At a time when original research about the political challenges facing our nation is sorely needed, the Center for Effective Government (CEG) at the Harris School of Public Policy will convene a community of more than 30 scholars to present and discuss new findings on critical topics related to American politics.
The American Politics Conference, a two-day academic symposium hosted by CEG at the Harris School of Public Policy, will take place on June 23 and 24. The conference will bring together a mix of University of Chicago experts in political science and political economy—both graduate students and faculty members—and emerging leaders in the field from across the country. In addition to traditional paper presentations, the conference will feature roundtable discussions of new research led by University of Chicago PhD students. Discussions and presentations will focus on enduring themes of American democracy—including elections, lobbying, design of political institutions, accountability, and representation. Topics covered, such as minority voting patterns and the impacts of election fraud allegations and judicial diversity, are particularly relevant to current political discourse in the U.S.
Together with CEG, the conference is organized by CEG-affiliated faculty members, all assistant professors in the Harris School: Alexander Fouirnaies, Daniel Moskowitz, and Adam Zelizer.
“We are incredibly eager to bring this group of scholars together for the American Politics Conference,” said Moskowitz, one of the principal organizers. “It is critical that we highlight new work in our field that can contribute meaningful insights to our contemporary understanding of American politics. By bringing together emerging scholars and their cutting-edge research from across the discipline, the American Politics Conference will do just that.”
Beyond the University of Chicago, conference presenters and discussants hold appointments at universities across the country, including Harvard, Princeton, Emory, and the University of California Davis, among others. A full program, including information on participants, affiliations, and presentation topics, can be found here.