Departmental Workshops

American Politics Workshop


The American Politics Workshop brings several speakers each year to present work in progress. The workshop is aimed at providing feedback to scholars on new projects and findings. Members of the field select the presenters in the Fall of each academic year. A schedule of presenters for the 2016-17 American Politics Workshop can be found by following the link on the left side of this page.




Comparative Politics Workshop


The UCLA Comparative Politics Workshop serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of work in progress in the field of comparative politics. A schedule of presenters for the 2016-17 Comparative Politics Workshop can be found by following the link on the left side of this page.




International Relations Workshop


About once a month, scholars from other universities come to UCLA to present something that they have been working on and discuss it with graduate students and faculty members in the International Relations field here at UCLA. Papers are generally made available via email a week or two in advance. A schedule of presenters for the 2016-17 International Relations Workshop can be found by following the link on the left side of this page.




Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences


The Marschak Colloquium was founded more than 50 years ago by Jacob Marschak (1898-1977), a pioneer in the economics of information. It is directed by Susanne Lohmann (Political Science & Public Policy) in collaboration with Dan Blumstein (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Louis Gomez (Education), and Mark Kleiman (Public Affairs). For information on future events, or to view selected past presentations on video, go here.




Political Theory Workshop


The UCLA Political Theory Workshop aims to host a diverse set of presentations each year in the field of political theory. Presenters circulate a paper in advance (posted here) and we hope that all participants in the workshop will take care to read the paper before the workshop itself. Our guests offer only a brief précis of their papers and a designated respondent then provides an initial assessment before opening the floor for a general discussion. Presentations are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend; please feel free to circulate notice of upcoming talks to interested parties. A schedule of presenters for the 2016-17 Political Theory Workshop can be found by following the link on the left side of this page.




Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop


REP workshops at UCLA provide a forum for discussions of current research and political thought surrounding racial and ethnic differences, in the United States as well as internationally. In 2016-17, workshops will begin in the winter quarter and continue throughout the balance of the academic year. For a more complete description of this hybrid and often multidisciplinary subfield, click here.




Speaker Series


The Department Speaker Series brings one keynote speaker from each subfield of Political Science represented in our department. The speakers are chosen each year by the fields, through coordination with the field chair for that year. All members of the department are invited and encouraged to attend.