4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops

Date & time

Jun 18, 2011-Jul 25, 2024, 12:00-8:20 am EDT


Open to the public.
Registration and registration fee is required.

About the conference and workshops

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

This event features three days of workshops (June 14-16), which are intended to provide training to scholars with beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of prior training, 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 on Thursday, June 16 at 5:00 pm (reception to follow). The plenary address – 'Epidemics, Influence, and Kevin Bacon: Social Networks meet Network Theory' – will be given by Mark Newman of the University of Michigan on Friday, June 17 at 4:30 pm. The keynote address will be available online through streaming video. Registration is not required for the keynote or plenary address.

University of Michigan Host Committee

Michael T. Heaney, Chair
Philip B. K. Potter, Co-Chair
Robert J. Franzese, Jr.
Elisabeth R. Gerber
William G. Jacoby

Funding for this conference is generously provided by the National Science Foundation and the University of Michigan, through the Department of Political Science, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, the International Policy Center, and the Organizational Studies Program.

For more information about the conference and workshops, and to register please visit the conference Web site.

For questions regarding local arrangements, please contact Host Committee Chair, Michael T. Heaney, at [email protected] or 202-236-3369.

For questions regarding program issues, please contact the program co-chairs, Meredith Rolfe at [email protected], and Betsy Sinclair at [email protected].