Past Participants

2023—24 (Year 8)

  • VWAR 83 (September 12) - Jason Douglas Todd (Duke Kundhan University) and Minh Trinh (Purdue University), "Authoritarian Elections in the Goldilocks Zone"
  • VWAR 84 (September 27) - Eddy Yeung (Emory University), "The Logic of Provocative Propaganda in the Shadow of Democratic Uprisings"
  • VWAR 85 (October 11) - Erin Baggott Carter (University of Southern California), "The 'Revolution from Below': The Voice of America and US Democracy Promotion in China"
  • VWAR 86 (October 24) - Handi Li (Peking University and Princeton University), "Monitoring and Manipulation: Authoritarian Transparency and Legal Resistance"
  • VWAR 87 (November 8) - Elena Sirotkina (Hertie School), "Autocrat versus Challenger: Revealing Hidden Sympathy for Regime Change through Implicit Political Attitudes"
  • VWAR 88 (November 15) - Ashley Anderson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Authoritarian Institutions: Instruments of Control or Double-Edged Sword?"
  • VWAR 89 (January 18) - Ting Luo (Manchester Metropolitan University), Daniela Stockmann (Hertie School of Governance), and Pierre Landry (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Social Context and Support for Authoritarian Surveillance: Evidence from a Geo-Spatial Multilevel Probability Sample of Chinese Adults"
  • VWAR 90 (January 31) - Daniel Tavana (Penn State University), "Ideology, Constraint, and Support for Authoritarian Rule"
  • VWAR 91 (February 14) - Ji Yeon Hong (University of Michigan) and Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth College), "Repression in China, Money from China, and Attitudes toward China"
  • VWAR 92 (February 16) - Killian Clarke (Georgetown University), Anne Meng (University of Virginia), and Jack Paine (Emory University), "Violent Origins and Authoritarian Order: Divergent Trajectories after Successful Rebellions"
  • VWAR 93 (March 6) - Erik H. Wang (New York University), "How (not) to Solve the Guardianship Dilemma: Counterbalancing and the Consequences of Military Control in Medieval China"
  • 2022—23 (Year 7)

    2021—22 (Year 6)

    2020—21 (Year 5)

    2019—20 (Year 4)

    2018—19 (Year 3)

    • VWAR 24 (September 12) - Daniela Donno (University of Pittsburgh), Sara Fox (University of Pittsburgh), and Joshua I. Kaasik , "Compliance or Camouflage? International Incentives for Women’s Rights in Dictatorships."
    • VWAR 25 (September 19) - Konstantin Ash (University of Central Florida), "Take Our Democracy – Please! Explaining Participation in Protests Calling for Military Takeover."
    • VWAR 26 (September 26) - Maxim Ananyev (University of California, Los Angeles), and Michael Poyker (University of California, Los Angeles), "Information Acquisition and Projecting Invincibility in Authoritarian Elections."
    • VWAR 27 (October 17) - Milena Ang (University of Chicago), Genevieve Bates (University of Chicago), and Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago), "Identifying the Effect of Personnel Transitional Justice on the Quality of Democratic Representation."
    • VWAR 28 (January 30) - Jennifer Pan (Stanford University) and Alexandra A. Siegel (Stanford University), "Physical Repression and Online Dissent: Evidence from Saudi Arabia."
    • VWAR 29 (February 13) - Anton Sobolev (University of California, Los Angeles), "How Pro-Government 'Trolls' Influence Online Conversations in Russia."
    • VWAR 30 (February 27) - Vilde Lunnan Djuve (Aarhus University), Carl Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo), and Tore Wig (University of Oslo), "Patterns of Regime Breakdown since the French Revolution."
    • VWAR 31 (March 13) - Ling Chen (Johns Hopkins SAIS) and Hao Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "The Political Incentives of Strategic Taxation in China: Evidence from Cities and Firms."
    • VWAR 32 (April 10) - Killian Clarke (Princeton University), "On the Origins and Success of Counterrevolutions, 1900-2015."
    • VWAR 33 (April 24) - Junyan Jiang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Zijie Shao (Sun Yat-Sen University), and Zhiyuan Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "The Price of Probity: Anti-Corruption and Adverse Selection in the Chinese Bureaucracy."

    2017—18 (Year 2)

    2016—17 (Year 1)