Call for Proposals: 11th Annual POMEPS Conference

The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to invite proposals for papers on the politics of the contemporary Middle East for its eleventh annual conference at The George Washington University on May 21-22, 2020. Papers should be article-length (6,000-10,000 words) written for publication in peer-reviewed journals in political science or cognate disciplines. The conference will include workshop sessions on each accepted paper, with each paper read by by multiple senior scholars in the field with an eye towards preparing them for submission for publication.

We welcome articles that have been previously submitted to journals and either rejected or sent back for revisions. 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). Authors must commit to delivering their full paper to discussants by April 21, 2020.

POMEPS will cover all travel and lodging expenses for the conference.

Submit your application via this form by 5:00 EST December 15, 2019.

Applications must include:

– a CV (PDF)
– an abstract of 1 single-spaced page describing the paper’s research question, methods, and major arguments (PDF)
– a list of up to five senior scholars you would like to have discuss your paper (fill in form)
– an indication of whether the article has previously been submitted to a journal and its status (fill in form)

How to apply: Via this form
Deadline: December 15, 2019, at 5pm EST

Questions? Email Stephanie Dahle at