Research Seminar of the TUM-GOV Center for Doctoral & Postdoctoral Studies

Winter 2019/20

The Research Seminar meets Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 in H.001, unless otherwise noted

24 October 2019
Florence Dafe (HfP/TUM School of Governance): "Financialization and the Rise of Third-Party Funding in Investment Arbitration“

31 October 2019
Milan Svolik (Yale University): "Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Rubustness of Support for Democracy in the United States“

7 November 2019
Katharina Pistor (Columbia University, Law School): "THE CODE OF CAPITAL: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality"

14 November 2019
Dr. Veronika Diem, Hedwig Bäcker (TUM Library): "Search & Publish: Introduction to the Research Support Services for Doctoral Researchers at the TUM University Library", 12:00 - 14:00

21 November 2019
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu (National University of Singapore): "Sources and Benefits of Innovation: Evidence from Public Organizations"

18 November 2019
Anita Gohdes (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin): "From Politics to Cyberspace: State Control of the Internet"
Note: Also serves as the opening keynote for the TUM-GOV Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholars' Annual Emerging Scholars' Workshop

5 December 2019
No regular Research Seminar; instead: Munich Talk with Henry Farrell on Weaponized Interdependence

23 January 2020
Danielle Lupton (Colgate University): "Promise, Opportunities and Limitations of Experimental Research for Security Studies in IR"



Summer 2019

The Research Seminar meets Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 in H.001, unless otherwise noted

25 April 2019
Christel Koop (King's College London): "Policy Diffusion, Political-Economic Institutions and the Creation of Independent Competition Authorities in Developing and Emerging Economies"
Joint event with the TUM-GOV and LMU-GSI IR Joint Speakers Series, at HfP/TUM-GOV

2 May 2019
Doing Your Doctorate at the TUM: An Introduction/Orientation for New Doctoral Candidates with Stefanie Lernbecher and Tim Büthe (TUM School of Governance)

9 May 2019
No seminar

16 May 2019
Robert Csehi (HfP/TUM School of Governance): "Between Nationalism and Anti-Imperialism: Populist Politics of Euroscepticism in East-Central Europe"

22 May 2019 (Wednesday, 12:15 - 13:45)
Alexander Thompson (Ohio State University): "Once Bitten, Twice Shy? Investment Disputes, State Sovereignty and Treaty Design"
Joint event with the TUM-GOV and LMU-GSI IR Joint Speakers Series, at HfP/TUM-GOV

28 May 2019 (Tuesday, 12:15 - 13:30)
Alexander Morell (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)
Joint event with the TUM-SOM Behavioral and Empirical Work in Progress (BEWIP) seminar

6 June 2018
Mrinalini Kochupillai (HfP/TUM School of Governance): "A Blockchain-Facilitated Marketplace for Heterogenous Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources? Possibilities and Limitations"

13 June 2019
Santiago López Cariboni (Universidad Católica del Uruguay): "The Politics of Basic Services in Developing Countries: Why Electricity Service is a Collective Good, Informal Insurance, and Redistributive Tool at the Same Time"
Joint event with the TUM-GOV and LMU-GSI IR Joint Speakers Series, at GSI 20

20 June 2019
No seminar (Fronleichnam)

27 June 2019
Markus B. Siewert (Technical University of Munich): Electoral Competition between German Political Parties over Digital Technologies: Beyond Digital Front-Runners vs. Digital Late-Comers?

4 July 2019
Paul K. MacDonald (Wellesley College): "Repertoires of Power Politics and the Crisis of the Liberal Order"
Joint event with the TUM-GOV and LMU-GSI IR Joint Speakers Series, at GSI

11 July 2019
Miranda Schreurs (HfP/TUM School of Governance): "Comparative Energiewenden: China, the EU, and the United States"

18 July 2019
Publication Strategies for Young Researchers: A Journal Editors' Roundtable with: Berthold Rittberger (co-editor in chief, European Journal of Public Policy), David Levi-Faur (founding and continuing co-editor, Regulation & Governance) and Tim Büthe (associate editor, Business and Politics; co-editor in chief, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, 2015-2018)
Advance online registration requested at

25 July 2019 (in H.004)
David Levi-Faur, (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Architectures for Regulatory Intermediation: Global Finance as a Case Study





Winter 2018/19

The Research Seminar meets Thursdays, 12:15 - 13:45 in H.001, unless otherwise noted


8 November 2018
Dr. Veronika Diem, Hedwig Bäcker (TUM Library): "University Library TUM: Search & Publish"

15 November 2018
Sandra Eckert (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main): "Corporate Power and Regulation: Protecting Consumers and the Environment in the European Union"

28 November 2018
Christian Rauh (WZB – Berlin Social Science Center): “Executive Responses to EU Politicization”

6 December 2018
Daniel Schulz (TUM School of Governance): "EU Macroeconomic Coordination after the Crisis: The Role of the European Semester”

13 December 2018
Laura Mahrenbach, Mirco Schönfeld (TUM School of Governance): "Changing Power Relations and Agenda-Setting in Club Governance of the Global Economy"

20 December 2018
Anastasia Shesterinina (University of Sheffield): "Mobilizing under Uncertainty: From Fleeing to Fighting in War-Time Abkhazia"

10 January 2019
Richard Schenk (TUM School of Governance): "Is the Berlin Airport Everywhere? A Comparison of Transport Infrastructure Policies in Germany"; Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru (TUM School of Governance): "Regional Regulation of Market Competition in Africa: A Comparative Analysis"

17 January 2019 (Joint Research Seminar with TUM-Fakultäts-Graduiertenzentrum für Maschinenwesen)
Craig N. Murphy (Wellesley College and Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study): "Engineering Rules: Engineers and Voluntary Private Standards in Global Technology Governance"
Please register here

23 January 2019 (Wednesday - at LMU-GSI)
Martin Binder (University of Reading): "With “Frenemies” Like These: Rising Power Voting Behaviour in the UN General Assembly"

31 January 2019
John Zysman (University of California, Berkeley & Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy): Beyond Hype and Despair: Developing Healthy Communities in the Era of Intelligent Tools"

7 February 2019
Johannes Gerschewski (TUM School of Governance): "A Typology of Institutional Change"; Tobias Rommel (TUM School of Governance): "Foreign Direct Investment and Citizen Support for Autocratic Rule"