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K-State Today

April 16, 2012



Political science faculty active at the annual Midwest Political Science Association meetings

By Megan Allen

Faculty from the department of political science were active at the annual Midwest Political Science Association meetings, April 12-15, in Chicago.

Sam Bell, assistant professor, and Amanda Murdie, assistant professor, presented the paper "Don't Feed the Trolls: Government Action and Domestic Violent and Nonviolent Protest."

Bell and co-authors presented the paper "Deadly Triangles: The Implications of Regional Competition on Demands between Asymmetric States."

Bell served as discussant for the panel on "Repression and Human Rights." 

Bell also served as discussant for the panel on "Rivarly and Conflict."
        
Ethan Bernick, assistant professor, and Sabri Ciftci, assistant professor, presented the paper "Gender Gap and Civic Engagement in the Arab World."

Ciftci presented the paper "Etatized vs. Ethicalized: Explaining the Transformation of Sharia Discourses and Their Political Consequences in Turkey and Saudi Arabia."

Ciftci served as discussant for the panel "Societal Negotiation of Religious Interests."

Murdie served as discussant for "International Relations Poster Presentations: The Role of NGOS."

Murdie participated in the roundtable "Termination of Conflict: What do We Know About Ending Why do conflict events end?"

Stephen Nemeth, postdoctoral fellow, and colleague presented the paper "Deadlocked: The Violent Consequences of Terrorist Targeting and Political Party Competition."

 Nemeth also served as discussant for the panel "Predicting Terrorists and their Actions."