Blog entries from: Michael Nelson

African Politics and International Relations

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October 26 2014

From Michael Nelson Sun Oct 26 2014, 20:26:53

Adrienne Lebas, American University The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria." 12 Noon, PAC 004 Abstract: How do states convince citizens to pay tax? Rather than focusing on enforcement, most accounts emphasize voluntary or "quasi-voluntary" compliance ... Continue reading →

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October 10 2014

From Michael Nelson Fri Oct 10 2014, 15:23:19

The Wesleyan Argus | Panelists Discuss the Historical Context of the Ebola Outbreak.

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October 6 2014

From Michael Nelson Mon Oct 6 2014, 09:31:01

Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks?What is the potential political impact for Africa?   Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson (Government) will discuss the recent health crisis. via ... Continue reading →

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September 19 2014

From Michael Nelson Fri Sep 19 2014, 13:39:56

Evaluating students' evaluations of professors. We find that teacher quality matters substantially and that our measure of effectiveness is negatively correlated with the students' evaluations of professors. Something for us teachers to think about. There are a number of studies ... Continue reading →

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September 16 2014

From Michael Nelson Tue Sep 16 2014, 21:32:55

Please join us for the College of the Environment's Annual Where On Earth Are We Going? Symposium September 27 Click on link above for more info.

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From Michael Nelson Tue Sep 16 2014, 11:37:25

These are links my International Law students might want to look at! Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: 'Negotiated Independence'-Scottish Independence and a New Path to Statehood? by Stephen Tierney Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: The Legal Terrain Following a Yes Vote for Scottish Independence ... Continue reading →

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September 15 2014

From Michael Nelson Mon Sep 15 2014, 22:24:54

From my colleague, Typhaine Leservot A quick announcement to bring your attention to several events this week involving Northern Africa through the "Muslim Women Voices" festival: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM / Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003) ... Continue reading →

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From Michael Nelson Mon Sep 15 2014, 09:46:58

Submitting essays: The jeopardy of just-in-time | Which MBA? | The Economist. Those who handed in their work at least a day ahead of the deadline could expect a mean mark of around 64% (it didn't make much difference if ... Continue reading →

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August 22 2014

From Michael Nelson Fri Aug 22 2014, 13:27:34

African Studies Cluster @ Wesleyan » Blog Archive » Update from Brodigan Award Recipient Esi Quagrainie. Click above link for an update on Esi's ('14) "Ghana Writing Project".

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From Michael Nelson Fri Aug 22 2014, 08:54:02

My office hours this fall: Monday/Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30  in my office (PAC 417), or by appointment. Exceptions: No office hours on Labor Day or Columbus Day (October 13). (But you can always make an appointment for a different day!)

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