CPPR Political Science Seminar: Erin Snider

Center for Public Policy Research seminar series

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

Location:
Uptown Campus
Norman Mayer
Room 101
Sponsored by:
The Murphy Institute
Center for Public Policy Research

Event Description

Each semester, the Murphy Center for Public Policy Research and the Tulane Political Science Department invite leading political scientists to campus to share cutting-edge research while engaging with faculty and graduate students. Research presented covers all aspects of contemporary politics science, including comparative politics, international relations, American politics, and normative theory.

Erin Snider, is an assistant professor of international affairs at Texas A&M University’s George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, where her research focuses on the political economy of development in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt. Her first book, Marketing Democracy: The Political Economy of Democracy Assistance in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2022) asks why democracy aid efforts have failed in the Middle East despite billions allocated for its promotion and explains how democracy aid may work to reinforce, rather than challenge authoritarian regimes. It also explains why particular ideas about democracy prevail over others in democracy aid programs, to the detriment of civil society in recipient countries.

Admission Information

Open to the public
Contact Information:
polisci@tulane.edu