Our workshops are followed by social scientists and scholars throughout the New York area’s many universities, as well as by government, nonprofit, and private research and policy organizations. ISERP sponsored workshops are free and open to the public. For further information, have a look at our calendar of events or select from the list below.

American Politics Workshop

The American Politics Workshop explores scholarly issues and controversies involving the role of politics in American society. It provides a forum for scholars in the American politics academic community to exchange ideas and receive feedback on their ongoing work. Topics are various, including public opinion and political behavior, electoral politics, American public policy, political institutions and their interactions, plus the connections among the demands of society and public opinion on the one hand and public policy on the other.

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Columbia University International Politics Seminar

The Columbia University International Politics Seminars (CUIPS) provides an essential forum for faculty and graduate students to meet and discuss cutting-edge research in international relations. The mission of this seminar series is to bring the country's foremost junior faculty in international relations to present their work at Columbia. The series also creates multiple opportunities for graduate students to meet and discuss their research with invited speakers.

Comparative Politics Seminar

The comparative politics seminar is a core component of intellectual life for scholars in political science at Columbia. Its goal is to play a central role in allowing faculty and students to engage with cutting edge research at a high level and to connect graduate students with leading researchers in their field.

Political Economy Colloquium

The Columbia Political Economy Colloquium is an interdisciplinary forum where graduate students, faculty, and visitors in Economics and Political Science present work in progress in political economy.

Our meetings are on Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 in 801 IAB. Coffee and bagels/pastries are provided.

Click here to visit the Political Economy wiki page.

Political Economy Seminar

The primary goal of the seminar is to bring some of the brightest and most innovative scholars in the field of political economy to Columbia University, and to expose faculty and students to their work. In addition, the seminar creates a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary discussion between economists and political scientists. The speakers receive valuable feedback on their work as a result of the seminar. The website for the Political Economy Seminar, with the full schedule and links to papers, can be found here.

Undocumented Stories: Writing Africa and the Americas across the Disciplines

This workshop aims to bring together scholars interested in reconstructing the history and experiences of people in Africa and the Americas (with a special focus on indigenous communities) in contexts of limited or non-existent contemporaneous documentation using methodologies from a range of disciplines. The scarcity of written records and/or of conventional archives necessitates an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, archaeological, music, and art-historical evidence alongside oral traditions, literature and history.

Wealth and Inequality Seminar Series

The interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Wealth and Inequality takes as its mission the investigation of income and wealth, along with exploring the dimensions of societal inequality in these household resources. Topics encompass issues of poverty, labor market behavior, public transfer programs and tax policy, in that each has a clear relevance to economic inequality, family resources, and to living standards.


Center for Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series

Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society

The purpose of the Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society is, first, to bring together scholars in history and political science (and other disciplines) to talk about issues of shared interest and to compare our often differing perspectives; second, to create a small intellectual community for students and faculty who work in related areas to reduce some of the isolation that often characterizes academic life at Columbia; and third, to tackle some interesting and important problems in the current scho

Workshop on Political Psychology

This Workshop on Political Psychology brings together local political psychologists twice a year to discuss a small number of papers and to talk about political psychology more generally. The workshop provides an opportunity for people with similar intellectual and research interests to present work in progress, talk informally among themselves about developments in the field, discuss common issues of concern, and provide others with potential collaborators.


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