The department holds an annual Research Forum consisting of talks or seminars given by external renowned academics and also invited UPF-DCPIS lecturers and researchers. The speakers use the forum to discuss innovative lines of research and theoretical inquiry, report on particular projects and research results, and discuss the application of new methodologies to specific fields.

The main goals of the Research Forum are to:

  1. Foster a fruitful dialogue and exchange of ideas among those attending the talks.
  2. Contribute to the academic training and socialization of our PhD and Master students.
  3. Invigorate the internal climate and culture of the department.
  4. Strengthen the academic reputation of UPF-DCPIS internationally.

Research Forum talks will take place on Thursdays 12-1:30 PM (rooms TBA) and are open to all DCPIS members and beyond (online registration to the talks will be required for all attendees). 

The confirmed lineup for the 2022-2023 academic year includes the following 8 speakers:

 

SPEAKER

DATE

INSTITUTION

PRESENTATION TITLE

DCPIS HOST

1

Marc Sanjaume-Calvet

December 15

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Climate Ethics: The Problem of Compliance to Rawls’s Just Saving Principle

Toni Rodon

2

Shahrzad Goudarzi

January 19

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Structural and Cultural Antecedents of Meritocratic Beliefs

Veronica Benet-Martinez

3

Kevin Arceneaux

February 2

Sciences Po

The Effects of Social Media during an Electoral Campaign: Can We Incentivize Citizens to be Better Informed?

Lala Muradova

4

Giampiero Passaretta 

March 2

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Learning in School or Because of School? How Schools Affect Inequality.

Luis Ortiz

5

Lala Muradova

March 23

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Who Pays for Peace? Affective Polarization and Public Support for Peace Provisions

Abel Escribà-Folch

6

Julia Steinberg

April 20

University of Maryland

Examining the Association Between Abortion and Mental Health: The (Mis)use of Science in U.S. Policy and Courts

Maria Jose Gonzalez

7

Jennifer Ailshire

May 11

Univ. of Southern California

Environmental Determinants of Cognitive Health and Dementia in U.S. Older Adults

Aïda Solé-Auró

8

Félix Mathieu

June 15

University of Winnipeg

Constitutionalism vs Diversity: The "Federal Spirit" in Multinational Democracies

Marc Sanjaume-Calvet