SMaPP Global

October 14-15, 2016, NYU


nyu1 (1)3rd Bi-Annual SMaPP Global Conference
The Politics Department, 19 W 4th Street, Room 217


Friday, October 14

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 Cristian Vaccari (University of London): WhatsApp…ening to Political Discussion? Mobile Instant Messaging and Political Engagement in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom
Discussant: Yannis Theocharis (University of Mannheim)

10:15 – 11:15  Jennifer Pan (Stanford University) and Margaret Roberts (UCSD): How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument
Discussant: Stefano Iacus (University of Milan)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Yannis Theocharis (University of Mannheim): A Bad Workman Blames His Tweets: The Consequences of Citizens’ Uncivil Twitter Use when Interacting with Party Candidates
Discussant: Ruben Enikolopov (UPF, Barcelona and NES, Moscow)

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and Collaborative Session I

2:00 – 3:00 Juliana Freire (NYU): Data Polygamy: Explaining Data through their Relationships
Discussant: Richard Bonneau (NYU & Simons Foundation)

3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:15 Sergey Sanovich (NYU), Denis Stukal (NYU) and Joshua Tucker (NYU): Turning the Virtual Tables: Government Strategies for Addressing Online Opposition with an Application to Russia
Discussant: Jennifer Pan (Stanford University)

4:15 – 5:00 Roundtable: Classifying candidates’ speech in the 2016 presidential election:
Jamie Pennebaker (University of Texas – Austin), Kayla Jordan (University of
Texas – Austin), Adam Ramey (NYU-Abu Dhabi), Andy Guess (NYU)

5:00 – 6:00 Happy Hour with NYU Politics Department

6:15 Dinner for SMaPP Global Members at Alta Restaurant (64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011)


Saturday, October 15

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 Pablo Barberá (USC): Less is more? How demographic sample weights can improve public opinion estimates based on Twitter data.
Discussant: Adam Ramey (NYU-Abu Dhabi)

10:00 – 11:00 Joanna Sterling (NYU) and John Jost (NYU): Ideological Differences in Language Use: A Study of the U.S. Congress
Discussant: James Pennebaker (University of Texas – Austin)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15– 12:15 Alexandra Siegel (NYU): Socially Mediated Sectarianism: Violence, Elites, and Anti-Shia Hostility in Saudi Arabia
Discussant: Margaret Roberts (UCSD)

12:15– 1:30 Lunch and Presentations of New Tools by Stefano Iacus (University of Milan) (VOICES Analytics)

1:30 – 2:30 Stefano Iacus (University of Milan): Social networks, happiness and health: from sentiment analysis to a multidimensional indicator of subjective wellbeing
Discussant: Sandra González-Bailón (University of Pennsylvania)

2:30 – 3:30 Philip Habel (University of Glasgow): Strength in Numbers. Multiple Measures of Media Ideology
Discussant: Pablo Barberá (USC)

3:30 – 5:00 Coffee, Publication Planning Session, and Collaborative Session II


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