Research in International Politics (RIP)


The Research in International Politics (RIP) workshop serves as a venue for the presentation and discussion of international relations research conducted by graduate students and faculty of the Department of Political Science. Throughout the semester, graduate students and faculty present research in progress and field comments and critiques from members of the department. The program is meant to showcase IR research at Ohio State, as well as provide graduate students with experience in making extended presentations and engaging in professional discussions. All topics, ontologies and methodologies are welcome with the ultimate aim to foster the life of the mind and to facilitate plural perspectives in a constructive and supportive environment of scholarship.

Fall 2018 Schedule, Fridays, 1-2.30 PM

Graduate Student Coordinators: Ruthie Pertsis and Chris Ray

September 7, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room) 
Ben Campbell, “Measuring and Assessing Latent Variation in Alliance Design and Objectives”

September 14, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Austin Knuppe, “Local Problems for Local Partners: When Does Foreign Intervention Trigger Blowback?”

September 21, 2018, Derby 150
Anna Meyerrose, “Democracy without Institutions: The Links between International Organizations and Democratic Backslide”

September 28, 2018, Derby 150
Kailash Srinivasan, “The Nomos of Capital: A Critique of International Law”

October 5, 2018, Derby 150
Bear Braumoeller, “Conflict, Complexity, and International Order”
October 19, 2018, Derby 150
Ben Kenzer, “Managed Resistance: Police, Protesters, and The Global Governmentality of Professionalism”

October 26, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Daniel Kent, “Unexpected Contributions in Wartime Coalitions”

November 2, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Reed Kurtz, “Politics of Climate Justice: Ecology, Hegemony, and Direct Action”

November 9, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Dan Wollrich, “Moral Norms and National-Security Decision-Making”

November 16, 2018, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Linnea Turco, “The Ethics of International Security Politics: An Empirical Map and Discursive Theory”
November 30, 2018 *3pm, Derby 2130 (Spencer Room)
Prof. Laura Zanotti (Virginia Tech), “Quantum Imaginaries, Agency and Ethics in IR”

Spring 2017 Schedule Fridays, 1-2.30 PM, Spencer Room (2130 Derby Hall)

January 27th: Chris Gelpi and Elias Assaf, “Politics Trumps Policy: The Role of Foreign Policy Attitudes in the 2016 Presidential Election"

February 10th: Christopher Ray

February 17th: Nicholas Kiersey, “Austerity as Tragedy? From Neoliberal Governmentality to the Critique of Late Capitalist Control

April 14th: Drew Rosenberg

April 21st: Mark Salter, “Quantum Sovereignty”

Fall 2016 Schedule Tuesdays, 1-2.30 PM, Spencer Room (2130 Derby Hall)

Graduate Student Coordinators: Linnea Turco and Ben Kenzer

September 13th: Daniel Verdier

September 20th: Daniel Silverman
September 27th: Austin Knuppe

October 4th: Drew Rosenberg
October 11th: Third Year Research Papers: Benjamin Kenzer and Benjamin Campbell
October 18th: Third Year Research Papers: Greg Smith and Adam Lauretig
October 25th: Michelle Jurkovich (University of Massachusetts Boston)
November 1st: Bridget Coggins (University of California Santa Barbara)

November 15th - no session

November 22nd - no session

November 29nd - Michael Lopate

December 6th - Inés Valdez

2015-2016 Schedule-Thursdays, 12-1:15 PM, Spencer Room (2130 Derby Hall)

Graduate Student Coordinators: Austin Knuppe and Kyle Larson

September 24: Alex Grigorescu (Loyola-Marymount University, Chicago)
"Democratic Intergovernmental Organizations? Normative Pressures and Decision-Making Rules"

October 1: Jennifer Mitzen

October 8: Ezra Schricker

October 22: RIP Lite
3rd Year Paper Presentations

October 29: Raymond Duvall (University of Minnesota)
RIP graduate student lunch

November 5: RIP Lite
3rd Year Paper Presentations

November 12: Burak Kadercan (U.S. Naval War College)
"Territorial Logic of ISIS"

November 19: Marina Duque

December 3: RIP Lite
3rd Year Paper Presentations

2014-2015 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Ezra Schricker and Aisha Bradshaw

October 31, 12:15 PM:  "Political Generations and U.S. Foreign Policy Change: WWI and the End of American Isolationism."
Tim Luecke

November 7, 12 PM: "Reminders of America's Divine Election: Presidential Use of Religious Rhetoric during US Foreign Policy Crises"
Josh Wu

November 14, 12 PM
Eunbin Chung

November 21, 12 PM
Sebastien Mainville

December 5, 12 PM: "The Political Capacity of Resistance Organizations"
Benjamin Acosta

2013-2014 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Raphael Cunha and Marina Duque

September 27, 12pm:“Toward a Global Community of Law: Norms and Discourse”
Sungjoon Cho, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Discussant: John Oates, OSU

January 30, 12:15pm: “Religious Nationalism and Civil War: Political Islam in Algeria, 1954-1992”
Austin Knuppe, OSU
Discussant: Kyle Larson, OSU

February 27, 12pm: “Do you hear what I hear? The effect of foreign religious rhetoric on foreign policy public opinion”
Joshua Wu, OSU
Discussant: Kathleen Powers, OSU

March 6, 12pm: “Reconsidering Regime Type, Capability, and War”
Kyle D. Larson and William A. McCracken, III, OSU
Discussant: Aisha Bradshaw, OSU

April 17, 1:30pm: “Opting Out in 2012: Military Casualties, Vote Choice, and Voter Turnout in Obama’s Bid for Reelection”
Christopher Gelpi and Kristine Kay, OSU
Discussant: Marina Duque, OSU

2012-2013 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Meri Ellen Lynott and Joshua Wu

November 2:“Much Ado About Nothing? Transnational Policy Networks and REDD+ in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia”
Caleb Gallemore, OSU

November 9:“Lawyering compliance: Legal advisers and states’ deference to international law”
Fernando Nuñez-Mietz, OsU

February 8:“Researching Public Opinion Influence on the Foreign Policies of Emerging Asian Powers: The Benefits of Sequential, Multi-method Research Designs”
Shivaji Kumar, OSU

February 15: “Constructing the Value of Delegation: Representations of Interdependence and the Constitution of Supranationalism”
John Oates, OSU

February 22: “What do we know about democracy and war outcomes?”
William McCracken, OSU


2011-2012 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Sebastien Mainville and Kathleen Powers

October 7, 12pm: “Overcommitted to Commitment Problems? Intentions, Incentives, and Civil War Duration”
Ben Jones and Josh Kertzer, OSU

January 6, 12pm: “Hegemony and Common Sense”
Ted Hopf, OSU

January 13, 1:30pm
Xiaoyu Pu, OSU

February 17, 12pm
Bentley Allan, OSU

March 30, 12pm: “Political Generations and Change and Stability in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1900-2008”
Tim Luecke, OSU

2010-2011 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Austin Carson and Eleonora Mattiacci

October 1, 12pm: “Consensus, Constraint, and Peacekeeping Success. More May Be Better... And Worse”
Bear F. Braumoeller and Eleonora Mattiacci, OSU
Discussant: Benjamin Jones, OSU

October 29, 12pm:“The Age of Entropy: Global Disorder in the New Millennium”
Randall Schweller, OSU

January 7, 12pm: “Terror, Security and Money”
John Mueller, OSU

February 18, 12pm: “A Theory of Status Signaling in International Politics”
Xiaoyu Pu, OSU
March 4, 12pm: “Blame Dynamics in Audience Costs Theory”
Austin Carson, OSU

March 11, 12pm: “Neuroscientific Inquiry and International Relations”
Marcus Holmes, OSU

April 29, 12pm: “Moral Knowledge and Public Discourse”
David Traven, OSU

May 4, 12pm:“It's the Economy, Stupid: Cognitive Heterogeneity and Economic Determinants of Foreign Policy Mood”
Josh Kertzer, OSU

May 13, 12pm:“When Means Change Ends”
Bentley Allan, OSU

May 27, 12pm:“The Color of Threat”
Zoltan Buzas, OSU

2009-2010 Schedule

Graduate Student Coordinators: Bentley Allan and Erin Graham

October 23, 12pm: “Folk Realism: Realism in low-information foreign policy contexts”
Joshua D. Kertzer and Kathleen M. McGraw, OSU

October 30, 12pm:“How Political Relevance and Democracy Affect Conflict: Two Theoretical Propositions”
Bear Braumoeller and Austin Carson, OSU

January 15, 12pm:“Soli Deo Gloria? What glory and which god in secular-sacred unions between state and church in international politics”
Joshua Wu, OSU

January 29, 12pm:“The ‘Debate about Empire’ and International Relations Theory: Beyond the Narratives of Sovereign and Imperial Power in Theorizing Modern World Politics”
Nicholas J. Kiersey, Ohio University

March 12, 12pm:“Methodological Nationalism in International Theory: Rethinking Sovereignty as Constituent Power”
John Oates, OSU
Discussant: Aldous Cheung, OSU

May 21, 1:00pm: “Effects of Domestic Politics on Bargaining Power in Long-Term International Cooperation”
TongFi Kim, OSU

May 28, 12pm:“Progress in International Politics: Procedural Liberalism and Global Collective Identity”
Dane Imerman, OSU
Discussant: Phil Jackson, OSU