Seminar Series

Tuesdays • 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 
*Spring 2022 Seminars will be hosted online via Zoom and on-campus

Spring 2022 | Fall 2021 | Spring 2021 | Fall 2020 | Spring 2020 

Spring 2022

february 1
Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University - Department of Political Science
february 22
María Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University - Department of Economics 
march 8
Andrés Moya, Universidad de Los Andes - Department of Economics; and Harvard University - David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
march 17

The Political Economics of Green Transitions 
Torsten Persson, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies

april 22
Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University - Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs
april 26
Scott R. Williamson, Università Bocconi - Department of Social and Political Sciences

Fall 2021

september 28

The Return of Pachamama
James A. RobinsonUniversity of Chicago, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and Harris School of Public Policy

october 12

Global Mobile Inventors
Dany Bahar
Brown University, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

october 26

Understanding the causal impact of climate on human conflict
Marshall Burke
Stanford University - Department of Earth System Science and Center on Food Security and the Environment 

november 2

Activism from Exile: How Activists Abroad Influence Politics Back Home
Elizabeth Nugent, Yale University – Department of Political Science

november 16

Prevalence, Predictors and Treatment of Mental Health Problems in Syrian Refugee Children
Michael Pluess, Queen Mary University of London - Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

december 7

When does Migration Law Discriminate against Women?
Catherine Briddick, University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development

Spring 2021

March 2

Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees
Thomas Ginn, Center for Global Development

march 16

Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh,
University College London – Migration Research Unit

april 13

Growing up Under Forced Displacement: Evidence from Bangladesh and Jordan
Sarah Baird and Jennifer Seager,
George Washington University – Department of Global Health

april 27

The Causes and Consequences of Ethnic Violence in Myanmar
Paula López Peña
, Yale University – Refugee Program and Department of Economics 

May 4

Impacts of a Refugee Shelter Program: Experimental Evidence from the Syrian Refugee Life Survey
Edward Miguel
, University of California, Berkeley – Department of Economics and Center for Effective Global Action

Fall 2020


Creating Coexistence: Intergroup Contact and Soccer in Post-ISIS Iraq 
Salma Mousa, Stanford University – Immigration Policy Lab and Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law 


Outsourcing Otherness: Race and Belonging in the Morocco-EU Border 
Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen, Yale University – Council for African Studies 


A Market for Work Permits 
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University – Department of Economics 


Family-Based Mental Health Promotion for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese Refugees: Results of a Feasibility and Acceptability Trial 
Theresa Betancourt, Boston University – School of Social Work, and Harvard Medical School 

and Bhuwan Gautam, Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts


Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance 
Chris Blattman, University of Chicago – Pearson Institute and Harris Public School 


Brothers or Invaders? How Crisis-Driven Migrants Shape Voting Behavior 
Sandra Rozo, University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

Spring 2020 


Let Them In: Representing Refugees in the Age of the Invisible Wall
Julie Kornfeld, Yale University – Law School and Refugee Rights and Stephen Poellot, Yale University – Law School and Fordham University School of Law


The Preferred Solution? Repatriation and the Resolution of Refugee Situations
Megan Bradley, McGill University - Department of Political Science and Institute for the Study of International Development


Refugee Compacts: Bridging Evidence, Policy, and Politics for More Sustainable Approaches to Protracted Displacement 
Cindy Huang, Refugees International 


Allowing Migrants to Work: Impacts of Giving Job Permits in Labor Markets 
Ana María Ibáñez, Inter-American Development Bank 


Early Childhood Development in the Syrian and Rohingya Refugee Response Regions
Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University – Applied Psychology and Alice Wuermli, New York University – Low-Income Countries Program 
* Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm School of Management - EVANS Hall, 165 Whitney Avenue, 2400 Class of 1980 Classroom


Family-Based Mental Health Promotion for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese Refugees: Results of a Feasibility and Acceptability Trial
Theresa Betancourt, Boston University – School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School

* Postponed to November 3rd, 2020