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Political scientists share research at conference

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Citizen Scholar statue on Missouri State campusDrs. Dennis Hickey, Gabriel Ondetti, Brian Calfano and Ashley Leinweber  from the political science department at Missouri State University presented their research at the 2013 American Political Science Association meeting in Chicago Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

  • Ondetti presented a paper entitled “Elite Resistance and the Magnitude of the Tax Burden in Latin America: A Study of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.”
  • Leinweber presented a paper entitled “Failed States at Work: Lessons from the Muslim Minority of DRC” and had a chance to meet Crawford Young, a prominent scholar of African politics and a long-time Congo expert.
  • Hickey was invited to deliver a paper by the Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists: “US Relations with Taiwan: Time for a Change?”
  • Calfano presented a paper entitled “Stop Dropping a Parametric Hammer: Rolling with Smooth Data Nails in Generalized Regression.”


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