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December 2020
  • December 16-19
International Machiavelli Society, Inaugural Conference

The International Machiavelli Society

The International Machiavelli Society welcomes abstracts on any aspects of Machiavelli’s thought, its sources, and its legacy for its inaugural conference that will be hosted by Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy – December 16th to December 19th, 2020.
Proposal Deadline: Saturday, February 29, 2020
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November 2020
  • November 12-14
Association for Political Theory Annual Conference

Association for Political Theory

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites paper proposals for its annual conference to be held November 12th-14th, 2020, at the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. Any scholars who are ABD or who hold a terminal degree in their fields may apply; we also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020
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October 2020
  • October 1-4
German Studies Association
The 44th German Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C., from October 1-4, 2020 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables
Proposal Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019
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September 2020
  • September 25-26

Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting
The Great Plains Political Science Association (GPPSA) invites paper proposals for its annual conference to be held September 25-26, 2020, at the campus of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri. We will consider papers on all topics concerning politics or government, broadly conceived from political science and any relevant disciplines. Panels are available for undergraduate students accompanied by an advisor, while panels for graduate level scholars and beyond encouraged to apply. We accept individual paper submissions or panel topics. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.
Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July 2020
  • July 5-8
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: March 16, 2020
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  • July 30-August 1
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research & International Christian Studies Association
    ICSA IX. World Congress 2020: “Social Media & Intimacy: An Alternative Reality?” Hilton Pasadena, California, USA, 30 July-1 August 2020
    Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2020
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    June 2020
    • June 1
    Yaounde Seminar: Ethics, Public Policy, and Health
    The Yaoundé seminar is an international, invitation-only seminar that brings together early career researchers with distinguished scholars working at the intersection of ethics and public policy, with the goal of facilitating discourse between scholars working in Africa and the global west and north.
    Proposal Deadline: April 20, 2020
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    • June 4-5
    Common Ground Research Networks
    The Thirteenth Global Studies Conference 2020 covers topics such as: Sustainable Development, Economics, Politics , Human Rights and more.
    Proposal Deadline: May 4, 2020
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    • June 12-14
    Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance

    Land-Use Regulation and Housing Affordability

    The Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance (CEBG) invites proposals for research papers on topics related to the ethics, politics, or economics of zoning and other regulations affecting the supply of homes, to be presented at a small conference for scholars at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday June 12, 2020 to Sunday June 14, 2020. We are particularly interested in proposals with policy relevance for states like New Hampshire, but we also welcome proposals on land-use regulation in other contexts, such as non-U.S. systems.
    Proposal Deadline:Friday, November 15, 2019
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    • June 29-July 17
    Critical Theory Workshop: Paris Summer Program

    Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique

    The 2020 summer program, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León, will take place from June 29 to July 17 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists. Invited guests for 2020 thus far include, in addition to the directors, Timothy Bewes, Christine Delphy, Massimiliano Tomba and Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo. Past speakers have included thinkers like Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jacques Rancière and Domenico Losurdo.
    Proposal Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020 
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    April  2020
    • April 2-3
    University of Mount Union
    The Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Mount Union, in coordination with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, is pleased to announce its THIRD PRESIDENTIAL LEGACY CONFERENCE.
    Proposal Deadline: November 20, 2019
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    • April 2-4
    Urban Affairs Association
    The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international, interdisciplinary professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals will be hosting its 50th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. from April 2-4, 2020.
    Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2019
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    • April 4
    Florida Political Science Association
    Annual conference of scholars with panels on political science subfields. Special panels in 2020 include 100 year anniversaries of WWI and of the 19th Amendment. Faculty as well as talented graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to participate.
    Proposal Deadline: January 24, 2020
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    • April 9-10
    Comparative Historical Social Sciences (CHSS) Working Group, Northwestern University
    The Comparative Historical Social Sciences Working Group at Northwestern University invites scholars to the third edition of our interdisciplinary graduate student conference on comparative and historical social science scholarship. We aim to bring together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty for fruitful interaction and debate on theoretical, empirical, and methodological questions currently shaping the field.
    Proposal Deadline: December 13, 2019 

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    March 2020
    • March 5-6

    Symposium on Southern Politics  — Charleston, South Carolina
    Proposal of Application Deadline: November 29, 2019
    Registration Deadline: March 5, 2020
    Conference dates: March 5, 2020 - March 6, 2020
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    • March 12-14
    Symposium on Southern Politics  — Charleston, South Carolina
    The PPE Society is keen to have sessions on across the range of topics that fall within the ambit of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. We are especially seeking sessions that bring together people from different disciplines or with different perspectives to illuminate and address various issues and topics.
    Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2019
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    • March 17-18
    Charter Cities Institute  — Johannesburg, South Africa
    The inaugural Charter Cities Conference will bring together researchers from around the world specializing in charter cities, special economic zones, industrial policy, and other forms of innovative governance, with a particular focus on how such institutional reforms can help spur investment, improve public services, and/or reduce global poverty.
    Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2020
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    • March 19-20
    University of Central Florida, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
    Join us in Orlando, Florida on March 19 & 20, 2020 for the 14th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference.  This conference brings together academics and practitioners to share innovative ideas and engage in discussions related to public administration and community leadership. 
    Proposal Deadline: November 25, 2019
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    • March 27-28
    South Carolina Political Science Association
    2020 South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) annual conference. The conference will be held at Lander University in Greenwood, SC, on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th, 2020. We welcome paper submissions from all political science sub-fields, as well as full panel and roundtable proposals and volunteers to serve as discussants. In addition, we also welcome submissions from related academic fields that explore research questions of interest to political science scholars. Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to present their work so that they can establish professional connections in the state and across the southeast region
    Proposal Deadline: January 20, 2020

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    Past conferences
    • Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2020, January 9-11, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Learn more