The Bridge Lab

2014-2015 Bridge Lab Schedule

For 2014-2015, The Bridge Lab will be coordinated by second year students Steve Smith and Indra Ekmanis. Presentations by Jackson School Ph.D. Program student and their working dissertation titles are given below. Presentations by outside persons will be announced as appropriate on this site. All sessions are in Thomson 317 between 12:30-1:25 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Autumn Quarter

Thursday Oct 16th, 2014

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Steve Smith: How to Influence People and Make Friends with Guns: Understanding the PLA’s Military Diplomacy.


Thursday Oct 30th, 2014

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Greg Guedel: Fact, Fiction, and Fun with Newsweek.


Thursday Nov 13th, 2014

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Joshua Williams: Deregulation through Regulation: The Legalization of Digital Electoral Campaigning in Japan.


Winter Quarter

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Greg Shtracks: The Booming Relationship between Chinese and Russian Universities.


Thursday Mar 5th, 2015

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Mikhail Alexeev: The Leader Takes It All: Changes in Russian Nationalist Public Opinion 2013-2014.


Spring Quarter

Thursday Apr 16th, 2015

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Elise Carlson-Rainer: New Frontiers in Human Rights Foreign Policy.


Thursday Apr 30th, 2015

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Randy Thompson: War Propheteering: Divine Sanction and American Interventions since 1980.


Thursday May 14th, 2015

12:30 – 1:25 P.M.

Afsaneh Hadaddian: Citizen Empowerment in Developing Countries.