“An Unexpected Challenge to a New Administration: The Political and Policy Implications of Chile’s 2006 Student Strike,” presented at the 26th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, September 2007.
“Defining Citizen Security in Chile’s Municipalities: International Discourses, National Politics, and Local Realities,” presented at the 24th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, October 2004.
“Political Parties and Intergovernmental Relations in Chile: Negotiating Municipal Reform,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 2004.
“The Politics of Education Decentralization in Latin America: Rhetoric and Reality in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Nicaragua,” presented at the 23rd International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Dallas, March 2003.
“Education Decentralization in Latin America: Explaining Patterns and Variation,” presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 2003.
“A Neoliberal Agenda for Decentralization in Transitioning Countries? A Comparative Study of Chile and Poland,” co-author Janelle Kerlin, presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Political Science Association, Savannah, Georgia, Februrary 2002.