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Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 12: New Research for a Changing World

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and GlobalizationInstitute for Globalization and the Human Condition and the School of Earth, Environment and Society is excited to present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 12  New Research for a Changing World. The conference brings together graduate students whose research speaks to the questions raised in the fields of Globalization and policy studies. Hosted by the Department of Political Science at McMaster University, Hamilton and our partners, this years conference will take place from March 10th to 11th 2023.

Twelfth Annual Graduate Conference on the Intersections of Globalization and Public Policy

Conference Theme

The pace of change in our modern world is unprecedented.  This change – be it the environmental, technological, economic, political or social – has provided no shortage of research problems and opportunities and has emphasized the necessity of new perspectives and policies to keep pace with the change. Social scientists will play a crucial role in foreseeing, understanding and analyzing societal transformation, and developing solutions that move society forward. Thus, in an era of immense change, highlighting and strengthening new research is crucial.  As a result, this year’s conference has three main goals: (1) bolstering graduate students’ research by providing a platform for new work; (2) providing in-depth feedback and avenues to advance graduate students’ careers – both academic and non-academic; and (3) creating the opportunity to (re)connect and network with fellow graduate students following years of remote learning.   

McMaster University’s twelfth annual Graduate Conference, “Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 12 New Research for a Changing World,”, invites contributions speaking to all questions raised at the intersections of globalization and policy studies. We welcome graduate students from all disciplines with new research ideas to submit proposals for a paper or poster presentation.   This includes, but is not limited to, the disciplines of Political Science, International Development Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Public Policy, Business, Geography, Law, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Labour Studies, Health Studies, and Philosophy. 

Conference Information

Follow the links below to submit an abstract or to find out more information about this year's conference.

Register to Attend

Past Conference Information

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 11 – Multiple Crises: Recovery, Reform, Transformation: Program, Poster, Call for Proposals and Guest Speakers

For more information on previous editions of the conference follow the link below:


"I received constructive, detailed and extensive feedback on the paper that I presented at McMaster's Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy graduate conference. The discussant's comments were all ones that strengthened my paper and were also focused on realistic areas for improvement that took into consideration my position as a graduate student with limited resources" – Conference attendant 

"I was very impressed with my discussant's feedback. It was above and beyond what I expected and it will prove very helpful in revising my paper" – Conference attendant

"I presented at the MGDP conference last year and was really impressed. I received amazing feedback that has really helped in moving my paper forward. I highly recommend the conference to anyone looking for engagement from their discussant" – Conference attendant