Upcoming Events

Across the world, mass political protest has shaped the course of modern democracies. Building on decades of theory and methods, this international two-day event examines the past, present, and future of democracy and protest.


 Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine
 Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona
 Jan van Deth, University of Mannheim, Germany
 Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute, Italy
 Patrick T. Brandt, University of Texas at Dallas
 Katerina Vrablikova, Mershon Center OSU
 Bert Klandermans, Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

We invite you to the event, “Democracy, the State and Protest: International Perspectives on Methods for the Study of Protest,” that begins with a conference on May 11. On the second day, you are invited to a roundtable discussion with the conference speakers on the methodology of studying democracy and protest. Both take place at the Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio, in Room 120.

This event is free and open to everyone at OSU, including graduate students and other scholars from across the University. Registration is required. To register, please email Marta Kolczynska kolczynska.1@osu.edu by May 5, 2017. Please indicate whether you would like to register for Day 1, Day 2, or both.

The event is organized by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, in collaboration with Cross-national Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training program, by Irina Tomescu-Dubrow (Polish Academy of Sciences), Kazimierz M. Slomczynski (OSU and Polish Academy of Sciences), and J. Craig Jenkins (OSU).

The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences

The 9th edition of the OSU Summer School in the Social Sciences “Central and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective: Assessing Social and Political Change”  will take place June to July, 2017.

Students will earn 15 semester credit hours for: SOC 3549: Statistics in Sociology (3 credit hours), (b) its application to substantive problems pertaining to social and political change in Central and Eastern Europe, subsumed by the SOC 4699: Undergraduate Research in Sociology (9 credit hours), and (c) SOC 5503 Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe (3 credit hours).

The Summer School organizers work closely with students in helping students apply for OSU and extra-OSU funding for covering costs the Program incurs. In each of the last five years, many of our OSU students enrolled in the Warsaw Summer School received funding from OSU and/or other sources. For questions the OSU Study Abroad in Warsaw, please contact Dr. Irina Tomescu-Dubrow (tomescu.1@osu.edu).  Please see the OSU OIA website for more information, and the Summer School website for information on previous editions.

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