Call for Proposals – 8th 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 eighth annual conference at The George Washington University on May 18-19, 2017. The conference will include workshop discussions of article-length papers with an eye toward preparing them for publication, with each paper read by 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 21, 2017. POMEPS will cover all travel and lodging expenses for the conference.

Applications must be sent as a single PDF to Stephanie Dahle at and received by 5:00 EST December 9, 2016.

To apply, please send:

– 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