2018 Political Networks Conference and Workshops

The 2018 APSA Political Networks Section

11th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops

June 6-9, 2018

George Mason University, Arlington, VA

The Call for Proposals has now closed. 

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University will host the 11th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops from June 6-9 at:

George Mason University

Arlington Campus

Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

The conference will commence on June 6 with two days of training workshops, covering introductory and advanced topics in network analysis with applications to political science.  These workshops are organized by the Political Networks section of the American Political Science Association and sponsored in large part by the National Science Foundation.  Following the workshops, all conference attendees are invited to an evening reception and plenary talk on June 7.  Panels will begin on June 8 and conclude after lunch on June 9.

We are pleased to announce our distinguished keynote, Albert-László Barabási, which will be held on June 7, 2018!

Important Dates:

Call for Proposals

December 1, 2017

Deadline to Submit Proposals and Apply for Funding

February 15, 2018

Notification of Acceptance

March 15, 2018

(Early Bird) Deadline to accept conference role and/or funding

April 1, 2018 

Conference registration FINAL Deadline

April 30, 2018

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi’s work lead to the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, and proposed the Barabási-Albert model to explain their widespread emergence in natural, technological and social systems, from the cellular telephone to the WWW or online communities. He is both the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and Computer Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital. Barabasi is the author of "Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do" (2010) and "Linked: The New Science of Networks" (2002). 

Please find Barabasi’s full bio here. We look forward to you joining us!

Conference Host: Jennifer Nicoll Victor (George Mason University)

Program Chairs: Matthew Pietryka (Florida State University) and Jaime Settle (College of William and Mary) 

Fellowship Committee: Elizabeth Menninga (University of Iowa), Stefan Wojcik (University of Colorado, Boulder), Nicole Kalaf-Hughes (Bowling Green State University), and Jack Reilly (New College of Florida)

Please contact polinetworksconference@gmail.com for any inquiries about the conference.

George Mason University Host Contact Information:

Jennifer Nicoll Victor: jvictor3@gmu.edu

Elsa T. Khwaja: ekhwaja@gmu.edu

George Mason undergraduate and graduate students are invited to volunteer to help host the conference. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities on our Logistics page

Contact polinetworksconference@gmail.com if you have questions about the volunteer opportunities.