There are innumerable challenges to governments across the globe at this moment in history. Transitions from long-standing authoritarian governments in the Arab region, the rise of new political movements in the United States and throughout the world, as well as the potential challenges of a new international order with the rise of China have all led to a vast area of potential research for a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities these transitions offer. This conference seeks to explore the ways institutions, citizens, and policy makers create, manage, and affect these political transitions.
The goal of this conference is to bring together graduate students to promote dialogue and scholarly exchange both within and across subfields of political science. We encourage graduate students to submit proposals from their research in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, Regional Studies, Public Policy, Public Choice and Political Theory.