The Presidential Election of 2016: Campaign and Results

The Presidential Election of 2016: Campaign and Results
January 8-10, 2017
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC, Herzliya, Israel


Call for Papers

We invite scholars to submit paper proposals for the second IDC conference on the presidential election of 2016 sponsored by the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, and the Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine.  At the conference, we wish to examine the 2016 presidential campaigns, the election results, and their consequences to American domestic and foreign policy, and to evaluate the Obama presidency at its close.

The conference will be held at the IDC in Herzliya on January 8-10, 2017.  The format of the conference will be panel and roundtable sessions and special events featuring keynote speakers on the election and on the Obama presidency.  On an additional day, we will offer a guided tour in Israel.

We welcome papers on any aspect of the 2016 presidential election:  the issues raised during the campaign, their effect on the election results, and how these results will affect US domestic and foreign policies.  In addition, we invite papers assessing the political environment during the Obama administration, especially the relationship between the Obama administration and Congress, the polarization of the political parties, trends in public opinion toward government and the political process, and an evaluation of US foreign policy in the Middle East.

To submit, please send a proposal by September 15, 2016 to the conference committee, at  The proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Letters notifying acceptance to the conference will be sent by October 1.  Participants will be asked to send a full paper or a research note by December 15.  All papers will be posted online and circulated to other conference participants.  We are hoping that selected papers will be published in an edited book on the presidential election.

For additional and most up-to-date information, please visit the conference website at