Workshops are held at 12:10 pm in the Faculty Lounge, unless otherwise noted on the schedule. View the Spring 2018 schedule here. Background readings are usually available a week prior to the workshop. To request background readings, email: email@example.com. For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480.
Milan Svolik is a Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory. Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.
Justin Hansford is an Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the new Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. He was previously a Democracy Project Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and an Associate Professor of Law at Saint Louis University. He has a B.A. from Howard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a founder of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives.
Leah Zamore leads the Humanitarian Crises program at New York University's Center on International Cooperation. In prior years, she has taught international human rights law in Sao Paulo, advised the government of Brazil on refugee and humanitarian affairs, served as a policy aide to the Deputy High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency, and worked with refugees and internally displaced persons in Ethiopia, northern Uganda, and South Africa. She is the co-author of a forthcoming book on international refugee protection and a graduate of Yale Law School ('14).