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[27-28/05/2016] SCOPE: Science of Politics - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research

posted 23 May 2016, 00:38 by FSP UB   [ updated 23 May 2016, 01:00 ]
The Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest 
invites the interested public 

Friday, 27 May & Saturday, 28 May 2016 

at the 3rd edition of 


dedicated this year to the 


The event will be open with 

a keynote lecture on 

Revolutionary Change and the Prospects for Democracy: 
Appraising the Impact of Leninist Violence on Postcommunist Regime Outcomes 

Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science 
University of Florida 

The full program (including list of participants, abstracts and draft papers) can be accessed HERE.

Michael H. Bernhard is the inaugural holder of the Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida. His work centers on questions of democratization and development both globally and in the context of Europe. Among the issues that have figured prominently in his research agenda are the role of civil society in democratization, institutional choice in new democracies, the political economy of democratic survival, and the legacy of extreme forms of dictatorship.  Prior to coming to Florida, Bernhard was on the faculty of Penn State University for twenty years. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy at Warsaw University and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He has delivered public lectures at a large number of public and private universities in the United States and Europe, and has conducted archival and field work in Poland, Germany, England, and Hungary. In his career Bernhard has held a number of important administrative responsibilities -- chair of the APSA section on European Politics and Society, chair of the Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes of the Council on European Studies, member of the editorial board of Penn State Press, and the chair of the editorial committee of the newsletter of the comparative democratization section of the American Political Science Association. Bernhard received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has graduate degrees from Yale (M.A. Russian and East European Studies), and Columbia (Ph.D. Political Science). He has taken short-term courses of study at the Louis Kossuth University in Debrecen (Hungary), Jagellonian University in Krakow (Poland), the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), and Goethe Institute in Boppard am Rhein (Germany). His most recent publications include Michael Bernhard & Jan Kubik, eds. (2014) Twenty Years After Communism: The Politics of Memory and Commemoration, Oxford University Press, and contributions to the ambitious work conducted by the Varieties of Democracy Institute (Where and When do Elections Matter? A Global Test of the the Democratization by Elections Thesis, 1900-2012Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?)

Public event (within the limit of available seats), moderated, in English and French, at the FSPUB headquarters from 8, Spiru Haret st

The event is part of the annual Festival of Political Arts and Sciences - Polimateca, organized by the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest (FSPUB) to celebrate and promote political science as a discipline central for open societies.