Call for Papers: Challenges to Democracy

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Canada at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco, Fulbright Canada is pleased to announce the fourth in its Canada Colloquium series. These scholarly colloquia address critical contemporary social, political, and economic issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the international community.

The 2023 colloquium examines various issues relating to the contemporary challenges to democracy and democratic institutions. These challenges include, but are not limited to, political polarization, threats to multi- ethnic democracies, economic inequality, the growing maldistribution of wealth and income, democratic discontent, and the rise of populism. The colloquium organizers are especially interested in scholarship that examines whether creative institutional reforms can address some of these challenges. In addition, they are particularly interested in how these challenges affect Canada and the United States while, at the same time, recognizing the importance of critical comparative analysis.

Interested parties should submit a proposal that includes an abstract, not to exceed 500 words, that clearly states the central argument of the proposed paper, sets out the theoretical approach, identifies the empirical evidence to be examined, and provides a working title. In addition, all submissions should include a current curriculum vitae for the author or authors. Submissions should be sent electronically to the conference coordinators at by July 15, 2023.

Colloquium Dates: October 25-27, 2023

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