1. Why should I submit my abstract to the Pardee Atlas Research Conference?

Submitting an abstract to the Conference allows you to gain experience presenting your own work at an academic conference, as well as an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your research ideas. In addition, you’ll get to meet peers from the field of Global Affairs community engaged in exciting research. 

2.  Who can submit to the Conference?

The Conference is open to all graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral candidates, in the Greater Boston area. Submissions must focus on issues related to Global Affairs and pertain to the annual theme. For the 2024 Conference, the theme is: “Global Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century”.

Paper submitted to the Conference can include MA papers/Thesis, class papers, etc. The work must not be published elsewhere prior to the Conference. All papers submitted are subjected to The Pardee Atlas’ Diveristy and Editorial Standards.

3. What is required of me to submit? And what is required on the day of? 

To submit to the Conference, please complete this form asking you to share an abstract of less than 250 words to be featured in the Conference program and webpage.

On April 12, 2024, presenters are required to submit a draft of their paper that will be presented on the day of the conference. The paper must adhere to the submission guidelines for Advancing Human Progress research paper set by The Pardee Atlas Journal of Global Affairs. This includes the following:

  •  2,500  – 4,000 words, 12 point font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  • Properly cited in Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Notes-Bibliography format

4. What is the timeline for the Conference? 

The conference will be held on April 19, 2024 at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA. On the day of the Conference, presenters will be assigned a specific presentation slot and can present their topic via slides. More information on the Conference will be discussed with presenters in March 2024.

Here is an overall timeline of deadlines:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2024 
  • Hear back from Conference Chair: March 15, 2024
  • Deadline to submit draft of paper: April 12, 2024
  • Conference Day: April 19th, 2024

5. What kinds of research are expected to be presented at the Conference? 

The Conference welcomes abstracts on different topics related to global affairs. As global affairs is interdisciplinary and can span many fields, submissions are open to graduate students from international relations, political science, environmental science, global economics, women and gender studies, etc. While some submissions will be ongoing, other finalized research is also welcome at the Conference. 

6. Can I submit and present more than one abstract/research topic?

Unfortunately, students are only allowed to submit one piece that they would like to share at the Conference. 

7. What is the deadline for submitting an abstract?

Abstracts for the 2024 Pardee Atlas Research Conference are due by midnight (EST) on March 1, 2024. To submit to the Conference, please complete this form asking you to share an abstract of less than 250 words to be featured in the Conference program and webpage.

7. How can I keep up to date on news related to the Conference?

If you are interested in keeping up to date on news related to the Conference including the announcement of presenters, the schedule for the day of the event, and other news, please complete this interest form to get added to our email list.

Please contact pardeeconference@gmail.com if you have any questions.