In the 83rd APOSS session, Shenghao Zhang (Essex) presented his coauthored work with Han Dorussen (Essex) on the integrated effect of humanitarian aid and the UN peacekeeping operations on violence at the subnational level. Paul Diehl (UT Dallas) and Tim Passmore (Virginia Military Institute) and a few audience members offered many considered comments.
In the 82nd APOSS session, Erik H. Wang (Australian National University) presented his coauthored work with Joy Chen (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) and Xiaoming Zhang (Hong Kong University) on how to soften resistance to state-building efforts by reform losers. Tianyang Xi (Peking) and Clair Z. Yang (University of Washington) and several audience members provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 81st APOSS session, Jung-eun Kim (Heidelberg) presented her coauthored paper with Juan Wang (McGill) on the the differences in the population classification systems of two Communist states, China and North Korea. Peng Peng (Duke) and several audience members provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 78th APOSS session, Howard Liu (Essex) presented his paper on the judiciary system and the principal-agent relationship between the ruler and judges. Fiona Shen Bayh (William and Mary), Brett Carter (USC), and Moohyung Cho (Ewha Womans University), and Matthew Nanes (Saint Louis University) provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 76th APOSS session, Haemin Jee (Stanford) presented her paper arguing that autocrats strategically engage in institutional proliferation, the creation of new information-gathering and punitive institutions. Pearce Edwards (Carnegie Mellon University), Ji Yeon Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Jieun Kim (University of Pennsylvania) provided very helpful comments on theoretical and empirical matters.
In the 75th APOSS session, Zeren Li (Yale) presented his paper arguing that the post-government career concerns of public officials distort public resource allocation while still in office. Junyan Jiang (Columbia) and Trevor Incerti (Yale) provided very helpful comments on theoretical and empirical matters.