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TF Opportunity for GenEd 1055: Rationality

January 31, 2020

Spring term TF/TA positions are still available for GENED 1066 Rationality, taught by Dr. Steven Pinker. 
 
Course description:
How can members of a species that discovered symbolic logic and the double helix also believe that the earth is flat and that Hillary Clinton ran a child-sex ring out of a pizzeria? Human rationality is very much in the news, as we struggle to understand how an era with unpreceded scientific sophistication could harbor so much fake news, conspiracy theorizing, and “post-truth” rhetoric. Rationality has also long been a foundational topic in...

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Welcome to the ARC: Academic Resource Center at Harvard

January 30, 2020

Welcome to the ARC: Set Your Semester Up For Success.  

We'll be offering information on the ARC, accountability groups, and spring semester prep, interactive activities, food from Felipe’s, and more! All students are invited to attend on Friday, February 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Registration is open on our website:  tinyurl.com/ARCWelcome

Thank you for sharing this information with your students. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.  

PhD Course on Survey Experiments

January 30, 2020

Mike Tomz and I will be teaching a course in survey experiments 4-6 May in connection with the Bergen-Gothenburg-Barcelona Workshop on Experimental Political Science (7-8 May). Could you please forward this to any interested candidates? Preference will be given to Ph. D. candidates.  


Best regards,
Endre Tvinnereim
Associate Professor, Department of Administration and Organization, University of Bergen
+47 47 45 61 66 --- http://tvinner.no --- @emtvinner
 

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Election Night Position

January 30, 2020

I am looking to hire Harvard Government students for a one night county vote position for Super Tuesday on March third. I have attached a flyer and put some info below.
 
I am reaching out to you about finding political science students to work for our company. Edison Research is the firm that collects the vote totals on Election Night for the National Election Pool, which consists of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC. The job would require an individual to report to their local county courthouse and make periodic calls to our office to report the vote totals.
 
The job begins...

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Hiring a Social/Behavioral Scientist to Work on a Meta-Science Project

January 30, 2020

Social or behavioral scientist needed to assist on a project being run by UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University exploring replication in science.  This project has been underway for 5 years and involves conducting new experiments multiple times at multiple universities to determine how readily the same findings are obtained when conducting the same study repeatedly.
At present, nearly all data have been collected, and we need to engage an independent contractor consultant with experience collecting and statistically analyzing social or...

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Call for Papers: the HKS Conference for Graduate Research in Science and Technology Studies

January 30, 2020

The Call for Papers is open for the Conference for Graduate Research in Science and Technology Studies (GRiSTS), to be held April 17-18, 2020 at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The deadline for submissions has now been extended to February 14, 2020.

We recognize that STS research, broadly defined, is flourishing at many regional universities in a variety of departments and research centers. The implications of this body of work for contemporary policy and politics are more salient than ever. This graduate conference offers an opportunity for students...

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Political Economy Seminar begins on Thursday, February 6

January 30, 2020

The Spring 2020 Semester for the Political Economy Seminar begins on Thursday, February 6. 

On Thursday, February 6,  Professor Jon Eguia (Michigan State University, visiting Harvard) presents his paper, "Artificial Partisan Advantage in Redistricting." A version of the paper is attached.

Abstract: The paper is empirical, related to redistricting. It is probably of greatest appeal to researchers with an interest in US election law, representation, elections, and more broadly, American Politics and judicial politic

Location: The seminar will be...

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UPenn Political Science Graduate Student Conference

January 28, 2020

The graduate students of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Political Science invite submissions for this year’s Graduate Student Conference: Pluralism(s) to be held on April 3rd, 2020. The conference will question the roles that local and global politics, (inter)national attitudes, and academic theories play in the development, critique and/or definition of pluralism and related "isms." 

We welcome submissions from all subfields and related disciplines including but not limited to sociology, history, and economics.

We welcome applicants representing...

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Spring 2020 Semester for the Political Economy Seminar

January 28, 2020

The Spring 2020 Semester for the Political Economy Seminar begins in February. 

Please see the schedule below, which is subject to change. 

By January 30, a reminder will go out for the first seminar of the series. Requests to meet with the speaker for the week will go out 1-2 weeks in advance as applicable.

Location: The seminar will be held this semester in the CGIS Knafel Building, Room K354, 3rd floor, 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge Ma. 
Time: 4:30pm-5:45pm

February 6: Jon Eguia (Michigan State University, visiting...

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American Council on Education’s (ACE) Graduate Research Associate Program

January 24, 2020
The American Council on Education (ACE) is hiring their new cohort of Graduate Research Associates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
 
The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Graduate Research Associate Program provides graduate students with an opportunity to conduct research within a leading national higher education association in Washington, DC. Key areas of research include: 1) equity-minded leadership; 2) globally engaged and effective institutions; and 3) successful and mobile students. The primary responsibility of this 9-month position is to support and work with ACE’s... Read more about American Council on Education’s (ACE) Graduate Research Associate Program