Stay connected with like minded scholars in the field of politics and international relations

This trimester's seminar series will be delivered in either online or in person (please note details are provided in the table below). It brings together the Centre for Governance and Public Policy research community (academic staff and higher degree students) for weekly research sessions.

The seminars feature a range of presentations by world-leading domestic and international scholars.

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Trimester 2, 2021

Date Author / PresenterTitle Discussants / Chairs

Friday 23 July 2021 12 pm

(online only)

Katrine Beauregard (Australian National University)

Women's Representation and Party Priorities: Assessing the Role of the Gender Gap

Chair: Cosmo Howard

Friday 30 July  2021 12 pm

(online only)

Daniel Szabo (Griffith  University)

High-Risk Migration and the Construction of Network-Derived Social Capital Through the Sahara Desert

Chair: Kai He

Friday 6 August 2021  12 pm

(online only)

Pandanus Petter (Griffith University) How Australian state MP's represent: everyday approaches to Policy, Service, Symbolic and Partisan connection-building Chair: Ferran Martinez i Coma

Friday 20 August 2021  12 pm

(online only)

Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University)

On International Election Observation

Chair: Luis Cabrera

Friday 27 August 2021No seminar this week  

Friday 3 September  2021   10 am

(Online only)

Susan Scarrow ( University of Houston) 

The Changing Faces of Party Membership

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 10 September 2021

No seminar this week  

Friday 17 September 2021  10 am

(Online only)

Mark Tushnet (Harvard)

The New Fourth Branch: Institutions for Protecting Constitutional Democracy

Chair: AJ Brown

Friday 24 September 2021  12 pm


Friday 1 Ocrober 2021  12 pm

(Mode TBA)

Andrew Phillips (University of Queensland) Before Hegemony: How Rising Powers Prepare for System Domination Chair: Andrew O'Neil

Friday 8 Ocrober 2021  12 pm

(Mode TBA)

Sofia Ammassari (Griffith University)Gender and Party Membership in India’s BJPChair: Lee Morgenbesser

Friday 15 October 2021   12 pm

(Mode TBA)


Friday 22 October 2021   12 pm

(Mode TBA)

Wes Widmaier (Australian National University)Title to be confirmedChair: Kai He

Friday 26 November 2021  12 pm

(in person only)

Axel Bruns (Queensland University of Technology)Facebook's Australian News Ban and Its Implications for Critical Platform StudiesChair: Max Grömping