Latin American PolMeth Meeting II

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Latin American Political Methodology Meeting

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 pominent political methodologists.


Registration for the event is now open. To register, go to The NEW deadline for registrations is August 31, 2018.


The event will feature keynote presentations by Kosuke Imai (president of the Society for Political Methodology), Jeff Gill (chief editor of Political Analysis), 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.


Meeting location

The meeting will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, at the Universidad de los Andes, on November 8 and 9, 2018.

Event format

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.


Overall, AirBnB is a fantastic option to find affordable places to stay in the city.

If you are looking for a place that is close to some of the best restaurants and entertainment in town, then we recommend places in El Retiro, Zona G or Rosales neighborhoods. If you prefer hotels, some good hotel options in those neighborhoods include Casa Gaitan Cortez (, Hotel BS la Quinta ( and Mercure Hotel el Retiro (

If you are looking to stay in the historical/colonial downtown (close to campus), then La Candelaria and La Macarena are convenient as well. A few good hotel options include Hotel de la Opera ( and BH Bicentenario ( Downtown Bogotá is full of historical landmarks, narrow streets, museums and churches. It is not as lively at night as it is by day, and we would not recommend wandering its streets alone after dark.

Getting around in Bogotá is fairly easy using Uber (though traffic is heavy), so either place would be fine for enjoying the city sights. We’re organizing a few tourist-y activities for Saturday, too, for those interested.

Organizing team


Universidad de los Andes Princeton University Society for Political Methodology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill