WZB Talks

What are the cutting edge questions reseachers at the WZB are working on? Which new insights has WZB research to offer and where is more work needed?

The series "WZB Talks" provides the WZB community as well as interested external guests with the opportunity to get to know the WZB research agenda better: Researchers present their current work, followed by a discussion with the audience.

Due the coronavirus pandemic, WZB Talks are currently being held online as Zoom conferences. Log-in details are provided within the invitations for each seminar.

Information on our Data Protection Policy can be found here.

Some of the talks are recorded, the audio files are made available on this website, please see the link under the respective program entry.


Upcoming WZB Talks


14 July 2020, 12:15 pm

Unconscious or Behavioral: Psychological States in International Law

WZB Talk by Ríán Derrig

4 August 2020, 4 pm

WZB Talk by Guillaume Frechette

11 August 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Peter N.C. Mohr

18 August 2020, 12:15 pm

Jelena Cupać and İrem Ebetürk

25 August 2020

WZB Talk by Thomas Palfrey

15 September 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Liav Orgad

In-house session without recording

22 September 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Valentina di Stasio

29 September 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Vojtech Bartos

3 November 2020, 12:15

WZB Talk by Lena Hipp

In-house session without recording

24 November 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Krzysztof Czarnecki

1 December 2020, 12:15 pm

WZB Talk by Swen Hutter

In-house session without recording


Past WZB Talks


7 July 2020, 5 pm

The Essential Role of External and Construct Validity for Causal Identification

WZB Talk by David Brady

Here you can find the presentation (pdf)

30 June 2020, 12:15 pm

Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements

WZB Talk by Davide Cantoni

In-house session without recording

23 June 2020, 4 pm

The Strength of Weak Ties: Education Externalities and Intergenerational Mobility in Benin

WZB Talk by Leonard Wantchekon

16 June 2020, 12:15 pm

Face Masks Increase Compliance with Physical Distancing Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WZB Talk by Yiming Liu and Jana Friedrichsen

Here you can find the presentation (pdf)

9 June 2020, 12:15 pm

How Do We Choose Our Identity?

A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption

WZB Talk by Moses Shayo

Listen to a recording of this WZB Talk here: Audiofile (mp3)
Here you can find the presentation (pdf)

2 June 2020, 12:15 pm

The Virus That Knows No Borders?

Border Permeability and the Global Diffusion of COVID-19

WZB Talk by Ruud Koopmans

Listen to a recording of this WZB Talk here: Audiofile (mp3)
Here you can find the presentation (pdf)

26 May 2020, 12:15 pm

The (not so) Secret Science behind US Campaigns

WZB Talk by David Nickerson

Listen to a recording of this WZB Talk here: Audiofile (mp3)

19 May 2020, 12:15 pm

Lying Aversion

WZB Talk by Agne Kajackaite

12 May 2020, 12:15 pm

Inequality, Identity, and the Mobilization of Resentment

WZB Talk by Daniel Ziblatt

Listen to a recording of this WZB Talk here: Audiofile (mp3)

5 May 2020, 12:15 pm

Social and political correlates of Covid-19

WZB Talk by Macartan Humphreys

28 April 2020, 12:15 pm

It’s not just balancing liberty vs. life & health: Some basic rights surrounding Corona restrictions

WZB Talk by Mattias Kumm

10 March 2020, 12:15 pm

Degendering: How the conception of women’s part-time work changed in Norway

WZB Talk by Anne Lise Ellingsæter

11 February 2020, 12:15 pm

Anatomy of a Riot: Participation in Communal Violence in Nigeria

WZB Talk by Alex Scacco

28 January 2020, 12:15 pm

New ethical principles for field research

WZB Talk by Macartan Humphreys

10 December 2019, 12:15 pm

Social preferences in refugee and host community children: an experiment at Jordanian double-shift schools

WZB Talk by Steffen Huck

03 December 2019, 12:15 pm

Gender, Beliefs, and Coordination with Externalities

WZB Talk by Timothy Cason

19 November 2019, 12:15 pm

A Vote for Europe? The 2019 European Parliament Election from the Voters' Perspective

WZB Talk by Edgar Grande

22 October 2019, 12:15 pm

How to Avoid Black Markets for Appointments at Public Offices

WZB Talk by Dorothea Kübler

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WZB Talks take place every Tuesday. Find dates and times on the list of events. Please note that this event series takes place in English only with no translation.



Friederike Theilen-Kosch

friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu