Fellows and Associates Research Highlights — Spring 2017

FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING 2017

Dominique Baker, Associate
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Undergraduate debt’s role in shaping students’ futures,” TG (formerly Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), June 2017.
    • “Borrowing to get ahead: Undergraduate debt’s effect on graduate school decision-making,” Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis, March 2017.
    • “Beyond the incident: Institutional predictors of student collective action,” Midwest Political Science Association, April 2017. (with Richard S. L. Blissett)
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Baker, D. J., & Doyle, W. R. (2017). Impact of community college student debt levels on credit accumulation. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 671(1), 132-153.
    • Flores, S. M., Park, T. J., & Baker, D. J. (2017). The racial college completion gap: Evidence from Texas. The Journal of Higher Education. Published online first.
Caroline B. Brettell, Senior Fellow
  • Appointments
    • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Gender, Families, and Immigration Policy” Society for Psychological Anthropology Plenary Session, New Orleans, March 2017.
    • Roundtable Participant, “Anthropological Writing: Engaging Various Audiences”, Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, March, 2017.
    • Discussant, “The New Comparativism”, Society for Psychological Anthropology, New Orleans, March 2017.
Cullum Clark, Fellow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
Harold Clarke, Senior Fellow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Book. Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley, Brexit – Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
    • (With Robert Blake). “Hospital Compare and Hospital Choice: Public Reporting and Hospital Choice by Hip Replacement Patients in Texas.” Medical Care Research and Review 42: 131-54.
    • (With Mattew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley). “Why Britain Voted for Brexit: An Individual-Level Analysis of the 2016 Referendum Vote.” Parliamentary Affairs 70: 439-64.
    • (With Tim Gravelle, Thomas J. Scotto and Marianne C. Stewart). “Like Father, Like Son: Valence Voting in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 50 (2017: 701-07).
    • (With Euel Elliott and Marianne C. Stewart). “Heuristics, Heterogeneity and Green Choices: Voting on California’s Proposition 23.” Political Science Research and Methods. 4 (2016: forthcoming).
    • Is This Really the Brexit Election” The Conversation (UK) (blog).
    • Why Did Older Voters Choose Brexit: It’s a Matter of Identity” The Conversation (UK) (blog).
Carrie Liu Currier, Associate
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Chinese Diplomacy in Middle East Conflicts,” for China in Conflict Zones: Competition or Cooperation? Sponsored by Georgetown University and the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington D.C., March 22, 2017.
Victoria Farrar-Myers, Senior Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting – Panelist on Former WPSA Presidents Roundtable on “The Impact of the Trump Presidency on Higher Education and Political Science”.
    • “All the Single Ladies”, an examination of the social and political implications of the “untethered woman” phenomenon, presented at Arlington on Tap public lecture series, February 15, 2017.
  • Media Appearances
Christopher Jenks, Associate
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Weapons Review of Learning Systems” presentation delivered as part of Program on Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies Future Wars & Public Conscience Symposium, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia, May 2017.
    • “Military Justice in the Modern Age: Characteristics & Challenges”, presentation delivered as part of Military Briefing Series, Geneva Academy, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2017.
    • “SOFAs in UN Peacekeeping”; “UN Police in Peacekeeping”; and “UN Peacekeeping and the ICC” presentations as part of Legal Aspects of Peacekeeping Operations Seminar with Moldovan Armed Forces, Chisinau, Moldova, May 2017.
    • “Key Instruments: Cease Fire Agreements and Peace Agreements”, “PSO: When Does IHL Apply?”, Conduct of Peacekeepers & Addressing Their IHL Violations” as part of Conduct of Peace Support Operations Course, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Deputy Course Director and Presenter, Sanremo, Italy, May 2017.
    • “Right Against Torture and Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment”; “Non-international Armed Conflict & the Law”; and “Targeting Under the Law of Armed Conflict” presentations as part of Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law Seminar with Hungarian Armed Forces, Debrecen, Hungary, Jan. 2017.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • The Gathering Swarm: The Path to Increasingly Autonomous Weapon Systems, Jurimetrics, 2017.
    • A Matter of Policy: United States Application of the Law of Armed Conflict to Detention, Sw. L. Rev., 2017.
  • Media Appearances
Jeffrey D. Kahn, Fellow
  • Awards
    • Fulbright Research Scholar, University of Oslo, 2017-2018
    • Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship, SMU, 2017-2018
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • AT&T Legal Conference, Co-Presenter, “Supreme Court Update: The Nine” (with former Acting U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler), Omni Hotel, Dallas, May 3, 2017.
    • Morning Keynote, “Terrorist Watchlists, Freedom of Movement, & the Meaning of Citizenship,” MSDS@SMU, Magnolia Hotel, Dallas, March 31, 2017.
    • Invited presentation, “The Unreasonable Rise of Reasonable Suspicion: Terrorist Watchlists and Terry v. Ohio,” at the Institute of Bill of Rights and William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal Symposium, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 24, 2017.
    • Keynote Address, “The Story of James Donovan: The Real-Life Inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies,” at the Institute for Honor Symposium From Redcoats to Red Spies and Beyond: Lawyers & Infamous Clients, Washington & Lee School of Law, Lexington, VA, March 14, 2017.
    • Organizer and Moderator, “Big Data” – A Panel Discussion on Database Technology, Liberty, and Privacy, February 3, 2017 (panelists Patricia Kosseim (OPC), Joel Reidenberg (Fordham), Justin Koplow (AT&T)).
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • The Richelieu Effect: The Khodorkovsky Case and Political Interference with Justice, in LAW AND JUSTICE IN RUSSIA (M. Kurkchiyan & A. Kubal, eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2017).
    • Terrorist Watchlists, in THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF SURVEILLANCE LAW (D. Gray & S. Henderson, eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2017).
    • Hybrid Warfare, International Humanitarian Law, and the Case of Ukraine, in COMPLEX BATTLESPACES: THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT AND THE DYNAMICS OF MODERN WARFARE (C. Ford & W. Williams, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017).
    • The Unreasonable Rise of Reasonable Suspicion: Terrorist Watchlists and Terry v. Ohio, 26 WILLIAM & MARY BILL OF RIGHTS JOURNAL — (forthcoming 2017).
  • Media Appearances
Rita Kirk, Associate
  • Appointments
    • William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibilty, February 2017.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Book. Schill, D., Kirk, R., & Jasperson, A. E. (Eds.). (2017). Political Communication in Real Time: Scalable Multidimensional Response Measurement using a Mobile Platform. Routledge.
    • Schill, D., & Kirk, R. (2017). Angry, Passionate, and Divided: Undecided Voters and the 2016 Presidential Election. American Behavioral Scientist, 0002764217709040.
    • Kirk, R., & Martin, S. A. (2017). The Dark Power of Words: Stratagems of Hate in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. In The 2016 US Presidential Campaign (pp. 205-229). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
    • Kirk, R. (2017). New media, interactivity, and rapid response in presidential communication: The narcotizing dysfunction revisited. In S.A. Martin (Ed.), From columns to characters. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M Press.
LaiYee Leong, Fellow
  • Appointments
    • Associate Editor (Southeast Asia) for the Association for Asian Studies blog #AsiaNow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
Pia M. Orrenius, Senior Fellow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, “Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy,” Journal on Migration and Human Security, March 16, 2017.
    • Pia M. Orrenius, “New Findings on the Fiscal Impact of Immigration in the United States,” Conyuntura Demografica, May 26, 2017.
Edward T. Rincón, Associate
Carolyn Smith-Morris, Associate
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Smith-Morris, Carolyn. “Epidemiological placism in public health emergencies: Ebola in two Dallas neighborhoods”. Social Science & Medicine 179: 106-114.
Hiroki Takeuchi, Senior Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Political Economy of Rural China,” Lecture at the School of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University, Ibaraki, Japan, June 2017.
    • “Free Trade Agreements and Domestic Politics of an Authoritarian Regime.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in Hong Kong, June 2017.
    • “Security Implications of Free Trade Agreements with Authoritarian Countries.” Paper presented at the Economics Workshop at City University of Osaka, Japan, June 2017.
    • “‘Globalized Texas’ and U.S.-China Relations,” Dallas CFO Executive Summit, Dallas, TX, May 2017.
    • “Post-TPP: The State of U.S.-Japan Relations from a Texas Perspective,” SMU Tower Center Sun & Star Symposium, “One Hundred Days In: The State of U.S.-Japan Relations Under the Trump Administration,” Dallas, TX, May 2017.
    • “Taiwan and East Asia.” Paper presented at the Taiwan Conference at University of St. Thomas, April 2017.
    • “Asia’s Contested Waters: The East and South China Seas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, Canada, April 2017.
    • “Domestic Politics of Japan’s Security Policy.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
Jenia Turner, Associate
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • Moderator and Discussant, Criminal Justice and New Technology, AALS Mid-Year Criminal Justice Section Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017.
    • Miranda Safeguards Against Coerced Confessions, Should Criminals Walk Free When Constables Blunder? Exclusionary Rules as a Challenge to Criminal Justice Systems, University of Basel, Switzerland, May 19, 2017.
    • The Purposes and Functions of Exclusionary Rules: A Comparative Overview, Safeguarding a Fair Trial through Exclusionary Rules, University of Basel, Switzerland, May 18, 2017.
    • Plea Bargaining, Academy for Justice, ASU Law School, Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 11, 2017.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Plea Bargaining and International Criminal Justice, 48 MCGEORGE L. REV. 219 (2017).
    • Defense Perspectives on Fairness and Efficiency at the International Criminal Court, in OXFORD HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (Kevin Jon Heller et al. eds.) (forthcoming 2017).
    • Plea Bargaining, in ACADEMY FOR JUSTICE, A REPORT ON SCHOLARSHIP AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM (Erik Luna ed., forthcoming 2017).
  • Media Appearances
Stephen Wegren, Fellow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Stephen K. Wegren, Alexander Nikulin, and Irina Trotsuk, “The Russian Variant of Food Security,” Problems of Post-Communism, vol. 64, no. 1 (2017): 47-62.
    • Stephen K. Wegren, “Food Security and Import Substitution in Russia,” Russian Analytical Digest, no. 204 (June 2017): 2-5.
    • Stephen K. Wegren, Alexander Nikulin, Irina Trotsuk, and Svetlana Golovina, “Gender Inequality in Russia’s Rural Informal Sector,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, vol. 50, no. 2 (2017): 87-98.
    • Alexander Nikulin, Irina Trotsuk, and Stephen K. Wegren, “The Importance of Strong Regional Leadership in Russia: The Belgorod Miracle in Agriculture,” Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 58, no. 3 (2017): 316-39.
Bernard L. Weinstein, Associate
Matthew Wilson, Senior Fellow
  • Awards
    • President’s Associates Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • Constitutionalism and American Civil Society, Bush Institute Liberty and Leadership Program, Burma.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • J. Matthew Wilson, “Mormons and American Political Life,” Politics and Religion, vol. 10, issue 1 (March 2017): 222-230.

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