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9:00-10:10AM - Panel 1: Elections and Legislative Career Paths in the European Parliament
Stephen Meserve (Texas Tech), Dan Pemstein (North Dakota State), William T. Bernhard (University of Illinois): "Brussels Bound: Expertise, Quality, and Candidate Selection in European Elections"
William T. Daniel (Francis Marion): "From Second Order Legislature to First Rate Job: Career Ambition in the European Parliament, 1979-2009"
10:10-10:30AM - Coffee Break
10:30-11:40AM - Panel 2: European Parliament Elections, Gender and the New Media
Dan Pemstein (North Dakota State), Stephen Meserve (Texas Tech), William T. Bernhard (University of Illinois): "Gender and Candidate Nomination in European Elections"
Rolfe Daus Peterson and Lena Surzhko-Harned (Mercyhurst University): "First in the Twitter-verse: Comparative Analysis of Twitter Early Adoption in the United States Congress and the European Parliament"
11:40AM-1:00PM - Lunch Break
1:00-2:10PM - Panel 3: Intergovernmental Coordination in Internal and External Governance
Heather Elko McKibben (Univerisity of California-Davis): "Are We Done Yet? Bargaining Time in International Institutions"
Paul James Cardwell (University of Sheffield): "Socialization of European Neighborhood Countries with CFSP Declarations 2007-2012"
2:10-2:30PM - Coffee Break
2:30-4:15PM - Panel 4: The Role of Civil Society and Networking in Internal and External Governance
Markus Thiel (Florida International): "From Transnational European to EU-Civil Society: The Network Activities of CSOs in the EU Fundamental Rights Agency"
Evgeny Postnikov (Pittsburgh) and Ida Bastiaens (Fordham): "Does Dialogue Work? The Effectiveness of Labor Standards in EU Preferential Trade Agreements"
Kostas Kourtikakis (University of Illinois) and Eketerina Turkina (HEC Montreal): "Connecting the European Union with the Neighborhood: Civil Society Networks in the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean"
Event supported by an EU Center of Excellence grant from the European Union.
For more information, please visit the Symposium on EU Governance webpage: