Spring 2014


  • 1-13-14: Science, Values and Decision-Making for Sustainability Professor Thomas Dietz, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University
  • 1-24-14: Inequality and American Capitalism
    James Piereson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York; and Professor Leslie Lenkowsky, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB

  • 1-27-14: Preemptive Deforestation and Land Occupation: Responsibility and Social Process Drivers of Deforestation in the Eastern Amazon
    Professor Stephen Aldrich, Department of Earth & Environmental Systems, Indiana State University

  • 2-3-14: Will the Environment Survive a Renewed Middle East Peace Process? A Blueprint for Progress
    Professor Alon Tal, Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University

  • 2-5-14: The Effects of Endowment Size, Heterogeneity and History in a Binary-Choice Experiment with Positive Spillovers
    Andrea Lockhart, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, IUB

  • 2-7-14: Free Market Fairness
    Professor John Tomasi, Department of Political Science, Brown University; and Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee, Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, IUB

  • 2-10-14: Future Earth and the Evolution of Global Environmental Change Research Programs
    Professor Eduardo Brondizio, Department of Anthropology, IUB

  • 2-12-14: Community Management of Urban Electricity in the UK
    Emilia Melville, Research Engineer, Sustainability and Physics, Buro Happold Ltd., UK

  • 2-17-14: The Status Quo and Perceptions of Fairness: How Income Inequality Influences Public Opinion
    Dr. Kris-Stella Trump, Department of Government, Harvard University

  • 2-24-14: Natural Gas Shale Plays as Common-Pool Resources: Conceptualization and Implications
    Dr. Gwen Arnold, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis

  • 2-26-14: Surviving Conflict: How Foreign Intervention Affects Displacement Patterns
    Justin Schon, PhD student, Department of Political Science, IUB

  • 2-28-14: From Open Secrets to Secret Voting
    Professor Isabela Mares, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

  • 2-28-14: Gone With the Wind: The Strategic Placement of Air Polluters
    Dr. David M. Konisky, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

  • 3-3-14: Climate Change Perception and Adaptation in the Context of Multiple Stressors: A Case Study of Smallholder Farmers in Northwest China
    Dr. Zhao Ma, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

  • 3-5-14: Urban Green Commons for Social Transformation: The Case of Community Gardens in Madrid, Spain
    Irene Iniesta Arandia, PhD student, Department of Ecology, Autonomous University of Madrid; Workshop Visiting Scholar

  • 3-10-14: Social-Ecological Transitions and Vulnerability in an African Pastoralist System
    Dr. Elizabeth King, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

  • 3-12-14: Does It Help to See a National AIDS Commissions as a Commons?
    Professor Peter Heywood, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney; Workshop Visiting Scholar

  • 3-24-14: Participation and Spatial Coordination in Conservation Incentive Schemes: Role of Transaction Costs and Localized Communication
    Dr. Simanti Banerjee, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Oberlin College

  • 3-26-14: Institutional Analysis of Policy Designs: Methods, Theories, and Illustrations
    Dr. Christopher Weible and David Carter, PhD Student, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver; and Dr. Saba Siddiki, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

  • 3-27-14: Rationality for Mortals
    Professor Gerd Gigerenzer, Center for Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  • 3-31-14: Building Cyberinfrastructure Capacity for the Social Sciences
    Professor Emilio Moran, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Michigan State University

  • 4-2-14: Understanding the Missing Tool in the Development Toolbox: An Assessment of the Dilemmas Facing Co-operative Business Ownership Typologies
    Dr. Keith Taylor, Workshop Visiting Scholar

  • 4-7-14: Regulating Big Data Pools
    Professor Michael Mattioli, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, IUB

  • 4-9-14: Understanding the Commons: The Reception of Elinor Ostrom's Work in Italian Scholarship, Law, and Jurisprudence
    Maria Beatrice Vanni, PhD Candidate, Administrative Law, University of Milan; Workshop Visiting Scholar

  • 4-11-14: Critical Junctures: Independence Movements and Democracy in Africa
    Léonard Wantchékon, Department of Politics, Princeton University

  • 4-14-14: The Possible Unraveling of Elite Utopian Dreaming: Rumblings In and Outside Post-Genocide Rwanda As An African Home Grown Democracy
    Professor John Stanfield, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, IUB

  • 4-17-14: Afghanistan: A Turbulent State in Transition
    Dr. Amin Saikal, ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute Distinguished Scholar

  • 4-18-14: The Relevance of the Bloomington School
    Professor Peter Boettke, Mercatus Center; Department of Economics, George Mason University

  • 4-21-14: Does Giving 'Nature' a History Redefine the Commons in India?
    Professor Kathleen Morrison, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

  • 4-25-14: Liberalism and the Morality of Commercial Society
    Professor Jeremy Jennings, King's College, University of London

  • 4-28-14: Buying Time: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change
    Professor Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law; Co-Director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program; Director, Climate Change Research Network; Vanderbilt University Law School
    Paper: Energy and Climate Change: A Climate Prediction Market