Carnegie Mellon University

IPS Policy Forum Spring 2023

Lecture details are subject to change. 

Please contact IPS Event and Program Manager, Rosalie Woolf, with any questions. 

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Analyzing Putin's Regime and the "New Kremlinology"
Dr. Alexander Baturo

Friday, February 10, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

Join us for a lecture with Dr. Alexander Baturo, Associate Professor of Government at Dublin City University, that will focus on Vladimir Putin's regime and discuss how Putin acquired personal power (personalization) throughout his rule. Dr. Baturo dives into these ideas in his book, The New Kremlinology: Understanding Regime Personalization in Russia (2021) and will share an analysis on this during our lecture as well as discuss relevant issues regarding Putin's regime and regional politics. Dr. Baturo is an expert on comparative democratization, the politics of authoritarian regimes, and post-Soviet politics. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. 


The Ethics of Technology
Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom

Join us for a discussion on the ethics of technology with Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux, professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a policy researcher at RAND working in the intersection of ethics, emerging technology, and human security. Dr. Boudreaux's expertise focuses on the ethics of artificial intelligence, including algorithmic equity, biometric surveillance, and military AI, as well as social media policy issues, and his lecture will shed light on these important topics. 


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The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
Dr. Jennifer Gandhi

Thursday, April 20, 2023
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET 
In-Person Event with Zoom Hybrid Attendance

IPS is delighted to have Dr. Jennifer Gandhi join us for an in-person event at CMU's Pittsburgh campus! Dr. Gandhi's research and expertise is on authoritarian regimes, elections, and political institutions and she will analyze the politics of authoritarian regimes during our lecture. Dr. Gandhi is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University.