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WEDNESDAY Schedule of Speakers (Fall 2012)

All sessions held from 12:00-1:30pm in the Tocqueville Room unless indicated otherwise.

Paper Title

Sept 5

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Law, and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow; Adjunct Associate Professor of History

Sharing the Burden: Law, Politics, and the Making of the Modern American Fiscal State, 1880–1930

Sept 12

Keith Taylor, visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop

Renewable Energy Policy Panacea? A Comparative Case Study of the Development Outcomes of the Ownership Model of Wind Energy

Sept 19

Graham Epstein, a student in the joint PhD program in Public Policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science

Towards an interdisciplinary social-ecological systems (SES) framework

Sept 26

Gabriela Landolt, Doctoral student in Social Anthropology, Universität Bern Institut für Sozialanthropologie, and short-term visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop  

Alpine Common Property Institutions under Change: Conditions for Successful and Unsuccessful Collective Action of Alpine Farmers in the Canton Graubünden of Switzerland

Oct 3

Jampel Dell'Angelo, visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop

A great transformation: Resettlement policies, institutions and metabolic patterns in the Tibetan rangelands

Oct 10

Integrating Ecological Perspectives with the Social-Ecological Systems Framework working group at the Ostrom Workshop; Graham Epstein speaking, presentation based largely on work completed by Jessica Vogt and Sarah Mincey  

Operationalizing the “E” in SES: Making Ecology Explicit in the Social-Ecological Systems Framework

Oct 17

No colloquium due to Ostrom Memorial 


Oct 24

Sergio Villamayor Tomas is currently finishing his dissertation at IUB. Beginning January 2013, he will start a postdoctoral position in the Department of Agricultural Economics (Resource Economics division) at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Understanding robustness to disturbance through the theory of the commons: a Qualitative Comparative Analysis of responses to disturbances in five Spanish irrigation systems.

Oct 31

Timor Sharan, visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop  

How could a network approach shed light on our understanding of the nature of state in post-conflict situations?

Nov 7

Robin Craig, Professor and Associate Dean in Environmental Programs, Florida State

Public Health, Private Land, and the Police Power

Nov 14

Ursula Kreitmair, joint PhD program student in Public Policy of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science    

Information and Common Pool Resources: An Experimental Study of Conditional Cooperation

Nov 21


Thanksgiving Break 


Nov 28

Irene Iniesta, visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop  

Barriers and Bridges for Collective Action In Mediterranean Semi-Arid Watersheds. A Network Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems.

Dec 5

Josef Woldense, PhD student in Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington

The Relational Nature of the Coup D’état