SR-SCP Talk: Milan Svolik, 10/3 (Friday), 12:00-1:20pm, Olson Room

We are delighted to announce this year’s first Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics talk.
When: Friday, 10/3, 12:00pm-1:20pm
Who: Milan Svolik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (Graduate student discussant: Will Gochberg, UW)
Where: Olson Room (formerly Gowen 1A)
What: “Deliver the Vote! Micromotives and Macrobehavior in Electoral Fraud” (co-authored with Ashlea Rundlett)
Speaker’s Bio: Milan Svolik is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For 2014-15, he is also the Henry Hart Rice Visiting Associate Professor at Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. He teaches and conducts research in comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.
Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including theAmerican Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. He is the author of The Politics of Authoritarian Rule(Cambridge University Press, 2012), which won the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. Svolik is currently working on a new book entitled Democratization in the Age of Elections, which explains the emergence and breakdown of democracy after the Cold War. He received his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 2006.
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