I am excited to present to you the Fifth Annual Walsh Exchange Conference, an undergraduate research conference dedicated to international relations housed under the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. I am writing to you in your capacity as Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Michigan in order to contact the best and brightest undergraduates at your school and provide them with this new forum for their work.
The conference will be held on Georgetown University’s campus in Washington, D.C. from April 8–10, 2016. Although our application process will not open until December 2015, we wanted to reach out to you and your students in advance in order to inform your community about this upcoming opportunity for students to present their research in international affairs.
Our 2015 conference brought 12 undergraduate presenters to Washington, where they were given the opportunity to present their research to other young international relations scholars and receive feedback from our distinguished panel moderators. This year, presenters will be able to enjoy a keynote address in their honor, network with foreign policy scholars, and explore Washington, D.C. think tanks, tourist sights, and embassies.
Our call for papers, which gives further information on submissions and the conference, will go live in December 2015. Until then, I would be much obliged if you could pass along information about our conference to your students so that they can begin preparing to submit their work. I also encourage you to peruse our website, walshexchange.georgetown.edu. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.