Graduate Workshop on Comparative Historical Research on Europe


March 13, 2014


Co-Sponsored by The Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes, Council for European Studies and the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University


Voesar Conference Room (Suite 412)

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street NW

Washington,  DC  20052




Schedule of Events



Opening Remarks

Peter Rollberg, Director IERES, The George Washington University

Michael Bernhard, University of Florida



Roberto Foa, Harvard University

“State History and State Capacity in Post-Soviet Russia”

Discussant:  Henry Hale, George Washington



Volha Charnysh, Harvard  University

“Persistent Effects of Interethnic Competition: Attitudes Toward EU Integration in Poland”

Discussant: Keith Darden, American University



Imre Szabó, Central European University

“Breaking Alliances - How Social Democrats Lost the Middle Class in Interwar Hungary”

Discussant:  Sheri Berman, Barnard College



Robert Braun, Cornell University

“Religious Minorities and High-Risk Mobilization: the Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust”

Discussant:  Harris Mylonas, George Washington University





Francesca Grandi, Yale University

“Troubled Peace: Explaining Political Violence in post-WWII Italy and post-Gaddafi Libya”

Discussant:  Evgeny Finkel, George Washington University



Dawn Teele, Yale University/London School of Economics

"Franchise Extension in Limited Democracies"

Discussant: Kimberly Morgan, George Washington University



Alexandra Cirone, Columbia University

"Electoral Incentives for Party Development in the French Third Republic (1880-1919)."

Discussant: Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University



Klas Nilsson, Lund University

“The Domain to Tax Transition Reconsidered: The Case of Sweden”

Discussant:  Harvey Feigenbaum, George Washington University



Asli Baysal, University of Florida

"Power of the Purse and Power of the People: A Historical Institutionalist Analysis of the Introduction of Direct Elections to the European Parliament”

Discussant: Nancy Bermeo, Oxford University