2017 Annual Conference, Wellington NZ

Join us 11-12 December 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand, for the 6th ASQPS Annual Conference to address the latest scholarship in quantitative political science.

Located on the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is the country’s capital and second largest city. The southernmost, and most remote, capital city in the world, and sprawling between the Rimutaka Range and the harbour, it is a city of hills and views, giving it a unique charm.On a clear day, the snowcapped mountains of the Kaikoura Ranges are visible to the south across the strait. Over the Rimutaka Range lies the Wairarapa, an agricultural region known for its fine wines. A wonderful setting for the Society’s next conference, which is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

ASQPS has a proud track record of securing prominent and interesting keynote speakers for our annual conferences. In 2016 we had the pleasure of hearing from Doug Rivers, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Professor of political science at Stanford University, and President and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix; and in 2015 we secured Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus, from Duke University.

In 2017, our keynote speaker will be Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor of Government at Harvard University. Professor Ansolabehere is an expert in public opinion and elections, and has published extensively on these and other topics. He is the principal investigator of the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, a collaborative effort of over 60 universities and colleges in the United States.

Call for papers: We are now accepting proposals for papers and panels. Submissions must be made by August 15. We require you to register for the conference when submitting your abstract. Registration is free. Please click here to submit your abstract. When registering, please provide your details and an abstract for your paper (no more than 200 words) in the space provided.

Travel grants are available for Australian-based PhD Students and Early Career Researchers. Up to $500 of travel costs will be covered for a limited number of PhD students or ECRs based at Australian universities. To be considered, send an email to to shaun.ratcliff@sydney.edu.au indicating your interest and a copy of your CV, after submitting your proposal.

For those not presenting papers, registration for the conference closes November 15.

For panel organisers, please contact Jack Vowles at Jack.Vowles@vuw.ac.nz with a brief overview of the panel, and a lists of papers and authors. Panels should be structured around a theme and  include 3-4 papers. Individual authors should also register and submit their abstracts as normal by the deadline.

For multi-authored papers, all scholars wishing to attend must register separately (but do not need to provide the details for their paper, this only needs to be done once).

Header image courtesy of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, www.wellingtonnz.com


The 2017 ASQPS annual conference is hosted and supported by
Victoria University of Wellington.241159-1272-34

The ASQPS and the 2017 annual conference are also supported by the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.

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