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Please submit your abstract now for PolNet 2020, being held at UMass 
Amherst May 28-30. Propose a paper, poster, or panel by Friday, Feb. 
28th using the link provided in the original abstract submission call 
copied below and also at the conference website: 

We look forward to seeing you in the Pioneer Valley in a few months!


Justin Gross
Kevin Young
Meredith Rolfe
(PolNet 2020 Hosts)

On 1/22/20 3:22 PM, Justin H. Gross wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

The Thirteenth Annual Political Networks (“PolNet”) Conference and 
Workshops will be held May 28^th -30^th 2020 at the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. The Program Chairs and Host Committee are pleased 
to invite proposal submissions.

We seek proposals for individual papers, posters, or organized panels 
that engage in rigorous theoretical and/or empirical research on the 
application of networks to politics and policy. We also welcome 
contributions that develop novel methodological approaches to the 
analysis of political networks. We aim to have a conference that 
represents research from a broad range of subfields and methodologies, 
and submissions are encouraged from scholars in political science or 
related disciplines including sociology, communications, psychology, 
public policy, and computer science. Methodological approaches may 
include, but are not limited to, statistical studies, laboratory and 
field experiments, ethnography, formal models, and computer simulations. 
Topics presented at past conferences include investigations of 
individual political behavior; interactions of individuals with 
traditional and online media; activist participation in interest groups, 
social movements, and political parties; interest group and corporate 
relationships with government agencies and officials; relationships 
within and among local, state, and federal government agencies; 
legislator communications and alliance formation; the political 
implications of international trade flows; ethnic cooperation and 
conflict; international alliances, organizations, and conflict; and a 
wide range of other political topics. The PolNet conference has played a 
key role in stimulating research and developing our field, increasing 
the role of network data and concepts in the study of politics and policy.

To submit an individual paper or poster proposal, or to submit an 
organized panel, please use this link:  
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For full consideration, proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2020.
Decisions regarding proposals will be announced by March 23, 2020.

The learning workshops will be held the full day of May 28^th , with 
several intermediate and advanced workshop sessions to choose from that 
day. There will also be an ‘absolute beginners’ workshop held through 
the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) the day before, on May 
27^th , for those that are interested. Do mark your calendars, and we 
look forward to seeing you!

Yours Sincerely,

*University of Massachusetts Amherst Host Committee*

Justin Gross [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Kevin L Young [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Meredith Rolfe [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

*Program Co-Chairs*

Rebecca Blum, Miami University of Ohio [log in to unmask] 
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Olga Chyzh, Iowa State University [log in to unmask] 
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Justin H. Gross
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

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