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Call for Papers: 12th Annual Virginia Commonwealth University Politics and Government Student Research Conference

Location:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Contact:  Chris Saladino (cjsaladino@vcu.edu) or VCUConference2018@gmail.com

Summary

Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, and public affairs. Application deadline: March 30, 2018

Full Description

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU’s) Political Science program will hold its 12th annual student research conference on Friday, April 20, 2018.  To participate in the conference, VCU invites undergraduate and junior graduate students to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, and public affairs.  Students from colleges and universities in and around Virginia as well as national and overseas colleagues are invited to submit proposals.  This year’s event is loosely themed around the pillars of “Politics, Society, and World Affairs,” but VCU hosts a diverse array of other themed panels.  Each chosen presenter will have 10-15 minutes to speak.

The one-day conference will also include additional panels on internships and careers in government and foreign affairs, a panel with information on graduate schools, and a buffet lunch served for all presenters and panelists in the afternoon.

This is an opportunity to share your interests with faculty and other students, to gain experience presenting your work in a professional conference environment, and to receive useful and constructive feedback on your research.  Proposals should contain your name and email address, your university, your major and department, the title of your proposed presentation, and a single paragraph describing your work, including general topic and what you will argue.  Proposals should be sent to VCUConference 2018@ gmail.com.  The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.