Philip Leifeld
Philip Leifeld

Conference presentations and invited talks

Please find a list of my presentations below, including invited talks, software workshops, and conference presentations.

2024

Introduction to Social Network Analysis. Invited One-Week Course at the GESIS Fall Seminar in Computational Social Science, Mannheim, Germany, 16-20 September.

Complex Social Systems. Invited Talk at the DFG Research Training Group 2720: "Digital Platform Ecosystems" (DPE) at the University of Passau, Germany, 4 July.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited One-Week Course at the MethodsNet Summer School on Social Research Methods (3SRM) at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, 17-21 June.

Measuring Frame Evolution: Smoothed Temporal Framing Trajectories in Complex Policy Debates. Paper presented at the annual Political Networks Conference (POLNET), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 8 June.

Fully Bayesian Estimation of Exponential Temporal Decay in Endogenous Network Statistics for Discrete Relational Event Models. Paper presented at the annual Political Networks Conference (POLNET), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 7 June.

Relational Event Models. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the annual Political Networks Conference (POLNET), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 5 June.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the annual Political Networks Conference (POLNET), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 5 June.

Discourse Networks: Contagion Processes in Politics. Invited talk at the Cross University Research Event (CURE), University of Essex, UK, 6 February.

2023

Detection of Phase Transitions in Discourse Networks. Invited talk at the FRAMENET Workshop, London, 4 November.

Tracing the Sources of Belief Contestation in Policy Debates. Invited talk at the Workshop on "Measuring, Modeling and Mitigating Opinion Polarization and Political Cleavage (MMM)", ETH Zurich, Chair of Systems Design, 14 September.

Introduction to Network Science. Invited One-Day Workshop at the IADS Summer School, Institute for Analytics and Data Science at the University of Essex, 28 July.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited One-Week Course at the MethodsNet Summer School on Social Research Methods (3SRM) at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, 19-23 June.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Talk in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) at the University of Oxford, 27 April.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Two-Day Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, 28-29 March.

Policy Networks and Discourse Networks: Measurement and Analysis. Invited Talk at the "Social Connectedness" workshop, University of Essex, 27 January.

Identification of Social Contagion in Bipartite Event Sequences. Presentation in the seminar series of the Centre for Social and Economic Network Analysis (SENA) at the University of Essex, 25 January.

2022

Discourse Network Analyzer 3.0. Presentation in the Political Economy and Political Science/Institutions (PEPSI) seminar series of the Department of Government at the University of Essex, 2 November.

Tracing the sources of belief contestation in policy debates. Paper presented at the APSA Conference, Montreal, 17 September.

Discourse Network Analyzer 3.0. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the European Conference on Social Network Analysis (EUSN), University of Greenwich, 12 September.

Introduction to Network Science. Invited One-Day Workshop at the IADS Summer School, Institute for Analytics and Data Science at the University of Essex, 5 August.

Identification of Social Influence in Bipartite Behaviour Cascades using Relational Event Models with Temporal Permutations. Invited Talk, NetSci 2022 Satellite Workshop on Higher Order Models in Network Science (HONS 2022), 14 July.

Inferential Network Analysis. Invited One-Week Course at the MethodsNet Summer School on Social Research Methods (3SRM) at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, 27 June-1 July.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited One-Week Course at the MethodsNet Summer School on Social Research Methods (3SRM) at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, 20-24 June.

Measuring and Modeling Policy Narratives using Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Talk at the International Workshop on Narratives in East Asia and Beyond: debating "narrative's" limits, prospects and linkages across disciplines. University of Duisburg-Essen, 14 March.

2021

Introduction to Network Science. Invited One-Day Workshop at the IADS Summer School, Institute for Analytics and Data Science at the University of Essex, 5 August.

Introduction to Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Two-Day Workshop at the University of Vienna, Chair of Comparative Research on Education and Schooling, 1-2 July.

Policy Networks, Discourse Networks, and the Regulation of Digital Platforms. Distinguished Keynote Speech on Digital Platform Ecosystems at the University of Passau, Germany, 28 June.

Statistical Modelling of Temporal Networks with Relational Panel and Event Data. Invited Talk in the Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) Seminar at the Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham, UK, 12 May.

Introduction to Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Research Group "Comparative Politics and European Integration", 4 May.

2019

Polarization and the Evolution of Coalitions in Public Policy Debates. Keynote speech at the 3rd European Symposium on Computational Social Science (EuroCSS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 4 September.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the Q-Step Centre, University of Exeter, UK, 6 February.

2018

Discourse Network Analysis with R. Invited Half-Day Workshop in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 December.

Temporal Exponential Random Graph Models with btergm. Invited Talk at the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 29 November.

Smoothed Bipolarization of Policy Debates over Time: An Application to the U.S. Climate Policy Debate. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Political Networks Conference, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, 9 June.

ERGM/TERGM in R. Workshop tutorial at the 11th Annual Political Networks Conference, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, 6 June.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Half-Day Workshop at the International Spring School on Public Policy, sponsored by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), University of Colorado, Denver, USA, 22 May.

Networks and Social Influence in European Legislative Politics. Invited Talk at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 12 April.

Endogenous Coalition Formation in Policy Debates. Invited Talk at the Department of Government, University of Essex, UK, 6 February.

2017

Polarisation in the Social Sciences? A Statistical Analysis of Co-Authorship Networks. Invited Talk at the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, University of Manchester, 3 November.

Networks and Social Influence in European Legislative Politics. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Political Networks Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 14-17 June.

ERGM/TERGM in R. Workshop tutorial at the 10th Annual Political Networks Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 14-17 June.

Using Social Network Analysis to Study the Evolution of Climate Politics. 4th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Cardiff, 7-10 June.

Between 'Gerontocracy' and 'Apocalyptic Demography': A Computational Social Science Perspective on the Policy Debate around Population Aging. Invited Talk at the 10th MaxNetAging Annual Conference, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 17 May.

Membership Nominations in International Scientific Assessments. Invited Talk at the Department of Political Science at the University of Göttingen, Germany, 17 May.

Are Covariates and Latent Positions Confounded in Latent Space Models? Paper presented at the Advanced Social Network Analysis seminar series, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland, 7 April.

Political Debates as Dynamic Networks. Presentation at the Advanced Social Network Analysis seminar series, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland, 7 April.

Political Debates as Dynamic Networks. Half-day workshop at the annual meeting of Nachwuchsgruppe politische Kommunikation (Napoko), Polkomm Conference, Jena, Germany, 16 February.

Dynamic Network Analysis for Political Networks using Temporal Exponential Random Graph Models. Presentation in the seminar series of the Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) group, Glasgow, 31 January.

2016

Discourse Network Analyzer (DNA): A Content Analysis Software with Network Export. Law and Networks workshop, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 11-13 December.

Endogenous Coalition Formation in Policy Debates. Paper presented at the Law and Networks workshop, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 11-13 December.

Endogenous Coalition Formation in Policy Debates. Poster presented at the 9th Political Networks Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, 23-25 June. Received the Best Poster Award.

Analyzing Policy Instrument Preferences with Two-Mode Networks. Paper presented at the 9th Political Networks Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, 23-25 June.

Introduction to Network Analysis. Invited PhD Lecture, Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 28 April.

2015

Membership Nomination and Knowledge Co-Production in an Epistemic Community: A Network Analysis of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Milan, Italy, 1-4 July.

Overlapping Subsystems: Swiss Water Policy across Media and Parliament, Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Milan, Italy, 1-4 July.

Discourse Networks. Roundtable on Policy Narratives, International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Milan, Italy, 1-4 July.

Self-Reinforcing Recruitment Processes in an Epistemic Community: A Network Analysis of Nominations in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Paper presented at the Comparative Political Networks Conference, Juan March-Carlos III Institute of Social Sciences, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain, 28-29 June.

Introduction to Network Analysis. Invited PhD Lecture, Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 26 June.

Discourse Networks and German Pension Politics. Invited Talk at the Center for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik), University of Bremen, Germany, 24 June.

The Temporal Network Autocorrelation Model (TNAM). Paper presented at the 8th Political Networks Conference, Portland, OR, USA, 17-20 June.

Self-Reinforcing Recruitment Processes in an Epistemic Community: A Network Analysis of Nominations in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Political Networks Conference, Portland, OR, USA, 17-20 June.

Policy Debates as Dynamic Networks: Coalitions and Polarization in the German Pension Policy Debate. Invited Talk at the Research Platform "Organizations & Society", University of Innsbruck, Austria, 30 March.

2014

Transboundary Water Politics in Europe: Overlapping Subsystems and Preference Formation in Complex Policy Networks. Invited Talk at the Symposium on Social Networks and the Environment, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 19 September.

A Conversation about Transboundary Water Politics in Europe. Invited Talk at the Workshop on Society and the Environment, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 10 September.

National Parliamentary Coordination after Lisbon: A Network Approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington D.C., USA, 27-30 August.

Network Analysis and Aging. Invited PhD Lecture, Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 18 July.

National Parliamentary Coordination after Lisbon: A Network Approach. Paper presented at the 1st European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN), Barcelona, Spain, 3 July. Received the Award for the Best Paper of an Early Career Scholar.

2013

Political Discourse Networks: A Measurement Model for Policy Debates. Invited Talk at the Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies (FIT), Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 17 December.

Discourse Networks and Coalitions in the Policy Process. Presentation at the Advanced Social Network Analysis seminar series, Eawag, Zurich, Switzerland, 1 November.

Discourse Network Analysis. Half-day Workshop at the Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA) Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 28 August.

An Agent-Based Model of Political Discourse. Paper presented at the workshop "Legislative Networks in a Transatlantic Perspective", sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 15 April.

Discourse Network Analyzer. A Software Tool for the Analysis of Political Discourse Based on Social Network Analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, USA, 11 April.

Congruence and Conflict in Media Debates. Invited Talk at the Workshop "Media Logic and Electoral Democracy", Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1 February.

2012

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Lecture at the "Programme Doctoral de Science Politique" (PDSPO), CUSO Doctoral School of Political Science, Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale, Sion, Switzerland, 24 November.

Discourse Network Analysis. Half-day Workshop at the Research Platform "Organizations & Society", University of Innsbruck, Austria, 6 November.

Discourse Network Analysis. Half-day Workshop at the Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA) Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 5 September.

Diskursnetzwerkanalyse: Theorien, Methoden, Anwendungsbeispiele. Invited lecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, 25 July.

Discourse Network Analyzer: Basic Concepts, Theories, and Applications, & Dynamic Algorithms and Advanced Models. Day-long workshop tutorial at the Compon Canada Research Meeting, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1 May.

Political Discourse Networks and German Pension Politics in the 1990s. Presentation at the MaxNetAging Annual Conference 2012 "Reflections on Living and Dying in Aging Societies", organized by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging, Bad Kohlgrub, Germany, 17–20 January.

2011

Wie funktioniert politischer Diskurs? Netzwerke, Diffusion und Polarisierung. Invited Talk at the Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany, 23 November.

Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Talk at the "Methodenkreis" at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, Germany, 20 June.

2010

Social Network Analysis and the Analysis of Policy Debates. Paper Presented at the Workshop Series "Networks & Time", Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy/Department of Sociology, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA, 11 October.

Discourse Network Analysis (DNA): Analyzing Elite Political Discourse from a Social Network Perspective. Presentation at the symposium "Networks in Political and Organizational Life: Concepts and Applications", Meersburg, Germany, 24–25 June.

Political Discourse Networks - The Missing Link in the Study of Policy-Oriented Discourse. Paper presented at the workshop "Ideas, Policy Design and Policy Instruments. Casting Light on the Missing Link", ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Münster, Germany, 22–27 March.

2009

The Analysis of Political Discourse Networks. Poster presented at the Harvard Political Networks Conference, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 12 June.

Comparing Political Systems in the Perception of Slow-Moving Policy Problems: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations and their Application to the Climate Change Problem. Presentation at the 7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, IHDP Open Meeting 2009, UN Campus, Bonn, Germany, 26–30 April.

Discourse Network Analysis. Presentation at the Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (Compon) Workshop, IHDP Open Meeting 2009, Bonn, Germany, 26 April.

2008

Coping with Creeping Catastrophes: The Capacity of National Political Systems in the Perception, Communication and Solution of Slow-Moving and Long-Term Policy Problems. Paper presented at the Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: "Long-Term Policies: Governing Social-Ecological Change", Berlin, Germany, 22–23 February.

2007

Toxic Chemicals as a Creeping Catastrophe. Presentation at the Workshop "Discourse Networks and Risk Policy", Konstanz, Germany, 15 December.

Discourse Networks - An Overview. Presentation at the Workshop "Discourse Networks and Risk Policy", Konstanz, Germany, 14 December.

Belief Systems, Discourse Networks and Institutional Communication in Policy Making: A Second Look on Chemicals Regulation in Germany in the 1980s. Paper presented at the Sunbelt XXVII International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Corfu Island, Greece, 1–6 May.