2022 IES Undergraduate Conference

The Institute of European Studies will be hosting the annual Undergraduate Conference on November 4th, 2022! 

2022 IES Undergraduate Conference "The Future of Democracy in Europe"

The decision by Russian president Putin to invade Ukraine is in part defined by the clash between Democratic and Authoritarian values on the European continent. This clash has provoked questions as to whether Russia’s assault on Ukraine will pose a significant challenge to democratic values or, through solidarity, will revitalize European democracy. The conflict has sparked old debates over human rights and refugee policy, an issue that previously caused far right-sentiment to swell across the continent. The recent rise of Italian politician Giorgia Meloni and her controversial views on immigrants, abortion, and LGBTQ+ rights reflect the fact that Europe is ideolgoically in a precarious position. Europe is currently at a critical juncture in history; consider how the political landscape of Europe will change and in what way. 

Conference Details: 

The IES Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on November 4th in 201 Philosophy Hall (formerly Moses Hall), during the afternoon. We encourage undergraduate students across disciplines to enter proposals that approach the theme through different lenses ( e.g. political, economic, historical, literary, etc.) 

This is a great opportunity to present your research and receive meaningful feedback. 

We invite paper proposals for short research papers engaging with the topic above. Accepted students will be invited to present their work in-person in a 15 minute presentation followed by a Q & A session. 

Please submit your application (an abstract of your proposal, max. 300 words, along with your full name and major) by October 31, 2022.