European Politics Online Workshop (EuroPOW) is a public workshop series on European politics meeting via Zoom ⇗. EuroPOW is a space for junior and senior scholars from the US and Europe to discuss current events and present work in progress. Everyone is welcome!

Our one hour seminars are held Wednesdays at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET / 5 p.m. CET (unless noted otherwise due to time zone changes).

  • Roundtables are thematic with short opening statements followed by discussion among panelists and Q&A with audience.
  • Paper presentations are 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

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Workshop coordinated by Zeynep Somer-Topcu and Seth Jolly.

Fall 2022 Seminar Series schedule Zoom ⇗

12 October 2022: Roundtable on Italian elections

+ Andrea Ceron (University of Milan)
+ Francesca Feo (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence)
+ Lisa Zanotti (Universidad Autonoma Madrid)

19 October 2022: “Paternity Leave and Gender Equal Attitudes”

+ Petra Schlieter (University of Oxford)
+ Co-authored with Margit Tavits (University of Washington at St. Louis) and Jonathan Homola (Rice University)

26 October 2022: “If the System is Rigged, Does It Matter? Fairness, Media Coverage of Inequality, and Redistributive Preferences”

+ Jae-Hee Jung (University of Houston)
+ Co-authored with Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford), Taeku Lee (UC Berkeley), and Ryan Shandler (University of Oxford)

2 November 2022: “Nostalgia and the threat to democracy”

9 November 2022

16 November 2022: Roundtable on Ukraine

Past Workshops

26 April 2022: Roundtable on French elections

+ Martial Foucault (Sciences Po Paris)
+ Catherine Hoeffler (Sciences Po Bordeaux)
+ Sophie Meunier (Princeton University)
+ Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po Paris)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

19 April 2022: Norms, Ideas, and Identities: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants

+ Danny Choi (University of Pittsburgh)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

12 April 2022: “Topic Order in Election Manifestos”

+ Anna Adendorf (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research)
📄 working paper (pdf) 📺 Archived Zoom Recording

29 March 2022: Coalition Expectations

+ David Fortunato (University of California, San Diego)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

22 March 2022: “Parties’ Group Appeals as Representational Claims-Conceptualization and Measurement.”

15 March 2022: Roundtable on Ukraine, Russia, and the EU

+ Hylke Dijkstra (Maastricht University)
+ Liana Fix (Körber-Stiftung International Affairs)
+ Brian Taylor (Syracuse University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

8 March 2022: The Language(s) of Politics: Multilingual Policy-Making in the European Union

+ Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

16 November 2021: Roundtable on Social Democratic Parties

+ Björn Bremer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne)
+ Silja Häusermann (University of Zurich)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

9 November 2021: “Communicating the Rift: Voter Perceptions of Intra-Party Dissent in Parliaments”.

+ Sven-Oliver Proksch (University of Cologne)
+ Co-authored with Dominik Duell (University of Innsbruck), Lea Kaftan (University of Cologne), Jonathan Slapin (University of Zürich), and Christopher Wratil (University College London).
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

2 November 2021: “Bicameralism and Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion”

+ Lawrence Ezrow (University of Essex)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

26 October 2021: “Change or Perish. Centrist anti-establishment parties and their struggle for survival”

+ Sarah Engler (University of Zurich)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

19 October 2021: “Aid, Migration Management, and Governance: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Migration Aid in Africa”

+ Kelsey Norman (Rice University)
+ Nicholas Micinski (University of Maine)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

12 October 2021: “Politicians’ Private Sector Jobs and Parliamentary Behavior”

+ Simon Weschle (Syracuse University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

5 October 2021: “Contingent Extremism: How Perceptions of Party Popularity Activate Far Right Support”

+ Laura Jakli (Harvard University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

28 September 2021: Roundtable on the 2021 German elections

+ Tarik Abou-Chadi (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
+ Catherine de Vries (Bocconi University)
+ Stephanie Hofmann (European University Institute)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

22 June 2021: Roundtable on a European Green New Deal

+ Marc Debus (University of Mannheim)
+ Neil Carter (University of York)
+ Jale Tosun (Heidelberg University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

15 June 2021: “Right-wing populism and the rise of internationalism in Europe.”

+ Nina Obermeier (Cornell University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

8 June 2021: “The individual dynamics of gender backlash and far right vote”

+ Eva Anduiza (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

1 June 2021: “‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’: Religion and the Politics of Territorial Belonging”

+ Stephanie Shady (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

25 May 2021: “Ideological Extremism, Perceived Polarization, and Support for Liberal Democracy”

+ Pedro C. Magalhães (University of Lisbon)
+ Co-authored with Mariano Torcal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

18 May 2021: Roundtable on Teaching European Politics using Foundations of European Politics

+ Catherine de Vries (Bocconi University)
+ Sara Hobolt (London School of Economics and Political Science)
+ Jon Slapin (University of Zürich)
+ Co-authored with Sven-Oliver Proksch (University of Cologne)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

16 March 2021: Roundtable on Dutch elections

+ Pepijn Bergsen (Chatham House)
+ Sarah de Lange (University of Amsterdam)
+ Cas Mudde (University of Georgia)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

9 March 2021: “Environmental Chauvinism? Explaining Issue Expansion among Non-Mainstream Parties”

+ Jae-Jae Spoon (University of Pittsburgh)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

2 March 2021: “Who is deserving of protection? The EU’s normative reshaping of refugee resettlement”

+ Natalie Welfens (University of Amsterdam)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

23 February 2021: “Powering the Extremes – How European Integration Feeds Euroscepticism”

+ Yoav Raskin (Tel Aviv University)
+ Tal Sadeh (Tel Aviv University)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

16 February 2021: “`Vox Populi, Vox Dei’: Are Process Preferences Thermostatic?”

+ Diane Bolet (King’s College London)
+ Miriam Sorace (University of Kent)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

9 February 2021: “Wealth of Tongues: Why Peripheral Regions Vote for the Radical Right in Germany”

+ Daniel Bischof (University of Zurich)
+ Co-authored with Hanno Hilbig (Harvard University) and Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard University)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

2 February 2021: “Antidote to Backsliding: Ethnic Heterogeneity and Democratic Resilience”

+ Jan Rovny (Sciences Po)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

26 January 2021: Roundtable on Brexit: Where are we heading?

+ Mark Blyth (Brown University)
+ Simon Hix (London School of Economics and Political Science)
+ Kathleen McNamara (Georgetown University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

28 October 2020: Roundtable on US-EU relations

+ Mark Copelovitch (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
📄 Related articles at Journal of European Public Policy and the Monkey Cage
+ Abe Newman (Georgetown University)
📄 Related articles at Foreign Policy and lawfareblog
+ Sibel Oktay (University of Illinois-Springfield)
+ Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

21 October 2020: “Do gender quotas improve party delegations? Evidence from the European Parliament”

+ Andrea Aldrich (Yale University)
+ William Daniel (University of Nottingham)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

14 October 2020: “Does Party Polarization Mobilize or De-Mobilize Voters? The Answer Depends on Where Voters Stand”

+ Bonnie Meguid (University of Rochester)
+ Co-authored with Maria Murias Muñoz (ETH Zurich Foundation)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

7 October 2020: “Shaping the Nation through Civic Integration: A Postcolonial Perspective on Paradoxical Policies.”

+ Saskia Bonjour (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

30 September 2020: “The Politics of Bad Options: Why the Eurozone Crisis has been so hard to resolve”

+ Stefanie Walter (University of Zurich)
+ Co-authored with Ari Ray and Nils Redeker
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

23 September 2020: “Reassessing the Democratic Constraint: Strategic Interdependence and Public Opinion towards the Euro”

+ Björn Bremer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne)
+ Co-authored with Lucio Baccaro and Erik Neimanns
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

16 September 2020: Roundtable on the Future of European Integration

+ Tanja Börzel (Freie Universität Berlin)
📄 working paper (pdf)
+ Liesbet Hooghe (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ Christina Schneider (University of California, San Diego)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

4 August 2020: Roundtable on Democratic Backsliding

+ Anna Grzymala-Busse (Stanford University)
+ R. Daniel Kelemen (Rutgers University)
+ Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard University)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

28 July 2020:”Message Distortion as a Campaign Strategy: Does Rival Party Distortion of Focal Party Position Affect Voters?”

+ Zeynep Somer-Topcu (University of Texas at Austin)
+ Co-authored with Margit Tavits (University of Washington at St. Louis)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

21 July 2020: “Identity-based opposition to the EU and support for the radical right”

+ Julia Schulte-Cloos (LMU Munich)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

14 July 2020: “External Threats and Group Identity – The Effect of the Russian Invasion in Ukraine on European Union Identity”

+ Kai Gehring (University of Zurich)
📄 working paper (pdf)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

7 July 2020: “The Brexit Deterrent? How Member State Exit Shapes Public Support for International Organizations”

+ Sara Hobolt (London School of Economics)
+ Co-authored with Sebastian Popa, Wouter van der Burg, and Hermann Schmitt.
📺 Archived Zoom Recording

30 June 2020: Roundtable on EU Recovery Fund

+ Catherine de Vries (Bocconi University)
+ Erik Jones (Johns Hopkins University, Bologna)
+ Matthias Matthijs (Johns Hopkins, DC)
📺 Archived Zoom Recording