Take an excuse to go to North Carolina

I’m of two minds on the networks thing — perhaps more thoughts later.

2010 Political Networks Conference
Call for Papers

The Third Annual Political Networks Conference will be held May 19-21, 2010 at Duke University. The conference calls for paper proposals on all aspects of political networks. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology, business, information systems, and complex systems. Methodological approaches may include, but are not limited to, statistical studies, laboratory and field experiments, ethnography, formal models, and computer simulations. Papers report on investigations of individual political behavior; interactions of individuals with traditional and online media; activist participation in interest groups, social movements, and political parties; interest group and corporate relationships with government agencies and officials; relationships within and among local, state, and federal government agencies; legislator communications and alliance formation; the political implications of international trade flows; ethnic cooperation and conflict; international alliances and conflict; and/or a wide range of other political topics.
The first day of the conference will be devoted to didactic sessions on network methodology by Matt Jackson (Economics, Stanford) and Carter Butts (Sociology, UC-Irvine). The second and third days will be organized via panels organized from submissions. The conference will also feature a keynote address by Matt Jackson and a plenary address by James Moody (Sociology, Duke University).

Registration is open. February 15 is the deadline for proposals. Decisions will be announced on or before March 15, 2010. April 1 is the deadline for early registration.

NSF-funded grants are available to support approximately 40 graduate students and recent Ph. D.s to attend the conference, including attendees from outside the United States.

A block of rooms at attractive rates at the Washington Duke Inn is available (until April 18) to conference attendees.

Details, including links to registration, application for aid, and accommodations, are available at

Please submit your ideas for papers and panels, and plan to attend the Duke Conference.

Michael T. Heaney, Program Chair, mheaney@umich.edu
Michael D. Ward, Local Host, mw160@duke.edu

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2 Responses to “Take an excuse to go to North Carolina”

  1. eric Says:

    If you do go, be sure to let me know. Duke’s not that far from here, and it would be nice to meet.

  2. JL Says:

    Ditto.

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