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February 2025
  • February 14-15, 2025

Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Policy & Research 2025 Conference | Call for Papers

Theme: The 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being will focus on the lived experiences, challenges, and successes of immigrants within and across generations over time in the United States. We invite submissions that critically examine the intergenerational impacts of how United States immigration policies. Abstracts should be submitted through the online submission form on the conference website by September 15, 2024. Inquiries: Questions should be directed to the conference organizers at cas-iwrc@usf.edu.   

February 2024
  • February 15, 2024
National Association Of African American Studies (NAAAS & affiliates)

National Conference

The conference is a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic research event that involves papers from all fields of study and discipline.Papers may include,but are not limited to education,health and human services, immigration,social sciences,humanities,child trafficking,fine arts,political science,global challenges,poverty in the minority community and other disciplines. Presentations in the arts,readings of original writings and other forms of writings are welcomed.Abstracts for a paper and/or poster presentation are due by November 11,2023.

Proposal Deadline: November 11, 2023
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March 2024
  • March 7, 2024
The Citadel Department of Political Science

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

The Citadel’s Department of Political Science is pleased to sponsor the 44th anniversary of The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, which offers two days of scholarship focusing on original research and writing and panel discussions devoted to the study of that work. This year’s program will feature panels of scholarly presentation on various aspects of southern politics, a keynote luncheon speaker, and a roundtable on the 2024 presidential election in the southern states.

Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2023
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  • March 15, 2024
Presidential Leadership and Disability: Free Registration for Virtual Lecture (NAAAS & affiliates)

National Conference

The age of presidential candidates has become a salient concern, but age is not the only physical factor that should concern citizens. Presidents can also suffer various forms of illness, both physical and psychological. This talk highlights the nature of these concerns and how we might work to mitigate their impact on political outcomes. For more information and registration, visit here.

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  • March 31, 2024
International Business Review

How Multinational Companies Are Adjusting their Strategies and Operations in Response to a Turbulent IB Environment

The past few years have witnessed significant rises in both the complexity and the risks of international business stemming from (a) more assertive nationalism, protectionism and screening or scrutiny on foreign firms, with government policies increasingly skewed in favor of the host nation; (b) the realization that the extreme optimization of global value chains (GVC) has gone too far and more resilient redesigns of GVCs are called for; (c) globalized or transborder mandates and pressures increasing on multinational enterprises (MNEs), on issues ranging from climate change, environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainable development goals (SDG), and international tax avoidance; and (d) macroeconomic changes or volatility occurring in interest rates, commodity prices and exchange rates.

Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2024
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April 2024
  • April 19-21, 2024

The International Conference on Comparative Public Policy

CELEBRATION of the 25th ANNIVERSARY of The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, The Journal of Comparative Policy Research and Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) welcomes scholars, graduate students, and practitioners to participate in the International Conference on Comparative Public Policy, sponsored by the Society for International Comparative Policy Analysis (ICPA-Forum) and hosted by the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, to be held on April 19-21, 2024.


In today's increasingly digital world, advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Bio-Technology and Communication Modes are deeply intertwined with every aspect of society, including public policy. Policymakers around the world face the complex challenges of harnessing the power of these technologies to improve policy analysis processes, policy making and implementation, while keeping up the regulatory and policy framework to guard against the potential hazards to society.

This conference calls for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to engage in interdisciplinary comparative dialogues about the critical interplay between technology and public policy. We aim to foster discussions, widen debates, and offer innovative angles on the myriad ways in which today’s scientific breakthroughs and new technologies shape public policy. Of particular interest are the theoretical implications and practical applications of the papers presented.

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2024
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  • April 24, 2024

Urban Affairs Association

International Conference on Urban Affairs

Cities on the Edge: Promoting Equity and Resiliency through Research, Activism, Planning, and Policy
Cities are home to more than 55% of the world’s population and generate 80% of global GDP. Their economic power and influence are counterbalanced by a growing number of social, political, and environmental challenges that threaten to undermine societies and habitats. Current conditions within cities, as well as their future capacity to become equitable and resilient, are shaped by a complex set of dynamics. Policies and politics operating at the global, regional and local levels produce conflicts, polarization, dislocation, economic instability, and climate change. As the world’s cities begin an assumed exit from the recent global pandemic, a singular question emerges: how can cities on the brink of irreversible change develop equitable policy options that will allow for future sustainability and resilience?

The dynamics influencing current conditions in cities, as well as their ability to become equitable and resilient in the future, are complex, and call for a multidisciplinary perspective from urban affairs scholars and practitioners. This conference welcomes researchers, planners, policymakers, advocates, and community leaders to share insights and identify strategies for creating equitable options that ensure sustainable choices. Among the wide range of topics relevant to cities, a set of subthemes are of particular interest. Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2023
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May 2024
  • May 3, 2024
UCI Center for Neuropolitics

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 2024? How Partisan Identity Politics is Taking Over America: Free Registration for Virtual Neuropolitics Lecture

The past twenty years have demonstrated the role of biology in our political predispositions, with evidence from twin studies, genetics, and brain imaging. Recent trends have highlighted political polarization on an emotional, identity-driven level where the other side is seen as a hated enemy. The consequences have ranged from increasing dissatisfaction with democracy to a rise in violent extremism.
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  • May 24, 2024
University of Notre Dame

Workshop on Race and International Relations

Encouraged by the success of our inaugural workshop, the International Race and Rights Lab is pleased to announce the call for proposals for our second workshop on Race and International Relations. The workshop will be organized by Zoltán I. Búzás (University of Notre Dame) with the generous support of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. We invite paper proposals on any topic related to race, racism, and anti-racism in international relations broadly defined. We especially encourage advanced graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty to apply, but everyone is welcome. The deadline for proposal submissions (500 words) is January 22, 2024. Full papers will be due on May 14, 2024. The workshop will take place online on May 24, 2024.

Proposal Deadline:  January 22, 2024
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October 2024
  • October 7-8, 2024
UCLA Berggruen Governance Index Project

Berggruen Governance Index Conference

The Berggruen Governance Index Project (BGI), based at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany, invites abstracts for paper proposals that utilize the BGI. While the range of disciplines and substantive as well as methodological topics is open, we are especially interested receiving submissions that:
  • Focus on select countries and regions, also inviting comparative perspectives;
  • Relate to BGI to measures of legitimacy, institutional and inter-personal trust, episodes of conflicts, instability and violence, economic growth and decline, globalization, innovativeness, cultural aspects, and demographic dynamics;
  • Propose conceptual (e.g., the theoretical grounding) and methodological advances (e.g., operationalization, measurement, estimation); and
  • Explore the policy relevance and ‘actionability’ of the index.
The conference seeks to highlight innovative research, offer constructive feedback to authors, and provide a forum for scholars to discuss the future of research on governance indicators. If your abstract is selected for presentation at the conference, we will cover travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the event.

proposal deadline:  June 30, 2024

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and must indicate use of the BGI and clearly outline the research question and methodology. Please include the title of the paper, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information. Abstracts should be submitted via email to bgi.submissions@gmail.com by June 30, 2024

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November 2024
  • November 14-16, 2024
The Northeastern Political Science Association

Workshop on Race and International Relations

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 56th Annual meeting on November 14-16, 2024 in Boston at the historic Omni Parker Hotel.
NPSA strives to offer a friendly environment for a scholarly exchange of ideas at reasonable registration rates. It is a welcoming and inclusive space for faculty members and students from a wide range of institutions.
You may upload at our Allacademic submission site your paper, panel, or roundtable proposal, as well as indicate your availability to serve as a panel chair or discussant. We always need volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposal Deadline:  March 15, 2024
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