The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to invite proposals for papers on the politics of the contemporary Middle East for its ninth annual conference at The George Washington University on May 24-25, 2018. The conference will include workshop discussions of article-length papers with an eye toward preparing them for publication, with each paper read by multiple senior scholars in the field. It will also feature plenary discussions of topics relevant to the Middle East political science community.

Applications are open to scholars in political science or cognate fields at any career stage from ABD onward (for those unfamiliar with the U.S. system, please note this means PhD candidates who have completed all coursework). We welcome articles that have been previously submitted to journals and either rejected or sent back for revisions. Authors must commit to delivering their full paper to discussants by April 20, 2018. POMEPS will cover all travel and lodging expenses for the conference.

To apply, you will need to submit:
– a CV
– an abstract of 1 single-spaced page describing the paper’s research question, methods, and major arguments
– a list of up to five senior scholars you would like to have discuss your paper
– an indication of whether the article has previously been submitted to a journal and its status

Applications must be submitted via this form by 5:00 EST December 8, 2017.

Call for Proposals: 2018 POMEPS Annual Conference