Fall 2015 Notes

Classes are about to start! This semester, you can find out more about my courses via the following websites (which are in the process of being updated this week). International Law: Africa in World Politics: My office hours are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays, 11 am – 12 noon, and by appointment. I will…

Martin. March 24th. Rich People’s Movements

Isaac Martin will be at Wesleyan on March 24th to talk about his recent book Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent. This should be a very interesting talk. I hope you can attend. Please feel free to invite your students. We will have coffee and cookies. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at…

Event, Monday, Oct 27. Lebas on Nigeria

Adrienne Lebas, American University The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria.” 12 Noon, PAC 004 Abstract: How do states convince citizens to pay tax? Rather than focusing on enforcement, most accounts emphasize voluntary or “quasi-voluntary” compliance as an essential element in successful tax regimes. There remains, however, limited understanding of how…

Today at Noon: Ebola in the News, Panel, PAC 002

Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks?What is the potential political impact for Africa?   Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson (Government) will discuss the recent health crisis. via African Studies Cluster @ Wesleyan » Blog Archive » Ebola in the News: A Historical…

Evaluating students’ evaluations of professors

Evaluating students’ evaluations of professors. We find that teacher quality matters substantially and that our measure of effectiveness is negatively correlated with the students’ evaluations of professors. Something for us teachers to think about. There are a number of studies that suggest the relationship between evaluations and effectiveness is at least ambiguous.

COE Symposium September 27

Please join us for the College of the Environment’s Annual Where On Earth Are We Going? Symposium September 27 Click on link above for more info.

Scotland! Symposium on Opinio Juris

These are links my International Law students might want to look at! Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: ‘Negotiated Independence’–Scottish Independence and a New Path to Statehood? by Stephen Tierney Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: The Legal Terrain Following a Yes Vote for Scottish Independence by David Scheffer