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21 February 2014
Webb Center
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia


The cornerstone of graduate education is intellectual and professional growth. The Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University strives to provide exciting and rewarding opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The Graduate Research Conference ties together a myriad of graduate experiences, allowing scholars to present a research paper in a professional setting and receive feedback from faculty and peers.

The Graduate Society for International Studies, in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Studies, is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Graduate Research Conference to be held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. The conference title this year is Dynamics of the Twenty-First Century.  An inclusive event, we welcome abstracts from all programs including political science, economics, communications, humanities, history, public administration, business studies, criminology, women's studies, modeling and simulation, foreign languages, and intercultural studies. This multidisciplinary conference is intended to be a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas among students interested in examining the challenges the twenty-first century brings to the international system and the our increasingly interconnected societies and cultures.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract (double-spaced and clearly titled) to the Conference Coordinator, Scott Duryea at sduryea@odu.edu. Include a cover sheet with the following information: name, mailing address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, academic affiliation, and paper title. Presentations will be organized into three to four person panels. Each of the presenters will speak for 10 minutes, and then respond to feedback from faculty and peers. While there is no upward limit for paper length, thorough yet concise discussion of the topic is encouraged.  Work may be cited in any recognized format (APA, Chicago, etc.), as long as it adequately credits sources. The three best papers will receive prizes.


ABSTRACTS DUE 1 December 2013

Send questions and correspondence to the Conference Coordinator,

Scott Duryea, at sduryea@odu.edu.

Conference Registration