Find below our schedule for the 2016—17 academic year.
- VWAR 1 (September 21) — Jiyoung Ko (Yale University), "A Prelude to Violence? The Effect of Nationalism on Foreign Policy Preference"
- Discussants: Dimitar Gueorguiev (Syracuse University), Junyan Jiang (University of Pennsylvania), Geoffrey P.R. Wallace (University of Washington)
- VWAR 2 (October 26) — Anne Meng (University of Virginia), "Party Institutionalization in Autocracies: Concept and Measurement"
- Discussants: Jeff Conroy-Krutz (Michigan State University), John McCauley (University of Maryland), Ora John Reuter (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
- VWAR 3 (November 16) — Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku University), "Monetary Constraints, Spending, and the Survival of Autocrats in Dominant Party Regimes"
- VWAR 4 (November 30) — Jordan Gans-Morse (Northwestern University) and Alexander Kalgin (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), "Motivations for Public Service in Post-Soviet Russia"
- VWAR 5 (January 25) — Junyan Jiang (University of Pennsylvania), "Patronage Networks, Performance Incentives, and Economic Development in China"
- Discussants: Martin K. Dimitrov (Tulane University), Franziska Barbara Keller (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Victor Shih (University of California, San Diego), Yuhua Wang (Harvard University)
- VWAR 6 (February 1) — David Szakonyi (George Washington University), "Princelings and Political Rents"
- Discussants: Ruben Enikolopov (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Jordan Gans-Morse (Northwestern University), Junyan Jiang (University of Pennsylvania), Rory Truex (Princeton University)
- VWAR 7 (February 15) — Barbara Maria Piotrowska (University of Rochester), "The Price of Cooperation: How Authoritarian States Retain Control"
- Discussants: Christopher Sullivan (Louisiana State University), Henry Thomson (University of Arizona)
- VWAR 8 (March 8) — Ji Yeon Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Yuhua Wang (Harvard University), "Selecting Better Autocrats"
- Discussants: Daehee Bak (Texas Tech University), Daniela Donno (University of Pittsburgh), Nam Kyu Kim (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Anne Meng (University of Virginia)
- VWAR 9 (March 29) — Jennifer Pan (Stanford University) and Tongtong Zhang (Stanford University), "The Economic Consequences of Symbolic Politics: An Experimental Study of the Value of Ideological Loyalty in China’s Labor Market"
- Discussants: Peter Lorentzen (University of California, Berkeley), David Szakonyi (George Washington University), Boliang Zhu (Pennsylvania State University)
- VWAR 10 (April 19) — Blake Miller (University of Michigan), "The 50 Cent Party and Social Media Surveillance: Authoritarian Learning from 'Public Opinion Emergencies'"