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Conferences for Political Science Students

Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)
Open to undergraduates and accepting papers from many disciplines, including Political Science. Last year, 954 people attended the URC and experienced 586 presentations.

When: Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Submission Deadline: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:59 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Wed., March 15, 2017 - 11:59 p.m.
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Annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science
Open to undergraduates and graduate students. Papers on any topic related to government and/or politics are welcome, as are all subfields and political perspectives. Panelists at the previous conference included 750 students attending 100 colleges and universities.

When: Friday, April 21, 2017
Where: Bone Student Center, Normal, Illinois
Proposals due by: March 24, 2017
Final Papers due by: April 14, 2017
More information: Conference website

Notre Dame Student Peace Conference
The annual Notre Dame Peace Conference has the theme, Members of the Mosaic, and will explore unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that each person and group brings to the process of peacebuilding. Notre Dame invites students interested in peace-related issues to submit papers, posters, discussions, workshops, or other presentations that represent work on peace and non-violence.

When: March 31 - April 1, 2017
Where: University of Notre Dame
Call for Papers due by: The deadline for priority submission is December 22, 2016. Proposals submitted by that deadline will be given priority consideration. The final deadline is January 23, 2017.
More information: For questions/concerns, please email Notre Dame at    Students can view the Call for Papers on website

Saint Louis University Global and Local Social Justice Student Conference
Open to undergraduates and masters-level students.This is an opportunity to present on research and internships relevant to the broad theme of social justice.  Students may present by reading a paper or using a poster.

When: Friday, February 23, 2018
Where: SLU Center for Global Citizenship
Abstracts due by: Monday, February 12, 2018
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