Panel Organizer and Chair, “Configuring ‘The People’: Semiotics and Subjectivity in Modern Japan. Asian Studies Conference, Japan. Tokyo, July 8-9.

“Eastern Ethics, Western Citizenship: Nakae Chōmin’s Rousseauian Confucianism” Presented at the 20th meeting of the Association of Asian Studies Japan Conference, July 2-3.

“The Perils of Translation: Nakae Chōmin and Minyaku Yakkai’s Response to Crisis” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego CA, March 24-26.

“The Nature of Governmentality: The Vitalistic Naturalism of J.S. Mill in Fukuzawa Yukichi’s Japan. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles CA, April 17-20.

“The Leviathan’s Conscience: Hobbesian Human Nature and Moral Judgment” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles CA, March 26-28.

Ridout, T., Fowler, E. and Branstetter, J. “Political Advertising in the 21st Century: Rise of the YouTube Ad”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles CA, March 26-28.

“Normative Occlusion and the Deliberative Paradigm in New Media Research” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland OR, March 26-28

“Digital Discourse and Liberation Through Reason” Presented at the Eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Los Angeles CA, January 15-17.

“The (Broken?) Promise of Digital Democracy: An Early Assessment” Presented at the Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society in Bilbao, Spain.  March 25-27.