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AxPo Seminar

An interdisciplinary monthly research seminar featuring the work of visiting scholars from renowned universities around the world.


1. Ansgar Hudde (visiting at AxPo in September-October 2023), University of Cologne

Friday, 22 September 2023, 11:30-13:00, room K.008 at Sciences Po (1 Place Saint-Thomas d'Aquin 75007 Paris)

Where Do Local Voting Patterns Mirror the National Vote? A Micro-scale Study on Party Political Segregation in Germany

Joint AxPo/CRIS seminar

Edmond Préteceille (CRIS), discussant


[AxPo PolEconSoc seminar]

2. Ia Eradze (visiting at AxPo in September 2023), Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Ilia State University, Georgia

Monday, 25 September 2023, 12:30-14:30, room K.011 at Sciences Po

Crypto Currency Mining in Georgia: Revisiting Sovereignty

3.    Raymond La Raja (November-December 2023), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:00-12:30 

Which candidates for the US Congress benefit from small political donors?

Joint AxPo/CEVIPOF seminar

Noam Titelman (AxPo/CEVIPOF), discussant

4.    Nina Wang (January 2024), University of Regina

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 14:00-16:00

Motivators and Consequences of Moralization Across the Political Spectrum

Joint AxPo/Medialab seminar

Lou Safra (CEVIPOF), discussant 

5.    Dylan Riley (February-March 2024), University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:30-14:00

Special Paths: Germany and the US in Comparative Perspective

Joint AxPo/CEE seminar

Catarina Leão (AxPo/CEE), discussant

6.    Avishai Benish (February 2024), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Regulating Hybridity in Welfare Governance


7.    Sönke Ehret (March-April 2024), University of Lausanne

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 11:00-12:30

Virtual Opium for the Masses? The Impact of Online Social Status on Real-World Political Preferences and Attitudes

Joint AxPo/CEVIPOF seminar

Patrick Le Bihan (CEVIPOF), discussant

8.    Asa Maron (April 2024), University of Haifa

Friday, 26 April 2024, 10:00-12:00 

Fictional fiscal expectations: Calculating social investments’ fiscal value as a ‘soft’ form of state financialization

Joint AxPo/CSO seminar


9.    Flori So (May-June 2024), Lund University

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 12:30-14:00

When Aren’t Thoughts and Prayers Enough? Affective Polarization and Republican Partisan Support for Gun Control Legislations

Joint AxPo/CEE seminar


10.    Pierre-Christian Fink (June 2024), Harvard University

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 12:30-14:00

Lost in the Manhattan Triangle: Why Efforts to Render the International Payment System More Equitable Have Failed

Joint AxPo/CEE seminar


11.    Christopher Bail (June 2024), Duke University
Tuesday 18 June 2024, 14:00-16:00

Creating a Social Media Accelerator to Reduce Political Polarization

Joint AxPo/Medialab seminar

Sylvain Parasie, discussant

Section #pastaxposeminars

Past AxPo seminars


1. Oona Hathaway

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Co-sponsored with Ecole de droit – Sciences Po Law School

Yale University, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Department of Political Science

Professor of International and Area Studies, MacMillan Center, Yale University

Beatriz Botero Arcila, discussant

Title: The Rise of Private Data

2. Jacob Hacker 

Yale University, Department of Political Science

Monday, October 10, 2022 | 15:00-16:30 in K.008

Jan Rovny, discussant

Title: The Density Paradox: How Rising Geographic Inequality is Reshaping American Democracy

3. Susi Geiger 

Friday, November 25, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – co-organized with the CSO, Sciences Po

Location: Salle Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume

Lochlann Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin

Etienne Nouguez, discussant

Title: In the Name of Transparency: Organizing European Pharmaceutical Markets through Post-Political Struggles

4. Ugo Rossi 

Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Thursday 02/02/2023, 17:00-19:00 – co-organized with Cities are Back in Town seminar series, Urban School, Sciences Po

In Room K.011

Discussant: Tommaso Vitale, Associate Professor of Sociology, CEE, Dean of the Urban School, Sciences Po

Title: The return of the urban state: The political construction of technology-driven economies

5. Lisa Suckert 

Economic Sociology, MPIfG

Monday 06/03/2023 15:00-16:30 – with the CSO
Location : K.011 

Discussant: Daniel Benamouzig, CNRS Research Director, Associate Professor, Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO), Sciences Po

Title:  (Re)Imagining the good economy: Economic ideals in the age of globalized, financialized, digitalized, and de-carbonized capitalism

6. Alexander Nützenadel

Professor of social and economic history at Humboldt University since 2009. Currently the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at LSE.

Monday 27/03/2023 13:30-15:00 - with the Centre d'Histoire, Sciences Po (CHSP)

Location: K.011

Discussant: Paul-André Rosental, Director of the Center of History at Sciences Po

Title: The Long Shadow of 1931: Regulatory Cycles in Comparative Perspective (1930-1980)

7. Dieter Plehwe

Senior Professor in Political Science, WZB

Monday 17/04/2023 from 13:00-14:30 – co-organized with CEE, Sciences Po

Location: K.011

Discussant: Andreas Eisl, Jacques Delors Institute Research Fellow; MaxPo/CEE/MPIfG/University of Cologne PhD graduate

Title: Big Tech (and) Neoliberalism

8. Sigal Alon

Friday 05/05/2023 from 11:30-13:00co-organized with CRIS, Sciences Po

Location: K.008

The Weinberg Chair in Sociology of Stratification and Inequality; Head of The B. I. Cohen Inst. for Public Opinion Research

Tel Aviv University

Discussant: Ettore Recchi, Sociology, Center for Research on Social Inequalities (CRIS), Sciences Po

Title: Shifts in Work Orientation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

9. Ashley Mears

Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Boston University

Friday 02/06/2023 from 11:30-13:00 –  co-organized with CRIS, Sciences Po

Location: Salle du Conseil (5th floor), Sciences Po, 13 rue de l’Université 75007 Paris

Discussant: Achim Edelmann, Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science, Medialab, Sciences Po

Title: How Algorithms Shape Culture: Lessons on Authenticity from Elite Content Creators

10. Nils Ringe

Professor, Robert F. and Sylvia T. Wagner Chair, and Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Political Science

Monday 12/06/2023 13:00-14:30 - co-organized with the CEE, Sciences Po

Location: K.011

Discussant: Olivier Rozenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science, CEE, Sciences Po

Title: The Language(s) of Politics: Multilingual Policy-Making in the European Union

11. Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Sociology, UC San Diego

Tuesday 27/06/2023 13:00-14:30 

Location: Salle Goguel, entrance via 27 rue Saint-Guillaume 75007 Paris (through the courtyard to the next building)

Discussant: Christine Musselin, CNRS Research Director, Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO), Sciences Po

Title: Budgets as Obfuscation: Competition, Austerity and the Organizational Politics of Higher Education

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