Conference Program

The conference program is below. You may also be interested in the workshops program.

Thursday, 29 May
5:30
-
6:30pm

Opening plenary — Lada Adamic
 
6:30
-
7:30pm

Reception
 
Friday, 30 May
8:00
-
9:00am

Breakfast (provided)
 
9:00
-
10:30am
Academic Networks

The Political Science Network: Connections Among Scholars at Major Political Science Conferences
Hans Noel

The Global Knowledge Flows of Political Research: Is All Politics G(local)?
Charles J. Gomez and Daniel A. McFarland


How social network analysis helps to understand circulations between academic and political worlds. The case of a French think tank: Terra Nova
Camilo Argibay

Methods



TERGM vs Siena
Philip Leifeld, and Skyler J. Cranmer

Relationally Challenged: Put the Social back into Network Analysis
Alexander H. Montgomery



Identifying Roles in Large-Scale Networks of Political Communication
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Ning Wang, and Javier Borge-Holthoefer
International Relations


From media reporting to international relations
Chun Hua Tsai


Modeling Unobserved Heterogeneity in Interest Group and UN
Jason Morgan




Assessing Homophily in the Creation of Friendly Interstate Networks
Renato Corbetta
10:30
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11:00am

Break (coffee and refreshments)
 
11:00
-
12:30pm

Elections


Using Social Networks to Find Better Politicians
Cesi Cruz, and Michael Davidson



Partisan Campaign Contacts: Mobilizing Support or Preaching to the Choir?
Matthew Pietryka




Group Incentives and Rational Voting
Tom LaGatta

Environment


The Effects of
Social Capital Across Complex Policy Networks
Jack Mewhirter, and John Scholz




Centralized Networks and Institutional Fit for Invasive Species Management
Mark Lubell

Network Governance in Fire and Emergency Management: Structure, Antecedents, and Performance Implications
Clayton Wukich and Michael D. Siciliano
Online
Networks



Turkish Invasion
of Twitter
Deniz Ustebay, and Derek Ruths


Someone is Wrong on the Internet: Political Argument as the Strategic Exchange of Conceptually Networked Ideas
Nicholas Beauchamp

The Social Mediation of Political Fact-Checking During the 2012 U.S. Electoral Campaign
Drew Margolin, Brian Keegan, Aniko Hannak, and Ingmar Weber
12:30
-
2:30pm

Mentorship Lunch (provided)
 
2:30
-
4:00pm

Legislative

Fundraising Networks and Electoral Success: An Examination of Vacancy Appointments
Seth Masket, and Boris Shor


Separated by a Common Language? Using Topic Models in Reconstructing Networks of Political Influence and Cooperation
Oren Tsur, Dan Calacci, and David Lazer

(Self)-Organizing a Legislature: How lawmakers' institutions reveal policy preferences and priorities
Nils Ringe, and Jennifer Victor
Cross-National Networks

An ERGM Approach to the Formation of Coalitions in Social Movements
Jennifer Hadden, and Lorien Jasny





An Interpersonal Communication Theory of Protest
Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld


Neural Networks, Social Contexts: A Hopfield Model of Opinion Polarization
Graham Sack

War

Civil War in Syria — a Network Analysis of Stakeholders
Tatyana Tsvetovat, and Maksim Tsvetovat



Systematic Assessment of Nation-States’ Motivations and Capabilities to Produce Biological Weapons
Ghita Mezzour

Networks of Military Alliances, Wars, and International Trade Crises Using Network of Political Actors
Stephen Nei
4:00
-
5:00pm

Break
 
5:00
-
6:00pm

Plenary talk — Barry Wellman
 
6:00
-
7:30pm

Posters and dinner reception
 
Saturday, 31 May
8:00
-
9:00am

Breakfast (provided)
 
9:00
-
10:30am

Discussion



Experimental Study of Risk, Decision Making, and Persuasion in Small Networks
Michael Gabbay, John Gastil, Justin Reedy, and Zane Kelly




The Interaction of Incongruent Information and Emotions in Political Discussion Groups
Cengiz Erisen, David Redlawsk, and Elif Erisen


A Spatial Network Approach for Measuring the Differentiation between Content and Relational Dynamics in the Political Debate
Marion Deville, and Emmanuel Rousseaux

Experiments


A 120 Million Person Follow-up to a 61 Million Person Experiment
Jason Jones, Eytan Bakshy, Dean Eckles, Jaime Settle, Robert Bond, and James H. Fowler

Models, Methods and Topology: Considerations in Experimental Design for the Study of Interference on Networks
Jake Bowers, Bruce A. Desmarais, Mark M. Fredrickson, Nahomi Ichino, Hsuan-Wei Lee, and Simi Wang


An Experiment on Social Distance & Clientelism: Evidence from and Field Experiment in Honduras Political Debate
D. Alex Hughes, and Derek K. Stafford
Legislative
Voting and Cosponsorship


Collective Action inside Lobbying Coalitions: A Network Analysis using Two-Mode Exponential Random Graph Models
Michael T. Heaney



Friendship, Interaction Networks, and Vote Agreement of Congressmen in the United States
Tai-Quan Peng, Jonathan J. H. Zhu, Mengcheng Liu, Yingcai Wu, and Shixia Liu


Lone Wolves and Team Players: Policy Collaboration Networks and Legislative Effectiveness in the House of Representatives
Alison Craig
10:30
-
11:00am

Break (coffee and refreshments)
 
11:00
-
12:30pm

Legislative


Tracing the Legislative Process: A Network Approach
Anand Sokhey, Josh Ryan, Gilad Wilkenfeld, Stefan Wojcik


Measuring Legislative Influence: A Social Network Approach
Nils Ringe, and Steven L. Wilson


Pulling Closer and Moving Apart: Interaction, Ideology and Identity in the U.S. Seante, 1979-2001
Christopher C Liu, and Sameer B Srivastava

Social Movements

Cape Town’s Civic Networks: Preliminary results using Exponential Random Graph Models with a dataset of 120 civic associations
Lorien Jasny, Henrik Ernstson, and Mario Diani

The Structural Transformation of Agencies: A longitudinal examination of the hyperlink and political network of housing social movement organizations in the United States
Jessica Kropczynski


The Battle for ‘Trayvon Martin’: Mapping a Media Controversy On- and Offline
Erhardt Graeff, Matt Stempeck, and Ethan Zuckerman
12:30
-
1:30pm

Lunch (provided) and Business Meeting
 
1:30
-
1:45pm

Break
 
1:45
-
3:15pm
Plenary discussion featuring journal editors
Barbara Jasny Deputy editor at Science
Bill Jacoby American Journal of Political Science
David Lazar Social Networks
3:15
-
3:30pm

Break
 
3:30
-
5:00pm

Opinion and Influence





Social Dynamics of Opinion Change and Response Instability
Meredith Rolfe


Opinion Instability in Democratic and Anti-Democratic networks: Suggestions from an Agent-Based Model
Patrick Grim, MengZhen Liu, Krishna C. Bathina, Naijia Liu, and Jake William Gordon



Effects of Homophily in Voter Networks
Peter Kraft

Speech


Content and Structure in Communication: A Model with Application to the Bias and Efficiency of Internal Local Government E-Mail Networks
Matthew J. Denny, James Aaron, Juston Moore, Hanna Wallach, and Bruce A. Desmarais




Insurgent Cooperation Networks in Iraq, 2003-2009
Zane Kelly, Steve Zech, Ashley Thirkill, and Michael Gabbayk



Bugs vs. Gods: Thinking about network knowledge
Mathew McCubbins,
and Nick Weller
Dates and Deadlines
April 1, 2014:
Workshop and presentation acceptance deadline
May 2, 2014:
Last day for early registration
May 28-30, 2014:
Workshops to be held
May 29-31, 2014:
Conference talks and panels