Southern Workshop in Empirical Political Science

SoWEPS is an annual workshop that brings together scholars in the Southeastern region that use rigorous, creative empirical methods to study important topics in comparative politics and international relations.

Inspired by small regional ‘working group’ style meetings, e.g. NEWEPS, CaliWEPS, CAPERS, our structure is designed to encourage repeat participation, graduate student involvement, reading ahead and detailed constructive feedback.

The inaugural SoWEPS-1 meeting was held on October 18, 2019, hosted by Emory University.

The date and location of SoWEPS-2 has been announced. We are delighted that Duke University will be hosting on Friday, October 9, 2020. SoWEPS is committed to offering this opportunity for empirical scholars to share and receive feedback on their work, regardless of travel and social distancing circumstances this fall. Therefore, if the workshop cannot safely take place in-person, we plan to hold a productive and engaging virtual meeting on October 9th.

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