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Guidelines for Presenters - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy

Please refer to the resources below for assistance in preparing for the Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy annual conference.

Guidelines for Presenters

  1. Presenters are required to provide copies of their completed papers to no later than March 1st 2023 so that discussants will have enough time to read through them and offer you comments. The discussant has no obligation to comment on the paper if it has not been previously seen. Such an action would be a loss to all attending the session.
  2. The text must be SINGLE SPACED, not exceeding a word count of 8,000, including notes appendices, with standard margins and saved as a Word or PDF file.
  3. Presenters should prepare comments outlining the major points of their papers. A good presentation is a must for a successful session.
  4. Oral Presentation (10-12 minutes) - Below are the guidelines for preparing an oral summary of a paper: 

No paper should ever be read verbatim from the text. Such presentations are often not only dull but also incomplete due to time constraints imposed by the chair; an author reading from text may be cut off by the chair before reaching the most significant aspects of the presentation. Highlights may be given covering such points as the purpose of the study, description of the sample, methodology, problems, major findings, conclusions, or recommendations. The amount of time devoted to each highlight may vary depending upon the author's evaluation of the importance of each area related to the paper. Inexperienced extemporaneous speakers are advised to prepare a "reading text" of approximately 5 typed pages.


Discussants from previous years

photo of Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Ph.D. Political Science, York University (Canada)1992


Department of Political Science

Extraction and the Environment

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Chelsea Gabel

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation

Indigenous Studies Department


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