Student Conferences-Center for International Relations and Politics - Carnegie Mellon University

Student Conferences

The Center for International Relations and Politics regularly facilitates students' participation in undergraduate and graduate student conferences. Conference opportunities are publicized throughout the school year, and students should express their interest in conferences early as spaces are quickly filled.  

Upcoming Conferences:

Illinois State University Conference for Student of Political Science
Sponsor: Department Politics and Government
Dates: April 04, 2014
Proposal or Application Due: March 03, 2014
Registration Deadline: April 04, 2014
Location: Normal, Illinois, United States
Who may apply: All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers on any topic related to government and/or politics. All subfields and political perspectives are welcome. Panelists at the previous conferences included 750 students attending 100 colleges and universities.

Global Ethics Conference
Sponsor: Student Association of Global Affairs
Dates: October 24-25, 2013
Application Due Date: TBA
Location: Venue TBA
Topics include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Economic and Social Inequality
  • Ethics of Governance
  • Gender and Development
  • Genocide and Humanitarianism
  • Human Security
  • Immigration
  • Legislative Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Normative Issues in IR
  • Science, Technology, and Bioethics
  • Public Health
  • War and Militarization


Columbia University 1st Annual Conference on Sustainable Development Practice (ICSDP)

Sponsor: School of International and Public Affairs
Dates: September 6-7, 2013
Application Due Date: August 16, 2013
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, Kellogg Center, 15th Floor

University of Pittsburgh: Let’s Talk Africa Event with Abigail Salisbury
Wednesdays, September 11 and October 16 November 6, 2013, 1:30 pm
Location: Posvar 4230, University of Pittsburgh
Contact: Anna-Maria Karnes, (412) 648-2121,
“Let's Talk Africa” are informal events for people who are interested in African issues. Abigail Salisbury will share some of her experience in Ethiopia on human rights and the war on terror. Then, she will lead a discussion on the topic. All are welcome! Free food will be provided.

*Students interested in applying to CGI U should contact CGI U Campus Representative Audrey Williams (
Angel Nonye-JohnAngel Nonye-John, CIRP research associate and IRP major, attended the 16th Annual Harvard African Business Conference: African Accelerates.