Thursday, December 3

2:30 PM: Welcome (Leo Arriola, Thad Dunning, Aila Matanock, Manuela Travaglianti)

2:45 PM: Panel I. Paths from Violence
(Chair and Discussant: Alberto Díaz-Cayeros)

Michael Weaver, “Publicity and the De-Legitimation of Lynching”

Maria Angélica Bautista, “The Sins of the Fathers: Intergenerational Effects of State-led Repression in Chile”

Aila Matanock, “Running Candidates After Running Drugs? Evidence on a Possible Path to Peace from a Survey Experiment in Colombia” (with Natalia Garbiras Díaz)

5:00 PM: Break for dinner

6:00 PM: Dinner – Five Restaurant, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Friday, December 4

8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM: Panel II. Causes of Violence
(Chair and Discussant: Leo Arriola)

James Robinson, “Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti”

Steve Rosenzweig, “Dangerous Disconnect: How Politicians’ Misperceptions About Voters Lead to Violence in Kenya.”

10:30 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM: Panel III. Parties and Paramilitaries
(Chair and Discussant: Miriam Golden)

Ben Lessing, “Endogenous State Weakness: Paramilitaries and Electoral Politics in Rio de Janeiro” (with F. Daniel Hidalgo)

Gareth Nellis, “Do Parties Matter for Ethnic Violence? Evidence from India” (with Michael Weaver and Steve Rosenzweig)

12:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Panel IV. Electoral Consequences of Violence
(Chair and Discussant: Thad Dunning)

Beatriz Magaloni, “Drugs, Bullets and Ballots: How Violence and Anti-Narcotic Interventions Impacted the 2012 Presidential Elections in Mexico” (with Edgar Franco, Gustavo Robles, and Alberto Diaz Cayeros)

Manuela Travaglianti, “How Does Pre-Election Violence Impact Voting Behavior? Evidence from Burundi”

3:00 PM: Coffee break

3:30 PM: Panel V. Interventions to Reduce Violence
(Chair and Discussant: Dan Nielson)

Leo Arriola, “The Effects of Civic Education and Electoral Observation on Voters During Violent Elections: Pre-Analysis Plan and Preliminary Findings” (with Justine Davis, Aila Matanock, and Manuela Travaglianti)

Susan Hyde, “Local Leaders and Election Violence Mitigation: A Collaborative Research Proposal”

5:00 PM: Break for dinner

6:00 PM: Dinner – The Advocate, 2635 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705