APPS and SPGIA hosting and co-sponsoring APPAM Student Regional Conference 2016

Posted: November 16, 2015 at 11:32 am, Last Updated: November 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

Save the date for the inaugural Regional Student Conference for policy graduate students of all levels on April 1st – 2nd at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. Students will present research across a wide variety of policy areas, on conference panels with their peers.

Participating students will gain valuable presentation experience, as well as receive important feedback from academics, practitioners, and other students. Students will have several opportunities to network and make connections with a diverse group of policy professionals, as well as other students, from the Washington, DC area.

Submissions will be accepted in the following areas:

  • Crime and Drugs
  • Education
  • Employment and Training Programs
  • Family and Child Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Impact of Politics on the Policy Process
  • International Development Policy
  • Natural Resource Security, Energy, and Environmental Policy
  • National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Politics, Presidential Studies, and Election Management
  • Population and Migration Issues
  • Poverty and Income Policy
  • Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance
  • Social Equity
  • Science and Technology
  • Tools of Analysis

Interested students should submit an abstract of an academic paper or project to APPAM for consideration for the conference.

Submissions will open in November 2015 and acceptances will be sent in early February 2016.

Sponsoring schools include:

American University, College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech

Students from non-sponsoring schools can submit proposals for their work to be included in the conference. For more information, contact Tara Sheehan,

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