5th Annual Philadelphia Europeanists Workshop

The Fifth Annual Philadelphia Europeanists Workshop will once again bring together scholars of European affairs from around the mid-Atlantic to present and discuss cutting-edge research.

This event is open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

Co-sponsored by the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium, the Department of Political Science and the Global Studies Program at Temple University.

Friday, 25 October 2019
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The University of Pennsylvania, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 350 



9.30 • OPENING

Public Opinion on East European Transitions
MITCHELL ORENSTEIN, University of Pennsylvania
KRISTEN GHODSEE, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: CHARLOTTE CAVAILLÉ, University of Michigan

Business Mobilization against the Populist Right
DANIEL KINDERMAN, University of Delaware
Discussant: MARKUS KREUZER, Villanova University

Integrative Institutions and the Geography of Mainstream Party Support in Post-Crisis Europe
JULIA LYNCH, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: MARKUS KREUZER, Villanova University

12:00 – 1:15 • LUNCH

Does Female Suffrage’s Political Impact Depend on Its Cultural Environment?
SELINA HOFSTETTER, London School of Economics and Political Science
Discussant: ANGELIKA VON WAHL, Lafayette University

Gender Representation in Deeply Divided Societies
CERA MURTAGH, Villanova University
Discussant: DAWN TEELE, University of Pennsylvania

Border Politics in Europe
OSMAN BALKAN, Swarthmore College
Discussant: ORFEO FIORETOS, Temple University

The Nature of the European Union
BRENDAN O’LEARY, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: MARK POLLACK, Temple University

The European Union’s Authoritarian Equilibrium
R. DANIEL KELEMEN, Rutgers University

Format: 8-10 min presentations, 5-7 minute discussant, and 20-25 minutes open discussion per paper.


Getting to the Perelman Center

Via SEPTA: There is a 34-line trolley stop at 36th St just south of Market St. Exit the stop, walk south on S 36th St for about two and a half blocks. The Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics is located between Sansom and Walnut St. on the left-hand side.

Via taxi or ride share: Ask the driver to take you to 133 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Parking: Metered street parking is available throughout the area with various hour limits. There are also three parking garages close to the Perelman Center (please note that the garages are visitor and permit parking garages, so availability may vary).

  • Walnut 38 (119 S 38th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104). Fee: Credit Card only at all times $11 for the first hour; $2 each additional hour, $30 maximum. Rate applies from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. $18 before 9:00 a.m., depart by 6:00 p.m.; after 5:00 p.m., depart by 11:00 p.m.
  • Walnut 40 (4009 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104). Fee: Credit Card at all times, cash at lobby pay stations only. $11 for the first hour; $2 each additional hour; $30 maximum. Rate applies from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. $18 before 9:00 a.m., depart by 6:00 p.m.; after 5:00 p.m., depart by 11:00 p.m.
  • Sansom 38 (SW corner 38th & Sansom Streets). Fee: $13 flat rate, credit card only at all times. 6:00am-midnight.