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The theme of this year’s conference, “Freedom and Responsibility in the Modern World,” identifies the tensions that characterize current political debates, such as the strain between individual liberty and concern for the common good. It also underscores pressures found within communities of faith. How do we rightly balance rights with responsibilities? How do we achieve liberty while guarding against licentiousness?

At the conference, participants will explore these important questions while also sharing research and insights on a wide range of political topics. We welcome proposals for scholarly presentations and panels from a variety of subfields, including:

Proposals for presentations and panels may be submitted online through the extended deadline of January 15, 2014. We welcome proposals from undergraduate students working with faculty mentors and graduate students at any stage in their graduate-level coursework. Limited scholarship support is available to graduate students who will be presenting and meeting with a CPS faculty mentor.

Proposals will be peer-reviewed, and notices of acceptance will be sent beginning January 31, 2014.