GWB Conference

Call for Papers

12th Presidential Conference
The George W. Bush Presidency
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
March 24, 25, 26, 2015

Hofstra University is pleased to announce that its 12th presidential conference, The George W. Bush Presidency, will take place March 24-26, 2015. Beginning in 1982 with an examination of the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hofstra’s presidential conferences have brought together scholars, journalists, former government officials and, in some cases, the former presidents themselves to discuss the president’s campaign, political leadership, policy agenda, and legacy. The University has published proceedings from every conference, which have become standard scholarly volumes and serve as early oral histories of each presidency.

► For information on prior presidential conferences, please see

Papers will be selected for presentation at the conference as well as for potential publication based on the depth and originality of perspective on the subject. Previously published material will not be considered and should not be submitted.

A one-page abstract (500 words) and curriculum vitae should be submitted via email to by January 8, 2014.

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The Hofstra conference committee will review paper proposals and announce accepted selections in spring 2014. Papers will be due in January 2015 and will be posted on the conference website for participants to review before the conference.

Papers should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages (approximately 6,000 words), excluding notes.

Conference participants will be expected to make their own travel, lodging, and meal arrangements for the conference. As the conference nears, Hofstra will identify local hotels that will provide discounted rooms for conference participants.

Conference Director
Meena Bose Director
Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency
Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies
Professor of Political Science

E-mail: meenekshi.bose{at}

The George W. Bush Conference will be coordinated by the Hofstra Cultural Center.
Phone: 516-463-5669
E-mail: hofculctr{at}

For a scholarly assessment of the Presidency of George W. Bush, we invite submission of paper proposals on the topics listed below or topics closely related:

  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • Arts and Culture
  • Asia
  • Cabinet
  • Campaign Finance
  • China
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Communication
  • Compassionate Conservatism
  • Congressional Relations
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Policies
  • Darfur
  • Defense Budget
  • Domestic Policy
  • Economic Policy
  • Education
  • Elections (2000, 2004)
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Faith-Based Initiatives
  • Family and Politics
  • Financial Crisis
  • First Lady
  • Foreign Aid
  • Foreign Policy
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing/Subprime Crisis
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Interrogation Policies
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Judicial Appointments
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Media and the Presidency
  • Middle East
  • Military Policy
  • National Security Council
  • 9/11
  • North America
  • North Korea
  • Political Participation
  • Pop Culture/Humor
  • Post-Presidential Years
  • Public Opinion
  • Recession(s)
  • Religion and Politics
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Science and Technology
  • Speech Writing
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Supreme Court
  • Nominations
  • Surveillance Programs
  • Tax Cuts
  • United Nations
  • Vice Presidency
  • War on Terror
  • White House Staff
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