2008 Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior (CAB) Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research,
Department of Political Science, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

May 9, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Donald P. Jacobs Center, Room 276
2001 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston Campus
Northwestern University 

The second annual Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior workshop (CAB) will be held on Friday, May 9, 2008, at Northwestern University. The goal of these regularly occurring workshops is to bring together Chicago area social scientists who share an interest in political and social behavior. The format of the meetings is as follows. 


  • There will be four paper presentations, with discussion following each presentation. Papers will be available at least one week in advance at: http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~jnd260/conference.html
  • A moderator (for each paper) will keep time and perhaps pose a few questions; however, there is no formal discussant, and thus, the discussion will largely come from the audience. 
  • Each presenter will have approximately 30 minutes to present, followed by approximately 30 minutes of discussion (1 hour total).
  • The detailed schedule appears below.

A light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and an informal dinner will be provided. (The informal dinner is a new feature this year.)   Part of the purpose of the meeting is to provide scholars from different schools with an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas in an informal setting.

Each graduate student will be matched with a faculty member from a different university who shares his/her interests. Time will be provided for these pairs to interact (e.g., during break times or lunch).


9:30-10:00 Coffee Available
10:00-10:15 Introduction, James Druckman, Northwestern University
10:15-11:30 Claudine Gay, Harvard University
"Moving Out, Moving Up: The Effects of Residential Mobility on Voter Registration and Turnout"
Moderator: Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
11:45-12:45 Dhavan Shah, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Information, Expression, and Participation: Building the Communication Mediation Model"
Moderator: Tom Rudolph, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
12:45-2:00 Lunch (If weather permits, we will eat outside, near the lake.)
2:00-3:00 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Time in the Fight: Understanding Public Support for America's Wars"
Moderator: Doris Graber, University of Illinois, Chicago 
3:00-3:45 Snack
3:45-4:45 Julia Rabinovich, Northwestern University"
Americans' Racial Attitudes and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy"
Moderator: Scott McClurg, Southern Illlinois University
5:15-7:00 Informal Dinner

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Sponsored by Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research, Department of Political Science, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact James Druckman at druckman@northwestern.edu.