Time and place: Dec. 17, 2019 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus room 847

Title: The Politics of Oil - Controlling Resources, Governing Market and Creating Political Conflicts

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2019 10:15 AM11:30 AM, Eilert Sundts hus, Auditorium 4

During their training, many political science PhD students learn a great deal about the nuts and bolts of quantitative methods. However, in qualitative methods courses, scholars tend to focus on epistemology and often spend very little time on concrete suggestions for finding materials and how exactly to interpret them. In this lecture, Joseph Torigian of American University will not only provide a list of potential sources about which every student should be aware, but also argue that qualitative research demands a certain sensibility - that of a detective. The world files its information on any topic very miscellaneously, but any one detail could be crucial, so scholars must learn to think creatively about the best way to collect as much evidence as possible. 


Joseph Torigian is an assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC, a Stanton Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2019 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus room 846

Title: Proportionality in punishment and self defence: Between distributive and retributive justice.

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2019 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus room 847

Title: Third Way departures: 21st century social democracy and Jeremy Corbyn vs. Emmanuel Macron

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2019 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus room 847

Title: Fast versus long-term labour-market integration for refugees? A Scandinavian comparative study of labour-market outcomes and integration policies.