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September 2022
  • September 15-18
German Studies Association 2022 Annual Conference

German Studies Association

The 46th German Studies Association Conference in Houston, Texas, from September 15 to September 18, 2022 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see https://www.thegsa.org/conference).

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners (in special cases, there may be four conveners) and must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. Seminars must be open to applications from interested participants, and conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines and at different career stages, including graduate students. Seminar participants, including conveners, will not be allowed to submit a paper in a regular panel session. However, they may take on one additional role in the conference independent of their role in a seminar – as moderator or commentator on another session or as a participant in a roundtable.

Proposal Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022
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July 2022
  • July 10-13
42nd International Symposium on Forecasting

International Institute of Forecasters

The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022
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  • July 29-30
JIS Symposium 2022: The American Century & Its Challenges: U.S., Russia, P. R. China

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, International Christian Studies Association

It is by now legendary that the twentieth century was “the American Century.” But, did the West celebrate prematurely a much-heralded victory over fascism and communism? Post-Soviet Russia remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom. Of the remaining communist one-party states--People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba--“China” poses the greatest challenge. China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states. Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are now manufactured typically abroad, including strategic high tech, and even medicines. The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions, punctuated by identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination? According to David P. Goldman’s book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020), “China” has already thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy. Put simply, can democracies compete with dictatorships in the twenty-first century without becoming like their adversaries? If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an Orwellian future?

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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June 2022
  • June 9-10
German Development Economics Conference

German Economic Association Research Group on Development Economics

The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and poster sessions will reflect the current state of research in development economics and provide a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners.
The conference is planned as a physical meeting, yet if the pandemic situation does not allow such a meeting, the organizers may switch to a fully or partially online format. If the meeting is held physically, participants will need a proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result.

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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April 2022
  • April 28-30
NEPSA Annual Meeting

New England Political Science Association

The New England Political Science Association invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables to be presented at its 2022 Annual Meeting, which will convene April 28-30 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Panels will be offered on Friday, April 29, and Saturday April 30; a pre-conference welcome event will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 28.

Proposal Deadline: December 3, 2021
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March 2022
  • March 4-6
Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference

Pi Sigma Alpha

The ninth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference will take place Friday-Sunday, March 4-6, 2022 and is a fully-virtual event. The conference seeks to promote undergraduate student research, equip undergraduates with the tools they need to be successful in their future careers, and bring together students interested in political science from all over the country to connect and engage with one another. Please join us for this exciting event, which will provide a highly interactive forum for students to share their research, participate in professional development panels and workshops, and network with their student peers, as well as Pi Sigma Alpha alumni currently working in a range of settings.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021
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  • March 23-24
Small City And Regional Community

Center for the Small City/ University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Center for the Small City Announces The 23rd Conference on The Small City & Regional Community at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. March 23-24, 2022
Building Infrastructure in Small Cities, Towns, & Rural Areas: Current Needs and Future Designs
This interdisciplinary, multi-level conference is soliciting various types of presentations— research papers, PowerPoint talks, roundtable discussions, technology demonstrations, etc. — related to infrastructure (broadly defined) in the small city, town, and rural area. Proposals on transportation, education, workforce development, health care, broadband, housing and land use, recreation, criminal justice, environmental sustainability, civic engagement, and others are welcomed. We encourage proposals from academic researchers, applied professionals, government officials & staff, non-profit & private sector persons, students and others.
The conference will be conducted virtually via zoom.

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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February 2022
  • February 25
2022 Annual Meeting of the NJPSA

New Jersey Political Science Association

Meeting will be held virtually 10 AM to 1 PM. Panels topics are redistricting, challenges for NJ urban areas, DEI in NJ professional political life, and the impact of the federal infrastructure bill on NJ.