U-M to host international political networks conference

June 1, 2011

DATES: June 14-18, 2011.

EVENT: The University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. This conference is intended for scholars who are interested in the application of network approaches to the study of political phenomena. This event features three days of workshops (June 14-16) that are intended to provide training to scholars at various levels, as well as two days of academic panel presentations (June 17-18).The keynote address, “Theory and Analysis for Networked Social Systems,” will be given by Garry Robins of the University of Melbourne at 5 p.m. June 16. The plenary address, “Epidemics, Influence, and Kevin Bacon: Social Networks meet Network Theory,” will be given by Mark Newman of the University of Michigan at 4:30 p.m. June 17. The keynote will be available online through streaming video at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fordschool-pnc/streaming_video. Both addresses are free and open to the public.

PLACE: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor.

INFORMATION: Visit http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fordschool-pnc/home. Payment of registration fees is required for participation in all events of the conference, except the keynote and plenary addresses.

CONTACT: Host committee chair Michael Heaney, mheaney@umich.edu or (202) 236-3369.

SPONSORS: The National Science Foundation, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the International Policy Center, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, and the Department of Political Science.