Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Lansing B. Lee, Jr./Bankard Seminar in Global Politics

The Lansing B. Lee/Bankard Seminar in Global Politics is a year-long speaker series that features leading scholars in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Economy.

Invited scholars present cutting-edge research and engage in lively debate with faculty and graduate students. The seminar is made possible through generous grants from the family of Lansing B. Lee, Jr. and the Bankard Fund for Political Economy at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Todd S. Sechser and Dr. Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner co-direct this seminar.

Seminars are held most Mondays from 12:15-1:30pm.  This year, all seminars will be held virtually. The schedule can be downloaded here.

Current Series

George Ofosu | Assistant Professor, the London School of Economics and Political Science
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:15 PM | Virtual
Gretchen Helmke | Professor, University of Rochester
Monday, November 2, 2020 12:15 PM | Virtual
Reid Pauly | Assistant Professor, Brown University
Monday, November 9, 2020 12:15 PM | Virtual
Amy Verdun | Professor, University of Victoria
Monday, January 25, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Paul Avey | Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Monday, February 1, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Debra Thompson | Associate Professor, McGill University
Monday, February 8, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Errol Henderson | Associate Professor, Penn State
Monday, March 1, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Yuhua Wang | Associate Professor, Harvard University
Monday, March 15, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
David Victor | Professor, University of California San Diego
Monday, March 22, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Mia Hassan | Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Monday, March 29, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Joshua Alley | Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia
Monday, April 5, 2021 12:15 PM |
Susan Stokes | Professor, University of Chicago
Monday, April 12, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual
Erica Dobbs | Assistant Professor, Pomona College
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:15 PM | Virtual

Past Series

2020-2021

Susan Stokes | Professor, University of Chicago
Erica Dobbs | Assistant Professor, Pomona College
Jason Jackson | Assistant Professor, MIT
Megan Stewart | Assistant Professor, American University
George Ofosu | Assistant Professor, the London School of Economics and Political Science
Danielle Lupton | Associate Professor, Colgate University
Gretchen Helmke | Professor, University of Rochester
Reid Pauly | Assistant Professor, Brown University
Amy Verdun | Professor, University of Victoria
Paul Avey | Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Debra Thompson | Associate Professor, McGill University
Errol Henderson | Associate Professor, Penn State
Yuhua Wang | Associate Professor, Harvard University
David Victor | Professor, University of California San Diego
Mia Hassan | Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Joshua Alley | Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia

2018-2019

Eric Arias | Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary
Ariel Dinar | Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, University of California Riverside
Michael Ross | Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Kevin Cope | Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia
Shiran Victoria Shen | Assistant Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Virginia
Abby Fanlo and Lauren Sukin | Department of Political Science, Stanford University
John Marshall | Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Valerie Karplus | Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edmund Malesky | Professor, Duke University
Sabrina Karim | Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Laia Balcells | Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Jeff Kaplow | Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
Anne Meng | University of Virginia
Rory Truex | Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
John Owen | Professor, University of Virginia