Faculty Spotlight:

Arthur Lupia

Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack information and has applied these insights to topics such as voting and elections, civic competence, legislative-bureaucratic relations, parliamentary governance, and the role of the media and the internet in politics.    read more...

Arthur Lupia


  • CPS Workshop - Levine and Krupnikov
    Wed, April 22, 2015, noon-1:30pm, 6006 ISR
  • ISQM Workshop - Small
    Strong Control of the Family-wise Error Rate in Observational Studies
    Wed, April 22, 2015, 4-5:30pm, 5670 Haven Hall
  • CPS Workshop - Soroka
    Wed, April 29, 2015, noon-1:30pm, 6006 ISR
  • ISQM Workshop - Graham
    An empirical model of network formation: detecting homophily when agents are heterogeneous
    Wed, May 6, 2015, 4-5:30pm, 5670 Haven Hall


In Memory of Phil Converse

Phil Converse Philip E. Converse, an authority on public opinion and electoral behavior and past Director of the Center for Political Studies (CPS), passed away on December 30, 2014. Converse’s wide-ranging contributions to the field of political science changed how the world understood political behavior, according to Donald R. Kinder, Research Professor at CPS. “By brilliant example, in paper after paper, Converse demonstrated the value of a quantitative approach to understanding politics,” said Kinder. “His influence is profound. He is surely one of the most important social scientists of the 20th century.”

Memorial Service on Fri, April 10, 2015 from
3-4:30pm in Michigan Union Ballroom.

Profile of Phil Converse
Miller-Converse Lecture Series


Ron Inglehart Ron Inglehart Receives 2014 Dinerman Award from WAPOR    read more ...

Donald Kinder Donald Kinder Named Philip E. Converse Distinguished University Professor of Political Science   read more ...

Allan Stam Allan Stam appointed as Dean of the Batten School
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James Morrow Jim Morrow elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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