Welcome! We are excited to announce the second Latin American PolMeth meeting. The event will take place in November 8 and 9 in Bogotá, Colombia, and will feature a day of public talks and a day of workshops for participant’s manuscripts. It is hosted by the Universidad de los Andes, with support from Princeton University, the Society for Political Methodology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .
The meeting will feature paper workshops, a poster session for graduate students, and keynote talks by prominent political methodologists.
Registration for the event is now open. To register, go to https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/spm/conferences/latin-american-polmeth. The NEW deadline for registrations is August 31, 2018.
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The event will feature keynote presentations by Kosuke Imai (president of the Society for Political Methodology), Jeff Gill (chief editor of Political Analysis), Lorena Barberia (USP) and Adriana Crespo-Tenorio (researcher at Facebook), manuscript workshop sessions with scholars from 6 different countries, and a poster session featuring exciting work by graduate students.
A copy of the program is available here.
The meeting will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, at the Universidad de los Andes, on November 8 and 9, 2018. Most events will take place at the Mario Laserna building, with a few panels also taking place at the W building. A student affiliated with the Department of Political Science will be available at the Mario Laserna entrace to guide you to the event’s location on Thursday morning.
There will be a day of public presentations which will be open to the public, and which feature two keynote talks, one roundtable discussion, and a poster session for graduate students. There will also be a day of paper workshops, which will be restricted to registered participants. During this day, previously circulated manuscipts will be actively discussed, and no presentation will take place. There will be a short social event for all registered participants.
All talks and sessions will be held in English.
The city’s average temperature is 14°C (57°F) and it usually fluctuates between 9°C (48°F) and 22°C (72°F), during the course of the day. You can also expect it to be rainy.
For safety reasons, we strongly discourage you from hailing taxis on the street. It is much safer to use the EasyTaxi app, available on all major mobile platforms, or to arrange for a car service to pick you up. A good car service is http://www.bogotacarservice.com/. At the airport, and right after you go through customs with your bag, you will see a taxi stand on your right (along with money exchange booths). If you do not make arrangements with a car service to pick you up at the airport, it is best to approach this taxi booth and arrange for a taxi to take you to your destination then.
Although restaurants and major stores typically accept credit cards, many places (including taxis) will not accept credit cards. Make sure you bring some Colombian pesos with you.
Tips are typically 10% of your bill, and are usually included in the service (or else your server will ask you if you’d like to include the service as they process your payment).
English is not commonly spoken in Colombia, except in hotels.
To learn more about the campus of Universidad de los Andes, and about the city more generally, you can visit https://campusinfo.uniandes.edu.co/en/. Another great resource to learn more about Bogotá is https://bogotacb.com/en/.