Allen, Buffalo State College

The Tea Party and the Rise of Radical Rhetoric

Richard Burke, Fairfield University
Co-presenter(s) Abstract
Co-author(s): Gwendoline Alphonso (sponsor), Fairfield University,

Creative Citizenship: Immigrant Political Participation

Stephanie Chan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

UG-3 Undergraduate International Relations

Room -- Gardner 
Panel Chair -- Jeffrey Karam, Brandeis University,
Panel Discussant -- Binneh Minteh, New York University,

Rainbow Saris and Magic Teas: Nanotechnology Policies, Markets, and Regulations in China and India

Pavitra Chari, Northeastern University

"Never Forget”: The Impact of Identity on Armenia’s Foreign Policy Options

Bronte Forsgren, Utah State University
Co-presenter(s) Mary Briggs, Utah State University, Sarah Peck, Utah State University,
Co-author(s): Mary Briggs, Utah State University, Sarah Peck, Utah State University,

Does Venezuela’s Past Dictate its Future?

Russell Luke, SUNY Buffalo State

In the Name of Terrorism: The Kurdish Question in Turkey

Michael Meltzer, Ramapo College of NJ

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AMPP-10 Comedy, Tragedy, and the Peloponnesian War

Room -- Alcott A 
Panel Chair -- Erik Dempsey, University of Texas at Austin, 
Panel Discussant -- Richard Ruderman, University of North Texas, 


Aristophanes’ Tragi-Comic Political Realism in the Knights

Christopher Baldwin, Southeast Missouri State University

The Ennui of Conquerors: The Periclean Vision and the Athenian Plague

Jonathan Gondelman, University of Notre Dame

Speaking Truth to Power: The Women speak up in Lysistrata

Joyce Mullan, Stevens Institute of Technology

Aristophanes and Plato on Death and the City

Matthew Post, Braniff Graduate School, University of Dallas

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AMPP-16 Roundtable - Discussion of Joshua Parens’s Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy

Room -- Alcott B
Moderator -- Alexander Orwin, Harvard University, 

Miriam Galston, George Washington University

Joshua Parens, University of Dallas

Steven Smith, Yale University

Daniel Tanguay, University of Ottawa

Martin Yaffe, University of North Texas

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

CPC-6 Judicial Power, Rights, Race

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Brian Disarro, California State University, Sacramento,
Panel Discussant -- John C. Kilwein, West Virginia University, 

Guam as a Ship: Using Critical Race Theory’s Interest-Convergence to Examine the Legal Histories of Citizenship Legislation for Guam

Ross Dardani, University of Connecticut

Minorities within Minorities and Judicialization: Defectors’ Group and Individual Rights in Divided Korea and Germany

Eunseong Oh, New York University

Governability, Judicial Power, and Legitimacy in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Venezuela

Mishella Romo, Montclair State University

Constitutional and Democratic Politics Revisited: Understanding Political Change in Brazil and Venezuela

Anthony Spanakos, Montclair State University

Why the CCP Cares about Amending the Constitution?

Yile Zhang, Department of Politics, New York University

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

DT-3 Developments in Democratic Theory

Room -- Dickens
Panel Chair -- Joshua Cherniss, Georgetown University,
Panel Discussant -- Frank La Veness, St. John’s University , 

Sayyid Qutb’s Hakimiyyah Without the Binary of Sovereignty

Hisseine Faradj, Bromx Community College CUNY

Naturalistic Turn in Political Theory: John Rawls and Wittgenstein’s “Forms of Life”

Andrius Galisanka, Wake Forest University

Demochronos: The Political Time of Democracy

Mykolas Gudelis, The New School for Social Research

The Construction of Mistake-Tolerantism With Chinese Characteristics and Universality

zhifa zhou, Institute of African Study, Zhejiang Normal University, China

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

MPT-1 Ethics, Politics and Ontology

Room -- Holmes
Panel Chair -- Joseph Reisert, Colby College,
Panel Discussant -- Adam Dan'el, Ben Gurion University, Sapir College,

Virtù, Fortuna and Atomic Motion: A Lucretian Reinterpretation of Machiavelli

Dhruv Jain, York University

Skepticism and Critique in Arendt and Cavell

Andrew Norris, University of California, Santa Barbara

The French Enlightenment Attack on Modern Natural Right and Political Project in The Encyclopedie

Jack Riley, Coastal Carolina University

Kantian Atomism and Epicurean Aspects of the Categorical Imperative

Robert Roecklein, Penn State Erie, Behrend College (Senior Lecturer)

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

PISE-5 Promises and Plans: The Art of Campaigning and the Reality of Governing in a Polarized Era

Room -- Alcott B
Moderator -- Thomas Baldino, Wilkes University,

William Crotty, Northeastern university

Iva Deutchman, Hobart William Smith

Nicole Mellow, Williams College

Sidney Milkis, University of Virginia

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

IR-1 Europe and Russia in the 21st Century

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Ginta T. Palubinskas, West Virginia State University,
Panel Discussant -- Ginta T. Palubinskas, West Virginia State University,

Bringing the Outside In: The European Commission’s Influence in Shaping European Union Relations with Non-Member European States

Paul S. Adams, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

How to Make Politicians Obey: Evidence on the Strategic Use of Violence by Organized Crime

Gemma Dipoppa, University of Pennsylvania
Co-author(s): Gianmarco Daniele, Institut d’Economia Barcelona (IEB), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; email:; Phone: +32 486813871

"What is state sovereignty after all?" (V. Putin) The Evolution and Role of Russia's Rhetoric in the UNGA Statements since 1991

Olga Gerasimenko, University of Delaware

Explaining the Stability of Kazakhstan

Christopher Stevens, Misericordia University

Experimentalist Governance in Central European Cross-Border Cooperation. Bringing General (EU) Objectives and Particular (local) Needs into Harmony?

Stefan Telle, Slovak Technical University

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

IR-9 Issues in International Political Economy

Room -- Hawthorne
Panel Chair -- Mehmet Ondur, Wayne State University,
Panel Discussant -- William Davis, Walsh University, 
Panel Discussant -- Steven Livingston, Middle Tennessee State University,

More Bang For Your Buck: An Experimental Comparative Analysis of Tax Compliance

John D'Attoma, European University Institute
Co-author(s): Sven Steinmo

Ramifications of U.S. Sanctions on Crimea's Development

Sergei Kostiaev, Financial University

‘Factors of Production’ as an Analytic Tool in Political Economy: How Much Can They Really Tell Us?

Steven Livingston, Middle Tennessee St. University

What Do the Numbers Say? — An Empirical Study on the Rationale behind China’s OFDI

Xing Lu, New York University

A Network Approach to Post-Crisis Change in Government Debt Holdings

Timothy Marple, University of Massachusetts Amherst

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

PISE-8 Roundtable - Breaking Point in American Electoral History?

Room -- Stowe
Moderator -- Bruce Caswell, Rowan University (Emeritus),

Professional Pressure: An analysis of how political science is responding to calls to professionalize the discipline.

Danielle Gougon, Rowan University

Garrison Nelson, University of Vermont

Shayla Nunnally, University of Connecticut

Erin O'Brien, University of Massachusetts-Boston

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

UG-2 Undergraduate American Politics Panel 2

Room -- Longfellow
Panel Chair -- Linda St. Cyr, East Stroudsburg University,
Panel Discussant -- Kerra McCorkle-Akanbi, University of Missouri-St. Louis,

Gender Performativity & Politics: How Donald Trump's Gender Performance Appeals to the Hypermasculine Ethos of Primary Voters

Nicole Baltzer, Muhlenberg College

My Body, Not My Say: Regulation of Reproductive Freedom in America

Kisha Patel, Ursinus College

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

UG-4 Undergraduate International Relations Panel 2

Room -- Longfellow
Panel Chair -- Kristen Rosero, Wentworth Institute of Technology,
Panel Discussant -- E. Brooke Harlowe, Lock Haven University,

Resisting Capitalism, Not Globalization

Joan Iezin, Fairfield University

A Case Study of the Strategic Use of Refugee Resettlement through Local Integration in Clarkston, Georgia

Hannah Lougheed, Shippensburg University

The Power of Access: Cross-Cutting Equality in a time of Authoritarianism

Therese Stirling, University of Massachusetts Amherst

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

AMPP-5 Medieval Christian Views of Islamic Political Philosophy

Room -- Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Joshua Parens, University of Dallas,
Panel Discussant -- Joshua Parens, University of Dallas,

Peter Aureoli on the Nature of Averroes's Philosophy

Stephen Brown, Boston College
Co-author(s): Stephen Brown, Boston College

Albert the Great, Alain de Libera, and the Question of "Averroism"

Douglas Kries, Gonzaga University

Remarks on the Study of Political or Latin Averroism: a comparison of Avicenna and Roger Bacon

Joseph Macfarland, St. John's College

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

AMPP-11 Problems in Platonic Political Philosophy

Room -- Alcott A
Panel Chair -- Bernard Dobski, Assumption College,
Panel Discussant -- Bernard Dobski, Assumption College,


“Two Going Together”: On Protagoras 347a-351b and Socrates’ Humility before Others

Daniel Davenport, Sacred Heart University

Globalization as Universal Challenge to the Human Family? An Historical-Sociological Comparison of Confucius and Socrates on Ancestral Loyalty

Douglas Jarvis, Independent Scholar

Socratic Philanthropy

Gregory McBrayer, Morehead State University

Not an “Exact Grasp” But Not a “Complete Falsehood”: The Status and Function of the Tripartite Model of City and Soul in the Republic

Mark Moes, Grand Valley State University

Plato's Meno and the Ideas

Ann Ward, University of Regina

Dead Poets' Societies: Protagoras and the Thaumatopoioi of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Robert Wyllie, University of Notre Dame

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

NPSA Women's Caucus - Gender in the Subfields of Political Science: Utilizing Innovative Research in the Classroom

Room -- King
Moderator -- Adryan Wallace, University of Hartford
Jill Greenlee, Brandeis University
Joyce Mullan, Stevens Institute of Technology
Katherine Paton, Northern Illinois University

Nadia Brown, Purdue University

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

TL-1 Teaching and the Profession: Role Playing, Interaction and Engagement in the Classroom

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Edward Kammerer, Northeastern University,
Panel Discussant -- Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Mulhenberg College, 

Undergraduate Moot Court: Student Perceptions and Perspectives

Edward Kammerer, Northeastern University

Contingency and Emotion: Simulating Protest and Revolution in the Middle East

Brian Mello, Muhlenberg College

Experiential philanthropy and the First Year Seminar: a case study at Salem State University

Vanessa Ruget, Salem State University

10:45 AM - 5:15 PM

APSA Session: Non-Academic Jobs in Political Science

Navigating the Non-Academic Job Search: Tools, Tactics, and Tips 

Political scientists offer attractive skills to non-academic employers, from knowledge of analytical and research methods to substantive issue expertise. At this session, participants will learn how to highlight these skills to successfully navigate the non-academic job search. Geared toward both prospective job-seekers and faculty who want to advise their PhD students on non-academic options, the session will cover structuring a job search, drafting non-academic resumes and cover letters, handling interviews, and negotiating offers.

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

CP-1 Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Room -- Whittier  
Panel Chair -- Brian Mello, Muhlenberg College,
Panel Discussant -- Scott Bledsoe, New York University,

Can Islamists be Secularized? Religion and Politics in Urban Bangladesh

Sayeed Ahmed, American Public University System

Unveiling the Gun: Why Praetorian Armies Decide to Rule, The Case of Egypt (2011-2013)

Yasser El-Shimy, Boston University

Ideology and the Militant: “Constructivism,” “Honor” Politics, and the Mis-Categorization of the Islamic Extremist Militant Actor

Jane Hagan, Rutgers University

Elite Competition as a Source of Illiberal Democracy: The Case of Bangladesh

S. Mohsin Hashim, Muhlenberg College

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

CPC-2 Rights and Diversity in American Political Institutions: Courts and Congress

Room -- Lowell
Panel Chair -- Alton Slane, Muhlenberg College,
Panel Discussant -- Anthony Bartl, Angelo State University,

"Situating" the Court: Assessing American JurisprudenceThrough Race & Gender

Derefe Chevannes, University of Connecticut

Gendered Focus: Supreme Court Decision Making in the 21st Century

Natalie Johnson, Francis Marion University

Diversity in Senate Committees

Jason Mycoff, University of Delaware

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

APT-4 The Literary Mind in America

Room --  Brandeis
Panel Chair -- Natalie Taylor, Skidmore College,
Panel Discussant -- Leslie Rubin, Independent Scholar,

“Personal Recollections” on the Divine Right of Kings: Mark Twain on the Theological-Political Problem

Bernard Dobski, Assumption College

The Obligation to Punish: Captain Vere's Capital Dilemma in Melville's Billy Budd

Dustin Gish, Honors College, University of Houston

Robert Penn Warren's Flood as a Plea in Mitigation: An Exegesis and Apology of the Democratic Soul in the Modern Times

John Presnall, College of the Mainland

"The Human Heart Everywhere Black": Walt Whitman's Personalism and the Civil War

David Sollenberger, The Catholic University of America

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

PISE-7 Rethinking The Left

Room -- Hutchinson
Panel Chair -- Tomer Perry, Harvard University,
Panel Discussant -- Tomer Perry, Harvard University,

The Left and Reclaiming Progress

Tyler Peckio, CUNY Graduate Center

The Pathology of Radicalism: The Psychology of the Alienated Left

Brian Sullivan, Stony Brook University

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

AMPP-6 Virtue, Religion, and Politics in Platonic Philosophy

Room -- Alcott A
Panel Chair -- Anna Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
Panel Discussant -- Carly Herold, SUNY Geneseo,


Plato's Socrates makes virtue the central theme of his philosophic investigations.  But the political and religious context and character of the Socratic project creates a challenge for the unfettered questioning required by philosophy.  The papers on this panel explore the balance between incisive critique and defensive rhetoric struck by Socrates in his examinations of justice, the noble, the good, piety, and the gods presented in Plato's Cleitophon, Republic, Philebus, and Statesman.  Each paper thereby contributes to the project of elucidating the original meaning of political philosophy, with respect both to its subject and its inevitable political consequences.

The Eleatic Stranger's Critique of Divine Law and Socratic Dialectic

Thomas Cleveland, Boston College

Thumos in Plato's Repubilc Book IV

Erik Dempsey, University of Texas at Austin
Co-presenter(s) Ariel Helfer--Michigan State UniversityDaniel O'Toole--UT-AustinThomas Cleveland--Harvard University

The Philosophic "Defense" of Virtue: Socrates' Adventures in Athenian Quicksand in the "Cleitophon" and "Republic"

Ariel Helfer, Michigan State University

Plato's Philebus and the Challenge of Hedonism

Daniel O'Toole, University of Texas at Austin

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

PH-1 Issues in History and Politics

Room -- Gardner 
Panel Chair -- Mark Sachleben, Shippensburg University,
Panel Discussant -- Lonce Bailey, Shippensburg University,

Going Public, Going Rogue: The Transformation of US Investment Banks from Private to Public since 1970, and the Impact on the Global Economy

Amy Blitz, Babson College

The Road to Equality: A History of Korean Political thoughts

Dohyuk Kwon, Sogang University

Crimson Phoenix: Japan's Quest for United Nations Membership, 1956

John Metzler, St. John's University New York

Committee for the Marshall Plan

Harvey Strum, Sage College of Albany
Co-author(s): None

"Re-Defining History through Peace Commissions: Case of Peru"

Cyrus Zirakzadeh, University of Connecticut

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

APSA Session: Undergraduate Students

Next Steps for Political Science Undergrads: Preparing for the Job Market and Grad School 

At this session, attendees will learn how to leverage their political science degree for their next steps after college. The session will address different career options for political science majors, discuss how to approach the job market, and provide an overview of different graduate school programs and of how to prepare for graduate study. 

1:15 PM - 7:45 PM

MPT-3 Corruption and Human Nature in Enlightenment Thought

Room -- Alcott B
Panel Chair -- Romulus Maier, University of Connecticut
Panel Discussant -- Joseph Reisert, Colby College 

Corruption and “Corruption Talk” among Montesquieu and the Moderns

Robert Boatright, Clark University
Co-author(s): Molly Brigid Flynn, Assumption College,

Mandeville on Recognition

Bjorn Gomes, Columbia University

Montesquieu on the Flexibility of Man: Equality between the Sexes in the Spirit of the Laws

Jiyoon Im, Boston College

Rome’s Mistaken Foundations: Virtue, Corruption, and Machiavellian Democracy

Katherine Paton, Northern Illinois University